Sermons on Holy Spirit

Sermons on Holy Spirit

Loving Spirit

The Holy Spirit and the Church: Loving Spirit Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 This week we read Paul’s famous discussion on love from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. We will ponder how love is the one de-constructable reality, the most fundamental principle of the universe, and the very essence of God. The sort of love that Paul calls us to in this passage goes against the world’s thinking where domination, control and pride are the logic of the Read more

Living Spirit

The Holy Spirit and the Church: Living SpiritPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 12-22, 50-58 In our series looking at how the Holy Spirit worked through the Early church, we have come to the Church at Corinth. Despite living in a cosmopolitan city, the first century people of Corinth were finding the worship offered by the usual religions unsatisfying. It was in to this context that Paul established the church with talk of the Holy Spirit that can Read more

Disruptive Spirit

Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Acts 17:1-9 and 1 Thess 1:1-10 As we approach Pentecost we continue to explore how the Spirit moved within the early church – and this week we are looking particularly at the Early Church in Thessalonica. Thessalonica was a busy city with a diverse group of people and religions – and the arrival of Paul with the gospel of Jesus was disruptive. But disruption can sometimes be good as we are forced to consider whether Read more

Healing Spirit

The Holy Spirit and the Church: Healing Spirit Bible Reading: Acts 3:1-11 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain In this period between Easter and Pentecost, we are exploring the way the Holy Spirit works within the church – both the Early Church as told in the book of Acts and our own church here at TUC. This week our reading is the familiar story of Peter and John healing a lame man at the temple and it raises a number of interesting Read more

Guided by God’s Promises

Sermon text As many of you know, I play tennis with some of our church members on Monday morning. Last Monday, my body was so heavy and was not hitting the ball as I hoped I would. My body was not just responding. Although I can still run faster than all of my lovely Monday tennis friends, I know I will be getting slower. I still want to improve my second serve and backhand, but my body will be ageing Read more

Trinity Sunday

Readings: John 16:12-15 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Kevin speaks about ‘The Triune God’, based on two Bible passages Matthew 28:16-20 and John 16:12-15 on this Trinity Sunday. We hear the trinitarian language from liturgy, prayers and some theological textbooks a lot these days. Why is the doctrine of trinity still so important for us today? Kevin explores this doctrine in relation to the issue of community and relationship. First, God is community-building love. It is in community that we can Read more

Pentecost 2022

Pentecost 2022 Readings: Acts 2:1-21Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This Sunday is Pentecost – the day where the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit! The church will be dressed up in red, orange and yellow and we encourage you to come dressed in something of those colours too! Phil will helping us to understand the context in which the day of Pentecost occurred and how this can speak into the context the current day church finds itself. Click here Read more

Toy Box #5 – Kites (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Toy Box #5- Umbrella (Sunday 4th October, 2020)Series: Life Lessons from the Toy BoxBible Reading: Psalm 61:1-8Preacher: Rev Phil Swain The last of our sermon series looking at profound Biblical principles and promises that we can learn from our childhood toys and today we are soaring while playing with Kites as we ponder how God helps and upholds us. When you younger did you ever play with a kite?  This is my children’s kite and we have had many Read more
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