Sermons

Sermons

Values for Living

Sunday 18th August, 2019Theme: Imagining Hope Week #2Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 John 4:7-12,19 Sermon Text Last Sunday we pondered at our values and how they played out in what we thought about, where we spent our time and where we invested our money.  I mentioned it the weekly email that I found it a personally challenging sermon as I realised that I am so busy that there is so little room in my life for God to work.  Read more

What do you Value?

Sunday 11th August, 2019Theme: Imagining Hope Week #1Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Luke 4:38-44 Sermon Text Can you believe that it is August already?  This year just seems to be racing through at a frantic pace. Maybe it is not time that is racing at a frantic pace, maybe the problem is that many of us race through life at a frantic pace.  Maybe we have packed so many things into our weeks, that we are so busy with our Read more

HOPE – Combined Worship

Sunday 28st July, 2019Theme: Combined WorshipPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Jeremiah 29:4-14 Sermon I once stumbled across this written prayer which I found challenging, it went… “Lord, let me make a difference which is utterly disproportionate to who I am.”   What do you think of that?  “Lord, let me make a difference which is utterly disproportionate to who I am.”  Do you have that desire?  Do you want to make a difference in your life, in this church, in your Read more

My Father’s Business

Sunday 21st July, 2019Night ChurchPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Luke 2:41-52 Who here does the same job as their parents … or thinks that when they start working they might do the same job as your parents … sort of be “following in their father’s footsteps” so to speak.  Anyone?  Do you know what my dad is?  Yep, he is a minister … but you gotta believe me, him being a minister is not the reason I became one as Read more

I AM … the Vine

Sunday 21st July, 2019Series: I AMTheme: I AM the Vine and you are the BranchesPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: John 15:1-17 Sermon I once stumbled across this written prayer which I found challenging, it went… “Lord, let me make a difference which is utterly disproportionate to who I am.”   What do you think of that?  “Lord, let me make a difference which is utterly disproportionate to who I am.”  Do you have that desire?  Do you want to make a Read more

I AM … the Way, Truth and Life

Sunday 14th July, 2019Series: I AMPreacher: John (Myeongcheol) OhBible Reading: John 14:1-14 Sermon John 14:1-14  I AM the Way, Truth and Life Introduction  Continuing the I AM series the way, the truth and the life. Today, we will look at the vision given by Jesus Christ.  Who is Jesus? This question is related to the disciple’s’ vision their fate for the future. In other words, it is related to the meaning of faith.  With Jesus’ ascension, he left his disciples, Read more

I AM … the Good Shepherd / Gate

Sunday 7th July, 2019Series: I AMPreacher: John (Myeongcheol) OhBible Reading: John 10:1-21 Sermon John 10:1-21  I AM the Good Shepherd/Gate  Over the last three weeks, we have been looking at the “I am” series. As we know the“I am” statements can be only found in John’s Gospel where the 7 declarations represent who or what Jesus is.  Jesus is 1. bread of life, and 2. Light of the World, 3. Gate, 4. Good Shepherd, 5. The Resurrection & the Life, 6. the Read more