Getting what we expect

SERMON  Sunday 15 November 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Matthew 25:14-30  Getting what we expect ©Suzanne Grimmett  I have recently tried out something called an “Escape Room” with a few friends.  It is a game where you have to solve a puzzle in a room set up with lots of clues,  but no easy … Read more

Flickering wicks

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 8 November  1 Thessalonians 4.9-18  Matthew 25.1-13  Flickering wicks ©Suzanne Grimmett  Be prepared.  That’s what it is all about, right? Now I could preach a nice safe sermon  on being ready, keeping your lamps lit with plenty of Bible study and  prayer and good works of sacrificial service. … Read more

Christ has come alongside us

“Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air…” – 1 Thessalonians 4:17a In what is probably the earliest of all of the New Testament writings, Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians is a celebration of the faithfulness of … Read more

Quoth the Raven

SERMON  Sunday 18 October, 2020  Feast of St Luke, Evangelist and Martyr  Jeremiah 8.22 – 9.3  Psalm 145.10-18  2 Timothy 4.9-17a  Luke 10.1-9   Quoth the Raven ©Suzanne Grimmett  Is there no balm in Gilead?   Is there no physician there?  Why then has the health of my poor people   not been restored? Jeremiah 8.22  When … Read more

Laughing with sinners and crying with saints

SERMON  10 October 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Exodus 32.1-14  Psalm 106.1-6, 106.20-24  Philippians 4  Matthew 22.1-14  Laughing with sinners and crying with saints ©Sue Grimmett  I wonder what you really think about the idea of a wedding banquet  to which we are all invited?  This parable can bring to the surface our real … Read more

Tending the vineyard, making the new wine

SERMON  Sunday 4th October  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Exodus 20.1-4, 20.7-9, 20.12-20  Psalm 19  Philippians 3  Matthew 21.33-46  Tending the vineyard, making the new wine ©Sue Grimmett I would have sent in the troops. Wouldn’t you?   The vineyard had been set up with everything it needed to produce abundant  grapes to make into rich … Read more

Our Identity is Freedom

SERMON  Sunday 13 September  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Exodus 14.19-31   Psalm 114  Romans 14.1-14   Matthew 18.21-35  Our Identity is Freedom ©Suzanne Grimmett  A viral pandemic has forced many Christians to break the Sunday morning  church-going habit of a lifetime. Such a disruption to our routine practices has  invited greater reflection for many … Read more

Everything belongs

SERMON   St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 6 September, 2020  Exodus 12.1-14   Romans 13.1-10   Matthew 18.10-20  Everything belongs ©Suzanne Grimmett  This month we celebrate the Season of Creation, a time in the liturgical  calendar for us to honour the sacredness of the natural world and our  shared place in the web of life.  … Read more

Identity and the new humanity

SERMON   Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost   St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly   Sunday 23 August 2020    Identity and the new humanity ©Suzanne Grimmett   Who do you say that I am? I wonder what answer we would get from one another if we were to ask each other that question?   I think we all know we wouldn’t come up … Read more