Sermons

Our sermons seek to intelligently explore texts from all parts of the bible, and to stimulate reflection on their significance for our lives today. We understand each particular text in the light of the whole bible, often tracing themes through several passages. A typical sermon at St James’ is 15-20 minutes long.

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Date Speaker Title
26 Jul 2015 Professor Peter Sherlock Bishop Moorhouse Centenary
17 May 2015 Michael Bird Sunday after Ascension
10 May 2015 Matt Williams Sharing the Gospel (Acts 17:16-34)
19 Apr 2015 Matt Williams No Other Name (Acts 4:1-22)
12 Apr 2015 John Raike Post-Easter Preaching (Acts 3)
22 Mar 2015 Matt Williams Judging Rightly (Romans 2:17-3:20)
8 Mar 2015 Matt Williams You are the Man (Romans 1:18-2:1)
22 Feb 2015 Matt Williams Not so different after all (Romans 1:1-7)
15 Feb 2015 Matt Williams The Transfiguration
25 Jan 2015 Matt Williams Psalm 73
18 Jan 2015 Matt Williams Psalm 139
28 Dec 2014 Colleen Arnold-Moore Holy Innocents
30 Nov 2014 Kara Martin The Valiant Businesswoman
23 Nov 2014 Matt Williams Outside the City (Hebrews 13:1-25)
16 Nov 2014 Jeff Hanson A Consuming Fire (Hebrews 12:14-29)
2 Nov 2014 Matt Williams Joining the Saints (Heb 12:1-13)
26 Oct 2014 Colleen Arnold-Moore Faith! (Hebrews 11:1-40)
19 Oct 2014 Matt Williams Keep Going! (Heb 10:19-39)
12 Oct 2014 Matt Williams Models and Realities (Heb 9:15-10:18)
21 Sep 2014 Matt Williams Melchizedek (Heb 7:1-28)
7 Sep 2014 Matt Williams Grown up Christians (Heb 5:11-6:12)
31 Aug 2014 Matt Williams Best.HighPriest.Ever. (Heb 4:14-5:10)
10 Aug 2014 Matt Williams Like us in every respect (Heb 2:5-18)
13 Jul 2014 Matt Williams Big Stories: Abraham’s Blessing
6 Jul 2014 Colleen Arnold-Moore Big Stories: Abraham’s Descendants
22 Jun 2014 Matt Williams Big Stories: New Creation
15 Jun 2014 Matt Williams Trinity Sunday at South Yarra
15 Jun 2014 Colleen Arnold-Moore Trinity Sunday
25 May 2014 Matt Williams Easter 6: Luke 24:44-49
11 May 2014 Matt Williams Trinity College Evensong (Rev 7:9-17)
11 May 2014 Matt Williams Easter 4: Luke 24:13-35
4 May 2014 Colleen Arnold-Moore Easter 3: Luke 24:1-12
27 Apr 2014 Daniel Gebert A Resurrection View of Reality (Mark 16:1-8)
20 Apr 2014 Matt Williams True Stories (Easter & Centenary)
16 Apr 2014 Matt Williams The Relocation of SJOC 1913-14
13 Apr 2014 Jeff Hanson A ‘Triumphal’ Entry? (Matt 21:1-17)
6 Apr 2014 Chris Griffioen Yet will I rejoice (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
30 Mar 2014 Matt Williams The Anger of God (Habakkuk 3:1-16)
23 Mar 2014 Colleen Arnold-Moore The Dangers of Avarice (Habakkuk 2:5-20)
16 Mar 2014 Matt Williams Show me the justice! (Habakkuk 1:5-2:4)
9 Mar 2014 Matt Williams How Long? (Habbakuk 1:1-4)
2 Mar 2014 Jeff Hanson The Transfiguration (Matt 17:1-9)
23 Feb 2014 Mike Raiter Last Words (2 Tim 4:6-8)
16 Feb 2014 Mike Raiter This Book (2 Timothy 3:15-4:5)
9 Feb 2014 Matt Williams Counterfeit Faith (2 Timothy 3:1-13)
2 Feb 2014 Matt Williams Avoiding Quarrels (2 Tim 2:8-26)
