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Advent Hope
10:30am, Sunday, November 29, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 30 secs
As we anticipate Christmas, we prepare not only our homes but our hearts to celebrate God's care. He appeared in the flesh in his first Advent, and we look forward with sure hope for his return - but 'How long?' we pray. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Pg-oHWdmRuM) [Prerecorded music - Advent 1]
Christ Rules!
10:30am, Sunday, November 22, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 54 secs
St Paul makes a bold statement that God has put everything under Christ's feet and made him head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. It's a big call, and, wonderfully, God acts in and through his people to lovingly rule. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/R7JTGh6E3XE) [Prerecorded music - Last Sunday of the Church Year]
Serving with the Master’s Gifts
10:30am, Sunday, November 15, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 13 secs
Today, Jesus tells of an encouraging master who wants his servants to share his joy and happiness. He gives them talents to use, and through good planning and appropriate risk-taking, that is what two of the servants do, and they receive the benefits. However, there is a warning for those who don't use the gift wisely, and don't take the appropriate risks to server others. How will we use the talents given to us? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Pm2gY62wp6k) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 24]
Wisdom for the Waiting
10:30am, Sunday, November 8, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 57 secs
Jesus' parable of the five wise and five foolish bridesmaids teaches us to be prepared, especially when the wait is a long one. In the story, the bridesmaids needed oil for their lamps; but what is it we need as we go through the time of waiting? What is our "oil", and how does God provide for us? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Rplj7X55wc4) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 23]
Revelation Story
8:30am, Sunday, November 1, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 18 secs
Today is All Saints Day. We remember with gratitude the live of all those in whose footsteps we walk, especially those who showed us the face of God in their lives and actions. And we hear what the apostle John received as a vision for the churches, and what message this still carries for us today. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/ZNxbwKMFWuY) [Prerecorded music - All Saints]
Made Free Never to Be Enslaved Again!
8:30am, Sunday, October 25, 2020
Passage: John 8:31-32
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 57 secs
Reformation Day commemorates the rediscovery that salvation is a free gift. The Scriptures teach that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ, not by works or self-righteousness. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/6vTktZkQw8U) [Prerecorded music - Reformation]
Living as a Life-Long Learner of Jesus
8:30am, Sunday, October 18, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 24 secs
Paul encourages the congregation at Thessalonica to continue to be imitators of Christ and of Christian leaders, so that they may continue to becomes examples for others. It's no different for us today. We are also called to imitate Christ, and the people he gives to us as Christian leaders, mentors, and coaches, so that we can become examples for others. This is intergenerational Christian living. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/1XKIKtsk2Ao) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 20]
Rejected Invitation
10:30am, Sunday, October 11, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 44 secs
In story after story, Jesus invited people to turn away from their self-obsession and enter the kingdom of God. But the leaders of his day preferred to put Jesus to death rather than let go of their prejudices and positions. Are there ways that we also cling on to our own ideas of worth? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/ePpX4KcRQZ4) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 19]
God Desires That His People Be Fruitful
10:30am, Sunday, October 4, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 21 secs
God cares for all of his people, despite our unfaithfulness. He gives us many chances to be fruitful in our lives and in our relationship with him - and invests so much in us that he sent his one any only Son, Jesus, to rescue us. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/UXZeMKOsp70) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 18]
Authority and Obedience: What Is Obedience?
10:30am, Sunday, September 27, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 21 secs
"What Is Obedience?" Jesus' parable of the two sons tells us that discipleship is more than mere lip service. It means selflessly doing the Father's will, with the emphasis on action. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/3iUL9n9JzHM) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 17]