April 8, 2018 - If I only knew then, what I know now - Rev. Norm Seli

April 8, 2018

On the Sunday after Easter, Rev. Seli engages with both of the "endings" in John's Gospel:  The appearance of Jesus to the disciples in the locked room (John 20) and the apparent "second ending" in which Jesus appears to Peter and the others while they are fishing in the early morning (John 21).  Norm wonders why the seond ending and what it might be offering us...

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March 18, 2018 - We Wish to See Jesus - Rev. Norm Seli

March 18, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli starts in John's Gospel with a simple request of two Greeks, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus" and wonders if we, too wish to see Jesus and if it is possible to see Jesus; to see God in the world today.  He wonders about Jeremiah's promise that God's Covenant would be written on our hearts and what that might have to do with seeing Jesus; seeing God. 

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March 11, 2018 - Snakes and Grace - Rev. Norm Seli

March 11, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli  wonders about the peculiar story of Moses and The Snake on Stick from Numbers 21:4-9 and what it could have meant back then and what it might mean now... Along the way he rubs up against Paul's letter to the Ephesians (2:1-10), Psalm 107 and John 3:14-21 and wonders about Grace. 

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March 4, 2018 - Law and Order - Rev. Norm Seli

March 4, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli engages with the story of Jesus cleansing the Temple (John 2:13-22) and wonders why Jesus was so angry?  He reflects on the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:1-17) and wonders if maybe Jesus was concerned about the Spirit of the Law getting last in the Letter...  If we believe that Faith and "The Law" are meant to bring us to God and not shame us, then how might we understand these passages in 2018? 

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February 25, 2018 - Faith - Rev. Norm Seli

February 25, 2018

Starting with Pual's letter to the Hebrews, Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the meaning and nature of "Faith".  This recording includes the scriptures, as Rev. Seli looks at some of the "Foot notes" to Paul's letter and some of the people known for their faith.   Wondering what Faith might be?  See if you agree with Norm...

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February 18, 2018 - Wilderness - Rev. Norm Seli

February 18, 2018

On this first Sunday of Lent, Rev. Seli engages with the story of Jesus' baptism as told in Mark's Gospel (Mark 1:9-15) and wonders why Jesus had to be driven into the wilderness.  He also re-imagines the Noah and the Flood story from Genesis and finds hope and strength as we brave the wilderness(es) of 2018. 

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February 11, 2018 - In a New Light - Rev. Anne Dionisio

February 12, 2018

Rev. Anne Dionisio engages with the story of the Transfiguration (Mark 9:2-9) and wonders about how we see Jesus and how we might see him in a new way. 

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February 4, 2018 - Everything to Everybody - Rev. Norm Seli

February 4, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli wonders about the wisdom of Paul in his first letter to the Corinthians (1 Cor 9:16-23) when compared to the practice of Jesus in Mark (Mark 1:29-31).  He reflects on ministry, faithful living and even (a little bit) about being the church. 

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January 28, 2018 - Out Unclean Spirit - Rev. Norm Seli

January 28, 2018

Rev. Norm Seli engages with the story of a man possessed by a demon in Mark 1:21ff  and wonders if we mght all benefit from an exorcism.  He imagines what might happen if Jesus visited church and asked any of us "What's important to you?"

 

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January 21, 2018 - Jonah - Rev. Norm Seli

January 22, 2018

Rev. Seli engages the complete story of Jonah - from running away, through whale to Ninevah and Tree and wonders what such a silly story might mean to us in 2018.   The sermon/story was told in 4 parts throughout the service, intersperced with singing and a choir anthem - these have been edited out, so there may be brief silences in the recording and moments when Rev. Seli's voice comes in a little strong (ahead of the sound tech's adjustment).   Apologies for the "rough" cut... we hope that it's still worth your time to listen. 

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