The Holy God Judging Sin

Scripture Readings Revelation 19:6-16 Joshua 11:18-23 Introduction My dear friends in the Lord, Jesus Christ, If the only attribute God possesses were love—as many people apparently think—Christians would be stunned into silence at every occasion of death, pain, war, suffering and pain. What do we make of a verse like:   For it was of … Continue reading The Holy God Judging Sin

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The Day God Listened to a Man

Bible Readings Joshua 10:1-15 Ephesians 1:15-23 Introduction Dear Brother and Sister, the theme for our sermon this morning is The Day God listened, with the subtitle A day like never before. Whether we like the idea or not, we need to know that as a church, as people who are followers of Jesus Christ, we are engaged … Continue reading The Day God Listened to a Man

Where is the victory?

Scripture Readings Acts 5:14, Joshua 7:1-10, 16-21 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, We often find ourselves at new beginnings.  We might find ourselves in a new job, or a new suburb or a new house.  The move to a new house helps us to get rid of the old stuff we … Continue reading Where is the victory?

Victory over death and slavery

Bible Readings Luke 24:1-2 Acts 13:26-39 Numbers 33:3-4 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, It is not uncommon for us, when we hear that someone died, to ask, “How old was he/she?” The younger a child was when it died evokes in us unspeakable emotions.  If the person was very old, there … Continue reading Victory over death and slavery

​2019 Atonement Celebration (Easter)

Crucifixion Friday service: 7:30am in our church building.  We will also celebrate The Lord’s Supper. Resurrection Sunday Service 9:30 am in our church building. Evening Worship No evening worship over this weekend.  Evening worship will recommence Sunday 28th April.   Services for Atonement Weekend (Easter) We choose to name the events of Easter to reflect the true Christian … Continue reading ​2019 Atonement Celebration (Easter)

Atonement – an eye for an eye

Bible Readings Leviticus 24:10-23 Deuteronomy 19:15-21 Matthew 5:38 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, Life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. (Deuteronomy 19:21, NIV) It took me many years to work out what “brotherly love” meant.  Our household, like many others I suppose, … Continue reading Atonement – an eye for an eye

Look out for false apostles (2)

Bible Readings Luke 21:5-11 2Timothy 3:1-9 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ, A friend of mine, then a new Christian, returned from morning worship where the sermon was about false prophets.  He settled for a cup of coffee with his wife when the doorbell rang.  His visitors asked if he would … Continue reading Look out for false apostles (2)

Watch our for false prophets (1)

Scripture Readings Matthew 7:15-23 Matthew 24:1-14 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, On one of my mission trips into the outback of New South Wales, a pastor-friend tagged along for the experience.  Fortunately, shearing was on, so to a large extent, the shearing quarters were relatively clean and rid of spiders and snakes. We took … Continue reading Watch our for false prophets (1)

Undivided loyalty to the King, Jesus Christ (3)

Bible Readings Daniel 3:8-18 Revelation 13:11-18 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, Long before I arrived at uni, Steve had been there. It seemed that Steve had an academic problem: the lecturer to teach him Greek 1, was a classmate who did Greek 1 with him when Steve was repeating it for the third time. … Continue reading Undivided loyalty to the King, Jesus Christ (3)

Undivided loyalty to Christ, our King (2)

Scripture Readings Daniel 7:1-14; Revelation 13:1-10 Introduction My dear friends in Christ, It was without fail that, before we set off in our old Chrysler—this was long before the days of seatbelts—that Mom, ever-caring for her little brood of children—would look back over the rest of the front seat and asked,  “Have you locked the … Continue reading Undivided loyalty to Christ, our King (2)