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Advent Highway
10:30am, Sunday, December 9, 2018
Passage: Luke 3:1-6
Series: General
Visiting Pastor Brett Kennett unwraps the beautiful imagery from Isaiah, used to describe John the Baptist's cry from the wilderness, and so gloriously set to music in Handel's Messiah. (Again, technical issues means no recordings or podcast for today; but the sermon text is downloadable as a PDF.) [Organ/Choir - Advent 2]
Thankfulness and Joy
8:30am, Sunday, December 2, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 11 mins 12 secs
Visiting Pastor Vernon Kleinig explores the impact of joyous thanksgiving as we prepare for Christ's coming. (Today's service recording includes parts of the 10:30 band service, where Pastor Vernon baptised his granddaughter.) [Organ/Choir/Band - Advent 1]
The King and His Kingdom
10:30am, Sunday, November 25, 2018
Passage: John 18:33-37
Series: General
Visiting Pastor Bob Wiebusch explores the meaning of Christ's Kingdom in the world, but not of the world, for this last Sunday of the Church year. (Technical issues prevented a recording of services today. The sermon text is downloadable as a PDF.) [Organ/Choir - Christ the King Sunday]
Confidence in the Lord
8:30am, Sunday, November 18, 2018
Passage: Mark 13:1-8
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 22 secs
Visiting pastor Greg Pietsch uses the disciples' awe about the Temple to explore our habit of putting our confidence in the wrong places - that is, anywhere but in God and Christ. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 26]
From Poverty to Riches
10:30am, Sunday, November 11, 2018
Passage: Mark 12:38-44
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 58 secs
Special Ministry Pastor Neville Doecke visits us today to baptise his granddaughter! He reflects on the widow's mite and the meaning of Christ's words about giving. The story is more subtle than sometimes taught. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 25]
Life Through Death
8:30am, Sunday, November 4, 2018
Passage: John 11:32-44
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 16 secs
This All Saints' Day, hospital chaplain Sue Westhorp unpacks the story of the raising of Jesus' friend, Lazarus. For those in power, this was the last straw: Jesus had to be stopped. Did Jesus realise this connection, and was that among the reasons why he wept? [Organ/Choir - All Saints]
Grace and Peace in Christ
10:30am, Sunday, October 28, 2018
Passage: Romans 3:19
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 46 secs
Visiting pastor Matt Thomas (District Pastor for Youth and Young Adult ministries) delves into the Apostolic Blessing, and how it promises the fullness and favour we so desperately want. [Organ/Choir - Reformation]
Suffering Service
8:30am, Sunday, October 21, 2018
Passage: Mark 10:35-45
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 32 secs
Some people expect that Christianity is a place where we lead an easier life. Visiting pastor Tom Pietsch points out that we are following Christ, and Christ suffered. And strangely, it is through our sufferings that God makes us the servants and witnesses that we prayed to be. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 22]
Where the Heart Is
10:30am, Sunday, October 14, 2018
Passage: Mark 10:17-31
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 14 secs
Visiting pastor Wilhelm Stern considers the rich young man who asked advice from Jesus, and got more than he bargained for. He walked away, sad. Would we have reacted any differently? Can we? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 21]
Faith Freedom Future
8:30am, Sunday, October 7, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 57 secs
Lay reader Marlene Pietsch presents this sermon written by national Bishop John Henderson in advance of the previous Friday afternoon's Synod vote that narrowly missed the required two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as well as men. [Organ - Pentecost 20]