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Lavinia-days-of-creation.jpgThe Art and Craft of Telling the Christian Story 

Practical guides for lay preachers and worship leaders.

Leadership+

For really developing the power of communication by design into faith contexts.

Kids Packs

Dorothy and Earnest Willis have a great range of Kids Packs which can be used for various activities in church or at home 

Postcards from the cross

Lavinia Elder's use of story, photography, painting to weave together contemporary proclamation

Rev Abhishek Solomon The Good Friday | Easter Duo

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"They tried to bury us. They didn't know we were seeds." Abhishek's insights into how the famous Nietzschean parable of God is dead is at the intersection of traditional understanding of Good Friday and Easter.
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Mike Stachurski's zine/sermons Prophets

Here are insights into the heart of the prophetic message, 

based on passages from from Numbers, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Micah. Mike preached these sermons to the Auckland Rainbow Community Church, and the sermon on Ezekiel to a Roman Catholic congregation. congregation.  Click the graphic to go to the collection.

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Rev Dr Terry Wall's sermon on Christ and Culture

He cannot be the Messiah, can he?

One of the very positive things about life at St. Paul’s, Orakei Methodist Parish, is the mix of cultures. It is something that has happened in Auckland over the last thirty years. Here at St. Paul’s every Sunday people from Britain and Europe, Asia and the Pacific worship together. We meet and come to know each other. We learn to value the cultures and traditions that we represent. More...

Experiencing Epihanies | Rev Ian Faulkner

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Rev Norman Goreham on Wesleyan spirituality

Whatever Happened to Inner Religion?

Historically‚ Methodism came into existence on a ticket of inner religion‚ a religion of the heart.

The prevailing religious climate was marked by Deism‚ which‚ together with Latitudinarianism‚ represented the spirit of the Enlightenment on the English scene.

Deism was both philosophical and religious in origin‚ stressing the need for the clear light of reason to act as a guide‚ the only trustworthy guide‚ in matters of science and in matters of belief. The religious antecedents of Deism are of interest to us here and may be said to be found in the Calvinism of the Genevan Reformation.

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Ian Faulkner on The Journey of the Magi

Two sermons on the experience of epihanies. As Ian Faulkner notes, "The story of the Magi is our story. Their journey of exploration and revelation awaits us and beckons to us. Welcome to this time of journeying. Our prayer, as always, is that we allow God to be with us on our journey."
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Lectionary Readings and Reflective images

Vanderbilt Divinity Library Resources

The Library states, "The slideshow files contain selected texts from each of the Sunday Lectionary readings along with reflective images. Each is available in PowerPoint and PDF format. Since the images have copyright release for non-commercial use, the slideshows may be freely used in worship and educational settings. To download, click on either of the icons to save the file to your computer."

These slides are well-designed, compared to most church Powerpoints. They look very, very good and will communicate various interpretations of the message in a strong way. They can form the basis for active thinking about sermons, reflections, prayers for worship. 

Go to Vanderbilt Lectionary Resources

Worship resources for the Christian year

Worship Resources for the Christian Year. There is a page for each season of the Lectionary calendar and includes a page Explaining the Christian Calendar by Rev Dr Lynne Wall.

Music resources

The following link givse you access to significant music resource collections

Bill Wallace | Songs for Download from Progesssive Christianity website