Category - Sermon Series
Posted: 08 December 2017
Last week started our Christmas series as we tried to get behind the kitsch of Christmas and understand the word Glory. We found an answer to the question: If God exists, why doesn't he show himself more clearly to the world? If you missed the message, you can download it here.
This Sunday we are getting behind another word which is overfamiliar, the word...Continue Reading
Posted: 24 November 2017
This Sunday we’re in between series and one of our student ministers, Seb Lane, is coming to speak on the subject of unsinkable faith from Matthew 14. It’s a great passage and an important subject for us to think about.
Also this Sunday, we're going to be having a time of sharing within the service over the things we were struck by and learnt during the...Continue Reading
Posted: 24 November 2017
Most people think the Christmas message is about peace, joy and all that stuff. It's not that they're opposed to it, but it doesn't grip them or change them. It's just a bit… kitsch.
It has been said that "kitsch" is art without seriousness; art that is cute and doesn't make you think. But Christmas is not cute. It's serious and it’s wonderful. It's about...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 November 2017
I have spent this week giving thanks for the wholehearted generosity shown at Commitment Day last Sunday. We've had 72 family units generously commit to the work of connecting 1,000 people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus [Link to last weeks message]. I can't wait to announce the total amount committed this Sunday at church. If you haven't yet...Continue Reading
Posted: 10 November 2017
This week we're thinking through our mission to connect 1,000 people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus Christ. We've also got updates from our mission parteners, another video from Sean & Alan, plus it's Commitment Day.
Can't wait to see you then.
Posted: 03 November 2017
My favourite food in the world is roast lamb. All Liz has to do to make me feel loved is to welcome me home in the evening with the smell of roast lamb wafting through the air. That smell is the sweet aroma of deliciousness.
The Bible says that when God’s people give with a generous heart, that our gifts are a fragrant offering that rises to God and...Continue Reading
Posted: 27 October 2017
Worship in every direction is the idea that worship involves our whole selves and our whole lives in ascribing worth to the God who made us and redeemed us. If you've missed the first two weeks of the series, you can grab them here.
On Sunday we will be looking at what it means to worship God by digging deep. We live in a fast paced world. We jump...
Posted: 20 October 2017
Christian worship is an act of defiance. It is the daring [statement], in the midst of a lost, divided, unbelieving and disordered world, that despite appearances to the contrary, evil has been defeated and has forfeited its dream of conquest. Sin does not have the last word... Christ has conquered... All this is to be anticipated in our weekly worship...Continue Reading
Posted: 09 October 2017
A Christian is someone whose life is bigger than themselves. They look up and out, not just down and in. They dig deep and draw together when life is tough. And because they’ve been given so much by Jesus, they give back and seek to enrich the lives of others. This is a life fully engaged in worshipping Jesus. Join us this October as we look at what it...Continue Reading
How do I make sure that I don't waste my life? Plenty of people have an answer for this question. Some will say travel the world. Others will insist on making an impact in whatever you do. Still more will see the answer in chasing and catching your dreams. But do any of the suggestions that we hear actually matter once our life is over?
This Sunday...Continue Reading