Sermons on Jesus

Sermons on Jesus

Easter Sunday – The Unfinished Story…

Easter Sunday: The Unfinished StoryPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Mark 16:1-8 Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus with Phil sharing the way that Mark records the resurrection narrative and how we have the opportunity to write the next part of the resurrection story! I want to spend a little time while the kids are outside making the Easter Egg bags to explore one aspect of the Easter story that our reading from the Gospel of Mark highlights… Did anyone else feel Read more

Good Friday – Choices

Choices: Reflecting on the CrossWorship Leaders: Rev Phil Swain & Liesl Homes Our Good Friday worship is a creative and reflective time which will focus on the cross of Jesus. The service will include bible readings, visuals, interactive opportunities and reflections on the choices that were made during the Good Friday narrative and how we have been given the opportunity to accept God’s forgiveness, grace and life that we can find through the cross.

Palm Sunday – Listen to your Heart

Lent 6 – Listen to your HeartBible Reading: Mark 11:1-2, 7-11; Mark 11:12-17, 19-24; Mark 14:1-11Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This Sunday is last Sunday of Lent and the beginning of Holy week. This week in the lead up to Easter can stir not only the emotions of those involved, but can stir our heart as well. In a different worship experience, this Sunday we will be having a some different opportunities where we can pause and “listen to our hearts”. Read more

Lent 4 – On the Side of Love

On the Side of LoveBible Reading: Mark 12:28-44Preacher: Rev Phil Swain What side are you on? In our journey towards Easter and the cross using the Gospel of Mark, we find ourselves in the middle of a tense discussion between Jesus and the religious leaders of the time. There was much debate about whether it more right to show honour to God by strict adherence to the law or whether God was more interested in the way we showed our Read more

Lent 3 – Respect or Reject

Respect or Reject? Whose example are you following?Bible Reading: Mark 12:1-17Preacher: Rev Phil Swain We continue to journey through Lent exploring the gospel of Mark and the passages where Jesus is helping people consider their choices and what impact those choices make. In the reading this Sunday we hear a parable about some tenants and a narrative of Jesus being asked about taxes … but as we have seen in the past few weeks, Jesus uses these experiences to help Read more

Lent 1 – Our need for a Saviour in the age of self-sufficiency

Our need for a Saviour in the age of self-sufficiency Bible Reading: Mark 10:17-31 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This week we begin our Lent Worship journey … six Sundays that lead up to Holy Week and the Easter weekend. This year for Lent we will be exploring how Jesus helped people in the bible to peel away the superficial things and address the real and significant issues of the heart. We start this Lent journey in Mark chapter 10 – Read more

Building on a Solid Foundation

Sermon on the Mount #3 – “Building on a Solid”Reading: Matthew 7:1-14,24-29Preacher: Rev Phil Swain In the last of our Sermon on the Mount Series, Jesus continues to build an ethical framework and encourages us to not only hear his words but to also put them into practice. Even though this teaching is 2000 years old, Matthew chapter 7 is relevant for us today with teaching on judging others, not being deceived by fake news and recognising the graciousness and Read more

An Audience of One

Sermon on the Mount #2 – “An Audience of One”Reading: Matthew 6:1-21;25-34Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This is the second in our series looking at Jesus’ ethical teaching “The Sermon on the Mount” from the gospel of Matthew and covers teaching about prayer, fasting, what we treasure and the things we worry about. As well as exploring the great wisdom and guidance in these passages, we will wrestle with the question of in contrast to Matthew chapter 5 (which calls us Read more

You are the Light of the World

Sermon on the Mount #1 – “You are the Light of the World”Reading: Matthew 5:1-21Preacher: Rev Phil Swain As we journey through the Gospel of Matthew we have come to the first significant block of teaching – the Sermon on the Mount and will be challenged to consider what it means to live out this ethical teaching from Jesus. From the profoundness of the beatitudes to the confronting teaching on anger – Jesus is encouraging us to hear these words Read more

Jesus and John: Rival or Mentor

“Jesus and John: Rival or Mentor?”Reading: Matthew 3:1-17. Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim This Sunday, we are continuing the Summer Series 2023 (Edition #2). Kevin will continue to follow the set reading for this week from the Narrative lectionary. How did Jesus and John the Baptist relate to each other? Unlike the shepherds and the magi, John does not have a place in the Christmas creche or pageant. Matthew 3 begins by introducing us to John the Baptist. Matthew suggests that Read more