Sermons

July 13, 2014

Good Listening

Good Listening

When it comes to sermons, people will often focus on the preacher. Did he explain things clearly? Did he engage his listeners? Did he use good illustrations and have clear application? All valid questions. But in the Parable of the Sower, the focus is on the hearer; “He who has ears, let him hear” vs […]

July 6, 2014

Rest for the Weary and Burdened

Rest for the Weary and Burdened

One of the biggest epidemics of our day is “weariness”. The pace and complexity of life takes its toll Jesus gives us a great promise when we are weary; he will give you rest. HOW? 1. “Come to me” (not to self-help programs etc. Need to recognise our weariness and the COME to him) 2. […]

June 29, 2014

God Will Provide

God Will Provide

Most of us will have experienced tough times, times of hard testing. But probably not as tough as the test that Abraham experienced when God asked him to sacrifice his son. Permeating this harrowing story is the promise “God will provide”. He did for Abraham, and he does for us – God provides the RIGHT […]

June 22, 2014

God’s Love has Your Name on it

God's Love has Your Name on it

We live in an ever-increasing impersonal world. More and more we converse with machines, not people. We feel like a number instead of a person; a statistic instead of a human being. This message reminds us that – no matter how impersonal our world has become – God is still our loving, personal God; a […]

June 15, 2014

A Christians Response to Creation

A Christians Response to Creation

What does it mean that God created the heavens and the earth? And how should Christians now live in the earth. This message explores the original understanding of the creation account, and its implication for today

June 8, 2014

Heart Transplants

Heart Transplants

Sometimes human hearts are so diseased that the only solution is a heart transplant. Dr Chan has pioneered this operation in Australia. The Bible tells us that we all have spiritual heart disease, and that – left untreated – it will have fatal consequences. The good news is that the Holy Spirit is able to […]

June 1, 2014

Living Eternal Life

Living Eternal Life

It is easy to think of the resurrection of Jesus as the end of the Gospel account… but what if it was just the beginning? What if the resurrection of Jesus was really just the start of knowing what eternal life is really all about. This message will explore what life would be like, if […]

May 25, 2014

Sharing Your Hope

Sharing Your Hope

Atheism is on the rise. Christians are being challenged more and more. What do we say? How do we respond? St Peter gives us a great outline 1. Share your hope 2. With gentleness and respect 3. Always be prepared

May 18, 2014

Building Bridges and Building Fences

Building Bridges and Building Fences

Arriving in Athens, Paul became distressed over the many idols adorning the city. But rather than starting a movement to fight against them, he uses them as catalyst for transformation. When we see things that distress us, how might we use them for transformation rather than conflict?

May 11, 2014

Knowing the Voice

Knowing the Voice

Today is mother’s day The voice of a mother brings calm and a sense of security to a baby. Why? Because babies sense the heart of their mum through their voice. In the text, Jesus talks about how sheep know and are reassured by their shepherd’s voice. Why? Because they know the heart of their […]

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