Services from Caves Beach Uniting Church - Rev Mark Watt

One of the most bitter areas where people and different churches get into dispute is over how to interpret the Bible.

One thing that I have learned is that it is sometimes hard to get people to agree which is the most appropriate verse to describe our Christian faith.

It seems to me that sometimes we almost tend to give up our authenticity for fear of ridicule by outsiders.

We are confronted with the knowledge that we don’t have any monopoly on insights into God and the experience of God.

Anyone who delves into this story with just a modern scientific approach can be in for a very confusing time

Pentecost - Acts 2:1-21 - 31st May 2020  It must be a very frightening thing to be somewhere when you don't know the local language or understand the culture.
Trinity - 7th June 2020 Genesis 1:1-2:4a, Psalm 8 & 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 - The Trinity is a concept (doctrine) not a set of simple facts so it is not easy to explain
Pentecost 2 - 14th June 2020, Matthew 9:35- 10:8, (9-23), Romans 5:1-8, Psalm 116:1-2; 12-19 & Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7) - However what he did do was touch the untouchable, loved the unlovable and reach out to the outcast all the time proclaiming God’s unlimited love and hospitality for the broken and the isolated.
Don’t be afraid. - Pentecost 3 - 21st June 2020, Genesis 2:8-21, Psalm 86:1-18, Romans 6:1b-11 & Matthew 10:24-39 - Yes, there are things to be afraid of, but Jesus tells us not to be afraid because the truth always ends up being exposed.
Sower and the Seed - Pentecost 6 - 12th July 2020, Romans 8:1-11& Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 - We need to be indiscriminate in our sowing of the message
A Woman's Faith - Pentecost 11 - 16th August 2020, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 & Matthew 15:10-28 - I often contemplate how people from another country, like Papua, or China would view us if they were here today.
What is the kingdom of heaven really like? - Pentecost 16 - 20th September 2020, Philippians 1:21-30 & Matthew 20:1-16 - It isn’t fair! It goes against all of our natural instincts of fairness. It is enough to get any union to go on strike!        View as two different formats: Written service or Complete service on Facebook.
God is calling us - Pentecost 18 - 4th October 2020, Philippians 3:4b-14 & Matthew 21:33-46 - We have come from a time of bewilderment, fear, lock down and gradual re-emergence.
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The Wedding Feast - Pentecost 19 - 11th October 2020, Philippians 4:1-9 & Matthew 22:1-14 - This reminds me of how so many people become so ingrained with the routine of their lives that they almost have a picture of a God who would devour them rather than feed and nourish them with fun and grace.
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Reflecting God's Image - Pentecost 20 - 18th October 2020, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 & Matthew 22:15-22 - Pay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God.
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“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” - Pentecost 21 - 25th October 2020,
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 & Matthew 22:34-46 - Jesus comes straight to the point which put his tormentors on the spot.
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“Does anyone know what is happening in the US next Tuesday? - Pentecost 22 - 1st November 2020,
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 & Matthew 23:1-2 - Power that is not just exercised for its own sake.
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