Sermons from 2022

Sermons from 2022

Finding Paradise

Reading: Luke 23:32-43Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Phil’s back from holidays and is keen to share some of the things he has been reflecting on over the past four weeks! Calling on some great teaching from Bible Project Cofounder Tim Mackie, Phil is pondering the question of where (or when) can we find paradise? When Jesus said to the thief on the cross, “Today you will be with me in paradise”, was Jesus referring to heaven, or to something more? Is Read more

Forgiveness # 4 – Your Forgiveness Score

Forgiveness #4 – Your Forgiveness Score Reading: Psalm 103: 1 – 12Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Kevin will deliver his last sermon on the series of ‘forgiveness’. “The Bucket List” is a 2007 American buddy adventure comedy-drama film, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The main plot follows two terminally ill men on their road trip with a wish list of things to do before they “kick the bucket”. Two elderly men, blue-collar automotive mechanic Carter Chambers and billionaire Edward Cole Read more

Forgiveness # 3 – The Reach Model

Forgiveness #3 – The REACH Model Reading: Micah 7:18-19, 1 John 1:5-10Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim How do we forgive? Forgiveness using the REACH model – REACH (R – Recall, E – Empathize, A – Altruistic, C – Commitment & H – Hold)Holding onto old hurts or wounds does not lead us toward healing. It keeps us stuck in the feeling of the hurt, the story of the hurt, the belief about what this hurt means. Forgiveness is not about making Read more

Forgiveness #2 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness? # 2

Reading: Matthew 5:41-48, Psalm 23:1-3Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim This week, Kevin will continue to look at Matthew chapter 5. Starting with v 41 (go with them two miles), Kevin will explain what v 41 might mean to us in terms of ‘forgiveness’ and ‘Christian perfection’. Kevin will then relate the concept of ‘Love for Enemies’ in v 43-48 with the theme of ‘forgiveness’. This chapter asks the Christian to be perfect, and as the last measurement for Christian perfection, ‘love Read more

Forgiveness #1 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness #1

Reading: Matthew 5:38-42 & 48, 18:21-22Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim Forgiveness #1 – What does the Bible say about forgiveness? Kevin is starting a new series of ‘forgiveness’ this Sunday. We read the concept of ‘forgive’ in the Bible many times. The word ‘forgive’ appears in the KJV (95 times), ESV (109) and CEV (206) respectively, but we would think a theme of ‘forgiveness’ can be found in many other verses like “Come now, let us settle the matter,’ says the Read more

Encouragement

Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-10Preacher: Rev Phil Swain What is the impact of a word of encouragement? The Apostle Paul knew the importance of encouragement and showed that in his mentoring of new church leader Timothy. We will not only explore how we can transform lives and our community through words of encouragement but we will also live this out as we encourage young Zoe in her baptism! Click here to download PowerPoint Slide PDF Sermon Text What a joy it Read more

Gifts of God #4 – Overflowing

Reading: 2 Corinthians 9:12-15Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Phil continues our “Gifts of God” program by going back to basics and focusing on God’s amazing gift to us; and we will tie it all together by sharing together in communion. And yes, there will be buckets and we will use them as a symbol of the wonderful, generous and excessive way that God blesses us. We will also be reflecting on the reality that sometimes it feels that there is a Read more