Sermons by Rev Phil Swain

Sermons by Rev Phil Swain

Reconsider Respond

9am Worship Service – Sunday 14 April 2019Theme: Reconsider RespondSeries: Lent & Easter 2019 – ReimagineBible Readings: Luke 19:35-40; Luke 20:45 – 21:4; Luke 22:39-46 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Rejoice A few weeks ago, I already preached a sermon on the Palm Sunday reading and how it reflected the revolution that Jesus was bringing.  Today in these few minutes I would like to reflect on how Palm Sunday is a picture of contrasts. We know from later in the Easter story Read more

Reckoning

9am Worship Service – Sunday 31st March 2019Theme: ReckoningSeries: Lent & Easter 2019 – ReimagineBible Reading: Luke 12:1-11Preacher: Rev Phil Swain I know it is a little weird that I am having the Palm Sunday reading two weeks early … but we often pack so much into the Psalm Sunday service (being the beginning of Holy Week) that we don’t have time to look at some other perspectives that arise.  So today, we are exploring this issue of Jesus the revolutionary… Read more

Reaching Out

One aspect of the Easter narratives is the amount of times that Jesus reached out to people – both from a literally sense (eg Zacchaeus) and from a spiritual sense (the whole idea of the cross was to bring people back to God as shown in the lost parables).

Refrain

Sunday 17th March Series: Re-Imagine. Lent and Easter 2019 Bible Reading: Luke 9:18-27 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Sermon In our bible reading for today, Jesus gave the challenge, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” I was saying in the breakfast coffee and chat yesterday morning that when it comes to the Gospel of Luke, some biblical commentators want to suggest that the Easter Narrative doesn’t actually start with Read more