Sermons from October 2023

Sermons from October 2023

Thanksgiving Sunday 2023

Bible Readings: 2 Samuel 5:1-5; 6:1-5; Psalm 150 Thanksgiving Sunday is our opportunity as a congregation to pause and acknowledge our blessedness and give thanks to God – and Phil will be reflecting on the next part of David’s story and his ability to praise God and give thanks in all times and all situations. A shorter sermon today but hopefully still full of depth and helpfulness.  We continue to the David narrative.  Last time we heard how Saul had Read more

Anointed – David is chosen

Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13 In our Old Testament journey we have reached the age of the Kings! Although God had promised the Hebrew people that God would be their king, the people really wanted a person king … but King Saul wasn’t quite working out as they had hoped. But God is a faithful God and through the process of discernment and anointing sets aside David to become a great leader for the Hebrew people. In Read more

Love – The 10 Commandments

Preacher: Gielie (Michael) LoubserBible Reading: Deuteronomy 5:1-21; 6:4-9 The 10 Commandments are sometimes seen as a list of “thou shall not” – that God is somehow the moral police making sure that we don’t do anything naughty. Can the 10 Commandments be seen in a more positive light? Not a list of don’t but a gift to us from God on how to live a blessed life? Is the core of the 10 commandments an expression of God’s love for Read more

Encounter – I AM

This Sunday is the beginning of the Narrative Lectionary cycle and we are diving into the Old Testament all the way up to Advent. Over the next 6 weeks we will be looking at some different characteristics of what it means to be part of a family – and in particular the family of God. This Sunday we will be exploring what it means to belong. The best place to start is the beginning and we will be ponding the Read more