Weekly Gospel Reflections
Each Week, in the parish bulletin – The Tidings, the Gospel for the day, plus reflections is provided as a tool to further our understanding of the Gospel message.
Many of the Home-groups are now using this reflection as a basis for their study.
You are invited to join the ever-increasing number who take advantage of this tool.
May you be blessed as you reflect.
Thoughts, news and sermons from our Clergy and Missions
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 21 June 2019
In this week’s Old Testament reading we find Elijah meeting God in the silence. This is one of my favourite Old Testament readings as I can relate to Elijah in finding God in the stillness and quiet. …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 08 June 2019
“I am in the Father and the Father is in me,” Jesus says to Philip, adding that he speaks not on his own. Rather, “the Father who dwells in me does his works.” This is a remarkable testimony; with these words, Jesus reveals the truth of the Incarnation: that even in his humanity, he is intimately connected to the divine. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 08 June 2019
This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost. Pentecost has become known as the birthday of the church and we will celebrate accordingly. This feast day is also the day when we remember the gift of the Holy Spirit given to the early Christians. …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 31 May 2019
Frequently in the Gospels, we see Jesus teaching, traveling, and
performing miracles. When he prays, he goes off by himself and we tend
not to actually hear his prayers in the narrative. Here, we see Jesus
petitioning God: …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 31 May 2019
This week we celebrate the seventh Sunday in Easter. This is a funny time as we are in an in-between space. We celebrated the Ascension on Thursday and wait for Pentecost next week. It is a good time to stop and take stock of all that has been going on in our lives.
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 25 May 2019
In the joy of the Easter season, it is sometimes easy to forget that Jesus
will leave the disciples again at the end of the fifty days. Even as we
celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, we know that the disciples
will need to let go of the incarnated friend they have known. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 25 May 2019
This weekend we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Bush Church Aid (BCA). BCA provides much need assistance to those who minister in the remote areas of our country. People who dedicate their lives to the mission field in these areas are provided with financial and prayer support. Our parish has always been very supportive of BCA and it is great to be able to mark this significant anniversary today. …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 19 May 2019
This passage introduces what is commonly called the “farewell discourse,” in which Jesus announces his impending death to his disciplines and offers both comfort and instructions for how they should behave when he is gone… (He – Jesus) emphasizes how his own followers shall be known: by their love for him, which mirrors his love for them. It is essential that the community of followers of Jesus demonstrate God’s love as a shining light for the world to see. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 19 May 2019
In our gospel reading today Jesus commands us to love one another as he loves us. The Oxford dictionary tells us that love is a noun. I prefer to see love as a verb—a ‘doing’ word. …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 13 May 2019
Who is Jesus of Nazareth? It is a question that is at the very heart of our
faith as Christians. Is Jesus the Messiah? We can hear this passage and
rest assured that we have heard the voice of Jesus and so we follow him …