Sermons

Current Series: The Words of Jesus Part 2

Sunday 22nd May 2022 Jesus’ Words about Government

Text: Matthew 22:15-22; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17

 

This Saturday is the Federal Election, but sometimes it feels like we’re making the best of a bad choice. How should we respond as Christians when we have a government we didn’t vote for, or even one who doesn’t support our biblical values or religious freedom. This Sunday we’re going to look at what Jesus says about government and what he means by ‘render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.’ We’re going to look at what is the purpose of government, the limitations of government, what we owe our government, and what we owe God.

Sunday 15th May 2022 Jesus’ Words about Children

Text: Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 18:1-6

 

This morning we’re going to look at how Jesus saw children and what he says about children. Jesus not only cared deeply about children and their welfare, but he saw them as belonging in God’s kingdom. What’s more he calls us to be like children. This Sunday we’re going to be challenged in our attitude towards children.

Sunday 8th May 2022 Is Jesus Good for Women?

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and we’re going to focus on the question: Is Jesus good for women? Is Jesus good for young girls, for mothers, and for elderly women and widows? Because in our world today many women think that being a Christian means signing up for oppression and outdated views of submission. They think that following Jesus isn’t good for women. This Sunday we’re going to examine the words Jesus said to women, the things he said about women, and how he treated women. We’re going to see that Jesus is good for women, and the more people are like Jesus the better it will be for women.

Sunday 1st May 2022 Jesus’ Words about Work

Monday the 2nd of May is Labour Day, where we celebrate an eight-hour working day. This Sunday I want to look at what Jesus says about work. We’re going to look at the work that Jesus did, in creation and as a carpenter and a Rabbi. This Sunday you’re not just celebrating Labour Day but we’re going to

celebrate Jesus’ work on the cross and you are going to be challenged by how you have been called to work for Jesus.

Sunday 24th April 2022 Jesus’ Words about Sacrifice

At 4am on the 25th April, 1915 the Anzacs landed at Gallipoli in Turkey. After 8 gruelling months they withdrew, leaving behind 8,000 dead and 19,000 wounded. 107 years on we don’t remember the defeat but the sacrifice of those young men. In this sermon we’re going to reflect on the sacrifice of Jesus, how he gave up his divine glory, and his life in order to save sinners like you and me. We’re going to look at what it means to reflect Jesus’ sacrificial love in our own lives. This Anzac Sunday we’re going to see what role sacrifice has in our daily lives.

Recent Series: Witness His Resurrection

Easter Sunday 17th April 2022 Witness His Resurrection: Mary Magdalene

Text: John 20:1-18, 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

 

We don’t know much about Mary Magdalene, but two things in particular stand out. The first is that she was once possessed by seven demons, and the second is that she was the first person to witness the resurrection of Jesus. This Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus we are going to reflect on how Jesus not only changed Mary’s life, but how he changes our lives. Jesus died for you that you might live for him, that you might live a new life, a life controlled by the love of Christ.

Good Friday 15th April 2022 Witness His Resurrection: The Sealer

Text: Matthew 27:62-28:15

 

To stop the disciples from stealing Jesus’ body the religious leaders ask Pilate to secure the tomb. To do that Pilate gives them a detachment of soldiers and he seals the tomb. This Good Friday we’re going to

look at the significance of sealing, both the sealing of Jesus’ tomb, and how God seals us with the Holy Spirit. Being sealed by the Holy Spirit not only marks us as belonging to God, it also means we carry with us God’s authority.

Sunday 10th April 2022 Witness His Resurrection: Felix’s Big Day

Text: Mark 11:1-11

 

The little donkey in the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem seems like an incidental and insignificant detail. But that little donkey reminded God’s people of a particular prophecy about the coming of the Messiah. But Jesus didn’t meet their expectations and the results were terrible. The truth is that often Jesus doesn’t meet our expectations and often our expectations in life don’t align with reality. This Sunday we’re going to look at what we can do when our expectations don’t align with our experiences.

Sunday 3rd April 2022 Witness His Resurrection: The Woodworker

Text: Matthew 6:16-24

 

This Sunday we’re going to reflect on an imaginary woodworker who repaired crosses used in Roman crucifixions. All he wanted was a bit of extra money, but one day a man was crucified who was different than the others. In that moment he wonders if his misplaced priorities made him implicit in the death of Jesus! This Sunday we’re going to look at how our priorities can be misplaced. Food and our physical needs can become more important than God. People can become more important than Jesus. And like with the Woodworker, we can love money more than God. Come and discover what it means to have God as your priority in life.

Sunday 27th March 2022 Witness His Resurrection: Simon the Zealot

Text: Philippians 3:2-16

 

The list of Jesus’ disciples includes some interesting characters, from fishermen, tax-collectors and Judas who betrayed Jesus. But about one disciple we only know one thing, that he was a Zealot. This Sunday we’re going to look at Simon the Zealot. We’re going to look at what a Zealot is and how Jesus changed Simon’s life, and how he wants to change your life. We’re going to look at the words of another zealot, Paul, and how he calls us to forget the past and strain forward.

Previous Series

Many Bibles today have Jesus’ words in red. In this series we’re going to look at the Words of Jesus throughout the gospels and how they are still very relevant for us today.

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