Sermons

Standing With the King
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
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
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
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?
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