Sermons on Thanksgiving

Sermons on Thanksgiving

The Purpose of Lament (With Some Help From Inside Out)

NEW Hybrid Model of Worship!Both ONLINE and In-person. We are now running a Hybrid model of worship, where you can fully engage and interact in either the online version or the in-person worship at the church (with restrictions). We encourage you to decide which you are most comfortable with. All are welcome! Theme: The Purpose of Lament (With Some Help From Inside Out)Bible Reading: Psalm 42:1-11Preacher: Jonty CornfordHybrid Worship, both ONLINE and in-person at the church – 6:30pm, Sunday 26 Read more

Thanksgiving Sunday

Preached Sunday 22nd September, 2019 at Turramurra Uniting Church Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 Our bible reading, we are encouraged to “give thanks in all circumstances” or as Paul says in 1 Corinthians, “always give thanks.”  But if Thanksgiving is something we should do all the time, why are we setting aside one Sunday to be Thanksgiving Sunday? Good question.  Part of the answer is that we are honouring the history of the harvest festival when rural 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