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9:00am, Sunday, December 15, 2013
Passage: Isaiah 35:8
Duration: 18 mins 18 secs
What does the Bible teach about the way we should walk? We know we will walk in hope, even through the desert. We know that redemption means we will walk into change: first, the change from death to life; and second, during this life, being transformed more and more into the likeness of Jesus. We know we will walk towards everlasting joy. And finally, we know that for now we have to walk with patience. [ Organ/Choir - Advent 3 ]
11:00am, Sunday, December 8, 2013
[ Organ/Choir - Advent 2 ]
9:00am, Sunday, December 1, 2013
Passage: Romans 13:11
Duration: 19 mins 17 secs
Paul writes that it's time: time to wake up, to get ready, and to serve God with worship, as one body, learning his ways, establishing justice, and working for peace. In these ways, we can shine in Christ's own light. [ Organ/Choir - Advent 1 ]
11:00am, Sunday, November 24, 2013
Duration: 37 mins 57 secs
Guest preacher Pastor Geoff Burger (former District President, LCA WA) introduces the "real" sermon by J.S. Bach, BWV 106, "God's Time Is the Best Time". This is one of a series at St Paul's where we insert Bach's cantatas (performed voluntarily by members of the congregation) into their intended context, within a worship service. This program will continue in 2014. English translations of the text may be found at [ Organ/Choir - Christ the King - Cantata BWV 106 ]
9:00am, Sunday, November 17, 2013
Duration: 13 mins 3 secs
Included in this service was a report from a team from St Paul's who visited the Philippines, under the auspices of an organization called Compassion. One thread of Compassion's ministry is mentoring. And in today's readings. Paul encourages Christian mentors in Thessalonica never to tire of doing good, but to continue to work hard. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 26 ]
11:00am, Sunday, November 10, 2013
Duration: 19 mins 9 secs
What are mentors like? Who needs them? And why? [ Organ/choir - Pentecost 25 - Baptism Ethan & Jared ]
9:00am, Sunday, November 3, 2013
Duration: 16 mins 21 secs
Although some things get harder as we get older, age can also bring insight into what a blessing is the gift of life. At the same time, the deficiencies in our world become more obvious. In the face of this, we need to reaffirm our identity as God's saints, heaven-bound. But what does it mean to live in the messy middle, both earthbound, and already heaven-bound? [ Organ/Choir - All Saints ]
11:00am, Sunday, October 27, 2013
Passage: John 8:31-36
Duration: 16 mins 37 secs
We all need a big love to manage all the relationship in our lives, but often our love is anaemic and self-centred. Reformation is about the rediscovery of God's big love, through the cross of his Son, Jesus Christ. This love changes everything. We love now not because we must, but because we can. [ Organ/Choir - Reformation Day - Adult Confirmations, Yr 12 Blessing ]
9:00am, Sunday, October 20, 2013
Passage: Acts 12:9
Duration: 20 mins 16 secs
How can we escape the sense of being trapped in our lives? How do we break out of being stuck, especially mentally stuck? The first requirement is that we have to be desperately dissatisfied with our situation (a holy discontent). When it is more than merely whinging, this can be God's gift to motivate us. Then we should Pray Until Something Happens (PUSH). Through persistent prayer, God can change us. Thirdly, we should regularly repent, which means changing our minds to share Christ's mind. Finally, we need to recognise that God has given us a "get out of jail free" card. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 22 ]
11:00am, Sunday, October 13, 2013
Passage: Luke 17:11-19
Duration: 16 mins 4 secs
Many people are short sighted. Things are clear close up, but far away it's hard to see. Spiritually all people are short sighted. We are often blind to others and their needs. Jesus' encounter with the ten lepers shows us that God sees our human needs and helps us. Through his cross, he gives us the ability to see others in need and help them. [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost 21 ]