Sermons

Jesus' Family | Mark 3:7-35 |
Not only was Jesus misunderstood by his opponents, who thought him a liar, but his family also didn’t understand him or his mission, thinking he’d lost the plot. But, for those who listened to and received him, he called ‘my family’. Outline The crowd (vv7-12) Jesus’ people (vv13-19) Family concerns (vv20-21, 31-32) Family business (vv22-30) Jesus’ true family (vv31-35)

Lord of the Sabbath | Luke 2:23-3:6 |
Do you need rest and re-creation? Jesus shows us how humanity has the ability to take what is made for joy and make it a burden. But in this message from Mark, we hear Jesus came to give rest and life. Outline Remember the Sabbath (Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15) Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:23-38) Saviour of the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-6) Resting in Christ

Who Can Forgive Sin? | Mark 2:1-22 |
The ‘righteous’ were appalled by the company Jesus kept. But his welcome of people who are normally left out is good news for us! #Outline Authority to forgive sins (vv1-12) Audacity to call ‘sinners’ (vv13-17) Announcing the new (vv18-22)

What is this? Authority! | Mark 1:14-45 |
Jesus stood out because of his unique and unquestionable authority. As we see Jesus' authority in his words and actions, it raises the question of how we respond to him. Outline It’s time (vv14-15) Jesus has authority… to call (vv16-20) in his teaching (vv21-22) over unclean spirits (vv23-28) over sickness (vv29-39) over uncleanness (vv40-45) Life under Jesus’ authority

The Beginning | Mark 1:1-13 |
How is Jesus' life good news now? Outline The beginning (v1) Preparation (vv2-8) Declaration (vv9-11) Conflict (vv12-13) The good news continues

God’s Deep Compassion | Jonah 3-4 |
Although we love to receive mercy, we find it hard to give it to others. Our motto can be ‘mercy for me, justice for you’. In this message, we hear the conclusion to Jonah’s story and see the compassionate heart of Christ. Outline Nineveh Repents(Jonah 3:1-9) God Relents (Jonah 3:10) Jonah Resents (Jonah 4) One Greater than Jonah (Luke 19:41; 5:30-32)

Darkness Fails | John 1:1-14 |
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5 NIV) In this Christmas Day message, we see how Jesus is the light who’s come to shine into our darkness.

The Sun Rises | Luke 1:68-79 |
When life feels dark, as it has for many of us this year, where is there hope? Is it found in making it ‘bigger than Christmas? In this message from our Carols service, discover how the coming of Jesus brings light into our darkness. Outline Jesus Came Into a Dark World In Jesus the Sun Rises Before the sermon, we watched this Christmas advertisement:

From the Depths | Jonah 1:17-2:10 |
As we hear Jonah’s prayer from the belly of a big fish, Jonah is a mirror for us and shows that God’s grace precedes and exceeds our repentance. Outline God’s Deep Salvation (1:17) Jonah’s Shallow Prayer (2:1-9) God’s Response (2:10) Salvation Comes From the LORD The Sign of Jonah (Matthew 12:39-40)

Down, Down, Down | Jonah 1:1-16 |
Are you running from God? In this message, we hear about a bloke who tried running from God and the unexpected way God’s grace showed up. Outline Setting the scene (vv1-2) Man on the run (v3) Stormy weather (vv4-15) Fearing the Lord (v16) Greater than Jonah (Matthew 12:41; Mark 4:35-41)