Sermons

April 13, 2014

Jesus, our Humble Servant

Jesus, our Humble Servant

Important people make grand entrances. Jesus made a grand entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. But grand in a different way. His grand entrance was that of a humble servant. The message will focus on how Jesus emptied himself of all power and prestige, and came to get his hands dirty in a world full […]

April 6, 2014

The Practice of Celebration

The Practice of Celebration

Often we see practice (eg of the piano) as a chore, something that we just have to do. Some see practicing the Christian disciplines that we’ve looked at in this series this way. It’s hardly surprising, but they don’t last at these disciplines, and Christianity becomes a chore. God never intended the Christian’s life to […]

March 30, 2014

The Practice of Confession

The Practice of Confession

Unconfessed sin is a killer of relationships. It’s like a cancer that sits just below the surface and it makes growing, healthy relationships impossible. Whether it is with other people or with God, sin needs to be confessed and forgiveness sought. Only then will we be able to move forward. This message will explore how […]

March 23, 2014

The Practice of Serving

The Practice of Serving

Servanthood is a key theme in the Bible. But what does a servant look like? What characteristics do they have? This message will look at 4 essential characteristics of servants, and how these help us to grow deeper in Christ.

March 16, 2014

The Practice of Simplicity

The Practice of Simplicity

Last week we talked about the sickness of “hurry”. Another sickness that’s prevalent in Australia the sickness of affluence, riches, greed, materialism, consumerism. Just as hurry prevents us from spending our time with God, materialism divides our hearts away from God. This message will look at how we can live with simplicity and generosity

March 9, 2014

The Practice of Slowing Down

The Practice of Slowing Down

“Hurry” is one of our great sicknesses in Australia. We have developed all sorts of time saving devices and practices so we can make every second count! But “hurry” is disastrous to growing relationships . . . including our relationship with God. This message will look at how we can live an unhurried life

March 2, 2014

The Practice of Worship

The Practice of Worship

When the world looks in at us worshipping on a Sunday, they think we’re a bit crazy From our spiritual growth perspective, though, worshipping God is critical. In fact, we really can’t grow deep in Christ without regular worship. This message will explore what worship is, and how we can participate in it in a […]

February 23, 2014

The Practice of Prayer

The Practice of Prayer

Effective, frequent communication is essential to any growing relationship. Including our relationship with God. Deepening Our Prayer Life requires; – time – freedom from distraction – coming to God without agendas

February 16, 2014

The Practice of Reading and Reflecting on the Bible

The Practice of Reading and Reflecting on the Bible

The purpose of the Bible isn’t primarily to record the history of God and his people. It is to reveal the heart of God, and to draw people into an ever-deepening relationship with God By reading God’s Word we know who God is. By reading God’s Word we know what God does By reading God’s […]

February 9, 2014

Vision Sunday

Vision Sunday

God calls us to a life-long journey of growth in our faith and in our relationship with him. As with any relationship, this growth doesn’t just happen. It takes time and practice. The rest of the sermon series will look at 8 practices that facilitate this growth. But in this message the emphasis in on […]

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