Sermons on Personal Relationship with Jesus

Sermons on Personal Relationship with 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.

The Day of the Lord

Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Bible Reading: 2 Peter 3:1-10, 17-18 In our last sermon in our 2 Peter series, Phil is exploring the tricky topic of the second coming of Jesus. When Peter wrote this letter it was about 30 years after Jesus ascended into Heaven and people were starting to wonder … “what happened to Jesus promise to return … is Jesus really coming back again?” Now nearly 2000 years … how do we understand the whole issue of Read more

Temptation in the Desert – Combined Worship

Reading: Matthew 4:1-26Preacher: Rev Phil Swain. We are continuing to follow the Gospel of Matthew using the Narrative lectionary. Phil will be tying together how this experience of Jesus confronting the adversary in the desert with the bigger picture that Matthew is trying to paint in his first discourse of this gospel – exploring what it means to follow Jesus and to live as a child of the kingdom. Links that are referred to in the service: Sermon Text Now Read more

EHC#2 – Looking Back in order to go forward

“Emotionally Healthy Church”Looking Back in order to go forward Reading: Genesis 45:1-15, Hebrews 12:1-3Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim We are continuing our series on exploring what it means to be an emotionally healthy church and addressing some of the issues that lie below the surface (a bit like an iceberg). This week Phil will be looking at how our past experiences, upbringing and the example and wisdom past down to us shape the people we are today. For some people this Read more

EHC#1 – Transforming those beneath-the-surface-layers

“Emotionally Healthy Church”Transforming those beneath-the-surface layers Reading: Proverbs 4:23, Mark 7:14-15Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim This Sunday we will start a new series on ‘Emotionally Healthy Church’. Kevin will begin with a focus on a theme of ‘Transforming those beneath-the-surface layers’ for us to become a better ’emotionally healthy church’. Being guided by the book, ‘The Emotionally Healthy Church’ by Peter Scazzero, we will explore terms such as ’emotionally healthy’, ’emotional infant’, ’emotional child’ and ’emotional adult’. It is understood that 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 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