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From Poverty to Riches
10:30am, Sunday, November 11, 2018
Passage: Mark 12:38-44
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 58 secs
Special Ministry Pastor Neville Doecke visits us today to baptise his granddaughter! He reflects on the widow's mite and the meaning of Christ's words about giving. The story is more subtle than sometimes taught. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 25]
Life Through Death
8:30am, Sunday, November 4, 2018
Passage: John 11:32-44
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 16 secs
This All Saints' Day, hospital chaplain Sue Westhorp unpacks the story of the raising of Jesus' friend, Lazarus. For those in power, this was the last straw: Jesus had to be stopped. Did Jesus realise this connection, and was that among the reasons why he wept? [Organ/Choir - All Saints]
Grace and Peace in Christ
10:30am, Sunday, October 28, 2018
Passage: Romans 3:19
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 46 secs
Visiting pastor Matt Thomas (District Pastor for Youth and Young Adult ministries) delves into the Apostolic Blessing, and how it promises the fullness and favour we so desperately want. [Organ/Choir - Reformation]
Suffering Service
8:30am, Sunday, October 21, 2018
Passage: Mark 10:35-45
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 32 secs
Some people expect that Christianity is a place where we lead an easier life. Visiting pastor Tom Pietsch points out that we are following Christ, and Christ suffered. And strangely, it is through our sufferings that God makes us the servants and witnesses that we prayed to be. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 22]
Where the Heart Is
10:30am, Sunday, October 14, 2018
Passage: Mark 10:17-31
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 14 secs
Visiting pastor Wilhelm Stern considers the rich young man who asked advice from Jesus, and got more than he bargained for. He walked away, sad. Would we have reacted any differently? Can we? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 21]
Faith Freedom Future
8:30am, Sunday, October 7, 2018
Series: General
Duration: 15 mins 57 secs
Lay reader Marlene Pietsch presents this sermon written by national Bishop John Henderson in advance of the previous Friday afternoon's Synod vote that narrowly missed the required two-thirds majority to allow the ordination of women as well as men. [Organ - Pentecost 20]
A Call to Healing
10:30am, Sunday, September 30, 2018
Passage: James 5:13-20
Series: General
Duration: 12 mins 11 secs
Lay reader Sue Westhorp talks about the kinds of healing that we find in our community of ordinary, broken people. How is this possible? [Organ - Pentecost 19]
Who Is the Greatest?
10:30am, Sunday, September 23, 2018
Passage: James 9:30-37
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 52 secs
Lay reader Sue Westhorp ponders the thrust for power that seems so much a part of our human nature. Even the disciples walking with Jesus were discussing who was the greatest, and who would hold positions of honour in the coming kingdom. Is this part of our make-up, too? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 18]
Who Do You Say I Am?
8:30am, Sunday, September 16, 2018
Passage: Mark 8:27-38
Series: General
Duration: 17 mins 12 secs
Visiting Pastor Brett Kennett probes the clash between Peter and Jesus about the nature of the Messiah's calling. But then he turns the question around, because it is so topic in today's selfie age. Who are we? Where is our worth? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 17]
Blessed Are Those Whose Help Is in the Lord
10:30am, Sunday, September 9, 2018
Passage: Mark 7:24-36
Series: General
Duration: 20 mins 25 secs
Visiting Pastor David Bryce explores the direction and purpose of the help God offers us -- which may not be at all what we expected. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 16]