Sermons from December 2021
Series: A deep dive into 1 JohnTheme: Sin versus LoveBible Reading: 1 John 1:8 – 2:14Preacher: Rev Phil SwainDate: 26 December, 2021 As we slow down for the summer break, we are jumping back into our ongoing 1 John sermon series with our next block of the book. In this sermon we will be exploring how John addresses the question of sin but not from a judgemental point of view but rather as an inhibitor to love and spiritual growth. Read more
Our 9am Christmas Day worship is where we celebrated the birth of Jesus in a way which is full of life and love. We had some Christmas music with our Christmas band, “show and tell” (a chance for people to show off their Christmas presents), a creative talk for the kids (which has some of the biggest props Phil has ever made), some special Christmas prayers, and our minister Phil will be spoke about how Christmas is the moment when Read more
This humorous play called “The Christmas that goes Wrong” performed by many of our young people and young adults at our Christmas Eve Service in 2021. The play tells the story of a amateur drama company who are trying to retell the classic Christmas story in a local production but as the title suggests … everything goes wrong with hilarious results. Admit the chaos and laughter, the director and actors discovering the core of Christmas is really about.
Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Ponder these thingsBible Reading: Luke 1:1-4, Luke 2:19Preacher: Rev Phil Swain It’s been a busy and intensive Advent journey and so this Sunday we are following the example of Mary and taking some time to “ponder things in our heart”. This will be a quieter, more relaxed worship service with things for the kids to do as well as time to be creative, to think and to discover. I am really excited about this different Read more
Series: Near (Advent Christmas 2021)Theme: Through the WildernessBible Reading: Matthew 1:18 – 2:1Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year … but what about when it isn’t. This Sunday we are going to explore how the symbolism of the wilderness connects with the Christmas Narrative – including Jesus’ time as a refugee in Egypt. A different way of thinking about Christmas which taps into the hope and joy that comes with the Read more