The witness of countercultural living

Bible readings Psalm 34 1 Peter 3:8-22 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, One thing about a Christian, is that the direction of his/her life completely changed when Jesus Christ became their Saviour and Lord.   One day the apostles were professional fishermen, the next they became followers of Jesus Christ, leaving … Continue reading The witness of countercultural living

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Christ prays for the well-being of his church

Scripture Readings 1John 2:18-27; John 17:20-26 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Something has crept into church life in the last decade or two.  They call it church shopping.  Driven by our consumeristic world, a church, or more so a congregation—even irrespective of the particular of its doctrinal position—has to have certain … Continue reading Christ prays for the well-being of his church

It’s not a game, its the Church of Christ

(Sermon preached by Rev Rudi Schwartz on Sunday 10th June 2012) Bible readings: Exodus 35:30 - 36:7 Ephesians 4:1-16 Songs: "Praise Him, praise Him" "Majesty" "Lord speak to me" "We heard a joyful sound" "May God's blessing" Introduction My dear friends in Jesus Christ, our Lord, I remember my mother’s lounge room. There was nothing … Continue reading It’s not a game, its the Church of Christ