Ross Royden

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By: Ross Royden

Sermons, talks, and all things audio from the Reverend Ross Royden.

The Second Sunday of Epiphany
Last Saturday at 6:39 AM

We each need personally to decide for Christ and to receive the Holy Spirit.


The Baptism of Christ (2022)
01/08/2022

The baptism of Christ leads us to ask questions about baptism today.


Christmas Night
12/27/2021

For many, when it comes to having a relationship with God, 'It's complicated.'  It doesn't have to be.  But it does mean commitment.


Advent
12/20/2021

The Christmas Story, which we are about to celebrate, is an account of something that really happened and which matters for us today.


The Feast of All Saints
11/09/2021

The saints are God's gift for us to imitate, to inspire us, and to intercede for us.


The Twentieth Sunday and the Last Sunday after Trinity
10/27/2021

Jesus asks, 'What do you want me to do for you?'


The Twentieth and the Last Sundays after Trinity
10/27/2021

Jesus asks, 'What do you want me to do for you?'


The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Sundays after Trinity
10/16/2021

Jesus warns us that is hard to enter the Kingdom of God and find eternal life.


The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Sundays after Trinity
10/02/2021

Jesus explains what it means to be his follower.


The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
09/21/2021

Jesus tells those who want to be his followers that they must die to themselves.


The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
09/09/2021

Out of a desire to be welcoming, the Church's message has become too 'inclusive'.


The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
09/01/2021

If we don't teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
08/19/2021

The Blessed Virgin Mary is both the 'mother of God' and our mother too.


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
08/18/2021

The Blessed Virgin Mary is both the 'mother of God' and our mother too.


St John's Gospel Chapter 6 and the Eucharist (Part Two)
08/09/2021

Jesus put the Eucharist at the centre of the life of the Church. Does chapter 6 of St John's Gospel help us to understand its meaning?


St John's Gospel Chapter 6 and the Eucharist
08/07/2021

Jesus put the Eucharist at the centre of the life of the Church. Does chapter 6 of St John's Gospel help us to understand its meaning?


The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
07/23/2021

Jesus prioritized teaching the Word of God.  So should we.


The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
07/13/2021

The most important question we need to answer is, 'Who is Jesus?'


The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
07/08/2021

We have changed our message to be relevant and have become irrelevant as a result.


The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
07/01/2021

Like the possessed man, we too need delivering from the power of evil.


The Third Sunday after Trinity
06/23/2021

We need to experience the fear of God if we are to know ourselves.


The Second Sunday after Trinity
06/15/2021

In a surprise turn in chapter 4 of St Mark's Gospel, we discover that Jesus' teaching is not for everyone.  So who is it for?


The First Sunday after Trinity
06/09/2021

The demons recognize who Jesus is, but the religious leaders and his family do not.  Do we?


The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
06/03/2021

The doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity describes who God is and what should be our experience of him.


Pentecost
05/27/2021

As we celebrate Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit, St John offers a different view of what it means to be a follower of Christ to that prevalent in many of our churches today.


Easter 7
05/19/2021

As Jesus' disciples, we do not belong to this world.  Jesus prays that the Father will protect us as he sends us into the world.


The Sixth Sunday of Easter
05/08/2021

This week, we think how we should love those whose lives are a mess.


The Fifth Sunday of Easter
05/04/2021

In his last words to his disciples before his death, Jesus tells them they must abide in him.


The Fourth Sunday of Easter
04/26/2021

Jesus is the Good Shepherd who knows his sheep.


The Third Sunday of Easter
04/17/2021

Jesus died for our sins and now he want us to stop sinning.


The Second Sunday of Easter
04/10/2021

In this podcast, we look at how St John tells us that honesty about our sin is the only way to find forgiveness.


The Death of Jesus: An Easter Talk (Part Two)
04/03/2021

In the first part of my two-part talk for Easter, I tried to explain what has become the popular understanding of the Death of Jesus.  In this the second part, I hope to show why it is inadequate, misleading, and wrong.


The Death of Jesus: An Easter Talk (Part One)
03/31/2021

In this, the first part of a two-part talk for Easter, I try to explain what has become the popular understanding of the Death of Jesus.  In the next part, I hope to show why it is inadequate, misleading, and wrong.


Palm Sunday
03/27/2021

In our podcast this week, we look at a couple of puzzles in St John's account of the end of Jesus' public ministry.


The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
03/25/2021

Should we honour the Blessed Virgin Mary for her obedience to God?


The Fifth Sunday of Lent
03/20/2021

Jesus makes his final appeal to people to believe in him.  Now is the time to commit.


The Fourth Sunday of Lent
03/13/2021

In this week's podcast, we think about what St John says about God's love for us.


The Third Sunday of Lent
03/06/2021

This week we think about Jesus' cleansing of the Temple and how this challenges us to cleanse our churches.


The Second Sunday of Lent
02/27/2021

Jesus takes his disciples to a pagan city and shocks them by telling them he is going to suffer and die and that he expects them to as well.


The First Sunday of Lent
02/20/2021

St Peter in his first letter describes those he is writing to as exiles and aliens in this world.  In this week's podcast, we ask what this means for us today.