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For the Sake of the Gospel
8:30am, Sunday, June 6, 2021
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 21 secs
Jesus calls us to work together so that the life-giving good news of Jesus Christ can be preached to all. Often our differences can make this challenging. How will we respond, to work through and despite our differences? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Jcut07frrrY ) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 2]
The Flaming Name of God for the World
8:30am, Sunday, May 30, 2021
Passage: Isaiah 6:1-8
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 35 secs
In baptism, God gives us his name, and calls us by name. We are rescued from the darkness of death, and given the light of eternal life. God calls and equips us to radiate this light by the way we live. But what if we lose our spark? What if the flame of new life in Christ loses its warmth and light in us? God calls us to turn anew to himself; to repent and receive again and again the light and life of Christ for us, and through us for the people in our lives. God is faithful. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/WDgn2oyLk6I ) [Organ/Choir - Trinity Sunday]
The Holy Spirit Is Here
10:30am, Sunday, May 23, 2021
Passage: John 16:13-15
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 33 secs
The Holy Spirit - an advocate of great power - was promised by Jesus to the disciples. The Spirit's arrival came with the sound of rushing wind and miraculous tongues of fire, and the gospel was shared in many languages that day. If we have not experienced such visible gifts, is the Holy Spirit actually in us or in our church? Rest assured that if you have confessed Jesus Christ as Lord, then the Holy Spirit is in you, and also at work through you for the benefit of others in your life. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Yv2wgl0UUdk ) [Organ/Choir - Pentecost]
Called to Follow Unexpected Paths
8:30am, Sunday, May 16, 2021
Passage: Acts 16:1-15
Duration: 17 mins 34 secs
Maps and GPS units can help us to reach a destination quickly and efficiently. We’d like God’s path for us in life, and for us as church in mission, to be clear and effective and cost-efficient, too. But God’s path is not always likely to be so clear when it comes to his mission direction for us. He calls us to have faith, to dwell in the Word and to discern together his call to us. It’s a call which will always point us to Jesus, and call us to share his love and life for all people. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/gxC3-wZIVjk ) [Organ/Choir - Ascension]
Meeting People of Peace Along the Way
10:30am, Sunday, May 9, 2021
Passage: Luke 10:1-7
Duration: 16 mins 13 secs
Instructed by Jesus Christ, disciples are deliberately sent out with a reliance on God, not their own resources. They are led by the Holy Spirit to those who will receive them and their greeting of peace. Such people of peace have already been prepared by God, for the Gospel to be established in their homes and lives. Through them, He causes the gospel to spread out like ripples in a pond within their community. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/-KF8-MgqiB4 ) [Organ/Choir - Easter 6]
Setting our Sails to Catch the Wind
8:30am, Sunday, May 2, 2021
Passage: Acts 2:1-11
Duration: 14 mins 39 secs
When we hear the words "the Holy Spirit", different images may come to mind, such as wind or fire. But God's Holy Spirit is not an "it", but a person. The third person of the Trinity sends God’s Church on an exciting journey into the neighbourhood and into the world, like a boat setting sail and catching the prevailing winds. Are you ready to come aboard and set sail to follow where the Spirit blows us in God’s mission? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/v=1W-3jM_Xiek ) [Organ/Choir - Easter 5]
Meeting Jesus Where He Is
10:30am, Sunday, April 25, 2021
Duration: 16 mins 3 secs
Often we think Christian mission means getting people into church to meet Jesus. However, Jesus is already out on the fringes, present and engaged in the untamed, wider world. We don’t carry Christ out to the world; he takes us out to meet him where he’s already at work, to participate in his active mission field. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/9v-gfcnZTI0 ) [Organ/Choir - Easter 4]
From Obligation to Participation
8:30am, Sunday, April 18, 2021
Duration: 15 mins 30 secs
God’s mission call is not a law-based demand or obligation, but rather a joyful invitation to participate in what He is already doing. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/t-_OeH62Mrk ) [Organ - Easter 3]
Come and See - Faith and Doubt
10:30am, Sunday, April 11, 2021
Passage: John 20:19-31
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 23 secs
Today we look at faith and doubt in the places of grace where the risen Jesus continues to meet us with peace, making us ready to witness to the ones who are missing. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/ckigtlxlD6g ) [Organ - Easter 2]
The Nothing that Means Everything
10:30am, Sunday, April 4, 2021
Passage: John 20:1-18
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 15 secs
Mary went to the tomb and found nothing. For we who believe the testimony of scripture, the tomb containing nothing meant Jesus was risen. He is Risen! So this “nothing” is the most important something we will ever encounter. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/YnLfG4HLG5E ) [Organ/Choir - Easter Sunday]