Sermons by Rev Phil Swain

Sermons by Rev Phil Swain

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

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.

Light in the Darkness

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.

Salt and Light

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.

Words from the hill

Sunday 9th February 2020Series: Sermon on the Mount Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Reading: Matthew 5: 1-12 Over these three weeks we following the lectionary readings and are working through one of Jesus most profound sessions of teaching – the Sermon on the Mount – with the desire to allow these words to help us spiritually grow.  The SOTM is the longest continuous discourse of Jesus teaching in the bible, and it is contains some of the best known teachings of Read more

Vision Sunday – 2020

Rev Phil Swain – Turramurra Uniting Church’s Vision for 2020. Preached at Turramurra Uniting Church on Vision Sunday, 2nd Feb, 2020 Reading: Matthew 22:34-40 Download Vision Document pdf Jesus in our bible reading was asked … How do we make sure we are right with God?  What do we need to do to make sure that the things we are doing, the ideas that we have, the words that we speak … that they are good and godly?  Scripture is Read more

Finding Hope and Generosity in the face of Scarcity and Fear

Sunday 26th January 2020 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Bible Reading: Matthew 14: 13-21 As I said in my weekly email, I had in my mind to start by saying “Happy New Year” … but I acknowledge that for some people it has not been the happiest start to the year. Many of us have felt the weight of concern around all those effected by the bush fire crisis, and while the rain in the past week has been helpful – Read more