Sermons from September 2019

Sermons from September 2019

Thanksgiving Sunday

Preached Sunday 22nd September, 2019 at Turramurra Uniting Church Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 Our bible reading, we are encouraged to “give thanks in all circumstances” or as Paul says in 1 Corinthians, “always give thanks.”  But if Thanksgiving is something we should do all the time, why are we setting aside one Sunday to be Thanksgiving Sunday? Good question.  Part of the answer is that we are honouring the history of the harvest festival when rural Read more

Philemon

Sunday 8th September, 2019Theme: PhilemonPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Philemon 1-21 Last Week in the Father’s Day classic I shared a story about me mucking up the washing and tied it into the idea of forgiveness.  The reading last week was that amazing promise from 1 John that when we confess our sins God is faithful and just and WILL forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Today, our reading is looking at the same issue by from a Read more

Father’s Day – Classic

Sunday 1st September, 2019Theme: Classic Father’s Day StoryPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 John 1:5-9 Today I want to talk about a word – Forgiveness.  The idea that sometimes we, sometimes on purpose but more often accidently, do something or say something (or not do something) that hurts another person.  And this hurt can cause a fracture in the relationship that can only be restored through forgiveness. As a father, husband and … well, a bloke … I have had Read more