Sermons by Joe Khan

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Why so serious?

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In our society we do everything we can to avoid dwelling on the negative. We truly believe that there is little to be gained by focusing on the sorrowful, the depressing, the ugly parts of life.  However, Solomon is about to challenge our way if thinking by telling us that it is better the be […]

Insatiable vapour

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There was a problem with the recording of this sermon, the pastor’s notes are as follows: Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12 “Insatiable Vapour” Sunday 29th October 2017 Rosalie Baptist 9:30am 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty… less than $1.25 a day 22000 children die each day due to this poverty 750 million people live without access to […]

The swinging pendulum

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While the book of Ecclesiastes is unlikely to be the most popular book in the bible, it does contain some passages that are incredibly well-known.  None more so that the poem at the beginning of chapter 3. Immortalised in a song made famous by the Byrds, Solomon’s poem paints a beautiful picture of the seasons […]

The vaporous vapour

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While the book of Proverbs has shown us the good paths of wisdom that God calls us to walk and how following the voice of folly will lead to our demise, it hasn’t given us the whole story. We know that life is far more complex than Proverbs can make it out to be… that […]

Wisdom of the Elderly

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Why is the thought of being old such a terrifying idea for us?  Somewhere along the way our culture has decided that being old is bad.  However, when you look at the scriptures, the elderly are almost universally revered and esteemed. Pastor Joe examines why our culture is terrified by old age and how the […]

Wisdom for our Words

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Something went wrong with the recording for this sermon. The pastor’s notes are as follows: “Words of Wisdom” Sunday 17th September 2017 Rosalie 9:30am You would have to be living under a rock to be unaware of the current debates that are ongoing in our nation concerning marriage, religion, gender, and sexuality.  One of the […]

Rage Against Wisdom

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Every one of us have a trigger… some people have more than one… some people have quite a few… something that triggers a rage inside of us that all too often works its way out into the lives of those around us. When traditional anger management techniques fail time and time again we need a […]

Wisdom for the flourishing of Women

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Our society places incredibly high expectations on women. Women are expected to be smart, successful, beautiful, homely, motherly, fit, and emotionally strong.  The pressure on women to perform on all these levels is huge. So in the church, when we come to a passage like Proverbs 31, it is easy for our community to view […]

Wisdom for Sex

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There is no doubt we live in a sexualised world. If anything the message of this sexualised world is that sex is your right, sex is there to be experimented and explored without any real boundaries.  This world also seems to think that Christianity’s sexual ethic is oppressive and restrictive.  Against this backdrop the Proverbs […]

Wisdom for Work

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In Australian culture we make a habit of grumbling about our jobs; it is fashionable to bag out our boss, whine about how busy we are, and to do anything we can to get out of work. We are the nation of sickies, long weekends and the dream of early retirement.  But at the same […]