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6:00pm, Sunday, June 1, 2014
Duration: 23 mins 27 secs
Our society confuses (and restricts) sexuality to speak only about sexual intercourse itself. But "social sexuality" is a whole complex of gender-based realities, as well as (or apart from) that one thing. God's plan is for our whole being, not for a fragment that we set up as an idol. From this, Bishop Greg draws suggestions for folks at many different stages of life. [ Thomas Placee - Ascension Day ]
9:00am, Sunday, June 1, 2014
Passage: Acts 1:8
Duration: 18 mins 32 secs
[ Organ/Choir - Ascension Day ]
11:00am, Sunday, May 25, 2014
Passage: John 14:15-21
Duration: 18 mins 32 secs
There are truly horrific stories of the survival of orphans in the modern world, who do it as tough as orphans in Jesus' own time. And perhaps we all feel alone and lost from time to time. Today, Jesus promises that he will not leave us as orphans. He promises the Spirit to make us part of God's family. If you are feeling distant from God, fnd a quiet space, and spend some time asking the Holy Spirit to fill you with the love of the Father. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 6 ]
9:00am, Sunday, May 18, 2014
Passage: Acts 7:55-60
Duration: 20 mins 3 secs
To conclude a series called "Just Start Talking", we explore talking and living out a witness to others. Firstly, this witness cannot be faked. It arises naturally from the Spirit within us. Secondly, we need just to talk. Talking about our lives (not whinging, but discussing) can be a powerful witness. This is particularly true of the way we handle difficulties and suffering. Finally, we can talk about what we (and others) are becoming, through grace. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 5 ]
11:00am, Sunday, May 11, 2014
Passage: John 10:1-10
Duration: 9 mins 11 secs
This brief address followed immediately after a live performance of J.S. Bach's cantata BWV 112, "Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt" (The Lord is my faithful shepherd). Both were part of worship for Good Shepherd Sunday. [ Orchestra/Choir - Easter 4/Good Shepherd - J.S. Bach Cantata BWV 112 ]
6:00pm, Sunday, May 4, 2014
Duration: 18 mins 10 secs
Thomas Place evening services, the first Sunday of each month, digs into big questions. This month: Does constant repetition of the Lord's Prayer make it nothing more than meaningless ritual? Senior Pastor Andrew Brook considers the places of written and spontaneous prayers, and the special place of this prayer, taught to us by Jesus. He also points to ways to find new riches in this precious gift. [ Thomas Place - Easter 3 ]
9:00am, Sunday, May 4, 2014
Passage: Luke 24:32
Duration: 20 mins 54 secs
Burning hearts change lives. When our hearts burn, we walk and we talk, we ask questions; and we invite people in. All these elements are visible in todays Gospel about the risen Jesus meeting the disciples on the road to Emmaus. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 3 ]
11:00am, Sunday, April 27, 2014
Passage: 1 Peter 1:3-9
Duration: 22 mins 34 secs
Christians often feel out of step with the world around us, and that is not a bad thing. We may be in very lucky places; but we are not to be conformed to this world, not to be sucked in by materialism. We get our value from only one place: the fact that Jesus Christ thought we were worth rescuing, at the cost of his own life. A life of thanksgiving is one appropriate response. Today Peter tells us to always be ready to give an account of our story in God. We don't need fancy technical language. Just our story, told like it is. [ Organ - Easter 2 ]
11:00am, Sunday, April 20, 2014
Passage: Matthew 28:5
Duration: 20 mins 49 secs
What to do if you are looking for Jesus. 1. Do not be afraid (it takes courage). 2. Trust God to know what you are looking for. 3. Investigate and eliminate (there are many substitutes that cannot give Peace or Life). 4. Go and tell (talk, listening, explore). God is one step ahead of you, and will lead you to Gallilee where you will find answers. 5. Hold on to Jesus' promises. (The reality is that God is seeking you.) [ Organ/Choir - Easter Day - Hallelujah Chorus ]
11:00am, Friday, April 18, 2014
[ Special - Good Friday - Based on the seven words of Christ from the Cross ]