From an Easter sermon of Gregory of Nazianzus

Gregory, died 381 AD, was one of the three Cappadocian Fathers who helped the church hold to the understanding of the Trinity. He chaired the Council of Constantinople in 381AD, which finalised the Nicene Creed.   Yesterday the Lamb was slain and the doorposts were anointed, and Egypt bewailed her firstborn, and the Destroyer passed…

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The case of Rae

There are unexpected ways we need to learn and re-learn to claim the forgiveness won for us by Jesus Christ. Rae is now happily married. But when she was a telephonist in the 1960’s, away from her family, she fell pregnant through a fleeting relationship. It was the time when you did not usually keep…

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The case of Rob

You meet a big man with a big voice when you meet Rob. He has made his living in the business of trailer and chassis equipment. But he has not always put his energy under the direction of Jesus Christ. He used to recognise Jesus as real, but not fervently enough to go to church…

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The case of Pauline Overbeeke

Art teacher Pauline Overbeeke discovered that all relationship is reciprocal, even relationships with the things around us, and especially relationship with God. She found it in the hardest possible way. “I did not relate to God or Jesus. Growing up, I went to Sunday school. I remember taking communion for the first time. It was…

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The case of Danial Andaveh

There are central things in Danial Andaveh’s life where he would like to see the mighty hand of God displayed, and where it hasn’t happened yet. He is still waiting for permanent residence in Australia. He has lived here for nine years, since the age of fourteen or fifteen, having fled with his family from…

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