Sermons

 

'Blessed are the poor in spirit for they shall know God'

Sermons

 

Jesus answered ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind’

2017


Date
Sermon
Introductory
29 January 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Every church has its problems and the church at Corinth was no exception. One of its problems was that its members wanted recognition by the world and status in this world.
05 February Matthew 5:13-16 All of us influence others and are influenced by others.
12 February 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 "For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building." 1 Cor 3:9
19 February Leviticus 19:1-2 & 9-18 Living God’s Way: Leviticus 19:1-2 & 9-18 — The first thing to say about Leviticus 19 is that these instructions are not about how to gain access to God’s grace, …
19 February(2) God’s Way of Helping Us Live for Him: Psalm 119:33-40 Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. No one who wrote it. It is arranged in 22 sections, the first word of each starts with the next letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
26 February 1 Corinthians 3:18-4:5 In the passage set for today, the Apostle Paul addresses the people first and then the leaders in an attempt to rid the church of these divisions.
05 March Psalm 32: The Joy of Sins Forgiven - There are many things that give us joy.
12 March Genesis 12:1-4 and Romans 4 Second Sunday in Lent - based on Genesis 12:1-4 and Romans
Promises, As a kid you love it when people make promises to you.
19 March The Woman at the Well: John 4:4-42 There is a saying: ‘you never know what a day will bring forth.’ That was certainly true for the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at Jacob’s Well, as recorded in John 4.
26 March Ephesians 5:8-14 When Saul of Tarsus set out for Damascus with letters of authority to arrest Christian men and women and bring them back for punishment in Jerusalem, …
02 April John 11:1-45 I am the resurrection and the life (Concentrating on John 11:25-26)
09 April Palm Sunday: From the Epistle for the day: Philippians 2:5-11 Those readings from the gospel are long, aren’t they? I’m really glad our church gets us to read the gospel story as we come up to Easter.
16 April Good News of the Resurrection Reaches the Outside World; Acts 10:34-43 The reason we celebrate Easter is that it says to the world that death is not the end and that for those who put their trust in Jesus it marks the beginning of eternal life. As Jesus said, ‘Because I live, you shall live also’.
23 April HOMILY: Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Not too many sermons are memorable but this one certainly was. It is not every day that the circumstances surrounding this sermon happen. Firstly there was the sudden sound from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind.
30 April Psalm 116: Giving Thanks & Being Resolved
07 May Who’re Ya Gonna Call? – John 10:1-10 With apologies to the Ghostbusters, when you’re in trouble, who’re ya gonna call?
When you are stuck, or the car runs out of petrol, who’re ya gonna call?
When something strange happens in your neighbourhood, who’re ya gonna call?
14 May No Other Way: John 14:1-14 The passage appointed for today contains the famous statement by Jesus at verse 6: ‘I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except by me’.
21 May Acts 17:22-31 Some people like to travel. They are fascinated by different cultures.
28 May John 17: Jesus’ Prayer For The Church: Past, Present & Future
04 June Pentecost Sunday – Acts 2:1-21 Do you ever think about why we are here? In this place, at this time, doing these things with this group of people? What led to this?
11 June The Great Commission:
Matthew 18:18-20
The words of the great commission in today’s passage come from the highest possible authority, Jesus Christ himself.
18 June Romans 5:1-110 When the Apostle Paul arrived in Corinth he found a Christian couple, Aquila and Priscilla, whom the Emperor had just expelled from Rome.
25 June Psalm 69: Where Do We Go When The Going Gets Tough? Every one of us here to-day has experienced or will most likely experience hard times. It may be an illness, the death of a much loved family member, separation from loved ones, financial hardship, family dramas, …
02 July Passage for homily: Romans 6:12 – 23 You are second in the line at the supermarket checkout. The gentleman in front of you is proving not to be a gentleman. The young work experience girl on the checkout keeps making mistakes.
09 July How to Change from Our Ways to God’s Way: Romans 7:14-25 We have all experienced the feeling of doing something we are ashamed of, but not being able to stop ourselves.
16 July Romans 8:1-11 Have you ever met people who claim to be Christians and yet seem so weighed down by their Christianity? They talk about Christ and church and keep trying to say prayers and read the Bible …
23 July Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43: The Kingdom Of Heaven
30 July Romans 8:26-39 We use the word “love” in so many different ways.
06 August Come and Drink – Isaiah 55:1-5 Isaiah 55 is a beautiful poem in which God, under the metaphor of eating and drinking, invites the reader to taste and drink deeply from the well of his grace.
13 August Romans 10:4-15 Paul had been called by the Lord Jesus to be his Apostle to the Gentiles.
20 August Psalm 67: Psalm 67: A Missionary Prayer
27 August Romans 12:1-8 – True Worship We’ve reached the stage in our reading from the letter of the Apostle Paul to the Romans where the rubber hits the road.
03 September Romans 12:9-21 The message of the letter to the Romans is that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s laws.
10 September Romans 13.1-10 There has been a lot of debate about what is required of people to become an Australian citizen. The debate has been escalated by …
17 September Matthew 18:21-35 Matthew 18:21-35 - Forgiving From The Heart
Sometimes we are hurt by others and sometimes we hurt others.
24 September Philippians 1:1-11 Homily from Philippians chapter 1 verses 1-11 ONLY… What do you long for? Really want more than anything else? What you dream about driving into town, or in the wee small hours of the morning. What are you working towards?
01 October Philippians 2:1-13 There are few passages in all of Scripture that match this for sheer beauty of expression and importance with respect of our knowledge of the majesty of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
08 October Philippians 3 The Apostle Paul had just concluded a wonderful mission tour of Galatia. He had preached that a person was justified by God through faith in Jesus Christ..
15 October Philippians 4:1-9: Philippians 4:1-9: Persevering In The Faith As We Wait For The Lord’s Return
22 October 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 In about 50 AD Thessalonika received a visit from the apostle Paul on his second missionary journey. Listen to the effect of his visit on some people after he had begun to tell people about Jesus Christ:
29 October 1 Thessalonians 2:1-13 This is a part of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians where he talks about how to be a good ambassador for Jesus Christ in a hostile world.
05 November 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 When Timothy arrived in Corinth with good news about the Church at Thessalonica, Paul was greatly encouraged and was spurred on in his preaching labours.
12 November 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18: The Coming Of The Lord
19 November 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Without a vision the people perish. Again and again in human history and in our own experience that Bible saying is proved to be true.
26 November Ephesians 1:15-23 Three Things to Pray For — It is hard to be a faithful Christian in a rich country that is apathetic or hostile towards God.
03 December 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Some churches can cause their pastors great pain. Corinth was such a church for the apostle Paul.
10 December Mark 1:1-8: Mark 1:1-8: Christmas According To Mark