Sermons on Matthew

Sermons on Matthew

Jesus and John: Rival or Mentor

“Jesus and John: Rival or Mentor?”Reading: Matthew 3:1-17. Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim This Sunday, we are continuing the Summer Series 2023 (Edition #2). Kevin will continue to follow the set reading for this week from the Narrative lectionary. How did Jesus and John the Baptist relate to each other? Unlike the shepherds and the magi, John does not have a place in the Christmas creche or pageant. Matthew 3 begins by introducing us to John the Baptist. Matthew suggests that Read more

Forgiveness #2 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness? # 2

Reading: Matthew 5:41-48, Psalm 23:1-3Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim This week, Kevin will continue to look at Matthew chapter 5. Starting with v 41 (go with them two miles), Kevin will explain what v 41 might mean to us in terms of ‘forgiveness’ and ‘Christian perfection’. Kevin will then relate the concept of ‘Love for Enemies’ in v 43-48 with the theme of ‘forgiveness’. This chapter asks the Christian to be perfect, and as the last measurement for Christian perfection, ‘love Read more

Forgiveness #1 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness #1

Reading: Matthew 5:38-42 & 48, 18:21-22Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Forgiveness #1 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Kevin is starting a new series of ‘forgiveness’ this Sunday. We read the concept of ‘forgive’ in the Bible many times. The word ‘forgive’ appears in the KJV (95 times), ESV (109) and CEV (206) respectively, but we would think a theme of ‘forgiveness’ can be found in many other verses like “Come now, let us settle the matter,’ says the Read more

Becoming a Keyperson – Helper’s High

Reading: Matthew 22: 34 – 40Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim “After introducing the concept of ‘Key Person’ on Sunday, 19 June, Kevin wants to continue to explore how and why we could become ‘Key Person’ to more people in our neighbourhood and community. Giving pushes aside the negative emotions, and clearly contributes to stress-induced psychological and physical illness. A concept “helper’s high” was introduced in 1988. A full 50 percent of helpers reported feeling “high” when they helped others, while 43 Read more

Trinity Sunday

Readings: John 16:12-15 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Kevin speaks about ‘The Triune God’, based on two Bible passages Matthew 28:16-20 and John 16:12-15 on this Trinity Sunday. We hear the trinitarian language from liturgy, prayers and some theological textbooks a lot these days. Why is the doctrine of trinity still so important for us today? Kevin explores this doctrine in relation to the issue of community and relationship. First, God is community-building love. It is in community that we can Read more

Around the Table

Around the Table (Creative Worship Experience) Reading: Matthew 26:20-29Lead by Phil Swain and Cam Giacometti A more intimate and relaxed time of worship focused on the imagery of tables. Phil will share a little about the importance of tables for gathering and sharing and Cam will read us a kids book and lead a discussion about our experiences of tables before summing up. Click here to download PowerPoint Slide PDF Questions for reflection or small groups   Our own experience of Read more

EHC#5 – Growing into a Community with Emotionally Mature Adults

“Emotionally Healthy Church” – Growing into a Community with Emotionally Mature Adults Reading: Matthew 5:1-12Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim In our last instalment of our “Emotionally Healthy Church” series we are challenged to continue the journey towards becoming a community of emotionally healthy people. Click here to download PowerPoint Slide PDF Questions for reflection or small groups    Sermon Text Today, as the last sermon of ‘Emotionally Healthy Church’ series, we explore how we can grow into ‘emotionally mature adults’. Loving Read more

Transfiguration – From the Mountaintop to the Street Corner

Transfiguration: From the Mountain top to the Street CornerBible Readings : Exodus 24: 12 – 18 / Matthew 17: 1 – 9Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim We stand, between two seasons. Behind us is Epiphany, the period in which we look at ways in which Jesus revealed God’s glory and his own power. Ahead of us is Lent, the period in which we seek to penetrate the mystery of suffering and love and salvation. Between these two seasons, we have the 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

Through the Wilderness (9am)

Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Through the WildernessBible Reading: Matthew 1:18 – 2:1Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year … but what about when it isn’t. This Sunday we are going to explore how the symbolism of the wilderness connects with the Christmas Narrative – including Jesus’ time as a refugee in Egypt. A different way of thinking about Christmas which taps into the hope and joy that comes with the Read more