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Last Loud Cries
10:30am, Sunday, March 25, 2018
Passage: Mark 15:1-20
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 46 secs
What were his last words? How and to whom did he say them? We often hear about people's last words. What might be ours? Today, and in this final week before Easter, we hear some famous last loud cries. [Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday]
Learning to Obey
8:30am, Sunday, March 18, 2018
Passage: Hebrews 5:8
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 38 secs
Do you learn the easy way or the hard way? How do you think Jesus learned? The Scriptures are clear that he "learned to obey" (Hebrews 5:8). How might we learn to do the same? [Organ/Choir - Lent 5]
Lift Jesus Higher
10:30am, Sunday, March 11, 2018
Passage: John 3:14
Series: General
Duration: 25 mins 23 secs
As Moses lifted the carved serpent (or snake) in the wilderness, so we are to lift up Jesus. What does that mean? How does that work? May God help us to lift Jesus higher. [Organ/Choir - Lent 4]
8:30am, Sunday, March 4, 2018
Passage: Psalm 19
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 53 secs
Who are the history makers? What does that even mean? Today in our readings, God reveals Himself in His story in several ways. The surprise in the end is that our stories and His story become one. [Organ/Choir - Lent 3]
Our Crosses
10:30am, Sunday, February 25, 2018
Passage: Mark 8:31-38
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 40 secs
Guest preacher today is Bishop Emeritus Pastor Greg Pietsch. Jesus told us to take up our crosses daily; but what are our crosses? [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]
Into the Wilderness
8:30am, Sunday, February 18, 2018
Passage: Mark 1:13
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 1 sec
Into the wilderness -- this is where Jesus was LED. Why would God lead Jesus (or anyone) into the wilderness? This is part of our Lenten (and life) journey. May God teach us the lessons there that we need to learn. [Organ/Choir - Lent 1]
ABC Transformation
8:30am, Sunday, February 11, 2018
Passage: Mark 9:2
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 7 secs
Transformation. It’s a big word or concept. It is not used often in Scripture, but this is one of those days. The disciples were witnesses of it. Later they experienced it for themselves. This is meant for all of us. [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration]
Healed to Serve
8:30am, Sunday, February 4, 2018
Passage: Mark 1:29-31
Series: General
Duration: 13 mins 25 secs
Jesus was running all kinds of risks when he healed Simon's mother-in-law, but he did not hold back. He engages directly and intimately with human need. The healing he brings allows us with our wounds to minister to others. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 5]
Touched by Freedom
10:30am, Sunday, January 28, 2018
Passage: Mark 1:21-28
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 41 secs
Words have layers of meaning, and change all the time. So to really understand a Bible story, sometimes it's good to dig deep. Like when Jesus preached with authority plus freedom plus privilege; and then Paul writes that we share in the same privilege and freedom to serve like Jesus. [Organ - Epiphany 4]
Turn Around
8:30am, Sunday, January 21, 2018
Passage: Mark 1:15
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins 49 secs
What is repentance? We can learn from Jonah and the Prodigal Son. It begins with a change of mind, with the realisation that things aren't going so well. Next comes a change of direction. Thirdly, and at last, we change our lives, the whole point of repentance. [Organ - Epiphany 3]