Sermons

Sermons

Encouragement

Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-10Preacher: Rev Phil Swain What is the impact of a word of encouragement? The Apostle Paul knew the importance of encouragement and showed that in his mentoring of new church leader Timothy. We will not only explore how we can transform lives and our community through words of encouragement but we will also live this out as we encourage young Zoe in her baptism! Click here to download PowerPoint Slide PDF Sermon Text What a joy it Read more

Gifts of God #4 – Overflowing

Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:12-15Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Phil continues our “Gifts of God” program by going back to basics and focusing on God’s amazing gift to us; and we will tie it all together by sharing together in communion. And yes, there will be buckets and we will use them as a symbol of the wonderful, generous and excessive way that God blesses us. We will also be reflecting on the reality that sometimes it feels that there is a Read more

Gifts of God #3 – Bucket full of Blessings

Reading: Romans 5:12-21, 6:23Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Phil continues our “Gifts of God” program by going back to basics and focusing on God’s amazing gift to us; and we will tie it all together by sharing together in communion. And yes, there will be buckets and we will use them as a symbol of the wonderful, generous and excessive way that God blesses us. We will also be reflecting on the reality that sometimes it feels that there is a Read more

Gifts of God #2 – Different Types of Gifts

Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11, 27-31 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim In this sermon Kevin explores how God has blessed us with different gifts – both natural and spiritual gifts – to be used to help others and further God’s mission and will encourage us to discover and use their gifts. Click here to download PowerPoint Slide PDF Sermon Text As we moving through second Sunday of ‘Gifts of God’ program, I invite you to think of ‘using our spiritual gifts for Read more

Gifts of God #1 – Aligning with God’s Mission

Reading: 1 Peter 4:7-11 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain As we launch our Gifts of God Program, we are invited to examine God’s amazing generosity to us and how we might be able to (in the words of 1 Peter 4:10) to ” se the Gifts of God we have received to serve others”. Over the past 3 months at TUC we have been reviewing our Vision and the mission that God has called us to bring to life – and Read more

Small Things Matter 3 – Malachi

Reading: Malachi 3:1-4, 10-12, 4:1-3 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim The final book of the Old Testament, Malachi received its name from its author (Malachi 1:1). In Hebrew, the name comes from a word meaning “messenger,” which points to Malachi’s role as a prophet of the Lord, delivering God’s message to God’s people. Malachi came along at a time when the people were struggling to believe that God loved them (Malachi 1:2). The people focused on their unfortunate circumstances and refused Read more

Small Things Matter 2 – Habakkuk (Joy in God during times of crisis)

Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4,14, 3:17-18 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Habakkuk may have written his book in the 7th century B.C., but he is asking some of the same questions the people in the pews are asking today. How can a good God allow evil? Why does God not seem to answer when I cry out to him? Habakkuk teaches us that we can reflect on the Lord’s past faithfulness to trust him with our futures, even when he doesn’t make Read more

Small Things Matter 1 – Philemon (The Brotherhood of all Believers)

Small Things Matter 1 – Philemon (The Brotherhood of all Believers) Reading: Philemon 1:1-25 Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Kevin starts a new three-week series, ‘Small Things Matter’. Kevin invites the congregation to explore three small books of the Bible (Philemon, Habakkuk and Malachi) over the next three weeks. They are the books that might not be read from the readers often. Kevin hopes this series helps us to see there are many smaller unknown books that we need to learn Read more

One in Christ

Readings: John 17:20-26 & Galatians 3:23-29Preacher: Rev Phil Swain with Rev Kevin Kim We are celebrating together as a church as all three worship congregations (9am, 10:45am and 6:30pm) are joining for our annual combined worship service at 10am. The theme this year is “One in Christ” and we celebrate how God brings together a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, experiences and giftings to be a community. The two readings acknowledge our oneness in Christ and Phil and Read more