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Called to Be Prophets
8:30am, Sunday, July 15, 2018
Passage: Amos 7:10-15
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 40 secs
Visiting Pastor John WIlksch considers the case of Amos, a humble shepherd and gardener who God called to deliver an important message to the centres of power of his day. In the same way, whatever our daily work, we are called to be prophets, speaking God's word into our modern context. [Organ - Pentecost 8]
My Grace Is Sufficient
10:30am, Sunday, July 8, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 48 secs
Lay reader David Paech (channeling our former senior pastor) explores the issues around prayer (particularly unanswered prayer as experienced by both Jesus and the Apostle Paul) and grace. [Organ - Pentecost 7]
His Healing Touch
8:30am, Sunday, July 1, 2018
Passage: Mark 5:21-43
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 5 secs
Lay reader Cathy Beaton explores the implications of two Gospel stories, the healing of the woman who had been hemorrhaging for 12 years, and the raising of the daughter of the Jewish leader Jairus. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 6]
When Winds Blow Hard
10:30am, Sunday, June 24, 2018
Passage: Mark 4:35-41
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 10 secs
Visiting pastor Greg Pietsch explores times when winds blow hard for us (in the storms of life), and what we can learn from Jesus' stilling the storm on the Sea of Galilee. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 5]
How God Grows His Church
8:30am, Sunday, June 17, 2018
Passage: Mark 4:26-34
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins
Guest preacher Pastor Robert Wiebusch explores Jesus' parable of the sower of the seed. What does this tell us about the growth of God's kingdom - and even of our role in that blessed calling! [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 4]
Look Beyond
11:24am, Saturday, June 16, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 11 secs
Guest preacher Pastor Robert Wiebusch examines the problem of suffering, and with St Paul, encourages to raise our eyes and look beyond the immediate. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 3]
Watcha Hearin'?
8:30am, Sunday, June 3, 2018
Passage: 1 Samuel 3:10
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 44 secs
“Watcha hearin?” From God, that is. He is speaking, but not all are trained to hear. Today we learn from Samuel, about how to hear and know what God is saying. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 2]
Holy Holy Holy
10:30am, Sunday, May 27, 2018
Passage: Isaiah 6:3
Duration: 20 mins 4 secs
This is not only the litmus test of our faith (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), but the source and motivation for our health, healing and holiness. Today we look at how seeing God for who He really is, changes everything. (Today's sermon followed a performance of Bach's cantata BWV 165.) [Orchestra/Choir - Holy Trinity]
Very, Very Quite Contrary
8:30am, Sunday, May 20, 2018
Passage: Ezekiel 37:2
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 47 secs
Feeling perhaps a bit “dry”? Less than full? Running on empty? God’s solution: Pray, “Come, Holy Spirit!” We see the fulfilment of that today. [Organ/Choir Pentecost]
You Will
10:00am, Sunday, May 13, 2018
Passage: Acts 1:8
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 17 secs
Have you ever wondered why the world is in such a mess, and who might be responsible? The early disciples definitely thought so, and believed God to be responsible. They were also a bit slow in getting it. Ascension is the last day before their thinking began to radically change. [Organ/Choir - Ascension]