My last sermon preached at Holy Trinity Picton 10 March 2019 before retirment
Going Forward - Four principles that have formed my teaching over the past 9 years
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The Positive Kingdom - Matthew 11:2-19
 [Click Here] 16 December 2018

God Likes your Company - John 17:26
[Click Here] 9 December 2018

When I am not sure I can believe it - John 20:19-31 
[Click Here] 5 August 2018

A Mountain of Meaing - the Mt of Transfiguration
[Click Here] 28 January 2018

You are blessed when...
[Click Here] 1 October 2017

The Gift of Wisdom
[Click Here] 24 September 2017

Trinity Sunday
[Click Here] 11 June 2017

Pentecost Sunday - The Holy Spirit and Us [Click Here] 4 June 2017

TheRagamuffin Gospel
[Click Here] 30 April 2017

Who is in control -
[Click Here] 13 November 2016
Isaiah 55:8-11 

God’s ways are not our ways, God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, as high as the heavens are above the earth, are God’s ways above our ways.

Faith and Authority -
[Click Here] 6 November 2016
The healing of the Roman Officers servant

Take us home, Jesus take us home
- Colossians 3:1-11 [Click Here] 18 September 2016
Speaker: Andrew Burgess - Dean of Bishopdale Theological College Nelson

Jesus … the most amazing true story ever

revealed:  what being human is all about

The Second Coming - Dressed for the Occasion
[Click Here] 21 August 2016

"Behold I am coming as a thief.

Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, 

lest he walk naked and they see his shame."        Revelation 16:15

Speaker: Annette Rattray


Faith - I want to do it myself [Click Here] 14 August 2016
Mark 9:14-29
“Faith” how the church likes to use that word and I wonder if you think – so what is faith?  

The Second Coming of Christ
Luke 12:35-40 and 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 [Click Here] 22 November 2015
What evidence is there for the second coming of Jesus

Service is a matter of the heart
John 12:20-26 [Click Here] 15 Novmeber 2015
Servants follow Jesus;  Servants are found where Jesus is working; Servants will be honoured by God.  Are you a willing servant of Jesus?  It is a life worth living. Service is a matter of the heart.

Nurturing Soul Prosperity
3 John 1:1-14 (KJV) [Click Here] Cathy Brown 8 November 2015
Take care of our soul

Philippians 3:3-14 [Clich Here] 18 October 2015
a God-directed persistence keeps us focused

Prayer and Celebration
Philippians 1:3-11 [Click Here] 11 October 2015
Paul is in prison. He is isolated and limited, but he is not limited in his prayer. Paul is not limited in his thankfulness. Many people are seeking happiness through different pleasures, possessions or power. We need to remember that true thanksgiving and true joy comes from a heart that is at peace with God.

Joy and Salvation
Isaiah 12 [Click Here] 4 October 2015
God invites us to draw from the deep wells of his life and love and to find life and refreshment in him

Knowing and staying in the presence of God
Genesis 28:10-17 [Click Here] 27 September 2015

Bishop Richard Ellena 2015 Synod Sermon
Covenant and Commission
Isaiah 49:1-16; Hebrews 8:8-12; Matthew 28: 16-20
[Click Here] 17 September 2015

Holy Communion as Intercession
[Click Here] 23 August 2015
“Be still and know that I am God…” We are challenged here to let our spirit enter into the presence of God. Imagine, if you will, that you are walking into the presence of God. Your mind is firmly fixed on Jesus Christ. Meditate… upon the mysteries of God hidden in his birth, in his sacrificial life here on earth, in his redemptive passion and in his ascension. Most of all strive to discern his presence in the profound mysteries of the Communion Service, which he gave that we might see him face to face and that we might “touch and handle things unseen…”
Anges Sanford ("Behold Your God" Page 17,18)

Bishop Richard Ellena

Jesus prayer for us
John 17:20-26
26 July 2015
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