Sermons on Luke
Christmas SnapshotsBible Reading: Luke 2:1-20Preacher: Phil Swain Kids Talk – The Christmas Tutor Education System!Sermon – “Christmas Snapshots” how the Biblical Christmas story shows us a snapshot of a profound truth. The Christmas Day sermon is always a tricky thing to do. It feels like everyone comes on Christmas day to see each other, to joyfully sing the Christmas songs and to check out the creative kids talk. By the time the sermon comes around, let’s be honest … you Read more
The Spirit of Christmas Play – A musical by the Countdown to Christmas kids and leaders and the TUC Young Adults. The play starts with Buddy the Elf searching for reason that the “Spirit of Christmas” meter has dropped and Papa Elf sends him and some other elves on an adventure through time to rediscover the spirit of Christmas. Admit the chaos and laughter, we will discover that within the heart of the Christmas story we can find the treasure Read more
Growing Young #3 – Prioritising Growing Young Speaker: Joanna DraytonBible Reading: Luke 10:25-37 and Mark 9:35-37 This is our last Sunday in Growing Young Program & we are thrilled to Joanna Drayton (who is not only a member of TUC but also PULSE Leader) sharing insights into the last two wedges on the Growing Young Program.
Growing Young #2 – Taking Jesus’ Message Seriously Speakers: Phil Swain, Bec Swain and Max DayBible Reading: Luke 9:18-27 We are continuing with our Growing Young Program by exploring the next two wedges in our Growing Young Wheel – Empathy Now and Taking Jesus’ Message Seriously. Jesus encourages us to take our faith seriously … to pick up our cross and follow him and his example. This is a message that resonates with young people, so how do we as Read more
Growing Young – Unlocking Keychain Leadership.Guest Speaker: Steve Molkentin (MOLK) from PULSE Bible Reading: Luke 2:41-52 This Sunday we launching our “Growing Young” program where we rethink, reimagine and recalibrate our ministry to young people and young adults. We are very blessed that we have as our guest speaker, Steve Molkentin (Molk) from the NSW Young People Unit – PULSE, coming to share with us about the program the importance of unlocking keychain leadership.
Reading: Luke 2:1-21Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Celebrate the birth of Jesus in a way which is full of life and love. This video includes Max’s amazing, creative talk for the kids and Phil’s short sermon on how the gift of Jesus which is ours at Christmas – is more than we could ever hope for or imagine! Sermon Text Ever had an experience when you were expecting something, you had an idea of what it would be like and it Read more
Reading: Luke 23:32-43Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Phil’s back from holidays and is keen to share some of the things he has been reflecting on over the past four weeks! Calling on some great teaching from Bible Project Cofounder Tim Mackie, Phil is pondering the question of where (or when) can we find paradise? When Jesus said to the thief on the cross, “Today you will be with me in paradise”, was Jesus referring to heaven, or to something more? Is Read more
How do we plan in a changing world, especially when it comes to our Church’s vision.
A Broken World and broken PeopleBible Readings : Micah 6:6-8 / Luke 7:36-50Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim As our Lent journey brings us closer to the cross, this week we are considering the injustice and oppression that arise from “morally poor” decisions – issues such as racism, climate change, corporate greed and more. What does Jesus and the Bible say about these issues and how can we as Christians begin to loosen the chains of the injustice that morally poor decision Read more
Loosening the Chains of the Materially PoorEradicating extreme poverty, hunger and preventable illnesses Bible Readings : Luke 19:45-47, Luke 8:43-48Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Last Sunday we were given a Lenten challenge to pray more, to give to those in need and to fast in the spirit of Isaiah 58 – to loosen the chains of injustice. But when the issues of extreme poverty, hunger and preventable illnesses are so large and complex, it can be overwhelming to know what to Read more