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11:00am, Sunday, September 22, 2013
Passage: Luke 16:1-13
Duration: 13 mins 23 secs
(Between the Gospel reading and the address in today's service, we had a rendition with orchestra, choir and soloists of J.S. Bach's cantata BVW 105, "Lord, do not pass judgement on Your servant".) There are some things money can't buy - health, relationships, and eternal life. For these things there's God. Jesus pays the price of his life to secure our future. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 18 - Bach Cantata BWV 105 ]
9:00am, Sunday, September 15, 2013
Passage: Luke 15:1-10
Duration: 15 mins 15 secs
How very easy it is to get caught up in our own busyness, and not to notice wandering. This might be our brothers and sisters wandering away, or it might be our own wandering and loss of focus. Today's parables make clear that the heart of God is very much aware of those who wander, and that he pursues them. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 17 ]
11:00am, Sunday, September 8, 2013
Passage: Luke 14:25-35
Duration: 19 mins 50 secs
How would Jesus do as a candidate in the recent Australian elections? Not too well: as always, his policies are counter-cultural. And if we are to be his disciples, responding in his love to his call to action, then we need to be counter-cultural as well. In some senses, we need to go against the grain in ourselves, too. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 16 ]
6:00pm, Sunday, September 1, 2013
[ Thomas Place - Pentecost 15 ]
9:00am, Sunday, September 1, 2013
Passage: Luke 14:1-14
Duration: 16 mins 19 secs
Jesus speaks against the social patterns of the day, patterns which measured social exchanges in terms of how they would benefit us. These same patterns pushed out the poor and suffering, including those with disabilities. Has much changed? Can we do more to be an inclusive community, one that reaches out like Jesus to embrace all his brothers and sisters? [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 15 ]
11:00am, Sunday, August 25, 2013
Duration: 20 mins 12 secs
As all things do in this world, the church starts out natural. What are the characteristics that mark a supernatural church? [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 14 ]
9:00am, Sunday, August 25, 2013
As all things do in this world, the church starts out natural. What are the characteristics that mark a supernatural church? [ Instrumental With Strings - Pentecost 14 - Final service for this Strings group ]
11:00am, Sunday, August 18, 2013
Being filled with the Spirit is not a one-time act. Walking with the Spirit implies an on-going relationship. One that calls us into an active pursuit of the Spirit, following where the Spirit leads, depending on the Spirit, and keeping in step. [ Instrumental - Pentecost 13 - Baptism ]
9:00am, Sunday, August 18, 2013
Duration: 18 mins 52 secs
Being filled with the Spirit is not a one-time act. Walking with the Spirit implies an on-going relationship. One that calls us into an active pursuit of the Spirit, following where the Spirit leads, depending on the Spirit, and keeping in step. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 13 ]
11:00am, Sunday, August 11, 2013
Duration: 17 mins 52 secs
In our fifth in the series "Life in the Spirit", we examine one of the factors which makes the Christian church different from other human clubs and organisations. The Spirit opens up for us a real relationship with God the Father. Such a personal relationship is nothing less than new birth, such is the radical change in our nature and our identity. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 12 ]