Sermons

Sermons

Does your Neighbourhood matter?

Series: Our NeighbourhoodTheme: Does your neighbourhood matter?Bible Reading: Isaiah 58: 9 – 12 / Matt 5: 14 – 16Preacher: Rev Kevin KimDate: 16 January, 2022 How well do you know your neighbourhood? Our new second minister – Rev Kevin Kim – preaches his first sermon on “Does your neighbour matter”. Using passages from Isaiah and Matthew, Kevin will help us understand that we as a church exists in a local context to function as one part of the ecology of 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

Christmas Day 2021

Our 9am Christmas Day worship is where we celebrated the birth of Jesus in a way which is full of life and love. We had some Christmas music with our Christmas band, “show and tell” (a chance for people to show off their Christmas presents), a creative talk for the kids (which has some of the biggest props Phil has ever made), some special Christmas prayers, and our minister Phil will be spoke about how Christmas is the moment when Read more

“The Christmas that goes wrong” Christmas Eve 2021

This humorous play called “The Christmas that goes Wrong” performed by many of our young people and young adults at our Christmas Eve Service in 2021. The play tells the story of a amateur drama company who are trying to retell the classic Christmas story in a local production but as the title suggests … everything goes wrong with hilarious results. Admit the chaos and laughter, the director and actors discovering the core of Christmas is really about.

Ponder these things (9am)

Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Ponder these thingsBible Reading: Luke 1:1-4, Luke 2:19Preacher: Rev Phil Swain It’s been a busy and intensive Advent journey and so this Sunday we are following the example of Mary and taking some time to “ponder things in our heart”. This will be a quieter, more relaxed worship service with things for the kids to do as well as time to be creative, to think and to discover. I am really excited about this different Read more

Through the Wilderness (9am)

Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Through the WildernessBible Reading: Matthew 1:18 – 2:1Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year … but what about when it isn’t. This Sunday we are going to explore how the symbolism of the wilderness connects with the Christmas Narrative – including Jesus’ time as a refugee in Egypt. A different way of thinking about Christmas which taps into the hope and joy that comes with the Read more

Prepare the Way (9am)

Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Prepare the WayBible Reading: Isaiah 9:2-7 / Mark 1:1-3Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This Advent we are letting the voice of Isaiah and John the Baptist to help us focus on what Advent is about … Preparing the way for Jesus to come close to us at Christmas. Isaiah spoke to people going through a dark time that a light was coming. John was saying that one was coming who could save us. How do we Read more

On the Shoulders of Giants (9am)

Theme: On the Shoulders of GiantsBible Reading: 1 Thess 5:15-27Preacher: Rev Phil Swain On Christ the King Sunday we reflected on those who have gone before us – the saints of our church and our faith whom we have benefitted from their faith, their example and their mission. We really are standing on the shoulders of giants! We will be also hear a little about the world wide church with a short presentation from Sue Bolton about the persecuted church Read more