Sermons on Lent

Sermons on Lent

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

Decision Making

Sermon Text As you move to a new area, you need to find some good GP, hairdresser, fresh vege and meat butcher and so on. Finding a reliable car mechanic is also what you want. About June last year, one of my old car’s window stop working. S Up until that point, I have not found a good car mechanic and I googled and found one car service in Waitara. He checked my car and said, if I get Honda 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

Lent #5 – Loosening the Chains of the Spiritually Poor

Loosening the Chains of the Spiritually Poor Bible Reading: Isaiah 1:13-20 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain In the last of our Lenten Series on Loosening the Chains we are looking at how we can help the spiritually poor. What does it mean for a person to be spiritually poor and how does the upcoming Easter message speak to this. A powerful ending for our series on injustice and a great way to prepare for Holy Week and Easter. Click here to Read more

Lent #3 – A Broken world and broken people

A Broken World and broken PeopleBible Readings : Micah 6:6-8 / Luke 7:36-50Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim As our Lent journey brings us closer to the cross, this week we are considering the injustice and oppression that arise from “morally poor” decisions – issues such as racism, climate change, corporate greed and more. What does Jesus and the Bible say about these issues and how can we as Christians begin to loosen the chains of the injustice that morally poor decision Read more

Lent #2 – Eradicating Extreme Poverty, Hunger and Preventable illnesses

Loosening the Chains of the Materially PoorEradicating extreme poverty, hunger and preventable illnesses Bible Readings : Luke 19:45-47, Luke 8:43-48Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Last Sunday we were given a Lenten challenge to pray more, to give to those in need and to fast in the spirit of Isaiah 58 – to loosen the chains of injustice. But when the issues of extreme poverty, hunger and preventable illnesses are so large and complex, it can be overwhelming to know what to Read more

Lent #1 – Transforming Lives and Communities

Transforming Lives and CommunitiesBible Readings : Isaiah 58:1-12 / Luke 4:16-21Preacher: Rev Phil Swain We stand, between two seasons. Behind us is Epiphany, the period in which We begin our Lenten journey towards Easter with a world which is full of hardship and difficulties. The European war, East coast floods, and the heating up of politics before an election are wanting to dominate our thinking. But Lent traditionally is a time for prayer; fasting; and almsgiving (helping others). Lent is Read more
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