General

General

Apr 2015 - Sep 2019
Sermons in this series
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]
10:30am, Sunday, August 25, 2019
Passage: Luke 13:10-17
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 30 secs
We sometimes wonder what is God doing here? Certainly the woman healed in the synagogue, the last time that Jesus taught there before his journey to the Cross, was surprised by God's action for her. And what is God working in this place? [Organ/Choir & Cantata - Pentecost 11]
8:30am, Sunday, August 18, 2019
Passage: Luke 12:49-56
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 45 secs
Jesus wanted us to become as skilled at "reading the times" as we are at reading the weather. Surely these are times when together we look to Jesus, and welcome and encourage each other. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 10]
10:30am, Sunday, August 11, 2019
Passage: Luke 12:22-40
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 39 secs
From the angels announcing the Saviour to the astonished shepherds, through to Jesus' last days, the message is repeated: Fear not! Don't be afraid! Yet this is often hard to hear, hard to understand, hard to believe in our anxious days in this world. We need to spend time faithfully, each day, listening to the promises of Jesus. [Piano/Choir - Pentecost 9]
8:30am, Sunday, August 4, 2019
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 18 secs
Unexpected outcomes leave our community divided at the moment. Paul's words to the Colossians still resonate for us today. [Organ - Pentecost 8]
10:30am, Sunday, July 28, 2019
Passage: Luke 11:1-13
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 51 secs
When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, he taught them that we are all his sisters and brothers, and can all call boldly on OUR Father. He also taught us to be intercessors - that is, those who pray for others, asking for the gift of the Holy Spirit. (Organ/Choir - Pentecost 7]
8:30am, Sunday, July 21, 2019
Passage: Luke 10:38-42
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 42 secs
These days there seems to be a welcome return to the concept of a "balanced life". But how are we to understand the story of Mary and Martha, when Jesus came to visit? Maintaining balance means that we must never lose sight of the "one thing necessary". [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 6]
10:30am, Sunday, July 14, 2019
Passage: Luke 10:25-37
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 5 secs
We are very used to hearing about the Good Samaritan, and hearing that he is an example to us all. But what if, in his own day, Jesus' story was not just an 'example' story, but even more of a 'reversal' story, aimed at breaking up the preconceptions of his hearers - and of us? [Organ - Pentecost 5]
8:30am, Sunday, July 7, 2019
Passage: Luke 10:1-11
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 45 secs
Jesus sent out the 70 with instructions to travel light, carrying nothing but his message, and relying on the hospitality of those along the way. Are we called on the same urgent mission? Yes, motivated by the assurance of Christ for us. [Organ - Pentecost 4]