Sermons from April 2019
Preached at 9am Worship on Sunday 27th MayBible Readings: Luke 24:13-35Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Today’s reading is the traditional Sunday after Easter Sunday reading – the Walk to Emmaus. There is a lot in the passage that we can explore … but it’s the Sunday after Easter, it is the end of the school holidays – and to be honest, I haven’t really had the energy or desire to put into researching and writing a full-on 20 minute sermon this Read more
Good Friday 2019 Welcome and Introduction Welcome to our Good Friday service. Last Sunday we gathered here and celebrated Palm Sunday with palm waving, treasure hunts and fun. Today is different. Today we gather to focus on the cross and the death of Jesus our saviour. It is like the sunshine of last Sunday is a fading memory as the dark clouds have swept in. Today is difficult. The story is not pleasant and reminds us of the unpleasant aspects Read more
What would it be like to have a sense of joy that continued even in times of trouble? Such was the deep joy that the apostle Paul experienced–even in prison.
What will it take for everyone in the world to hear the Gospel? This DVD and study guide encourages Christians to think about mission differently–it’s not just something a few are ‘called’ to but something we were all created for.
The writers of Peter & Jude understand how difficult it is to grow into maturity. But they show us how God provides direction and comfort when we travel dark roads, and show us what it takes to be mature in Christ.
9am Worship Service – Sunday 14 April 2019Theme: Reconsider RespondSeries: Lent & Easter 2019 – ReimagineBible Readings: Luke 19:35-40; Luke 20:45 – 21:4; Luke 22:39-46 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Rejoice A few weeks ago, I already preached a sermon on the Palm Sunday reading and how it reflected the revolution that Jesus was bringing. Today in these few minutes I would like to reflect on how Palm Sunday is a picture of contrasts. We know from later in the Easter story Read more
9am Worship Service – Sunday 31st March 2019Theme: ReckoningSeries: Lent & Easter 2019 – ReimagineBible Reading: Luke 12:1-11Preacher: Rev Phil Swain I know it is a little weird that I am having the Palm Sunday reading two weeks early … but we often pack so much into the Psalm Sunday service (being the beginning of Holy Week) that we don’t have time to look at some other perspectives that arise. So today, we are exploring this issue of Jesus the revolutionary… Read more