Sermons from May 2024

Sermons from May 2024

Grow #1 – How are you growing?

Grow #1: How are you growing?Preacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: Psalm 42:1-11 We are having a short break from the Narrative Lectionary and using this time to explore some topics and readings that are particularly relevant to TUC. This Sunday we are revisiting our 2024 Church Vision and pondering the question, “How are you Growing?” Do you feel that your spirituality is feeling a little flat? Are you experiencing the growth that we hoped for on Vision Sunday back in Read more

Loving Spirit

The Holy Spirit and the Church: Loving Spirit Preacher: Rev Phil Swain Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 This week we read Paul’s famous discussion on love from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. We will ponder how love is the one de-constructable reality, the most fundamental principle of the universe, and the very essence of God. The sort of love that Paul calls us to in this passage goes against the world’s thinking where domination, control and pride are the logic of the Read more

Living Spirit

The Holy Spirit and the Church: Living SpiritPreacher: Rev Phil SwainBible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 12-22, 50-58 In our series looking at how the Holy Spirit worked through the Early church, we have come to the Church at Corinth. Despite living in a cosmopolitan city, the first century people of Corinth were finding the worship offered by the usual religions unsatisfying. It was in to this context that Paul established the church with talk of the Holy Spirit that can Read more