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Jesus, the Bread of Life, Food for the World
8:30am, Sunday, August 1, 2021
Passage: John 6:35
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 26 secs
When Jesus says “I am the bread of life”, what does he mean? Let’s explore the amazing gift that Jesus offers for all people, calling us to receive, to share, and to feed on him, the bread of life. Come and feast. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/yxUjYys7ZuI ) [Organ/Piano - Pentecost 10]
Jesus Equips His Disciples for Service
8:30am, Sunday, July 25, 2021
Passage: John 6:1-21
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 59 secs
Lessons over lunch, and while struggling in the dark. Jesus calls us to serve. Service in his name gives our lives purpose and hope. (YouTube video for the COVID lockdown service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/crwNP9vyikU ) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 9]
God Builds a Cross-Shaped Church
8:30am, Sunday, July 18, 2021
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 59 secs
In his letter to the Ephesian Christians, Paul compares us, God’s community, his church, to a building. The key is the cross of Christ; the foundation is the apostles and prophets, called to speak God’s Word concerning Christ and to witness to Christ and his resurrection; and Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone, the foundation stone. What’s more, in Jesus we are built by God to be his cross-shaped church in the world. What does this mean? (YouTube video of the COVID lockdown service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/mI7UKZkhUl4 ) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 8]
Who Are You?
10:30am, Sunday, July 11, 2021
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 38 secs
The ideas in the letter to the Ephesians about being ‘chosen’ and ‘adopted’ were extremely potent in the ancient world. In those days, being adopted by a powerful benefactor was the ultimate makeover, better than being given the winning lottery ticket! You got a whole new identity. So imagine, if you can, being adopted by God! (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/JTIXH258-qk ) [Organ - Pentecost 7]
Scary Joyful Sentness
8:30am, Sunday, July 4, 2021
Passage: Mark 6:6-13
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 53 secs
Exhilaration is probably not a word you often associate with the Christian life. Exhilaration is a combination of scary and joyful. In Mark 6, Jesus sends his disciples to preach, heal, and liberate others from the power of evil. It’s both scary and joyful for them as they have to depend completely on God and the hospitality of others, and as they discover the trustworthiness of God and the joyful, life-changing power of Jesus. We, too, are sent by Jesus. But how is discipleship modelled to us? Will we enter more fully into the scary joyful life of being sent by Jesus? Into exhilarating discipleship? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/2XqzXmPMf50 ) [Organ - Pentecost 6]
The Generosity of God
10:30am, Sunday, June 27, 2021
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 37 secs
Dwelling in the Bible texts for today, we look deeper, past the obvious power of God to save, to discover greater insights into his character: amazing faithful kindness, mercy, and love for all people, displayed in Jesus and by the power of the Spirit at work in the church. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/4gnPBc9hJCM ) [Organ - Pentecost 5]
Listen, That You May Live
11:43am, Friday, June 25, 2021
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 41 secs
‘Give ear, and come to me.’ What does God want to do, to accomplish, through the Word in my life? And through the Word in our life together in congregation? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Cp182r9WRvU ) [Organ - Pentecost 4, Commemoration of Augsburg Confession]
How’s It Growing, Mate?
10:30am, Sunday, June 13, 2021
Passage: Mark 4:26-32
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 40 secs
The kingdom starts small and grows. The word of God has its own power to grow and spread in a cycle of sowing, growing and reaping. What are the distinctive features of what God is building? Is it still growing? How is it growing? Can we learn the miracle and promise of little things? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Tm_DdMK9Q9s ) [Organ - Pentecost 3]
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]