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Living Thankfully in a Culture of Fear
9:00am, Sunday, June 19, 2016
Passage: Luke 12:22-34
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 40 secs
Our culture thrives on fear and insecurity. For example, the current political campaigns are expressed in terms of fear of what damage the other party will cause. Yet Jesus says "Do not be afraid, little flock." On this Thanksgiving Sunday, can we find a way to live thankfully in a culture of fear, suspicion, and ingratitude? [Organ/Choir - Thanksgiving Sunday]
Do You See?
11:00am, Sunday, June 12, 2016
Passage: Luke 7:44
Series: General
Duration: 23 mins 23 secs
How’s your eyesight? How do you see the people around you? Especially the ones NOT like you? And how do you see yourself? The way God sees you? Today we look into the very different way God sees, and we are invited to see the same way. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 4]
Help Is Here!
9:00am, Sunday, June 5, 2016
Passage: Luke 7:16
Series: General
Duration: 16 mins 35 secs
Need some help? That is why God sent His son. To do for us what we cannot do for ourselves. This inevitably leads to some differences of opinion. How did Jesus handle those? How might we handle them? This is what we look at today. [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 3]
Under Authority
11:00am, Sunday, May 29, 2016
Passage: Luke 7:8
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins
Feeling like people don’t respect you or treat you right? Feel like you’re being taken advantage of? It might be you don’t recognise whose authority your under, and what authority you have. In this message we look at the example of Cornelius, whose faith “amazed” Jesus. Imagine that! How did he do it? What did He know about authority that we need to learn from? [Organ/Choir - Pentecost 2]
Picturing God
11:00am, Sunday, May 22, 2016
Series: General
Duration: 21 mins 26 secs
The church has a long history of using art (particularly icons) to teach Biblical truths. Icons are so carefully structured, and so packed with meaning, that we speak not of 'painting' them but of 'writing' them. Today we explore the meaning of the Holy Trinity, starting from a famous icon from the 14th century. [Organ/choir - Trinity Sunday]
Empowered Expression
9:00am, Sunday, May 15, 2016
Passage: Acts 2:4
Duration: 24 mins 29 secs
“What does Pentecost mean to you?” This is the question (or answer) we look at today. It should mean quite a lot, because it is considered the “birthday” of the church. “What does the power of God mean to you?” This is also a Pentecost question. This day was the fulfilment of the promise of Jesus, to send “power” (literally, dynamite) to the church. Come and get it! [Organ/Choir - Pentecost]
Up, Up and Away (But Here to Stay)
11:00am, Sunday, May 8, 2016
Passage: Acts 1:1-11
Duration: 20 mins 53 secs
These days we're used to flying; but what was the ascension of Jesus, and what did it mean for the apostles and the early church? [Organ/Choir - Ascension]
Baptism - What's the Deal?
6:00pm, Sunday, May 1, 2016
Thomas Place services probe deep questions, tonight's being "What's the big deal about baptism? Can't I be a Christian without being baptised?" Pastor Andrew looks at the views of many Christian churches, and at Lutheran doctrine, before reaching his conclusion. [Thomas Place - Easter 6]
Dreams and Visions
9:00am, Sunday, May 1, 2016
Passage: Acts 16:9
Duration: 20 mins 33 secs
Someone asked, “What language does God speak?” The answer came back, “dreams and visions.” Since before time God himself had a dream and a vision of the kind of world he would create. The type of people and animals that would inhabit it. We’re it. You’re it. If you feel you’re falling a bit short of the mark, come and be refreshed by considering God’s dream and vision for you. [Organ/Choir - Easter 6]
Inside Out
11:00am, Sunday, April 24, 2016
Passage: Acts 11:1-18
Duration: 20 mins 19 secs
In Jesus' day, orthodox Jews were absolutely certain that they were God's chosen people, and everyone else was an outsider (or Gentile). For a simple, devout Jew like Peter, it came a a profound shock when God taught him that the Messiah came, died, and was resurrected for ALL people. God did not want to play those insider/outsider games. And so, neither should we. [Piano/Choir - Easter 5]