Catch up on previous Sunday worship services - video or audio only (audio messages only prior to 22 March 2020)

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Good Friday According to Mark

19 April, 2019 Tim Patrick

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What kind of king do we need?

14 April, 2019 Simon Dent

When Scott Morrison called the election for May 18 on Thursday we all once again became king makers. So many are now asking “What kind of King do we need?”. Maybe a better question might be “What kind of King do we already have?”.

When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey it was his coronation parade. In that journey he declared that He alone is the King we need, even if he is not the king we want. A king who will lay down his life for our salvation, a king who will serve his Father in heaven before he will serve us or himself, a King who will continue to rule because he has been appointed to that role by the very one who created us. When we know we already have a king maybe we may be a little kinder and wiser regarding the earthly kings He gives us.

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The Happiness Lie

7 April, 2019 Steph Tai

Steph talks about the myth posed to us that life is about striving to find happiness. But what if there is more to life than this, and where does suffering fit into this?

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The unrelenting mercy of God

7 April, 2019 Simon Dent

Today we celebrate with young people of our congregation the confirmation of their baptisms. As people who we baptised as infants, they have knowingly received their faith in Jesus and today publicly own all that was promised to them in that gracious act of infant baptism. Indeed all our live are acts of the grace of God. As Paul says in Acts 17 “By him we live and move and have our being”. God is endless in his mercy and love towards us. We who were once ‘children of wrath’ have now seen God as God is and have been known, loved and saved without condition. Knowing this life-changing revelation makes everything new; our relationships, our purpose, everything.

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Body Matters: To be or not to be? Abortion and other vital questions

31 March, 2019 Graham Buxton

Today’s open-minded and reformist social agenda is, in large part, based on the idea that our identity is not grounded in our biological make-up – it’s defined by our feelings and desires, our freely choosing self. Increasingly, instead of seeing ourselves as being a body we are encouraged to see ourselves as having a body. In this morning’s ‘Thinking the Faith’ we will be focusing on the implications of these progressive ideas in the context of abortion and the reform bill currently being presented in parliament. We will affirm that body matters: it matters to God … and it should matter to us. We will also affirm that the body has meaning – it is, in fact, more than matter!

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God’s ways and our ways

24 March, 2019 Simon Dent

When we are in the mire of confusion and struggle it is good to rest in the knowledge that the God who loves us has His ways.

As Isaiah the prophet discovered, the ways and thoughts of God are higher than ours, even if they are a bit of a mystery sometimes. They never fail to achieve the purpose that God has for them. This is both liberating and challenging. God does not think the way we think God should think or act in the way we think God should act. The ultimate example of this is the self-emptying love of God for us on the cross for our salvation. God is in control. Will we let him be?

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The God who completes

17 March, 2019 Graham Humphris

Graham speaks on Philippians 1:6 "Being confident of this, that God who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

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Times of refreshing

17 March, 2019 Simon Dent

God’s grace is both wonderful news to us and a wonderful command. Peter says in the book of Acts “Repent and turn to God, that your sins may be wiped out and times of refreshing may come from the Lord”. God graciously enables us to see our sin in the light of the cross of Christ so we can be delivered from its deception. The people of Israel discovered that the very place of their defeat would be the place of their renewal through repentance. Jesus too will transform our sin to be the place of greatest comfort, greatest renewal and greatest hope. This is the good news that all people need.

Come, let us be refreshed in the Lord.

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Rest

10 March, 2019 Wes Chambers

The notion of rest is not one that sits easy with us in our frantic, crazy, busy, demanding world.

The need for rest is built into creation and is essential to our very beings. In Genesis, we are told that God rested from his creative work and we are called to find rest throughout the scriptures; not least in the 10 commandments. How do we find the rest that our souls need for life? How can we learn to live in rest in the face of the demands that are placed on us daily? This is at the heart of the gospel and is at the centre of why Jesus came as God to us.

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