Sermons

What Shall I Return to the LORD?
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
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
Why do many (most?) Christians find it hard to speak about Jesus to non-believers? Outline Prayerful partnership (vv2-4) Seasoned speech (vv5-6)

Out of the Shadows
Saying ‘no’ can feel spiritual - I can’t eat that, I can’t do that today - but does it help us know God in Christ? Outline Don’t be judged …because of shadows (vv16-17) …because of false religion (vv18-19) Since Christ brings life (vv20-23) Mark 7

Filled Full
At Christmas we celebrate that the fullness of God was in Christ, born to bring us peace with God. This is our 2019 Christmas Day message. Outline Jesus is the fullness of God Who came to bring peace

Fulfilled
The message from our 2019 Christmas Carols service. Outline The Promise of God Fulfilled in Christ

Continue in Christ
Even when it’s tough, Jesus is worth receiving and continuing in because only in him can we know God, new life, and forgiveness. Outline Continue in Christ (vv6-7) Don’t be taken captive (v8) Because in Christ …is the fullness of God (vv9-10) …is new life (vv11-13) …is victory (vv14-15) Continue, and watch out!

Proclaiming Christ
Do you have a life motto or a life goal? In this sermon, we return to our series in Colossians, Christ Over All, and we’re considering what a Christian’s life goal should be. Outline Suffering for Christ and his church (1:24, 29; 2:1) To present everyone fully mature (1:25-28; 2:2-3) And not deceived (2:4-5)

Meeting the World
We speak about things which are most important to us. If you’re a Christian - are you prepared to speak about your hope in Jesus? In this sermon, we’re finishing up our Back to Basics series by reflecting on the amazing role God gives his people to tell others about Jesus. Outline God’s mission and ours (Matthew 28:19; Colossians 1:20) Salty Speech (Colossians 4:3-6) Being prepared (1 Peter 3:14-16) Deep Desire (Acts 2:47)

Meeting With Gods Family
Does going to church make someone a Christian? Do you have to be part of a church to be a Christian? In this message, we explore why Christians meet with God’s family. Outline Jesus is our access to God (vv19-21) So draw near to God (vv22-23) And encourage each other (vv24-25) (During this sermon some people were mentioned by name. For privacy reasons that section of the sermon has been edited. Read more