Richard Condie has been consecrated as Bishop of Tasmania. The preacher at the service was Peter Adam, former principal of Ridley College. His full sermon text is available here [pdf]. Well worth the read!

How will you be equipped for every good work you have to do as Bishop of Tasmania? By the Bible.

And what are those works? Well we will hear a summary of them later in this service. Please turn to p. 14,

  •   Maintain the Church’s witness to the resurrection of Christ from the dead
  •   Protect the purity of the gospel
  •   Proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord
  •   Guard the faith, unity and discipline of Christ’s church
  •   Promote its mission in the world.
  •   Ensure that God’s word is faithfully proclaimed, and his sacraments dulyministered
  •   Lead and guide the priests and deacons under your care
  •   Be faithful in choosing and ordaining ministers
  •   Watch over, guard, protect and serve God’s people,
  •   Teach and govern them, and be hospitable
  •   You must know and be known by them, and a good example to all

How will you be equipped for every good work you have to do as Bishop of Tasmania? By the Bible.

Your ministry will certainly be wide! It must also be deep, and continuing depth only comes from the Bible and from prayer.

…A Bishop without a Bible is no Bishop at all, according to this service.

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