Sermons by Rev Phil Swain (Page 2)

Sermons by Rev Phil Swain (Page 2)

Love and Life (10:45 Traditional)

Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: Love and LifeBible Reading: 1 John 1:1-4Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This week we are doing a deep dive into 1 John – a short letter from the bible that explores love and life and light and eternity. Taking the exegetical approach, we will be stepping through the passages line by line, but at the same time pondering how they can relate to us and what God might be saying in these words. We will also Read more

Spoiling the Illusion (9am)

Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: Love and LifeBible Reading: 1 John 1:5-7Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Continuing our deep dive into 1 John – this week we are stepping into the light and seeing what the light reveals. Taking the exegetical approach, this week we will be stepping through 1 John 1:5-7 line by line, and pondering how God is speaking to us through these verses. In particular we will explore the illusions that the world puts up to Read more

Love and Life (9am)

Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: Love and LifeBible Reading: 1 John 1:1-4Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This week we are doing a deep dive into 1 John – a short letter from the bible that explores love and life and light and eternity. Taking the exegetical approach, we will be stepping through the passages line by line, but at the same time pondering how they can relate to us and what God might be saying in these words. We will also Read more

One thing I know (10:45 Traditional)

Theme: One Thing I KnowBible Reading: John 9:1-6; 18-25 and Philippians 3:7-14Preacher: Rev Phil Swain In a time of disruption and change, it is hard to be confident or certain about anything, and yet this Sunday we find two biblical characters who were rock solid in their beliefs. “One thing I know”, “One thing I do”. We finish off this “one thing” sermon series with an encouraging affirmation of our faith and the trust that we can place in God. Read more

One thing is needed (10:45 Traditional)

Theme: One Thing is neededBible Reading: Luke 10:38-42 & Mark 10:17-22Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Choices are easy when we are choosing between good and bad, but what if the choice is between a number of good things? We continue our sermon series exploring “the one thing” by deep diving into two very familiar gospel stories where Jesus himself challenged people with the phrase “one thing”. What was Jesus implying when he said that just one thing was needed, or that Read more

One thing I know (9am)

Theme: One Thing I KnowBible Reading: John 9:1-6; 18-25 and Philippians 3:7-14Preacher: Rev Phil Swain In a time of disruption and change, it is hard to be confident or certain about anything, and yet this Sunday we find two biblical characters who were rock solid in their beliefs. “One thing I know”, “One thing I do”. We finish off this “one thing” sermon series with an encouraging affirmation of our faith and the trust that we can place in God. Read more

Thanksgiving Sunday 2021 (10:45am Traditional)

Thanksgiving Sunday 2021Bible Reading: Philippians 4:4-20Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Even after a year of disruptions, lockdowns, anxiety over COVID and limited opportunities to gather, we are taking time to reflect on God’s goodness to us and to give thanks. In a creative and participatory service, we will be pondering what we are thankful for, praising God for God’s goodness and exploring how we might be able to respond with gratitude by living lives of thankfulness. Click here for Sermon Slide Read more

Thanksgiving Sunday 2021 (9am)

Thanksgiving Sunday 2021Bible Reading: Philippians 4:4-20Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Even after a year of disruptions, lockdowns, anxiety over COVID and limited opportunities to gather, we are taking time to reflect on God’s goodness to us and to give thanks. In a creative and participatory service, we will be pondering what we are thankful for, praising God for God’s goodness and exploring how we might be able to respond with gratitude by living lives of thankfulness. Click here to download Kid’s Read more

Context Matters (Night Church)

Series: Term 3 2021Title: Context MattersDate: Night Church. 19th September, 2021Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Hebrews 1:1-14 In response to a request for some more “exegetical preaching”, Phil is helping us dip our toes into the New Testament Book of Hebrews and unlocking one of the keys to understanding Hebrews – that context matters. Who was this letter written to and why is Hebrews a great example of contextual theology? If you are looking for a deeper dive into the Read more

One thing I Seek (10:45am Traditional)

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