Sermons

Sermons

I AM … the Bread of Life AND the Light of the World

Sunday 23rd June, 2019Series: I AMPreacher: Phil SwainBible Reading: John 6:35,47-69 & John 8:12-19 Sermon A few weeks ago, I just clicked over 18 months of being here at TUC.   I have learnt a lot about you and this church over the 18 months, but I am sure that there is still a lot more to learn. I wonder, have you got to know me?  I hope so … after all, I do talk a lot about myself or share Read more

Romans 8 – Foundations

Sunday 16th June, 2019Series: Romans 8Preacher: Phil SwainBible Reading: Romans 8:1-12 Sermon Over the next three weeks I am going to be exploring in depth one single chapter of the Bible – Romans 8 – but before we jump into that I thought it would be good to have a brief overview of the book of Romans just to put it into context. If I was going to sum up the book of Romans in one word … maybe I Read more

Pentecost 2019 (Night Church)

6:30pm worship – Sunday 9th JunePreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Acts 2:1-5, 14-21 Sermon What has been your experience of the Holy Spirit? When I was about 19 or 20, I noticed something about the way my church approached the Holy Spirit – and I think that this would be probably true for many churches, especially Uniting Churches.  I noticed that we talked a lot about the Holy Spirit: how it was part of the Trinity That the Spirit was Read more

Pentecost 2019 (Traditional)

10:45am worship – Sunday 9th JunePreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Acts 2:1-5, 14-21 Sermon What has been your experience of the Holy Spirit? When I was about 19 or 20, I noticed something about the way my church approached the Holy Spirit – and I think that this would be probably true for many churches, especially Uniting Churches.  I noticed that we talked a lot about the Holy Spirit: how it was part of the Trinity That the Spirit was Read more

Pentecost

Preached at 9am worship – Sunday 9th JunePreacher: Rev Jon HumphriesBible Reading: Acts 2:1-13

Galatians #2 – Freedom in Christ

Preached at 9am worship – Sunday 2nd JunePreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Galatians 5:1-26 Last week we spend some time exploring Paul’s letter to Galatians – a letter to this young church who were struggling to work out what they needed to do to be “right with God” I explained last week that when the apostle Paul had come through the region of Galatia, preached the good news of Jesus, he preached a message of grace and acceptance, many Galatians Read more

The Joy and Heartache of Relationships

Preached at 9am Worship on Sunday 12th May (Mother’s Day)Series: Relationships Bible Readings: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Well the Federal election is less than a week away and who is excited???  It is a bit like that isn’t it.  After weeks of constant back and forth and trust me and don’t trust them … we begin to tune it out.  Don’t worry, I am not preaching politics today, but I did want to highlight something that happened on Read more

What makes a relationship Work?

Preached at 9am Worship on Sunday 5th MaySeries: Relationships Bible Readings: Colossians 3:12-17Preacher: Rev Phil Swain We have just ended the Easter Season.  For me it was another reminder of just how personal the Easter Story is.  Easter is about the forgiveness of sins through the cross and the life that comes through the resurrection … but more than that, Easter is about the forgiveness of MY sins and the life that I personally discover and receive through the resurrection. Read more