2023 Summer Series

2023 Summer Series

You are the Light of the World

Sermon on the Mount #1 – “You are the Light of the World”Reading: Matthew 5:1-21Preacher: Rev Phil Swain As we journey through the Gospel of Matthew we have come to the first significant block of teaching – the Sermon on the Mount and will be challenged to consider what it means to live out this ethical teaching from Jesus. From the profoundness of the beatitudes to the confronting teaching on anger – Jesus is encouraging us to hear these words Read more

Temptation in the Desert – Combined Worship

Reading: Matthew 4:1-26Preacher: Rev Phil Swain. We are continuing to follow the Gospel of Matthew using the Narrative lectionary. Phil will be tying together how this experience of Jesus confronting the adversary in the desert with the bigger picture that Matthew is trying to paint in his first discourse of this gospel – exploring what it means to follow Jesus and to live as a child of the kingdom. Links that are referred to in the service: Sermon Text Now Read more

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

Born to Be King – Combined Worship

“Born to Be King” – Combined ONLINE ONLY Worship. Reading: Matthew 2:1-12. Preacher: Rev Phil Swain. As we start the new year, we have made the decision not to gather in person but offer an ONLINE ONLY combined worship service – with elements from all three of our worshipping communities. In this service Phil will be introducing the Narrative Lectionary as well as giving an overview of the gospel of Matthew and showing how Matthew reveals right from the beginning Read more