Focus on the Family – Ephesians 6:1-9

What does it mean to be part of the family of God? How are we to be parents to those who have none? How are we to welcome those from outside the family? What are the hallmarks of being together as the family of God? I look at these questions and many others in this sermon on family, as part of a series from Ephesians.


Ephesians 5:22-33 is often read as about authority and about power and about those who hold it over those who don’t. In this message I suggest a more helpful way is to think in terms of sacrifice and of following the example we have through Christ, of sacrificing for our beloved.

You say it best when you say nothing at all

The song with the (frankly) odd line that “you say it best when you say nothing at all” could be open to all sorts of misinterpretation, but it’s good advice for preachers – an occupation where talking is one of the necessities of the job. But sometimes, maybe, silence is best, as I suggest in this blog written for the Kiwimade Preaching website.