Connections

Unforgivable Sin

May 7th, 2018 by Heather

Jesus warned the Pharisees:
“And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” Matthew 12:31

A sermon based on Matthew 12:22-37 by Bonnie Bonneville, on May 6, 2018.

The Resurrection (week 4)

April 30th, 2018 by Heather

Sharing in Christ’s risen life through faith in him, Christians are called to live life growing in holiness.

A sermon based on Colossians 3:1-17 by Noel Bowditch, on April 29, 2018.

The Resurrection (week 3)

April 30th, 2018 by Heather

United with Christ in his death and resurrection, Christians are called to respond by living transformed lives.

A sermon based on Romans 6:1-14 by Noel Bowditch, on April 22, 2018.

The Resurrection (week 2)

April 19th, 2018 by Heather

The apostle Paul preaches a resurrection faith encouraging believers to live in the power of the risen Jesus.

A sermon based on 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:15
by Noel Bowditch, on April 15, 2018.

The Resurrection (week 1)

April 11th, 2018 by Heather

The story of the appearance of Jesus to the two disciples on the road to Emmaus challenges us to seek Jesus through the Scriptures and to excitedly share with others.

A sermon based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and
Luke 24:13-35 by David Skeat, on April 8, 2018.

Psalm 31

March 27th, 2018 by Heather

In our last sermon in the series on the lament Psalms, the words of David assure us that God is a rock of refuge to those under stress and remind us that we are called to look beyond our present circumstances and continue to put our trust in God.

A sermon based on Psalm 31 by Noel Bowditch, on
March 25, 2018.

Psalm 130

March 23rd, 2018 by Heather

This lament psalm begins with the pray-er crying out of the depths of human need but ends with assurance of God’s steadfast love and power to redeem.

A sermon based on Psalm 130 by Noel Bowditch, on
March 18, 2018.

Psalm 88

March 14th, 2018 by Heather

The words of Heman, the songwriter, express the emotions of one who is writing in deep despair, whilst still affirming that God is the God of his salvation.

A sermon based on Psalm 88 by Bonnie Bonneville, on March 11, 2018.

Psalm 13

March 5th, 2018 by Heather

David’s psalm provides us with a model for prayer in times of darkness and struggle in our lives.

A sermon based on Psalm 13 by Noel Bowditch, on March 4, 2018.

Psalm 22

March 1st, 2018 by Heather

We can come to the Lord in lament and repentance, and interweave that trouble with our trust that God stands with us in the midst of our pain and guarantees us transformation.

A sermon based on Psalm 22 by Bishop Richard Condie, on February 25, 2018.

Science and the Bible

February 25th, 2018 by Heather

A sermon exploring science and faith.

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

A sermon based on 2 Timothy 4:1-7 by George Chandler, on January 28, 2018.

The sermon slides supporting this sermon can be found here.

Who Is Jesus? (week 3)

February 22nd, 2018 by Heather

In John, we read of Jesus being variously described as the Lamb of God, Rabbi (Teacher), the Messiah, the son of Joseph, the Son of God and the Son of Man.

A sermon based on John 1:35-51 by
Noel Bowditch, on February 18, 2018.

Who Is Jesus? (week 2)

February 22nd, 2018 by Heather

John looks at the question of who Jesus is: how he was different to John the Baptist and what was unique about Jesus.

A sermon based on John 1:19-34 by
Noel Bowditch, on February 11, 2018.

Who Is Jesus? (week 1)

February 22nd, 2018 by Heather

John’s gospel highlights that the question of who Jesus is revolves around knowing the truth about Jesus but also knowing the reality of Jesus in our own lives.

A sermon based on  John 20:30-31 and John 21:24-25 by Noel Bowditch, on February 4, 2018.

Dare to Be Different: Perspective

January 25th, 2018 by Heather

In a world that lives for the moment, Jesus’ words challenge our attitude toward our wealth and our possessions to be that of sacrificial generosity, living with an eternal perspective.

A sermon based on Mark 10:17-31 by Noel Bowditch, on January 21, 2018.

Dare to Be Different: Holiness

January 25th, 2018 by Heather

In a world where anything goes, Christians are called to cooperate with the Holy Spirit working in and through their lives.

A sermon based on Colossians 3:1-17 by Noel Bowditch, on January 14, 2018.

Dare to Be Different: Service

January 8th, 2018 by Heather

In a world that looks after number one, Jesus teaches and models a life of self-denial and servant leadership.

A sermon based on Mark 10:32-45 by Noel Bowditch, on January 7, 2018.

John 14:1-14

January 2nd, 2018 by Heather

Jesus answered,
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
John 14:6

A sermon based on John 14:1-14 by Noel Bowditch, on December 31, 2017.

Luke 2:1-20

December 29th, 2017 by Heather

The good news of the Christmas message is that God, in Christ, has come to us.

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Luke 2:10-11

A sermon based on Luke 2:1-20 by Noel Bowditch, on December 24, 2017.

Matthew 25:31-46

December 20th, 2017 by Heather

Jesus’ words in the parable of the sheep and the goats are a reminder to us that one day we will all stand before God to give account of how we have lived in love for him and in love for others.

A sermon based on Matthew 25:31-46 by Noel Bowditch, on December 17, 2017.

Matthew 25:14-30

December 18th, 2017 by Heather

Jesus’ words in the Parable of the Talents, challenge us to be faithful servants as we wait for his return.

A sermon based on Matthew 25:14-30 by Noel Bowditch, on December 10, 2017.

Matthew 25:1-13

December 4th, 2017 by Heather

Jesus’ parable of the ten bridesmaids provides a warning that we need to be in a perpetual state of readiness for his second coming.

A sermon based on Matthew 25:1-13 by Noel Bowditch, on December 3, 2017.

Galatians 6:1-18

December 4th, 2017 by Heather

The apostle Paul speaks of the responsibility that Christians have for one another and urges them once again to live by the Spirit.

A sermon based on Galatians 6:1-18 by David Skeat, on November 26, 2017.

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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.

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