General

General

Apr 2015 - Mar 2020
Sermons in this series
10:30am, Sunday, March 22, 2020
Passage: John 9:1-41
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 44 secs
The story of John Newton, who wrote the much loved hymn "Amazing Grace", shows the same story of grace-filled rescue and growth available to us all. (This was the first service streamed via the Internet from our temporary worship space on Riversdale Rd. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeNEBATL-8k) [Piano/vocals - Lent 4]
8:30am, Sunday, March 15, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 7 secs
Like the Israelites journeying through the wilderness, we can sometimes wonder whether the Lord is really among us. But when the Samaritans in today's Gospel heard what Jesus said, they believed. In these difficult times, we cling to Jesus and his word of life. We pray, we listen, we adapt. [Keyboard/choir - Lent 3]
10:30am, Sunday, March 8, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 12 secs
Our service today is in our temporary worship site, adjacent to where our new church is under renovation. The story of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem has some echoes for us (chapter 4, vv 1-2, 16-17). [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]
10:30am, Sunday, February 23, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 11 mins 46 secs
This is the Confirmation service in a 2 CD set. (Same sermon attached as the earlier service for today.) Eleven of our young people confirm the faith into which they were baptised as children. They wear white robes, and today we hear about the Transfiguration, where Jesus' robes were dazzling white. And then just like Jesus, we come back down the mountain to those who need us, and who need to here the story of Jesus. [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration]
8:30am, Sunday, February 23, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 11 mins 46 secs
Today, eleven of our young people confirm the faith into which they were baptised as children. They wear white robes, and today we hear about the Transfiguration, where Jesus' robes were dazzling white. And then just like Jesus, we come back down the mountain to those who need us, and who need to here the story of Jesus. [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration]
10:30am, Sunday, January 26, 2020
Series: General
John the Baptist called people to repent and prepare. Jesus calls us to follow him. (Due to technical difficulties, no recording is available of this service, but the sermon text is available.) [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 3]
9:23am, Monday, January 13, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins
Originally, baptism was a washing for repentant sinners. That's why John was surprised when Jesus, the sinless one, stepped forward for baptism in the Jordan. But the process of Jesus taking on our sins begins here. And this also changed baptism itself, from a simple washing to a means of the Holy Spirit for the forgiveness of sins. [Organ - Epiphany 1]
8:30am, Sunday, January 5, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 36 secs
As we start our new year, we need more than ordinary resolutions. We need resolutions under God. And we need to follow the advice that Paul gave the church at Ephesus. (Lay-led service.) [Organ - Epiphany]
9:30am, Sunday, December 29, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 54 secs
The birth of Christ is a time of joy, precisely because we know this is the birth of our Saviour. At the same time, we know Jesus was born into this world that is so broken (today's Gospel records the horrific reaction of Herod when his power play was foiled), and we know the final cost of Jesus' rescue mission. The shadow of the cross looms large. [Instrumental - Christmas 1]
9:30am, Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Passage: John 1:1-16
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 40 secs
Children have a wonderful, fresh way of making the Christmas story their own, and retelling it in their own words (video used in this service is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suowe2czxcA ). We too can receive the Christ gift, the great exchange (as Luther called it), and retell the story in our own words and lives. [Organ/Choir - Christmas Day]