Sermons on Stewardship

Sermons on Stewardship

Divine Persistence

Sermon Text This week, we are moving to chapter six in Mark. This is one of those Narrative Lectionary selections that seems to have too much going on to deal with in one sermon. I believe the fun of the Narrative Lectionary and one of its purposes is to see how the stories flow into and out from each other, how the structure of the narrative holds the gospel and call from God as well as the words themselves.There are Read more

Philippians – Joy in Giving (10:45am Traditional Worship)

Theme: Joy in Giving (Sunday 18th October, 2020)Series: Philippians JoyBible Reading: Philippians 4:4-20Preacher: Rev Phil Swain It was the summer of 87.  It was a great holiday.  My brother Richard, myself and our mutual friend Steven went for a weeklong holiday down to Philip Island.  It was a memorable week for many reasons.  It was on that trip that I got stuck in a fully enclosed toilet cubicle.  Now that is a great story, but its not relevant to the Read more

Thanksgiving Sunday

Sunday 16th September 9am Worship Sermon Series: Extravagant Generosity Title: Thanksgiving Sunday Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:6-12 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Sermon As I have already mentioned before… I grew up in a church where we would have a yearly Harvest Festival Church Service … a time when everyone would bring in lots of produce and other crafty stuff and give thanks for God’s wonderful provision.  Did you have that experience?  I remember listening to lots of Harvest Festival sermons which Read more

Extravagant Generosity

Sunday 9th September 9am Worship Sermon Series: Extravagant Generosity Title: Extravagant Generosity Bible Reading: Malachi 3:8-18 and Micah 6:6-8 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Sermon You know these types of phone calls.  Early evening, often around dinner.  This particular phone call happened a few years ago but it went something like this: Me:      Hello, Phil speaking. 2:         Hello sir.  I’m calling on behalf of the ABC research centre.  They do amazing work helping sick kids who have x,y and z diseases.  Read more