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11:00am, Sunday, May 12, 2013
Passage: Acts 1:1-11
Duration: 10 mins 55 secs
The Ascension is a vital part of Jesus' life. It confirms what the resurrection has already made clear: that Jesus has gained a resounding victory over all the anti-God forces in the universe. Not only is he ruling over all creation, but he is constantly praying for us, bringing our concerns before his Father. He has sent us the Holy Spirit, his ongoing presence in his disciples. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 7/Ascension - Bach Cantata BWV 128 On Christ's Ascension ]
9:00am, Sunday, May 5, 2013
Passage: John 14:23
Duration: 12 mins 11 secs
God is love, which means that the Father is love, and the Son is love and the Holy Spirit is love. And this loving Father, creator of the universe, wants to live in us. Above all else, Jesus demonstrates that God loves us so much that we are worth a costly rescue mission. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 6 ]
11:00am, Sunday, April 28, 2013
Passage: Acts 11:1-18
Duration: 20 mins 22 secs
We are very good at setting up boundaries that exclude others. Some are important, but not all are God-pleasing. Even when we feel quite sure that the boundary comes from God, we need to consider very carefully. Peter himself, the rock on which the church is built, had to be educated by God that his law-based boundaries were not appropriate under the new covenant, which is offered equally to all people. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 5 ]
9:00am, Sunday, April 21, 2013
Duration: 16 mins 10 secs
Jesus is the good shepherd for each of us, knowing us all by name. The good shepherd saves his sheep, and he is the best friend the sheep can have. He is also our protector, and our provider. Thirdly, he is our guide (and we have to let go and let him lead). And all we have to do is multiply! [ Organ/Choir - Easter 4 ]
11:00am, Sunday, April 14, 2013
Duration: 18 mins 6 secs
In various ways, God calls us to lift up our eyes, to see beyond the humdrum, and to gain God's perspective on our lives nad our world. John's vision, recorded in Revelation, lifts the veil to give us an insight into the kingdom, and to the place of Christ standing before the throne. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 3 ]
9:00am, Sunday, April 7, 2013
Passage: John 20:27
Duration: 15 mins 48 secs
Doubting Thomas has a bad rap, because in fact he moved from doubt to belief. What steps can we take to move from doubts to faith? Here are three steps we can take, together with some useful resources. [ Organ - Easter 2 ]
11:00am, Sunday, March 31, 2013
Duration: 15 mins 48 secs
Christians may be accused of being too heavenly minded, but in fact we are not heavenly minded enough. We underestimate the kingdom life now, and in the hereafter as well. What does the resurrection mean? [ Blended - Easter Day ]
9:00am, Friday, March 29, 2013
11:00am, Sunday, March 24, 2013
Passage: Luke 19:28-40
Duration: 21 mins 5 secs
There could be no stronger contrast between the visit of US President Obama to Jersualem, and Jesus' last entry to the Holy City. Jesus' entry was almost a parody of earthly power; and yet only Jesus' way can bring peace. [ Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday ]
9:00am, Sunday, March 17, 2013
Series: Prayer
Duration: 19 mins 24 secs
What should our reaction be as Christians when we see the way that our brothers and sisters are abused and persecuted in other places? There may be natural reactions, but we are also called to pray. We pray not only for the victims, but to pray also for the enemies of Christ, and for justice to prevail in those countries. Prayer is our commission, our calling as the people of God. [ Organ/Choir - Lent 5 ]