Sermons

Sermons

“The Journey” Coming down from the Mountain

The reading starts with the transfiguration of Jesus where the voice of God confirms to Peter, James and John that Jesus is indeed God’s son and the Messiah.  Peter wants to stay up on the mountain but instead Jesus leads them back to reality.  In a literal “coming off the mountain top” experience – the disciples are then confronted with the real world …  a father with a sick child who is desperate for help. The sermon explores the tension that we find in our own lives to hold together those moments (such as worship) where we feel so close to God and other moments when the real world seems to dominate and we struggle to connect our faith to it.

To The Least Of These

Sunday 23rd September 9am Worship Title: For the Least of These (with Rachel Collis) Bible Reading: Matthew 25:31-40 Guest Artist: Rachel Collis

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

Resources to support Intentional Faith Development at TUC

Chris Bosch leads an alternative worship event this week, introducing the congregation to the new resource library and the new link to the on-line resources on the TUC website. Intentional faith development requires deliberate effort, purposeful action, and high priority.  To this end, a team has been diligently and prayerfully developing a series of website and library resources to assist with The Congregational Practice of Intentional Faith Development:  Ministries that help us grow in faith outside of weekly worship including Small Read more