Sermon Archives

16/05/2016

A meal with Jesus

Food is important! We cannot go without it. Food engages all the senses with taste, ascetics, smell, hearing (as we crunch), and touch (with the mouth and hands depending if you use both!). Meals are important across societies, cultures and time. Luke’s gospel is full of stories of Jesus at meals, and these meals represent […]

16/03/2016

The Resurrection Project

In a debate between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox, Dawkins was clear what he thinks of Jesus’ resurrection: Well, there you have it. Just when you think Professor Lennox is making a case for an intelligent designer, he brings up the resurrection of Jesus. It’s so petty; it’s so parochial; it’s so beneath the universe. […]

16/03/2016

Holy Week 2016

This week can be traditionally known as “Holy Week”. This year, though a play on words, our bible talks will have the following titles. Wholly King. Palm Sunday. Luke 19:11-48. Maundy Thursday. Various readings. We are joining with Croydon at 6:30pm. Their website is here. Wholly Dead. Good Friday. Luke 23:13-25; 23:32-43; 23:44-49. Wholly Alive. […]

18/01/2016

Malachi: Love that cures apathy

Brief announcement… After our current sermon series from Psalms, we will look at the book of Malachi. The six week series will start on February the 7th. Below is the break up. Malachi1:1-5, God loves us? Really?! Malachi 1:6-2:9, Sacrifice matters? Really?! Malachi 2:10-16, Faithfulness matters? Really?! Malachi 2:17-3:5, Justice matters? Really?! Malachi 3:6-12, Generosity […]

21/12/2015

January Psalms 2016: A song about …

During January we will look at some Psalms and how in them the authors felt free to bring to God, actually in song, a wide range of feelings, emotions and observations about life.  Each week we will see how these psalms are an encouragement for our faith and can be used to build our trust […]

15/12/2015

Christmas 2015

On Christmas eve and Christmas day we will be exploring how Jesus answers our fears, anxieties and worries.  At the first Christmas Luke’s account tells us that the shepherds were in great fear when a bunch of angles appeared before them (Luke 2:9).  Seems reasonable right? And yet they shepherds were told: “Do not be afraid” […]

13/10/2015

Advent 2015

For the season of Advent this year we are looking at what came to earth at the first Christmas. Each week we will explore how the world needs Love, Joy, Peace, and Hope – and how we can intentionally participate in the mission of God to be part of bringing Love, Joy, Peace and Hope […]

13/10/2015

Hebrews chapters 4-8

From October 18, until Advent, we return to our sermon series in Hebrews. Here are the titles and passages. I love Hebrews! 18/10/2015 Hebrews 4:1-13 Rest in Jesus renews 25/10/2015 Hebrews 4:14-5:10 Confidence though Jesus 1/11/2015 Hebrews 5:11-6:12 Warning: Our only hope is Jesus 8/11/2015 Hebrews 6:13-20 It’s a ‘dead cert’ as Jesus went before […]

31/08/2015

Return to 1 Samuel

As spring comes to us we return to 1 Samuel and pick up the story at chapter 6. The series has one week with a visiting preacher from Adelaide’s City Bible Forum. September 6 — 1 Samuel 6 — Knowing the Power of God September 13 — 1 Samuel 7 — Effective Leadership September 20 […]

20/07/2015

Discipleship: the calling to …

What does it mean to be a disciple?  The regular definition of ‘disciple’ is a pupil, a learner, a follower.  These terms are also fairly abstract—so what is discipleship about?  This series aims to look at what Jesus said ‘discipleship’ was about to his first disciples.  In the church calendar cycle, 2015 is the year […]

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