Sermons (Page 33)
Night Church Pentecost 2018 Talk
One of the key elements of Jesus’ teaching was his commandment to love one another. As we celebrate Mother’s Day we will explore how the early church followed through with this commandment to love as well as discover an interesting quirk about the book of Acts.
As we start preparing for Pentecost we are exploring some of the people of the Early Church. This week we are going to be a little different and we are going to have three different people share 3 mini-sermons … or MySermonRules!
We look at the most well known Sunday School story of them all – Noah and the Ark. Surely there is nothing about this story that we have not already heard … or is there?
This sermon is is about exploring some well known Bible stories that are actually much more complex that we first think. This sermon looks at the classic Sunday School story of Gideon – the man who trusted God to save them from the enemies. Gideon is listed in Hebrews chapter 11 as one of the Old Testament Heroes of the Faith but there is another side to Gideon as well – one we hardly ever talk about.
Are you the only one who has doubts? The short answer is “no” – you are not the only one who has doubts. We all at different stages in our lives have niggling questions and doubts and we are not sure what we do with them. This Sunday we are going to explore the experience of “doubting Thomas” and the risen Jesus – and see how Thomas is actually a good example of how to own our doubts and address them in a positive and life-giving way.
In a world full of “Fake News”, how do we work out what is true or what is not true – especially when the Bible’s version of the Easter resurrection “seems too good to be true”?
Sunday 18th March – 9am Worship Sermon Series: Walking the Way of Jesus Theme: Jesus – Healer Bible Readings: Luke 9:18-27 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain —————————————————— Sermon Text We be on this sermon series for 6 weeks looking at the Way of Jesus. Have you enjoyed it? It has been a long sermon series and I am sort of said that it is coming to an end. We have looked at lot at the words and example of Jesus so Read more
Sunday 11th March – 9am Worship Sermon Series: Walking the Way of Jesus Theme: Jesus – Healer Bible Readings: John 9:1-41 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain —————————————————— Sermon Text ———– We are drawing to an end of this series on what it means to walk in the Way of Jesus. We have been looking at the person and example of Jesus – and so far have pondered Jesus as helper, servant, teacher, disrupter, life-giver and saviour. But there is one large Read more
Sunday 4th March – 9am Worship Sermon Series: Walking the Way of Jesus Theme: Jesus – LifeGiver Bible Readings: John 4:5-30,39-42 Preacher: Rev Phil Swain —————————————————— Sermon Text ———– During this church season of Lent in the lead up to Easter we have been learning what it means to walk in the Way of Jesus. We have been looking at the person and example of Jesus and seeing how that can speak into our lives and how we might follow Read more