Symbolic actions

Canberra Baptist Church -Rev. John Morrison 10.30am service (via ZOOM), 5 April 2020 (Palm Sunday) ________________________________________________________________________________   Reading               Matthew 21:1-11, 12-17 (NRSV)   Introduction Today’s Gospel reading covers two very significant events in the life of Jesus — his entry into Jerusalem on a donkey on what we call Palm Read more…

Sight and Insight from the Light

Canberra Baptist Church 9.00 & 10.30am services, 22 March 2020 Sight and Insight from the Light Rev. John Morrison ________________________________________________________________________________   Readings            1 Samuel 16:1-13.  John 9:1-41.  (NRSV)   Introduction   I saw a Facebook post during the week with the heading “Four reasons to watch church online”. 1: No Read more…

Life giving water from the Rock

Canberra Baptist Church 9.00 & 10.30am services, 15 March 2020 Life-giving Water from the Rock Rev. John Morrison ________________________________________________________________________________ Readings             Exodus 17:1-7.  John 4:5-42.  (NRSV)   Introduction   Did you clean your teeth this morning? Did you have a shower? They are rhetorical questions. You don’t have to put your Read more…

A time to listen and a time to speak

Canberra Baptist Church 9.00 & 10.30am services, 8 March 2020 A Time to Listen and a Time to Speak Readings             Psalm 121.  Matthew 17:1-9.  (NRSV) Rev. John Morrison _____________________________________________________________________________________     Introduction   Today is the second Sunday of Lent. It’s common during this pre-Easter period to trace Jesus’ journey Read more…

Abram’s God and ours?

Guest preacher – Doug Hynd Genesis 12:1-9, Romans 4: 1-3, 13-25 We have all seen enough of the Star Wars movies to understand the conventions surrounding the way such a movie begins. The camera provides us with images of a sweeping view across the cosmos with the rapidly moving lights Read more…

Sharing God’s Love and Justice in Words and Actions

Canberra Baptist Church 9.00 & 10.30am services, 16 February 2020 Sharing God’s Love and Justice in Words and Actions Rev. John Morrison _____________________________________________________________________________________   Reading               Matthew 22:34-40; 23:13-15, 23-28.   James 2:14-26.  (NRSV)   Introduction   Today we are looking at our 3rd Church goal – “sharing God’s love and justice Read more…

Led by the Spirit, we will explore together what it means to follow Jesus today.

Rev. John Morrison _______________________________________________________________________________________   Reading               John 14:15-27 (NRSV)   Introduction   During my first couple of days back here at Canberra Baptist, I had quite a detailed orientation with Belinda. A re-orientation, I guess, seeing that I’d been here previously and this is a comeback. We discussed some of Read more…