Latest sermons:
8:30am, Friday, December 25, 2020
Passage: John 1:14
Series: General
Duration: 8 mins 18 secs
The Christmas story introduces a little baby born in tough, hard circumstances in a cattle shed. This little baby is God's big plan for you and for all people. The little one whose name is Jesus grew and gave his life for all people, that all who believe in him may live eternally, and be known as children of God. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/YMhVC5vdxZk [Prerecorded music - Christmas Day]) Repeated Sunday Dec 27th.
7:00pm, Thursday, December 24, 2020
Passage: Luke 2:8-16
Series: General
Duration: 7 mins 25 secs
The story of th birth of Christ is quite amazing. From the seemingly rushed and uncertain aspects of his birth ti the amazing good news of great joy for all people. This Christmas 2020, put it all into perspective by stopping and treasuring the news for you, and urgently being ready to share the news with all. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/yASMgk_Xk3Q [Prerecorded music - Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols])
8:30am, Sunday, December 20, 2020
Passage: Luke 1:26-38
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 2 secs
“May it be to me according to what you have said!” When Mary received the news and the promise that she would carry and give birth to Jesus, God’s Son, she was initially perplexed and wondered how this could be. What an announcement to receive! No wonder she was perplexed! But Mary hears the words of promise from God’s messenger and receives them in faith. “May it be as you have said.” Mary sits in faith with her vulnerability and trusts in the promise of God. God provides us with faith to do the same. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/OHqXbMyeE8Q [Prerecorded music - Advent 4])
10:30am, Sunday, December 6, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 25 secs
John the Baptist's call to people to prepare the way of the Lord is an ancient call to Israel in captivity, and a present-day call to us. It's a call to daily receive the grace-filled rescue of God for us in our lives, to rejoice in God;s grace for us, and to go with the same loving call for people in our lives and our neighbourhoods, that as Christmas approaches, the God of grace comes for them. "Prepare the way of the Lord!" (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/_RMtAGiWykQ) [Prerecorded music - Advent 2)
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]
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]
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]
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]
10:30am, Sunday, September 20, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 18 secs
"In Christ, all are equal. Is that fair, God?" God's grace and forgiveness are unlimited, and are extended to everyone - even the most 'undeserving'. He doesn't abide by our rules of fairness, but looks with equal favour on everyone. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/qrWTpsLDax0) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 16]
10:30am, Sunday, September 13, 2020
Duration: 15 mins 27 secs
'Sorry seems to be the hardest word.' Maybe. But forgiving others also seems difficult. Our world doesn't model this well. As Christians, we have the perfect model in Jesus. He models this by his life of forgiving. In him, we can learn and grow in a life of forgiving. (Blessed are the Peacemakers part 5 of 5) (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/6w624RWCQ_0) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 15]