Daniel Saunders

Denying the King | Luke 22:54-23:25 |
When the stakes were high, even one of Jesus’ closest followers denied ever knowing him. This is a tragic moment of abandonment as Jesus goes to the cross alone. In this message, as we continue following Jesus on his Way Home, we’ll be considering how we fail to recognise Jesus as King and how God offers forgiveness—even to deniers. Outline Denied by his disciple (22:54-62) Denied by the religious leaders (22:63-71) Denied by the world’s leaders (23:1-16) Denied by everyone (23:18-25)

Pray Like the King | Luke 22:39-53 |
What do you do when things get tough? In this sermon as the cross draws ever closer, we see how, through Christ, we can turn to God in humbly confident prayer. Outline The need for prayer (vv39-40) Jesus’ confidently humble prayer (vv41-44) Place Posture Pain The Power of Darkness (vv45-53)

Meal With the King | Luke 22:1-38 |
As Jesus was heading towards the cross he shared with his followers a significant meal. It wasn’t just significant because it was their last meal together, but through it, Jesus shows that by dying a criminal’s death, he fulfils God’s plans to bring in a radically new kingdom. Outline The preparations (vv1-13) …for fulfilment (vv14-23) Reversals (vv24-38) Remembering the King (Note: there is a slight ringing sound occasionally throughout this recording. Read more

Standing With the King | Luke 21:5-38 |
Whether it’s the ‘big things’ in the news or the small things in our own life there are many things which can make us anxious. What does Jesus have to offer our anxious hearts? Outline Do not be deceived (vv5-9) Stand firm (vv10-28) Be alert (vv29-38)

Interrogating the King | Luke 20:20-21:4 |
Often we ask questions with no intention of listening, but just to prove ourselves right. And it can be the same with the questions we ask of Jesus. In this message we see some people meet Jesus with an agenda, hoping to trap him. But instead, the truth is revealed. Outline Whose image? (20:20-26) Whose wife? (20:27-40) Whose son? (20:41-44) Whose example? (20:45-21:4)

Rejecting the King | Luke 20:1-19 |
When Jesus spoke, people saw he had authority. But this was divisive and difficult, especially for religious people. In this passage, we see the final result of rejecting Jesus’ kingly authority. Outline Jesus’ authority questioned (vv1-8) Jesus’ authority rejected (vv9-15) Christ’s crushing authority? (vv16-19) Will you receive or reject Jesus? (1 Peter 2:4-6)

Recognising the King | Luke 19:28-48 |
Where do you look for peace? In this message we see Jesus, the only hope for peace, humbly entering the royal city. But as he comes, the question is will we receive him and his peace? Outline Prepare the way (vv28-35) Three responses to Jesus (vv36-40) The tears of the king (vv41-44) Cleaning God’s house (vv45-48) Will you recognise Jesus as king?

What Shall I Return to the LORD? | Psalm 116 |
The first Christian sermon in Australia was preached on February 3, 1788. The preacher was Richard Johnson, chaplain to the prison colony in New South Wales, and he chose to preach on Psalm 116:12. On Australia Day 2020, we opened the same Psalm and asked how we can respond to God’s kindness even in the midst of suffering. Outline Crying out to the LORD (vv1-4) …who hears and saves (vv5-11) So sacrifice to and praise him (vv12-19) A sacrifice of praise (Hebrews 13:15-16)

Fellow Workers | Colossians 4:7-18 |
Is the Christian life more like a solo or a team sport? In this message, we hear from the often-overlooked ‘final words’ of the letter to the Colossians which gives us insight into what life is like co-labouring in God’s service. Outline Messengers of Encouragement (vv7-9) Fellow workers (vv10-14) Churches of the Word (vv15-18)

Speaking for Christ | Colossians 2:4-6 |
Why do many (most?) Christians find it hard to speak about Jesus to non-believers? Outline Prayerful partnership (vv2-4) Seasoned speech (vv5-6)