Sermons on Worship
Phil uses an analogy of Krispy Kremes to help us “taste and see that the Lord is Good”
The heart of the Christmas story is Love. What does it mean to say that Love came down at Christmas and how do we reflect that love in our words and actions this Christmas.
Sunday 16th December 10:45am Worship Carols and Lessons —————————————– INTROIT & PROCESSION – 265 O Come O Come Emmanuel Choir to sing verses as they process – congregation to join in refrain CALL TO WORSHIP LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE 1st LESSON Isaiah 9:2-7 Stewart Bland A word of reflection HYMN 312 Once in Royal David City Choir to sing verse 1 – congregation to joint for verse 2,3,4 and 5 2nd LESSON Micah 5:2-5a Margaret Hodgeman A Read more
When we give to others at Christmas how do we make it personal and reflect the love and generosity that God showed when he gave of his own son at the first Christmas?
Sunday 2nd November 9am Worship Sermon Series: Advent Conspiracy Title: Spend Less Bible Reading: Luke 1:23-56 Preacher: Phil Swain —————————————– Sermon Last week I introduced us to a concept which a number of different churches around the world as also exploring called the “advent conspiracy”. In short it is a trying to help us have a different perspective on Christmas – to not get sucked into the consumerism model where our love for others is represented by the amount of Read more
Sunday 2nd November 9am Worship Sermon Series: Advent Conspiracy Title: Worship Fully Bible Reading: Luke 1:5-22 Preacher: Phil Swain —————————————– Sermon Last I stumbled upon an Ikea TV ad from Spain which had a brilliant message. I would show it to you except that it is in Spanish and the subtitles are small – so I will explain it instead. They had a group of 10 families – the took aside the kids whom they gave a piece of paper to Read more
Sunday 29th July – 9am WorshipSermon Series: Passionate WorshipTitle: DisconnectedBible Reading: Amos 5:21-24Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Sermon Let me tell you about something that you probably don’t know. When I was about 17, I and 4 of my close friends, started up a ministry group to work alongside little country churches to reach out to their communities. It last for about 18 months and we did probably 20 events during that time. We even had a name. We called ourselves “Josiah’s Read more
Passionate Worship is about God, not about us