Connections

Galatians 5:16-26

November 20th, 2017 by Heather

The apostle Paul issues Christians with the challenge to live by the Spirit and not to allow sin to control their lives.

A sermon based on Galatians 5:16-26 by Bonnie Bonneville, on November 19, 2017.

Galatians 5:1-15

November 13th, 2017 by Heather

The apostle Paul speaks of the freedom we have in Christ and calls upon the church to be people who trust in Jesus and live in the power of the Spirit, showing genuine love for one another as they await their Lord’s return in glory.

A sermon based on Galatians 5:1-15 by Noel Bowditch, on November 12, 2017.

Galatians 3:15-4:7

November 6th, 2017 by Heather

The apostle Paul shows how God’s promise to Abraham has been fulfilled in Jesus, explores the ongoing role of Old Testament law in the Christian life and speaks of the radical nature of both the Christian life and the church.

A sermon based on Galatians 3:15-4:7 by Noel Bowditch, on November 5, 2017.

Galatians 3:1-14

November 2nd, 2017 by Heather

Paul’s words remind us that our salvation and the accompanying gift of the Spirit are the gift of God’s grace that we receive by faith and show how this truth is grounded in the Old Testament Scriptures.

A sermon based on Galatians 3:1-14 by Noel Bowditch, on October 29, 2017.

Galatians 2:11-21

October 17th, 2017 by Heather

The apostle Paul focuses our attention on the heart of the gospel – our salvation is by grace through faith, not by works of the law.

A sermon based on Galatians 2:11-21 by Noel Bowditch, on October 15, 2017.

Galatians 1:11-2:10

October 11th, 2017 by Heather

After  the risen Jesus had revealed himself to Paul on the road to Damascus, Paul was transformed from being a leading persecutor of the church into a powerful proclaimer of the gospel.

A sermon based on Galatians 1:11-2:10 by Noel Bowditch, on October 8, 2017.

Galatians 1:1-10

October 2nd, 2017 by Heather

This is the first sermon in a new sermon series based on Paul’s letter to the Galatians, one of the very earliest writings in the New Testament.

A sermon based on Galatians 1:1-10 by Noel Bowditch, on October 1, 2017.

The Holy Spirit (week 5)

October 1st, 2017 by Heather

In the last sermon of this sermon series, we consider Jesus’ prayer for unity for all believers to come:
“Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.” John 17:25-26

A sermon based on Ephesians 1:1-6 and John 17:20-26 by Neville Windsor, on September 24, 2017.

The Holy Spirit (week 4)

October 1st, 2017 by Heather

Jesus talks to his disciples about the challenges that will await them after his departure:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

A sermon based on Joshua 1:1-9 and John 16:16-33 by Simon Hattrell, on September 17, 2017.

The Holy Spirit (week 3)

September 16th, 2017 by Heather

Jesus warns the disciples that they can expect opposition, highlighting the work of the Holy Spirit in a hostile environment.

A sermon based on John 15:18-16:15 by Simon Hattrell, on September 10, 2017.

The Holy Spirit (week 2)

September 16th, 2017 by Heather

Jesus reassures the disciples that they are not alone in furthering God’s mission:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5

A sermon based on Isaiah 5:1-7 and John 15:1-8 by Simon Hattrell, on September 3, 2017.

The Holy Spirit (week 1)

September 16th, 2017 by Heather

Jesus promised the Holy Spirit to his disciples:

Jesus said “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth”. John 14: 15-16

A sermon based on Ezekiel 36:22-28 and John 14:15-31 by Simon Hattrell, on August 27th, 2017.

Mission (week 3)

September 13th, 2017 by Heather

Jesus’ warning of opposition to the disciples as he sends them on mission is a reminder that we need great wisdom as we serve our communities to further his mission in the world.

A sermon based on Matthew 10:16-39 by Noel Bowditch, on August 20, 2017.

