Sermons on Life

Sermons on Life

The Beginning of Good News

Summer Series #1 – Beginning of Good News Preacher: Kevin Kim / Bible Reading: Mark 1:1-20 From today we are starting a new series on the gospel of Mark, as the Narrative Lectionary travels through Mark’s gospel until the end of March, which is Easter Sunday. During the time of leading up to Advent and Christmas, we had more than ten weeks with Old Testament Narrative Lectionary series, and Phil and I hope it was a meaningful and helpful series Read more

The Art of Abiding

Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: The Art of AbidingBible Reading: 1 John 2:15-17Preacher: Rev Phil SwainDate: 2 January, 2022 Continuing our slower paced worship for the summer break and the fourth sermon in our 1 John series. This week we dive deep into 3 verses of chapter 2 and learn about life, and being close to Jesus and Phil shares a great illustration to bring it all together. Click here to download Kid’s Activity Sheet Click here to Read more

Sin vs Love

Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: Sin versus LoveBible Reading: 1 John 1:8 – 2:14Preacher: Rev Phil SwainDate: 26 December, 2021 As we slow down for the summer break, we are jumping back into our ongoing 1 John sermon series with our next block of the book. In this sermon we will be exploring how John addresses the question of sin but not from a judgemental point of view but rather as an inhibitor to love and spiritual growth. Read more

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

One thing is needed (9am)

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