Sermons by Rev Phil Swain
Sunday 10th June – 9am Worship Sermon Series: Radical Hospitality Theme: Radical Hospitality – A Biblical Narrative Bible Readings: Genesis 18:1-10 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Sermon Over the past month, I have started doing something that I whilst I have done many times throughout my life, I have not done for a very long time. My family and I are starting to pack up a house in preparation for our move to Turramurra later in the year. Who has ever…
Radical Hospitality – A Biblical Narrative
Radical Hospitality for the rest of us
Pentecost Sunday 2018
One of the key elements of Jesus’ teaching was his commandment to love one another. As we celebrate Mother’s Day we will explore how the early church followed through with this commandment to love as well as discover an interesting quirk about the book of Acts.
As we start preparing for Pentecost we are exploring some of the people of the Early Church. This week we are going to be a little different and we are going to have three different people share 3 mini-sermons … or MySermonRules!
We look at the most well known Sunday School story of them all – Noah and the Ark. Surely there is nothing about this story that we have not already heard … or is there?
This sermon is is about exploring some well known Bible stories that are actually much more complex that we first think. This sermon looks at the classic Sunday School story of Gideon – the man who trusted God to save them from the enemies. Gideon is listed in Hebrews chapter 11 as one of the Old Testament Heroes of the Faith but there is another side to Gideon as well – one we hardly ever talk about.
Are you the only one who has doubts? The short answer is “no” – you are not the only one who has doubts. We all at different stages in our lives have niggling questions and doubts and we are not sure what we do with them. This Sunday we are going to explore the experience of “doubting Thomas” and the risen Jesus – and see how Thomas is actually a good example of how to own our doubts and address them in a positive and life-giving way.
In a world full of “Fake News”, how do we work out what is true or what is not true – especially when the Bible’s version of the Easter resurrection “seems too good to be true”?