Mission (week 2)

September 13th, 2017 by Heather

Jesus’ instructions when sending out the twelve disciples informs our role in mission today.

A sermon based on Matthew 10:1-16 by Joan Harvey, on August 13, 2017.

Mission (week 1)

September 13th, 2017 by Heather

Beginning a new sermon series, we consider teaching that looks at the breadth of Jesus’ ministry and in which he calls upon disciples to pray that God will send out workers into his harvest.

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38

A sermon based on Matthew 9:35-38 by Noel Bowditch, on August 6, 2017.

Rest

September 5th, 2017 by Heather

Work and rest are two essential parts of our lives that need to be kept in balance.

Jesus said:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

A sermon based on Matthew 11:25-30 by Noel Bowditch, on July 30, 2017.

Worship

July 24th, 2017 by Heather

What is true worship?
What did Jesus say about worship?

A sermon based on John 4:1-26 and Romans 12:1-2 by Noel Bowditch, on July 23, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 12)

July 18th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Obedience

In the final sermon in the series based on the Sermon on the Mount, we hear Jesus’ words challenge us to choose the way that leads  to life, to watch out for false prophets and to obey him in our lives.

A sermon based on Matthew 7:13-27 by Noel Bowditch, on July 16, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 11)

July 10th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Relationships

Jesus teaches his disciples about relationships – within the church, towards others and with God.

A sermon based on Matthew 7:1-12 by Noel Bowditch, on July 9, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 10)

July 3rd, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Do Not Worry

Jesus’ words challenge us not to be anxious, but to trust God to provide for us.

A sermon based on Matthew 6:25-34 by Noel Bowditch, on July 2, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 9)

June 26th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Treasures in Heaven

Jesus’ words challenge us to examine our lives and make sure that what we seek has eternal value.

A sermon based on Matthew 6:19-24 by Noel Bowditch, on June 25, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 8)

June 24th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Giving to the Needy, Prayer & Fasting

Jesus warns his followers not to fall into the trap of doing good things (giving to the needy, praying and fasting) to impress others by our acts of righteousness.

A sermon based on Matthew 6:1-18 by David Skeat, on June 18, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 7)

June 14th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Love  for Enemies

Jesus calls on his disciples not to retaliate or seek revenge, but to love their enemies and pray for those who persecute them.

A sermon based on Matthew 5:38-48 by Bonnie Bonneville, on June 11, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 6)

June 7th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Oaths

Jesus calls disciples to be people who can be trusted to keep their word.

A sermon based on Matthew 5:33-37 by Noel Bowditch, on June 4, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 5)

May 30th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Adultery

Jesus’ words look beyond adulterous behaviour to the lustful thinking that gives rise to it and challenge us to firmly resist temptation in every area of our lives.

A sermon based on Matthew 5:27-32 by Noel Bowditch, on May 28, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 4)

May 22nd, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Murder

Jesus identifies unresolved anger as the cause of murder.

A sermon based on Matthew 5:21-26 by Noel Bowditch, on May 21, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 3)

May 22nd, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Fulfillment of the Law

Jesus speaks about his relationship with the law and the prophets of the Old Testament.

A sermon based on Matthew 5:17-20 by Noel Bowditch, on May 14, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 2)

May 8th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount: Salt and Light

Jesus calls his disciples to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world.

A sermon based on Matthew 5:13-16 by Noel Bowditch, on May 7, 2017.

Being Jesus’ Disciples (week 1)

May 5th, 2017 by Heather

Sermon on the Mount:
The Beatitudes

The first sermon in a new series looking at Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, we focus on those well known sayings of Jesus that have become known as the Beatitudes.

A sermon based on Matthew 5:1-12 by Noel Bowditch, on April 30, 2017.

John 14:1-14

May 3rd, 2017 by Heather

Jesus reassures his disciples that they are staying to continue his works:

Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
John 14:12

A sermon based on John 14:1-14 by Tim, on April 23, 2017.

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