Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Advent #3 – Carols and Lessons (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Carols and Lessons (Sunday 13 December, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Various readings from the Biblical Christmas StoryPreacher: Phil Swain Our traditional Carols and Lessons for 2020. Seven readings from the Biblical Christmas story surrounded by beautiful carols. A highlight for our congregation in the Advent Season. INTROIT – O Come O Come Emmanuel Lighting of the Advent Candle 1st LESSON Isaiah 9:2-7 Once in Royal David City 2nd LESSON Micah 5:2-5 O Little Town of Bethlehem 3rd LESSON Luke 1:26-35,38 The Read more

Advent #2 – REJOICE (Night Church)

Theme: Bringing Joy to the World (Sunday 6 December, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Bible Reading: Luke 2:26-56Preacher: Sam Sadrata This Service will be run in Hybrid mode, both in person at the church and LIVE on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turramurrauniting/live/ We often hear that the goal in life is to be happy. But how do you find a sense of happiness when the things around you keep changing. This Sunday we are looking at the story of Mary and how she was Read more

Advent #1 – Bringing Joy to the World (Night Church)

Theme: Bringing Joy to the World (Sunday 29 November, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Bible Reading: Luke 2:1-21Preacher: Phil Swain This Service will be run in Hybrid mode, both in person at the church and LIVE on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turramurrauniting/live/ A few months ago while chatting with some of our church’s young adults, the comment was made that after the year that we have had, with all its disruptions and pandemics, maybe this Christmas we need to focus on JOY. And so Read more

Advent #1 – Bringing Joy to the World (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Bringing Joy to the World (Sunday 29 November, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Bible Reading: Luke 2:1-21Preacher: Phil Swain Advent is here … and that means that Christmas is nearly here … and that means that 2020 is nearly finished… YEAH!!! A few years ago, I used as one of my Advent illustrations the Dr Suess story of how the Grinch stole Christmas.  You remember the story don’t you?  In a nutshell, there is the Grinch who, due to a bad childhood Read more

Advent #1 – Bringing Joy to the World (9am Worship)

Theme: Bringing Joy to the World (Sunday 29 November, 2020)Series: Advent 2020Bible Reading: Luke 2:1-21Preacher: Phil Swain This Service will be run in Hybrid mode, both in person at the church and LIVE on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turramurrauniting/live/ Kids Church Activity Sheet Download This advent our church is focusing on the theme of Joy. After the year that we have had, with all its disruptions and pandemics – this idea of embracing joy this Christmas seems to be more important Read more

My Story with Molk (Night Church)

Theme: Sharing my Story and other apologies (with MOLK) (Sunday 22 November, 2020)Series: November 2020Bible Reading: Matthew 25:31-46Preacher: Steve Molkentin (Molk from Pulse) This Service will be run in Hybrid mode, both in person at the church and LIVE on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turramurrauniting/live/ We were so pumped to have Steve Molkentin, a.k.a the Molk, coming to share with us his story (and other apologies). Molk is a key member of PULSE, the Uniting Church NSW Synod initiative to Read more

Fear (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Distraction (Sunday 22 November, 2020)Series: Trip Hazards 10:45amBible Reading: Matthew 25:14-30Preacher: Phil Swain We’ve been working through this series on Trip Hazards … and people, like our Church Treasurer Rob, really seem to be getting into the theme.    I had some really encouraging feedback after last’s week’s sermon on distraction … especially the idea that Spiritual growth might require us to be aware of what can trip us up, to  work on our self-control and to make the Read more

Distraction (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Distraction (Sunday 15 November, 2020)Series: Trip Hazards 10:45amBible Reading: Matthew 25:14-30Preacher: Phil Swain Last week we started a new sermon series based on the lectionary gospel readings from Matthew on Trip Hazards – things that can trip us up in our spiritual growth.  I shared a story about a time on the Hillsong chapel stage when I stepped backwards and didn’t see a foldback speaker and went sprawling over the floor.  The lack of awareness was my problem … Read more

Trip Hazards #3 – Fear

Theme: Distraction (Sunday 8 November, 2020)Series: Trip HazardsBible Reading: Matthew 25:14-30Preacher: Phil Swain This Service will be run in Hybrid mode, both in person at the church and LIVE on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turramurrauniting/live/ Kids Church Activity Sheet Download This week we wrap up our series on “Trip Hazards” (things that can trip us up in our spiritual growth) by looking at the issue of Fear. Is Fear always bad? How can fear hinder spiritual growth? This Sunday the Read more

Hypocrisy (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Hypocrisy (Sunday 8 November, 2020)Series: Trip Hazards 10:45amBible Reading: Matthew 23:1-12Preacher: Phil Swain This Service will be run in Hybrid mode, both in person at the church and LIVE on our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/turramurrauniting/live/ During the week I had this picture pop up in my Facebook memories.  A celebrant selfie at a beautiful wedding I officiated at for Brendan and Monique.  It also reminded me of another story that happened at the wedding practice the night before. The Read more