Sermons on Isaiah

Sermons on Isaiah

New Growth: Isaiah

Bible Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7 As we moved through Advent Season we are this Sunday we are exploring how anticipation and hope (and also songs and music) can help us capture the Spirit of Christmas (which is Jesus). Our text from Isaiah 9 talked about how the Hebrew people hoping for a saviour “those living in a land of darkness a new light has dawned”. What are we hoping for or anticipating this year as we move closer towards Christmas. Are Read more

New Growth: Isaiah

Preacher: Phil SwainBible Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7, 11:1-5 When you look around the world at all the conflict, the divisions, the selfishness – do you feel a sense of hopelessness. The prophet Isaiah felt the same 600 years before Jesus – and used an analogy of a desolate and trampled vineyard to describe the danger of turning away from God. But just when it seems the darkness is winning, there is a green shoot of new life – a branch growing Read more

Advent – Imagine Peace

Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Last Sunday Kevin helped explored Christmas HOPE and the anticipation that a time was coming when weapons of war would be transformed into ploughs. Is this what PEACE is about? In our reading this week is also from Isaiah – Isaiah chapter 9, were find that this promised saviour will also be called the Prince of PEACE … but what sort of peace is this referring to? Using some Christmas symbols that we find Read more

Lent #5 – Loosening the Chains of the Spiritually Poor

Loosening the Chains of the Spiritually Poor Bible Reading: Isaiah 1:13-20 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain In the last of our Lenten Series on Loosening the Chains we are looking at how we can help the spiritually poor. What does it mean for a person to be spiritually poor and how does the upcoming Easter message speak to this. A powerful ending for our series on injustice and a great way to prepare for Holy Week and Easter. Click here to Read more

Lent #1 – Transforming Lives and Communities

Transforming Lives and CommunitiesBible Readings : Isaiah 58:1-12 / Luke 4:16-21Preacher: Rev Phil Swain We stand, between two seasons. Behind us is Epiphany, the period in which We begin our Lenten journey towards Easter with a world which is full of hardship and difficulties. The European war, East coast floods, and the heating up of politics before an election are wanting to dominate our thinking. But Lent traditionally is a time for prayer; fasting; and almsgiving (helping others). Lent is Read more

Does your Neighbourhood matter?

Series: Our NeighbourhoodTheme: Does your neighbourhood matter?Bible Reading: Isaiah 58: 9 – 12 / Matt 5: 14 – 16Preacher: Rev Kevin KimDate: 16 January, 2022 How well do you know your neighbourhood? Our new second minister – Rev Kevin Kim – preaches his first sermon on “Does your neighbour matter”. Using passages from Isaiah and Matthew, Kevin will help us understand that we as a church exists in a local context to function as one part of the ecology of Read more

Prepare the Way (9am)

Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Prepare the WayBible Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7 / Mark 1:1-3Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This Advent we are letting the voice of Isaiah and John the Baptist to help us focus on what Advent is about … Preparing the way for Jesus to come close to us at Christmas. Isaiah spoke to people going through a dark time that a light was coming. John was saying that one was coming who could save us. How do we Read more

Arise, Shine (10:45am Traditional)

Series: August 2021Title: Arise ShineDate: 10:45am Traditional Worship. 22 August, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Isaiah 60:1-5a, 19-22 Arise, Shine, for your light has come. God spoke these words through the prophet Isaiah to people going through a tough time … giving hope and a promise of a breaking new era. As we prepare to meet together as a church to make some important decision which will shape our mission and ministry, maybe these words can also speak to us Read more

Arise, Shine (9am)

Series: August 2021Title: Arise ShineDate: 9am Worship. 15 August, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Isaiah 60:1-5a, 19-22 In the last of our Job series we explore the end of this Old Testament book where Job experience a restoration of his blessings and wealth. How do we understand this in the context of the rest of the book? What might be a better way of understand the way that God can bring restoration to our lives and families? I only wish Read more
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