“They read from the Book, from the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read”.

Nehemiah 8:8

Our preaching program is committed to follow this example, gradually working through different sections of the bible, reflecting on both Old and New Testaments, and looking over time at the gospels, epistles, the law, the prophets, wisdom, and history. Our goal is to make the bible clear and give the meaning so that the people understand.

The preaching team at St Stephen’s includes both men and women, and ordained and lay members of the congregation. Our Sunday sermons are recorded and uploaded so that members can catch up on the bible teaching if they are not able to join us. Due to the size of audio files and our limited website capacity, only the most recent sermons are available online.

Advent 2020

Seng Hee Tan on the Fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1 & 9)

Covid-19 2nd lockdown 2020 Zoom Services


Josh Hong on Lamentations 1
Rod Morris on Lamentations 2
Rod Morris on Lamentations 3
Hugh Prentice on Lamentations 4
Rod Morris on Lamentations 5

Paul’s 2nd letter to the Thessalonians

Rod Morris on 2Thessalonians 1.1-12
Rod Morris on 2Thessalonians 2.1-17
Rod Morris on 2Thessalonians 3.1-5
Gus McLean on 2Thessalonians 3:6-15
Rod Morris on 2Thessalonians 3:16-18

The Parables of Jesus

Adrian Lane on the the Parable of the Figtree Luke 21.29-36
Rod Morris on the Parable of Wedding Guests Matthew 22:1-14
Hugh Prentice on the Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-23
Rod Morris on Waiting for the Master’s return Luke 12:32-48
Andrew Gifford on the parable of the mustard seed and the yeast Luke 13.10-21
Brad Jackson on the rich man and Lazarus Luke 16.19-31
Dan Reid on the parable of the Noble man who went to be made King Luke 19.11-27
Karen Morris on the parable of the Hidden Treasure Matthew 13.44-53

Small Congregation Services

Rod Morris on the Unmerciful Servant, Matthew 18.21-35
Rod Morris on the Prodigal Son, Luke 15.11-32
Rod Morris on the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37
Rod Morris on the Shrewd Manager Luke 16.1-5
Karen Morris on the Sheep and the Goats Matthew 25:31-46
Jenni Dyson on the Lost Sheep Luke 15:1-10
Rod Morris on the Rich Fool Matthew 12:13-31
Andrew Gifford on the Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-32
Dan Reid on the Noble man who went away to become King Matthew 19
Karen Morris on the hidden treasure and pearl of great value Matthew 13.44-53

Covid-19 1st Lockdown

During the First Corona Virus lock down St Stephen’s encouraged our members to either join the live stream of services from St Jude’s Carlton or watch the YouTube service produced by Bishop Paul Barker for the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne. These services reflect the DNA, ministry values and gospel focus of St Stephen’s.

Sermons from St Jude’s Carlton Covid-19 Livestream can be accessed here.

Sermons by Bishop Paul Barker

Bishop Paul Barker – Palm Sunday
Bishop Paul Barker – Good Friday
Bishop Paul Barker – Easter
19 April – Bishop Paul Barker – 1Peter 1.1-12
26 April – Bishop Paul Barker – 1Peter 1.13-25
3 May – Bishop Paul Barker – 1Peter 2.4-10
10 May – Bishop Paul Barker – 1Peter 2.11-25
17 May – Bishop Paul Barker – 1Peter 3
24 May – Bishop Paul Barker – 1Peter 4
Bishop Paul Barker Pentecost Sunday
Bishop Paul Barker Trinity Sunday
Bishop Paul Barker Sunday 14th June
Bishop Paul Barker Sunday 21st June
Bishop Paul Barker Sunday 28th June

Pre-covid Sermons


The first sermon in this series was not recorded. A PDF of the text is available

Leviticus series Sermon 2: Dan Reid on Leviticus 16 & 22
Leviticus series Sermon 3: Dan Reid on Leviticus 21.1-22.16

Our Mission Partners

Introducing Chris & Julie Dean
Chris Dean on Luke 24:36-53

The Beginnings of the Gospel

Rod Morris on Mathew 1
Karen Morris on Luke 3
Rod Morris on John 1:1-18
Rod Morris on Matthew 2:13-23


Rod Morris on Revelation 12
Rod Morris on Revelation 1 & 22
Rod Morris on Revelation 1.9-3.22
Rod Morris on Revelation 4-7
Paul Mangohig on Revelation 8-11
Rod Morris on Revelation 5: Jesus is God (annual parish meeting)
Rod Morris on Revelation 13-16
Rod Morris on Revelation 17.1-21.8
Rod Morris on Revelation 21.9-22.21

The Gospel of Matthew

Dan Reid on Matthew 19.1-15
Dan Reid on Matthew 19.16-22
Rod Morris on Matthew 19.23-30
Jenni Dyson on Matthew 20.1-16
Rod Morris on Matthew 20.17-28
Rod Morris on Matthew 21.1-17
Rod Morris on Matthew 21.28-32
Karen Morris on Matthew 21.33-46
Andrew Gifford on Matthew 22.1-14
Dan Reid on Matthew 23
Jenni Dyson on Matthew 25:1-13
Seng Hee Tan on Matthew 25:14-30
Gus McLean on Matthew 25:31-46
Karen Morris (Good Friday 2019) on Matthew 26.1-27.66

The Joseph Narrative

Joshua Hong on Genesis 37-38
Joshua Hong on Genesis 39
Joshua Hong on Genesis 40-41
Joshua Hong on Genesis 46-47
Joshua Hong on Genesis 50.1-26

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

Rod Morris       1Corinthians 1:1-9
Seng Hee Tan   1Corinthians 1:10-17
Rod Morris       1Corinthians 1:17-2.5
Joshua Hong     1Corinthians 2:6-16
Rod Morris       1Corinthians 3.1-23
Dan Reid          1Corinthians 4.1-13
Karen Morris    1Corinthians 4:14-21
Joshua Hong     1Corinthians 5.1-13
Paul Mangohig 1Corinthians 6.1-11
Rod Morris 1Corinthians 6.9-20
Dan Reid 1 Corinthians 7
Seng Hee Tan 1 Corinthians 8
Rod Morris 1 Corinthians 9
Paul Mangohig on 1 Corinthians 10
Rod Morris on 1Corinthians 11.1-16
Rod Morris on 1Corinthians 11.7-16
Rod Morris on 1Corinthians 11.17-34
Karen Morris on 1Corinthians 12.1-11
Dan Reid on 1Corinthians 12.12-31
Andrew Gifford on 1Corinthians 13

The Sermons on 1Corinthians 14 by Paul Mangohig were not recorded.

Rod Morris on 1Corinthians 15.1-19
Rod Morris on 1Corinthians 15:20-34
Rod Morris on 1Corinthians 15:35-58

Special Services

Bishop John Harrower on BCA Centenary Sunday 26 May 2019
David Williams on Psalm 67 (St Stephen’s Day 2018)
Bishop John Harrower on John 3