Lent / Easter Sermon Series 2020.
During his earthly ministry, Jesus when he interacted with people made it person. He invited people into his circle and into his life. People were able to know and experience the presence and friendship of Jesus. Jesus offers the same to us. This Lent and Easter we are going in deeper with Jesus and making Easter personal.

Come In – Palm Sunday

Theme: Palm Sunday (Come In)Series: IN – Lent / Easter 2020Bible Readings: Matthew 21:1-11 / 23:37-39 / 26:26-30 / 26:36-46Preacher: Rev Phil SwainPreached for the ONLINE 9am worship – Palm SUnday 5 April 2020 Kids Church Downloadable Material: Instruction sheet Activity Sheet #1 Activity Sheet #2 Service Text Call to Worship Welcome to worship … coming from my home. Truly, welcome.  We want everyone to feel welcome this morning.  For those who live nearby and are part of the Turramurra Read more

Pour In – Lent Week #5

Theme: Pour INSeries: IN – Lent / Easter 2020Bible Reading: John 13:1-17Preacher: Rev Phil SwainPreached for the ONLINE 9am worship – 29 March 2020 Downloadable Material: Pour IN – Bible study sheet Kids Church Instructions Kids Church Craft 10:45am Traditional Service … Prerecorded and available on Youtube Sermon How are we going with the service so far?  I am being genuinely moved by seeing different people leading worship from different places.  To see Liss reading the bible in her own Read more

Lean In – Lent Week #4

Theme: Lean InSeries: IN – Lent / Easter 2020Bible Reading: Hebrews 10:19-25Preacher: Rev Phil SwainPreached for the ONLINE 9am worship – 22 March 2020 Pre-Bible Reading Bit For those who have connected in from other churches, the lectionary readings for today are all about light and dark and the great gospel story of the blind man being healed and his response when questioned, “I don’t know how Jesus did this, but this I know, I once was blind and now Read more

Trust IN – Lent #3

In the current times with COVID 19 causing uncertainty worldwide, Phil encouraged us to trust in the Lord in line with John 14:1 – “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” We might want God to give us understanding of “why” and “how” but Jesus response is “I give you peace and courage to take on whatever come your way.” Philippians 4:56-7 also gives us comfort in these uncertain times. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 

Dive IN – Lent Week #1

Phil shared his perspective on being salt and light of the world as shown through the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the early to mid 1900s.