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Made Free Never to Be Enslaved Again!
8:30am, Sunday, October 25, 2020
Passage: John 8:31-32
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 57 secs
Reformation Day commemorates the rediscovery that salvation is a free gift. The Scriptures teach that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ, not by works or self-righteousness. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/6vTktZkQw8U) [Prerecorded music - Reformation]
Living as a Life-Long Learner of Jesus
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]
Rejected Invitation
10:30am, Sunday, October 11, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 44 secs
In story after story, Jesus invited people to turn away from their self-obsession and enter the kingdom of God. But the leaders of his day preferred to put Jesus to death rather than let go of their prejudices and positions. Are there ways that we also cling on to our own ideas of worth? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/ePpX4KcRQZ4) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 19]
God Desires That His People Be Fruitful
10:30am, Sunday, October 4, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 21 secs
God cares for all of his people, despite our unfaithfulness. He gives us many chances to be fruitful in our lives and in our relationship with him - and invests so much in us that he sent his one any only Son, Jesus, to rescue us. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/UXZeMKOsp70) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 18]
Authority and Obedience: What Is Obedience?
10:30am, Sunday, September 27, 2020
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 21 secs
"What Is Obedience?" Jesus' parable of the two sons tells us that discipleship is more than mere lip service. It means selflessly doing the Father's will, with the emphasis on action. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/3iUL9n9JzHM) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 17]
Is God Unfair?
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]
Forgive One Another as God in Christ Has Forgiven You
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]
Get the Log out of Your Own Eye
10:30am, Sunday, September 6, 2020
Passage: Matthew 7:1-5
Duration: 13 mins 42 secs
It seems so normal in our world to blame others. This often happens in conflict situations. Jesus calls us to search our own actions, words, thoughts, and hearts to see if there is a 'log in our own eye'. The Seven A's of Apologising/Confessing can help us work through conflict in a healthy way. (Blessed are the Peacemakers part 4 of 5) (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/gaCf8-Rq46g) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 14]
Finding Opportunities in Conflict
10:30am, Sunday, August 30, 2020
Duration: 22 mins 22 secs
The way that we deal with conflict can in itself bring glory to God, sharing his love with our neighbours. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Q6TqfrnL32E) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 12]
Responding to Conflict God's Way
10:30am, Sunday, August 23, 2020
Passage: Romans 5:6-11
Duration: 13 mins 8 secs
We’re all made differently. Our personalities and make up are different. How do you respond to conflict? Sometimes our responses are very different. God has a way of working with conflict which he shows and gives in the life, death, and resurrection new life of Christ. (Blessed are the Peacemakers part 2 of 5) (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/8jdw2yYFtLU) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 12]