Other Sermons 2019

Other Sermons 2019

The Live Christmas Story

Title: The Live Christmas StoryPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Juke 2:1-7Preached at Turramurra Uniting Church in Sunday 24th November, 2019 Today’s service was to celebrate the message of Christmas with all our young friends and their families from the youth communities connected to the life of Turramurra Uniting Church – Turratots Occasional Childcare centre, Bugz kids youth group, TurraTurtles playgroup, Kids Church and others – along with a lively group of live farm animals. Today’s recording reflects the “organised chaos” Read more

Bible 3 16

Title: 316Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Daniel 3:13-18Preached at Turramurra Uniting Church in Sunday 17th November, 2019 DOWNLOAD HANDOUT HERE We all know John 3:16 … but did you know that there are some other 3:16’s in the bible which can also speak of God’s love & grace?  Today I want to show you something which I found really amazing that when I was exploring my bible a few months ago.  It started with a prayer a number of years Read more

Thanksgiving Sunday

Preached Sunday 22nd September, 2019 at Turramurra Uniting Church Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 Our bible reading, we are encouraged to “give thanks in all circumstances” or as Paul says in 1 Corinthians, “always give thanks.”  But if Thanksgiving is something we should do all the time, why are we setting aside one Sunday to be Thanksgiving Sunday? Good question.  Part of the answer is that we are honouring the history of the harvest festival when rural Read more


Sunday 8th September, 2019Theme: PhilemonPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Philemon 1-21 Last Week in the Father’s Day classic I shared a story about me mucking up the washing and tied it into the idea of forgiveness.  The reading last week was that amazing promise from 1 John that when we confess our sins God is faithful and just and WILL forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Today, our reading is looking at the same issue by from a Read more

HOPE – Combined Worship

Sunday 28st July, 2019Theme: Combined WorshipPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Jeremiah 29:4-14 Sermon I once stumbled across this written prayer which I found challenging, it went… “Lord, let me make a difference which is utterly disproportionate to who I am.”   What do you think of that?  “Lord, let me make a difference which is utterly disproportionate to who I am.”  Do you have that desire?  Do you want to make a difference in your life, in this church, in your Read more

My Father’s Business

Sunday 21st July, 2019Night ChurchPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Luke 2:41-52 Who here does the same job as their parents … or thinks that when they start working they might do the same job as your parents … sort of be “following in their father’s footsteps” so to speak.  Anyone?  Do you know what my dad is?  Yep, he is a minister … but you gotta believe me, him being a minister is not the reason I became one as Read more
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