Sermons from March 2022

Sermons from March 2022

Lent #3 – A Broken world and broken people

A Broken World and broken PeopleBible Readings : Micah 6:6-8 / Luke 7:36-50Preacher: Rev Kevin Kim As our Lent journey brings us closer to the cross, this week we are considering the injustice and oppression that arise from “morally poor” decisions – issues such as racism, climate change, corporate greed and more. What does Jesus and the Bible say about these issues and how can we as Christians begin to loosen the chains of the injustice that morally poor decision Read more

Lent #2 – Eradicating Extreme Poverty, Hunger and Preventable illnesses

Loosening the Chains of the Materially PoorEradicating extreme poverty, hunger and preventable illnesses Bible Readings : Luke 19:45-47, Luke 8:43-48Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Last Sunday we were given a Lenten challenge to pray more, to give to those in need and to fast in the spirit of Isaiah 58 – to loosen the chains of injustice. But when the issues of extreme poverty, hunger and preventable illnesses are so large and complex, it can be overwhelming to know what to Read more

Lent #1 – Transforming Lives and Communities

Transforming Lives and CommunitiesBible Readings : Isaiah 58:1-12 / Luke 4:16-21Preacher: Rev Phil Swain We stand, between two seasons. Behind us is Epiphany, the period in which We begin our Lenten journey towards Easter with a world which is full of hardship and difficulties. The European war, East coast floods, and the heating up of politics before an election are wanting to dominate our thinking. But Lent traditionally is a time for prayer; fasting; and almsgiving (helping others). Lent is Read more

Prayer resources for Lent

In this season of Lent, we are invited to simplify our lives to make room to spend in prayer.  We are encouraged to be praying for the world, to be praying for our friends and to be praying for the communities we live in.  We are also encouraged to have times of more silent prayer, allowing time and space to just be in God’s presence, to listen for the still, small voice of the Spirit as it prompts, or guides, Read more