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God Almighty, or God All-Matey
11:00am, Sunday, May 31, 2015
Passage: Isaiah 6:1-8
Duration: 12 mins 44 secs
Today's sermon followed Bach's cantata BWV 68, "God So Loved the World". God is holy, pure, and undefiled; yet he found a way to invite us back into community with him, through his Son. In the words of the cantata, "He did not come only to judge the world, no, no, He wished to mediate for sin and guilt as intercessor between God and man." [Orchestra/Choir - Trinity Sunday]
Amazing Reconciliation
11:00am, Sunday, May 24, 2015
Series: General
Duration: 14 mins 58 secs
The Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir enriched our services today, and Pastor Rob Borgas was guest speaker. He spoke about God's amazing reconciliation as shown through the history of the central Australian missions. [Special Choir - Pentecost]
The Promise of God
11:00am, Sunday, May 17, 2015
Passage: Acts 1:4
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 33 secs
In Acts 1:4 it says "on one occasion, while Jesus was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.” What is God's promise for us? [Instrumental - Easter 7/Ascension - Baptisms Nathan and Georgia C]
The Promise of God
9:00am, Sunday, May 17, 2015
Passage: Acts 1:4
Series: General
Duration: 23 mins 8 secs
In Acts 1:4 it says "on one occasion, while Jesus was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about.” What is God's promise for us? [Organ/Choir - Easter 7/Ascension]
Living in Victory
11:00am, Sunday, May 10, 2015
Passage: 1 John 5:1-6
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 20 secs
Our world is competitive, and encourages us to be the same. We see victory only in terms of beating others. But Christ's victory is of a very different kind, and he calls us to live into this kind of victory, pressing on to win the prize that is available to all. [Organ/Choir - Easter 6]
God Speaking?
6:00pm, Sunday, May 3, 2015
I've never heard God's voice in my heart or mind, and I don't feel very transformed for much of the time. What does this say about my faith? Why doesn't God speak to me? [Thomas Place - Easter 5]
ABC Fruit
9:00am, Sunday, May 3, 2015
Passage: John 15:8
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 33 secs
Jesus was the master of telling spiritual truths through everyday images. One favourite image is the vine and branches: we can bear no spiritual fruit without Christ. [Organ - Easter 5]
We Have to Be Just Sheep!
11:00am, Sunday, April 26, 2015
Passage: John 10:11-18
Series: General
Duration: 19 mins 16 secs
Our society lures us with different messages. Have what you want! Everyone's doing it! Be better, smarter, faster! Be yourself! Here, it's an insult to be called a sheep. But Jesus says he is the Good Shepherd, and proves it. So if Jesus is the source of Life, being one of his sheep is the best there is! [Organ/Choir - Easter 4]
Turn, Turn, Turn
9:00am, Sunday, April 19, 2015
Series: General
Duration: 22 mins 35 secs
The resurrected Jesus told his disciples to preach repentance to all the world. Repentance means turning back to God. We can learn much from today's readings. [Organ/Choir - Easter 3]
Dealing with Doubt
11:00am, Sunday, April 12, 2015
Passage: John 20:19-31
Series: General
Duration: 18 mins 42 secs
Thomas gets a bad rap, being known for ever as Doubting Thomas when in fact he changed his tune. In fact, we can learn a few things from Thomas about dealing with our own doubts. [Organ - Easter 2]