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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: ) [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: ) [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: ) [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: ) [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: ) [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: ) [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: ) [Organ/Choir - Easter Sunday]
A Dark Day
8:30am, Friday, April 2, 2021
Series: General
Remembering Jesus’ suffering and death, how can we call this day “good’? There is no address or podcast for today, as the service was a series of readings alternating with imaginative narratives from various people involved. (YouTube video of the service including all readings and dramatisations: ) [Blended service - Good Friday]
In Remembrance of Me
7:30pm, Thursday, April 1, 2021
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 55 secs
“Do This in Remembrance of Me.” With the Lord’s Supper, Jesus gave us a gift that takes us into his presence. His Word with the bread and wine bring us into his saving acts of grace completed that very first Easter, but also gifted anew when we receive this meal. It is a foretaste of the heavenly banquet with Jesus, also promised for us in heaven. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: ) [Organ/Choir - Maundy Thursday]
Jesus — Not the King We Wanted but the King We All Need
10:30am, Sunday, March 28, 2021
Passage: Mark 15:1-39
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 8 secs
As Jesus entered Jerusalem, people cheered him with various expectations. Jesus came as a king like no other, humble and intent on serving, even those who hated him, with his own life. Those who know him as king celebrate this festival with bitter sweet joy and sorrow. It is important that we don't let the spectre of Good Friday, just days away, rob us of the joy of welcoming him as king with childlike excitement and expectation. We have the great privilege of knowing him as the risen and eternal king who welcomes us into his heavenly kingdom, and who also invites us to walk his path of obedience and humility, serving the world in his name. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: [Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday]