Latest sermons:
10:30am, Sunday, November 24, 2019
Passage: Luke 23:33-43
Series: General
Duration: 11 mins 15 secs
Does it seem strange that, one month before our Christmas celebrations, the Scripture readings focus on Easter death and resurrection? Let us cry out with the thief on the cross, "Jesus, remember me!" (Organ/Choir/Cantata BWV 116 - Christ the King Sunday)
8:30am, Sunday, November 17, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 40 secs
As he journeyed towards the cross, Jesus said, "The time is near." Indeed, his death and resurrection marked a significant change. No longer does God focus himself into a special place, such as the Jerusalem Temple. Now, through Christ, we are called living stones that build a spiritual house. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 23]
10:30am, Sunday, November 10, 2019
Passage: Luke 20:27-38
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 47 secs
The Saducees, a group of the religious leaders in Jesus' day, tried to trap Jesus with a grossly exaggerated story designed to ridicule his teaching about eternal life. Not only did Jesus confound those attacking him, but he also gave his disciples deep insight into the grace of God's gift, available to all who believe and accept. [Organ / Pentecost 22]
8:30am, Sunday, November 3, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 54 secs
This All Saints Sunday, we think on those who have gone home to heaven in this past year, and we wonder about Jesus' saying, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." [Organ/Choir - All Saints Sunday]
8:30am, Sunday, October 20, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 23 mins 10 secs
The rather strange story of Jacob wrestling at the Jabbok River still speaks to us as we wrestle with the changes in our church. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 19]
10:30am, Sunday, October 13, 2019
Passage: Luke 17:11-19
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins
Do you approach Sunday morning worship as a duty, a ritual that must be fulfilled? When Jesus healed ten lepers, nine fulfilled their religious duties; but one outsider rushed back to thanks Jesus, falling at his feet in worship. He recognised his healing as a free gift of grace. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 19]
10:30am, Sunday, September 22, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 58 secs
Today, congregation member David, who has spent almost 7 years coming to services in a wheelchair, walked into church. Truly a time for thanksgiving, on this Thanksgiving Sunday. (We also gave very generously to our Emergency Food Bank pantry, serving those who need some help.) As Paul encouraged Timothy, we pray always with thanksgiving. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 15/Thanksgiving Sunday]
8:30am, Sunday, September 15, 2019
Passage: Luke 15:1-10
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 31 secs
When we talk of love, we're not talking mushy stuff. We're talking a decision to put others first and serve them, even in the worst of circumstances (hear, for example, today's story of Eugenie). Fortunately, this is what God does for us - always! So let's celebrate! [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 14]
10:30am, Sunday, September 8, 2019
Passage: Luke 14:25-35
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 5 secs
In the days when salt was much more than a flavouring - it was also a preservative, an antiseptic, and used as currency - Jesus said to his disciples, "You are the salt of the earth." He also taught that there is a cost in staying salty and being a disciple: our self-interest has to die away, so that we can live for others, being salt to the world. [Organ/choir - Pentecost 13]
8:30am, Sunday, September 1, 2019
Passage: Luke 14:7-14
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 1 sec
(Father's Day in Australia.) Jesus went to a Sabbath lunch at a Pharisee's house, and through parables gave good advice to guests and host about being graceful in table fellowship. Theses are lessons not just for the table, but for life. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 12]