Sermons

Sermons

Key Person “Everyone liked them”

Everybody liked them – Key Person Readings: Acts 2: 42 – 47Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim The community life and reputation of the first Christian community created after Pentecost is well described in Acts 2:42-27. The translation of Contemporary English Version for verse 47 is that “while praising God. Everyone liked them”. Some other translations for v. 47 say that “praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people”. Well known American psychiatrist, William Glasser suggested that we humans could have Read more

Trinity Sunday

Readings: John 16:12-15 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Kevin speaks about ‘The Triune God’, based on two Bible passages Matthew 28:16-20 and John 16:12-15 on this Trinity Sunday. We hear the trinitarian language from liturgy, prayers and some theological textbooks a lot these days. Why is the doctrine of trinity still so important for us today? Kevin explores this doctrine in relation to the issue of community and relationship. First, God is community-building love. It is in community that we can Read more

Pentecost 2022

Pentecost 2022 Readings: Acts 2:1-21Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This Sunday is Pentecost – the day where the church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit! The church will be dressed up in red, orange and yellow and we encourage you to come dressed in something of those colours too! Phil will helping us to understand the context in which the day of Pentecost occurred and how this can speak into the context the current day church finds itself. Click here Read more

Around the Table

Around the Table (Creative Worship Experience) Reading: Matthew 26:20-29Lead by Phil Swain and Cam Giacometti A more intimate and relaxed time of worship focused on the imagery of tables. Phil will share a little about the importance of tables for gathering and sharing and Cam will read us a kids book and lead a discussion about our experiences of tables before summing up. Click here to download PowerPoint Slide PDF Questions for reflection or small groups   Our own experience of Read more

EHC#5 – Growing into a Community with Emotionally Mature Adults

“Emotionally Healthy Church” – Growing into a Community with Emotionally Mature Adults Reading: Matthew 5:1-12Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim In our last instalment of our “Emotionally Healthy Church” series we are challenged to continue the journey towards becoming a community of emotionally healthy people. Click here to download PowerPoint Slide PDF Questions for reflection or small groups    Sermon Text Today, as the last sermon of ‘Emotionally Healthy Church’ series, we explore how we can grow into ‘emotionally mature adults’. Loving Read more

EHC#4 – The Rhythm of Sabbath

“Emotionally Healthy Church”The Rhythm of Sabbath Reading: Exodus 20:8-11, Hebrews 4:1-11Preacher: Rev Phil Swain If we want to be able to care for other people we must start by caring for ourselves, and in this next instalment of our “Emotionally Healthy Church” series we are exploring the Biblical principle of “Sabbath” and how stopping, resting, delighting and contemplating can bring us life. The rhythms of the Sabbath is more than just about taking “me time” but finding ways to renew Read more

EHC#3 – Looking Back in order to go forward

“Emotionally Healthy Church”Embracing Grieving and Loss Reading: Job 42:1-9Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim As a society we are not great at talking about death. What does it mean for us to embrace grief as part of life and part of our spirituality. This week in our next instalment of “Emotionally Healthy Church”, we will be using the Old Testament story of Job to explore how God can work within our grief and help us to live and lead, even we are Read more

EHC#2 – Looking Back in order to go forward

“Emotionally Healthy Church”Looking Back in order to go forward Reading: Genesis 45:1-15, Hebrews 12:1-3Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim We are continuing our series on exploring what it means to be an emotionally healthy church and addressing some of the issues that lie below the surface (a bit like an iceberg). This week Phil will be looking at how our past experiences, upbringing and the example and wisdom past down to us shape the people we are today. For some people this Read more

EHC#1 – Transforming those beneath-the-surface-layers

“Emotionally Healthy Church”Transforming those beneath-the-surface layers Reading: Proverbs 4:23, Mark 7:14-15Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim This Sunday we will start a new series on ‘Emotionally Healthy Church’. Kevin will begin with a focus on a theme of ‘Transforming those beneath-the-surface layers’ for us to become a better ’emotionally healthy church’. Being guided by the book, ‘The Emotionally Healthy Church’ by Peter Scazzero, we will explore terms such as ’emotionally healthy’, ’emotional infant’, ’emotional child’ and ’emotional adult’. It is understood that Read more