Sermons by Rev Phil Swain

Sermons by Rev Phil Swain

Values for Living

Sunday 18th August, 2019Theme: Imagining Hope Week #2Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 John 4:7-12,19 Sermon Text Last Sunday we pondered at our values and how they played out in what we thought about, where we spent our time and where we invested our money.  I mentioned it the weekly email that I found it a personally challenging sermon as I realised that I am so busy that there is so little room in my life for God to work.  Read more

What do you Value?

Sunday 11th August, 2019Theme: Imagining Hope Week #1Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Luke 4:38-44 Sermon Text Can you believe that it is August already?  This year just seems to be racing through at a frantic pace. Maybe it is not time that is racing at a frantic pace, maybe the problem is that many of us race through life at a frantic pace.  Maybe we have packed so many things into our weeks, that we are so busy with our 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

I AM … the Vine

Sunday 21st July, 2019Series: I AMTheme: I AM the Vine and you are the BranchesPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: John 15:1-17 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 Read more

I AM … the Resurrection and the Life

Sunday 30th June, 2019Series: I AMPreacher: Phil SwainBible Reading: John 11:1-6, 17-27,38-44 Sermon Last week we started a series in which we are looking at seven key statements that Jesus made about himself … the I AM statement.  In these seven statements we have a glimpse into the person and character of Jesus.  But they are more than this.  In my sermon last week, I said an idea over and over again … can you remember it? Jesus in these Read more

I AM … the Bread of Life AND the Light of the World

Sunday 23rd June, 2019Series: I AMPreacher: Phil SwainBible Reading: John 6:35,47-69 & John 8:12-19 Sermon A few weeks ago, I just clicked over 18 months of being here at TUC.   I have learnt a lot about you and this church over the 18 months, but I am sure that there is still a lot more to learn. I wonder, have you got to know me?  I hope so … after all, I do talk a lot about myself or share Read more

Romans 8 – Foundations

Sunday 16th June, 2019Series: Romans 8Preacher: Phil SwainBible Reading: Romans 8:1-12 Sermon Over the next three weeks I am going to be exploring in depth one single chapter of the Bible – Romans 8 – but before we jump into that I thought it would be good to have a brief overview of the book of Romans just to put it into context. If I was going to sum up the book of Romans in one word … maybe I Read more

Pentecost 2019 (Night Church)

6:30pm worship – Sunday 9th JunePreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Acts 2:1-5, 14-21 Sermon What has been your experience of the Holy Spirit? When I was about 19 or 20, I noticed something about the way my church approached the Holy Spirit – and I think that this would be probably true for many churches, especially Uniting Churches.  I noticed that we talked a lot about the Holy Spirit: how it was part of the Trinity That the Spirit was Read more

Pentecost 2019 (Traditional)

10:45am worship – Sunday 9th JunePreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Acts 2:1-5, 14-21 Sermon What has been your experience of the Holy Spirit? When I was about 19 or 20, I noticed something about the way my church approached the Holy Spirit – and I think that this would be probably true for many churches, especially Uniting Churches.  I noticed that we talked a lot about the Holy Spirit: how it was part of the Trinity That the Spirit was Read more