Sermons from November 2019

Sermons from November 2019

The Live Christmas Story

Title: The Live Christmas StoryPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Juke 2:1-7Preached at Turramurra Uniting Church in Sunday 24th November, 2019 Today’s service was to celebrate the message of Christmas with all our young friends and their families from the youth communities connected to the life of Turramurra Uniting Church – Turratots Occasional Childcare centre, Bugz kids youth group, TurraTurtles playgroup, Kids Church and others – along with a lively group of live farm animals. Today’s recording reflects the “organised chaos” Read more

Bible 3 16

Title: 316Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Daniel 3:13-18Preached at Turramurra Uniting Church in Sunday 17th November, 2019 DOWNLOAD HANDOUT HERE We all know John 3:16 … but did you know that there are some other 3:16’s in the bible which can also speak of God’s love & grace?  Today I want to show you something which I found really amazing that when I was exploring my bible a few months ago.  It started with a prayer a number of years Read more

Questions about the Resurrection

Preached Sunday 10th November, 2019 at Turramurra Uniting Church Series:Real People, Real QuestionsGuest Speaker: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Luke 20:27-38 How does it feel to be excluded?  Have you ever had the experience of being left out?  How did it feel? This series was designed to explore some of the real questions that real people ask.  This week I had a reminder of just how real this is.  I have been involved in helping plan and officiating at for three Read more

The fear of inclusiveness

Preached Sunday 3rd November, 2019 at Turramurra Uniting Church Series:Real People, Real QuestionsGuest Speaker: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Luke 19:1-10 How does it feel to be excluded?  Have you ever had the experience of being left out?  How did it feel? As you would know, I am somewhat of a confident person and self-esteem has never really been an issue for me.  However, I have felt the pain of exclusion.  One memory is of my first Boys Brigade overnight camp.  Read more