Sermon Series'



Lent is the time when we especially reflect on the Cross of Christ. It’s a period of preparation for the Easter week, where Jesus enters Jerusalem to much fan-fair, and then is killed on Friday, and then dramatically returns from the dead!! As we particularly consider the Jesus’ shameful death, that day would have raised […]


From Shame to Salvation

Ever done some of your family history and found a skeleton in the closet? An event or person that isn’t talked about much because of something shameful? I’ve got them too, and so does Jesus! In the lead up to Christmas we are going to focus on the five women that are highlighted in Matthew’s […]


Targeting Maturity

Sometime ago I came across a very troubling large survey of churchgoers and church leaders that showed 81% of self-identified Christians equated spiritual maturity as “trying hard to follow the rules described in the Bible”. This, four out of five(!) stat, is particularly troubling because it comes from people who acknowledge that salvation is not […]


Character of Jesus

It can seem in our Western culture there is an obsession with self-identity, so we can be often prompted to think allot about “Who am I?”. Yet the Christian faith is centrally about the “who” of another, someone other than ourselves: Jesus! So who is he? What defines him? What bible verses would you go […]


Towards Easter …

It’s almost Lent… which starts on Ash Wednesday, Feb 22nd this year. Lent is the season of preparation for Easter and during which, the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, repentance, giving, simple living and self-denial are typically emphasised. The purpose is to prepare ourselves for the horror and jubilation of Easter: Jesus’ death and resurrection. […]


Christmas shows…

The Christmas pageant has already happened, and Christmas it certainly in the shops now! The diary is filling up, and so it seems like once again the season deserves the “silly-season” title. This season in the church has a different name: Advent, which means ‘preparation’. Our experience of advent can be a complex. A season […]


A trustworthy saying…

I’m a hopeless speller… so the saying “I before E except after C” was drummed into me to help me! Sayings have a special impact on our minds and ability to cope and be stable in chaos. The wrong sayings (and stories) can also make life harder. Curiously the Apostle Paul on five occasions introduces […]


Thank God it’s Monday

Yes, thank God it’s Monday and for the opportunities that the Monday-to-Friday week brings! Often, work is seen as a necessary evil, but is that how God frames it? Certainly our ‘work’ can be very hard and toilsome. Our culture to tends to frame work negatively by framing ‘retirement’ as the ultimate escape from work, […]


Renewed Rest

The idea of ‘rest’ is something we’ve all faced after doing something long, tiring, or hard. In this sense the reason and need for rest is obvious, but are there ways to do it well, or even badly? Researcher Esther Bernhofer writes: “Without a clear definition and understanding of rest and its parameters, its restorative […]


Winning the Battle in the Mind

What has been occupying your mind in the last few years? Due to the unprecedented amount of disruption and change that we have experienced in our life time, the last few years has seen our minds often flooded with fearful and worried thoughts–it hasn’t been an easy time. This is why it’s now harder to […]

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