February 1, 2017

Teaching

Jesus said “make disciples of all kinds of people… baptise them… and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Part of that teaching happens through the talks and sermons shared in our services. They are not the final word on any given subject; they are the first word in the conversation. It’s up to each of us to think, study, pray and make up our own mind what we believe and why we believe it.

You can see what themes are coming up in the life of the church and also download recordings of recent talks and sermons here.

The Book of Acts

“Acts is a book of cheerful (and sometimes not so cheerful) muddle and puzzle, as Jesus’s first followers blunder around trying to find out what they are supposed to be doing, nudged this way and pushed that way by the Spirit, facing sharp disagreement and potential division inside the movement and even sharper hostility from outside. Acts has plenty of martyrs, riots, and frustrating failures. The powers are fighting back. And yet Acts ends with Paul in Rome, under Caesar’s nose, announcing God as King and Jesus as Lord.” – N.T. Wright

Join us on this ‘cheerful muddle’ as we look to learn from the early church’s experiences in figuring out how to live as Jesus taught us.

Acts #1 (1:1-8)
(02/09/2018) Audio / Study

Acts #2 (1:9-14)
(09/09/2018) Audio / Study

Acts #3 (1:12-26)
(16/09/2018) Audio / Study

Acts #4 (2:1-13)
(23/09/2018) Audio / Study

Acts #5 (2:14-41)
(30/09/2018) Audio / Study

Acts #6 (2:42-47)
(07/10/2018) Audio / Study

Acts #7 (3:1-10)
(14/10/2018) Audio / Study


Postcards from Philippi: A Study in Philipians

It’s summertime! We all want to relax, feel refreshed and be encouraged. There aren’t many more joyful and uplifting books than Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. Join us as we take a sunny stroll this summer through Philippians.

Thankfulness and Partnership: Chapter 1
(05/08/2018) Audio
Be like Jesus: Chapter 2
(12/08/2018) Audio
Pressing on: Chapter 3
(19/08/2018) Audio
All things: Chapter 4
(26/08/2018) Audio

The Good and Beautiful Life

“I have never met a person whose goal was to ruin his or her life. We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time.” The problem is we have bought into false notions of happiness and success.  Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind these character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus’ narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

The good and beautiful life
(18/02/2018) Audio
Writing a letter to God
(25/02/2018) Audio
The gospel many people have never heard
(04/03/2018) Audio
Play
(11/03/2018) Audio
The grand invitation
(18/03/2018) Audio
Hospitality
(25/03/2018) Audio
Learning to live without anger
(01/04/2018) Audio
Keeping the Sabbath
(08/04/2018)
Learning to live without lust
(15/04/2018) Audio
Media Fast
(22/04/2018) Audio
Learning to live without lying
(29/04/2018) Audio
Silence
(06/05/2018) Audio
Learning to bless those who curse us
(13/05/2018) Audio
Praying for success of competitors
(20/05/2018) Audio
Learning to live without vainglory
(27/05/2018) Audio
Secret Service
(03/06/2018)
Learning to live without avarice
(10/06/2018) Audio
Deaccumulation
(17/06/2018) Audio
Learning to live without worry
(24/06/2018) Audio
Prayer
(01/07/2018) Audio
Learning to live without judging others
(08/07/2018) Audio
A day without gossip
(15/07/2018) Audio
Living in the kingdom day by day
(22/07/2018) Audio
Living one day devotionally
(29/07/2018) Audio

Peace and Prosperity.
And the beginning of the year people often reassess their hopes, dreams, goals and ambitions, all reaching for their version of ‘The Good Life’. What if the secret to Peace and Prosperity wasn’t a secret? Join us as we look at six top tips for living a life of Shalom.
“Get the inside track” (Praying)
(07/01/2017) Audio
“Go straight to the source” (Reading)
(14/01/2017) Audio
“Get richer by giving more away” (Giving)
(21/01/2017) Audio
“Second is the New First” (Serving)
(28/01/2017) Audio
“You don’t get bigger by tearing others down” (Encouraging)
(04/02/2017) Audio / Study Guide
“Keep on keeping on” (Persevering)
(11/02/2017) Audio / Study Guide


(2017 Sermons Archive)