Sermons by Rev Phil Swain

Sermons by Rev Phil Swain

Passion – Communion (Night Church)

Series: PassionTitle: Passion – CommunionDate: Night Church. 12th September, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: John 17:20-26 In the last of our Passion sermon series we are looking at our desire to know and be known. This not only relates to each other but also with our relationship with God. Phil will be sharing some “17 year old Phil-osophy” as well as insights from Kenda Creasy Dean’s book on Practicing Passion. PowerPoint Slides This is our last week of our passion Read more

HymnFest 2021 (10:45am Traditional)

Today we put aside our usual liturgy and sing 16 wonderful hymns – allowing the words and music of the hymns to speak and minister to us. Using the imagery of the Celtic Cross, the hymns will help us lift our eyes to God in Praise, be reminded of God’s love reaching out to us, give thanks for the cross of Jesus and recommit to live out our faith everyday. Hymn #1 – All creatures of our God and KingHymn Read more

One thing I Seek (9am)

Theme: One Thing I SeekBible Reading: Psalm 27:1-14Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Being in lockdown has made some of us reconsider what is most important in life. Is the 2 hours of travel to work each day really worth it? COVIDhas encouraged us to reconsider our priorities. This new sermon series is exploring this idea with the context of a phrase found 5 times in the Bible … “One Thing”. Five times we are encourage to think about “one thing” or Read more

Wisdom from our Father (10:45 Traditional)

Title: Wisdom from our FatherDate: 10:45am Worship. 5 September, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Proverbs 1:1-9 This Sunday is Father’s Day – and while we acknowledge that for some the relationship with their Fathers can be complex … we are using this day to ponder the wisdom, teaching and example passed down to us from our fathers or other significant people in our lives. In a creative worship experience, Phil is framing the conversation around the Old Testament book of Read more

Wisdom from our Father (Father’s Day)

Bible Reading: Proverbs 1:1-9Preacher: Phil Swain with the help of over a dozen church members who are sharing about their dads. This Sunday is Father’s Day – and while we acknowledge that for some the relationship with their Fathers can be complex … we are using this day to ponder the wisdom, teaching and example passed down to us from our fathers or other significant people in our lives. In a creative worship experience, Phil is framing the conversation around Read more

Passion – Transcendence (Night Church)

Series: PassionTitle: Passion – TranscendenceDate: Night Church. 8th August, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Revelation 1:1-12 What does it mean for us to be there for each other and for God? In the next sermon Would you like to be part of something extraordinary? Do you have a sense that there is more to experience or feel or know which is just beyond us? This Sunday we are looking at the second of the Passion trilogy on Transcendence and our Read more

Arise, Shine (10:45am Traditional)

Series: August 2021Title: Arise ShineDate: 10:45am Traditional Worship. 22 August, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Isaiah 60:1-5a, 19-22 Arise, Shine, for your light has come. God spoke these words through the prophet Isaiah to people going through a tough time … giving hope and a promise of a breaking new era. As we prepare to meet together as a church to make some important decision which will shape our mission and ministry, maybe these words can also speak to us Read more

The Restoration of Job (10:45am Traditional)

Series: JobTitle: The Restoration of JobDate: 10:45am Traditional. 15 August, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Job 42:1-17 In the last of our Job series we explore the end of this Old Testament book where Job experience a restoration of his blessings and wealth. How do we understand this in the context of the rest of the book? What might be a better way of understand the way that God can bring restoration to our lives and families? For the past Read more

Arise, Shine (9am)

Series: August 2021Title: Arise ShineDate: 9am Worship. 15 August, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Isaiah 60:1-5a, 19-22 In the last of our Job series we explore the end of this Old Testament book where Job experience a restoration of his blessings and wealth. How do we understand this in the context of the rest of the book? What might be a better way of understand the way that God can bring restoration to our lives and families? I only wish Read more

Passion – Fidelity (Night Church)

Series: PassionTitle: Passion – FidelityDate: Night Church. 8th August, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Philippians 2:1-24 What does it mean for us to be there for each other and for God? In the next sermon in our series on Passion we will be exploring the idea of fidelity – the powerful promise of God to always be there for us, and in response we are called to be there for others. But what does this look like in practice. What Read more