Sermons from October 2021

Sermons from October 2021

Strong and Courageous (9am)

Series: Joshua | OnwardTheme: Strong and CourageousBible Reading: Joshua 1:1-18Preacher: Rev Phil Swain After being restricted by COVID and lockdowns on and off for 18months we are starting to reopen and looking forward to 2022. But how do we prepare for whatever God has instore for us? Our Pastor Phil explores the Old Testament character Joshua to encourage us to be strong and courageous as we move onward – towards Christmas and into a new era of our church life Read more

Love and Life (10:45 Traditional)

Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: Love and LifeBible Reading: 1 John 1:1-4Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This week we are doing a deep dive into 1 John – a short letter from the bible that explores love and life and light and eternity. Taking the exegetical approach, we will be stepping through the passages line by line, but at the same time pondering how they can relate to us and what God might be saying in these words. We will also Read more

Spoiling the Illusion (9am)

Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: Love and LifeBible Reading: 1 John 1:5-7Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Continuing our deep dive into 1 John – this week we are stepping into the light and seeing what the light reveals. Taking the exegetical approach, this week we will be stepping through 1 John 1:5-7 line by line, and pondering how God is speaking to us through these verses. In particular we will explore the illusions that the world puts up to Read more

Job and mental health (Night Church)

Series: Somebody preaches on somethingTitle: Job and Mental healthDate: Night Church. 17th October, 2021Preacher: Rev Ness Williams-henke Our guest speaker – Rev Ness Williams-henke – will using the Old Testament book of Job to have a conversation about mental health. Ness is an amazing communicator and we are looking forward to the message that she will bring.

Making God’s Love Tangible (10:45am)

Theme: Making God’s love tangible (Uniting World)Bible Reading: Luke 4:14-21Preacher: Dr Sureka Goringe, National Director Uniting World Our guest speaker, Dr Sureka Goringe, National Director of UnitingWorld, will be sharing with us stories and insights of people making God’s Love tangible and how they have been doing God’s mission even within the COVID restrictions. Sureka will also be giving us an update on Nimbong – the school in North Eastern India which we have been supporting. It will be a great time Read more

Love and Life (9am)

Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: Love and LifeBible Reading: 1 John 1:1-4Preacher: Rev Phil Swain This week we are doing a deep dive into 1 John – a short letter from the bible that explores love and life and light and eternity. Taking the exegetical approach, we will be stepping through the passages line by line, but at the same time pondering how they can relate to us and what God might be saying in these words. We will also Read more

Why does church matter to me? (Night Church)

Series: Sprint 2021Title: Why does church matter to me?Date: Night Church. 10th October, 2021Preacher: Rev Karen Mitchel-Lamert In response to a request for some more “exegetical preaching”, Phil is helping us dip In this service our guest speaker – Rev Karen Mitchell Lambert – will be doing a collaborative interactive time of learning with Jonty Cornford and Somerset Drayton exploring the theme why does Church matter to me?

One thing I know (10:45 Traditional)

Theme: One Thing I KnowBible Reading: John 9:1-6; 18-25 and Philippians 3:7-14Preacher: Rev Phil Swain In a time of disruption and change, it is hard to be confident or certain about anything, and yet this Sunday we find two biblical characters who were rock solid in their beliefs. “One thing I know”, “One thing I do”. We finish off this “one thing” sermon series with an encouraging affirmation of our faith and the trust that we can place in God. Read more

Making God’s Love Tangible (9am)

Theme: Making God’s love tangible (Uniting World)Bible Reading: Luke 4:14-21Preacher: Dr Sureka Goringe, National Director Uniting World Our guest speaker, Dr Sureka Goringe, National Director of UnitingWorld, will be sharing with us stories and insights of people making God’s Love tangible and how they have been doing God’s mission even within the COVID restrictions. Sureka will also be giving us an update on Nimbong – the school in North Eastern India which we have been supporting. It will be a great time Read more

One thing is needed (10:45 Traditional)

Theme: One Thing is neededBible Reading: Luke 10:38-42 & Mark 10:17-22Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Choices are easy when we are choosing between good and bad, but what if the choice is between a number of good things? We continue our sermon series exploring “the one thing” by deep diving into two very familiar gospel stories where Jesus himself challenged people with the phrase “one thing”. What was Jesus implying when he said that just one thing was needed, or that Read more
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