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Voices from the Foot of the Cross
9:00am, Friday, March 25, 2016
Series: General
Duration: 11 mins 38 secs
A special Good Friday service combining various Bible readings, music, and the imagined voices of those gathered around the Passion of Christ. (Source: Iona Community) [Blended music - Good Friday]
The Politics of Love
9:00am, Sunday, March 20, 2016
Passage: Luke 19:28-40
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 52 secs
Compared with political candidates today, what chance would Jesus have if he stood for election? His power, with its embodiment of love, turns the world upside down. Nothing like a conquering general or a multi-millionaire, he gives us a new vision of a servant king. This is the model we too are called to follow. [Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday]
Warfare Prayer
11:00am, Sunday, March 13, 2016
Passage: John 12:1-8
Duration: 22 mins 50 secs
When’s the last time you’ve gotten into a fight? The Bible teaches we wake up in a battle zone every day. How ready are you to “fight the good fight”? What’s the difference between a “good” and “bad” fight? These are the sorts of things the Scriptures teach us about as we conclude our series: Teach Us to Pray. [Organ/Choir - Lent 5]
Listening Prayer
9:00am, Sunday, March 6, 2016
Duration: 18 mins 42 secs
When's the last time you heard from God? Not lately? Not so clear? Well, listen in. God is still speaking, in a variety of ways. He's talking to you! Come and explore how you can better hear what He is saying, not only to you, but to others as well. "People do not live by bread alone..." [Organ/Choir - Lent 4]
Persevering Prayer
11:00am, Sunday, February 28, 2016
Passage: Luke 13:31-35
Duration: 21 mins 28 secs
Feeling a bit tired? Warn out? Like maybe you want to just give up? Be encouraged. You are not alone. God has provided the means by which we can do it. We can last. We can accomplish all that He has planned for us. Tune in to find out about Persevering Prayer. (This sermon followed a performance of Bach's cantata BWV 124 “Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht” (I will not let go of my Jesus). [Organ/Choir - Lent 3]
Petition and Intercession
9:00am, Sunday, February 21, 2016
Passage: Luke 13:31-35
Duration: 16 mins 57 secs
Intercession means praying for others, and petition means praying for ourselves. We can do these things, because the Bible tells us that God listens. Jesus himself shows us how to pray in both these ways. And there are some simple guidelines for getting started. [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]
11:00am, Sunday, February 14, 2016
Passage: Luke 4:1-13
Duration: 19 mins 17 secs
Prayer flows out of God's gift of relationship with us through his Son, Jesus. Prayer starts with thanking and praising God for his power, love and majesty. God's word gives us the words to get started in praise. This is what sustained Jesus in his temptation, and it anchors our prayers and our faith too. [Organ/Choir - Lent 1]
Updating Your Profile
9:00am, Sunday, February 7, 2016
Passage: Luke 9:29
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 33 secs
When's the last time you've had a mountain top experience with God? If you have, how long did it last? If you haven't, would you like one? Transfiguration is about getting an update of our personal profile with God. He wants it to last. Not only that, but he wants us to grow and become more and more like Jesus. [Organ/Choir - Transfiguration]
Grace Places
11:00am, Sunday, January 31, 2016
Passage: Luke 4:21-30
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins 4 secs
How can the good news of God's love upset people? When those on the inside don't think that God's grace should extend to the outside. But Jesus' words and actions show that the forgotten people are the focus of God's care. Jesus' mission is to demonstrate God's love to all people, without exception. This is how he calls the church to love also. [Organ/Choir - Epiphany 4]
Setting the Agenda
11:00am, Sunday, January 24, 2016
Passage: Luke 4:14-21
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 40 secs
The beginning of each year is a time of setting out or agenda, personally and professionally. In today’s Gospel, Jesus lets the words of the prophet Isaiah shape his agenda. His core mission is to bring God’s kingdom rule that changes hearts and lives. This is every Christian’s agenda too: to proclaim the good news of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. [Organ / Epiphany 3]