26 Jan 2014 Matt Williams Onward, Christian Soldiers! (2 Tim 2:1-13)
19 Jan 2014 Matt Williams Rekindle the Spirit (2 Tim 1:1-18)
12 Jan 2014 Mike Raiter The Special One (Luke 3:15-22)
5 Jan 2014 Mike Raiter The Prophet of Fire (Luke 3:1-14)
29 Dec 2013 Sam Crane No Ordinary Boy (Luke 2:39-52)
25 Dec 2013 Colleen Arnold-Moore A Christmas Song (Luke 2:25-38)
15 Dec 2013 Matt Williams Advent Songs: Zechariah (Luke 1:57-80)
8 Dec 2013 Matt Williams Advent Songs: Mary (Luke 1:26-56)
1 Dec 2013 Matt Williams Advent Songs: Gabriel (Luke 1:1-25)
24 Nov 2013 Colleen Arnold-Moore A Christian View of Work
3 Nov 2013 Wei-Han Kuan Pioneer Sunday Sermon
20 Oct 2013 Colleen Arnold-Moore A New Creation: Gal 6:1-18
13 Oct 2013 Matt Williams Free to Love: Gal 5:2-26
29 Sep 2013 Bei-En Zou True Faith: Gal 4:8-20
22 Sep 2013 Colleen Arnold-Moore All One in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:19-4:7)
15 Sep 2013 Matt Williams The Faith of Abraham: Gal 3:1-18
1 Sep 2013 Matt Williams Reliability of Paul’s Gospel: Gal 1:10-2:10
18 Aug 2013 Sam Crane The Rich Ruler: Luke 18:18-30
11 Aug 2013 Matt Williams Judging and Being Judged: Luke 18:9-17
4 Aug 2013 Jeff Hanson The Persistent Widow: Luke 18:1-8
28 Jul 2013 Matt Williams Feast of St James (Centenary of Demolition)
14 Jul 2013 Matt Williams Proverbs: Learning Wisdom from the World
7 Jul 2013 Matt Williams Proverbs: Wisdom is a Person
16 Jun 2013 Bei-En Zou The Wisdom of Faith: Proverbs 3:1-18
9 Jun 2013 Matt Williams Wisdom for a Young Man: Proverbs 1:8-23
2 Jun 2013 Matt Williams Wisdom for Everyone: Proverbs 1:1-7
19 May 2013 Colleen Arnold-Moore Pentecost (Acts 2:1-21)
12 May 2013 Matt Williams 1 Peter 5 (Ascension, Mother’s Day)
5 May 2013 Matt Williams 1 Peter 4: Intend to Suffer
28 Apr 2013 Jeff Hanson 1 Peter 3:8-22
21 Apr 2013 Matt Williams 1 Peter 2:11-3:7
14 Apr 2013 Sam Crane 1 Peter 2:1-10
7 Apr 2013 Matt Williams 1 Peter 1:13-25 (Baptism of Ben Green)
24 Mar 2013 Matt Williams Palm Sunday: Wrong Hopes in the Right Man
3 Mar 2013 Matt Williams The Cross: A Ransom Paid
17 Feb 2013 Matt Williams The Cross: A Priest Revealed
10 Feb 2013 Matt Williams From the Veil, to the Mirror, to the Face
3 Feb 2013 Mike Raiter Songs of Trust: Psalm 23
27 Jan 2013 John Sugars Songs of Trust: Psalm 27
20 Jan 2013 Mike Raiter Songs of Trust: Psalm 46
13 Jan 2013 Matt Williams Baptism of our Lord (Luke 3:15-22)
6 Jan 2013 Mike Raiter Wise Men come to Jesus (Matt 2:1-12)
30 Dec 2012 Matt Williams Holy Innocents
25 Dec 2012 Mike Raiter We Wish you a Merry ChristMyth
16 Dec 2012 Mike Raiter The With-Us God
2 Dec 2012 Matt Williams Advent: The God who is Coming is Love
11 Nov 2012 Matt Williams O how amiable (Psalm 84)
4 Nov 2012 Joy Braybrook John Batman: Encountering God
28 Oct 2012 Tim Patrick Reformation: The Value of Common Prayer
14 Oct 2012 Jenny George The Ultimate Fool (Daniel 5)
7 Oct 2012 Mike Raiter The Power behind the Throne (Daniel 4)
30 Sep 2012 Mike Raiter Deliverance (Daniel 3)
23 Sep 2012 Daniel Reid Worlds in Turmoil (Daniel 2)
16 Sep 2012 Matt Williams Sanctified but not Sanctimonious (Daniel 1)