Connections

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.

Matthew 28:1-15

April 17th, 2017 by Heather

Christ is RISEN!

On Easter Day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead with the report of the discovery of Jesus’ empty tomb.

A sermon based on Matthew 28:1-15 by Noel Bowditch, on April 16, 2017.

 

Matthew 21:1-17

April 11th, 2017 by Heather

On Palm Sunday, we consider Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem as the long awaited Messiah followed by Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple, declaring it to be a place of prayer for people of all nations.

A sermon based on Matthew 21:1-17 by Noel Bowditch, on April 9, 2017.

Exodus 14:5-31

April 5th, 2017 by Heather

The parting of the Red Sea for the Israelites’ crossing was a miracle. God intervened in history to deliver his people.

A sermon based on Exodus 14:5-31 by Noel Bowditch, on April 2, 2017.

Exodus 12:40-13:10

March 30th, 2017 by Heather

The faith of the Israelites is a reminder to us that things that are central to our faith need to be celebrated.

A sermon based on Exodus 12:40-13:10 by Noel Bowditch, on March 26, 2017.

Global Recordings Network

March 30th, 2017 by Heather

Global Recordings Network seeks to provide an appropriate audio or audio-visual resource to communicate the gospel, no matter how small the language group.  They have recordings for evangelism and basic Bible teaching in 6,358 languages and dialects. More information can be found at: http://globalrecordings.net/it/au

A sermon based on Matthew 20:1-16 by Alex Shaw, on March 19, 2017.

Exodus 12:1-32

March 29th, 2017 by Heather

The Passover, the final plague that fell upon Egypt, caused Pharaoh to set the people of Israel free from slavery.

A sermon based on Exodus 12:1-32 by Noel Bowditch, on March 12, 2017.

Exodus 7:1-24

March 29th, 2017 by Heather

The first of the plagues that came upon the land in Egypt shows that in the face of oppression we are to look to God as Saviour.

A sermon based on Exodus 7:1-24 by Noel Bowditch, on March 5, 2017.

Exodus 3:1-17

March 3rd, 2017 by Heather

The story of God calling Moses to lead the people out of their slavery in Egypt reassures us that whatever call God has placed on our lives, he will never leave us or forsake us; he is with  us always.

A sermon based on Exodus 3:1-17 by Noel Bowditch, on February 26, 2017.

Exodus 2:1-10

February 28th, 2017 by Heather

The story of Moses’ birth and adoption by the Pharaoh’s daughter reminds us that God’s ultimate purpose is not thwarted by human sin.

A sermon based on Exodus 2:1-10 by Noel Bowditch, on February 19, 2017.

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