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  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20230122 6PM CD The Holy Spirit who confounds

    The Holy Spirit who confounds. On Harvest Day, a phenomenon occurred that amazed everyone. The Holy Spirit came upon the group of disciples, and people were amazed! The truth about the Holy Spirit confuses and confounds people. There are many questions, such as: ‘Does the Holy Spirit still give miraculous gifts to followers of Jesus today? Or was it just for the early stages of sharing the gospel?’ However, the gifts do not really matter if not exercised in love.

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    20230122 745AM DT Call to Preserve the Unity of the Spirit

    20230122 DT 745AM Preserve the unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Faith: Many things divide us in life. There were many differences among the members of the early church – ethnicity, gender, heritage, traditions, views and beliefs, wealth, origins. The apostles did much to maintain unity of faith and practice in the church community. Paul urged the Philippian Christians to “preserve the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.” Much of what we do as members of the church is to encourage, to comfort and to love one another. Jesus is our constant example. Being “in Christ” brings unity. In common, we receive grace, are chosen, restored, justified, become a new creation. Since its foundation, St Matthews church and community has changed significantly in many ways. Disunity begins in the heart – we need the same attitude as Christ. (Philippians 2:1-11).

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    20230115 6:00 PM CD Spiritual Gifts

    Continuing our series on the Holy Spirit: Spiritual Gifts. Four questions about spiritual gifts: What are they? What are miraculous gifts? Who gets spiritual gifts and how? and Who are the gifts for? And four personal questions: 1. Do you know the gift of life the Jesus is offering you? 2. What gifts do you see in others? 3. What gifts have you been given? 4. Are you using your gifts for building God's people?

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    20230115 930AM CD Spiritual Gifts

    Continuing our series on the Holy Spirit: Spiritual Gifts. Four questions about spiritual gifts: What are they? What are miraculous gifts? Who gets spiritual gifts and how? and Who are the gifts for? And four personal questions: 1. Do you know the gift of life the Jesus is offering you? 2. What gifts do you see in others? 3. What gifts have you been given? 4. Are you using your gifts for building God's people?

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20230115 745AM DT The Holy Spirit our Helper, Comforter and friend

    The Holy Spirit, like a nurse, is our helper, He is with us forever, as our powerful, loving, listening companion. He is a seal or guarantee for the future and he testifies to us. As our helper, he lives in us, brings us peace, and prompts and guides us. He helps us in our prayers, with what we do not know and he prays for us.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20230108 6PM JB Q&A Allowing the Holy Spirit to sanctify us

    Q&A on the Holy Spirit. Who is the Holy Spirit? Let the Holy Spirit change us, sanctify us, make us Holy. How can we gain the help of the Spirit?

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    20230108 6PM JB Allowing the Holy Spirit to sanctify us

    In the second in our series on the Holy Spirit, John Batten urges us to raise our expectation of the Holy Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit change us, sanctify us, make us Holy. God wants us to be Holy, to be in relationship with Him. Sanctification is being made Holy, being made more like Jesus. Walk by the Spirit and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. The fruit of the spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Self-control. It’s God’s will that you be sanctified, for God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

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    20230108 AM JB Allowing the Holy Spirit to Sanctify us

    Second in our series on the Holy Spirit. John Batten urges us to raise our expectation of the Holy Spirit. Let the Holy Spirit change us, sanctify us, make us Holy. God wants us to be Holy, to be in relationship with Him. Sanctification is being made Holy, being made more like Jesus. Walk by the Spirit and you will not fulfill the desires of the flesh. The fruit of the spirit is Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Self-control. It’s God’s will that you be sanctified, for God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20230101 6PM DT Who is the Holy Spirit?

    The Holy Spirit is a person. He was at work in creation and the writing of the scriptures. He is at work in the lives of people, bringing them to God. John Newton, the author of Amazing Grace, was living a terrible, sinful life, when he realised it was by grace that he had been saved. He wrote: the words of the hymn.” We are saved by grace, through faith, that is given to us by God. God has been at work in our lives through the work of the Holy Spirit. We are being transformed by God’s Spirit. John 14 is a passage of great comfort to his disciples. Jesus speaks plainly to his disciples of his death and departure, but also of the Counsellor, the Comforter and helper who will be sent and be with his disciples forever. The Holy Spirit guides us to heaven when this life is over.

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    20230101 AM DT Who is the Holy Spirit?

    The Holy Spirit is a person. He was at work in creation and the writing of the scriptures. He is at work in the lives of people, bringing them to God. John Newton, the author of "Amazing Grace", realised it was by grace that he had been saved: “Through many dangers, trials and snares I have already come, ‘twas grace that brought me safe thus far, and grace will bring me home.” We are saved by grace, through faith, that is given to us by God. God has been at work in our lives through the work of the Holy Spirit. We are being transformed by God’s Spirit. John 14 is a passage of great comfort to his disciples. Jesus speaks plainly to his disciples of his death and departure, but also of the Counsellor, the Comforter and helper who will be sent and be with his disciples forever. The Holy Spirit guides us to heaven when this life is over.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults Youth 

    20221225 AM PM Meet Peace at Christmas in Jesus

    This Christmas, yet again, the world is not at peace. We seek to "Make Peace" by various methods, but the things we do, don't resolve the chaos of the world. We cannot “make” peace, but God wants to make Peace with us. We can meet Peace in Jesus, and when Jesus returns, he will bring Peace even as the curse is removed.

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    20221225 930AM RI Meet Peace at Christmas in Jesus

    The world is not at peace, We seek to "Make Peace" by various methods, but the things we do, don't resolve the chaos of the world. We cannot make peace, but God wants to make Peace with us. We can meet Peace in Jesus, and when Jesus returns, he will bring Peace as the curse is removed.

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    20221225 745AM RI Meet Peace at Christmas in Jesus

    The world is not at peace, We seek to "Make Peace" by various methods, but the things we do, don't resolve the chaos of the world. We cannot make peace, but God wants to make Peace with us. We can meet Peace in Jesus, and when Jesus returns, he will bring Peace as the curse is removed.

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    20221224 5PM Christmas Eve Service Jesus is the Prince of Peace

    Advent: Christmas Eve. As promised Long Ago, the Prince of Peace will come to bring us Peace with God. Various persons from the Old Testament are considered but they are not the Prince of Peace. The angels announce the birth of Jesus and God's message of Peace on earth to men on whom His favour rests. Jesus is the Prince of Peace.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20221218 6PM CD Who is this John, son of Zechariah?

    3rd in our Advent Series. Who is this John, this son of Zechariah? Zechariah prophesies about who John will be, in thirty years’ time! John is an announcer of God’s Love, God’s forgiveness, calling people to repent and turn to God. John will announce that Jesus is coming. John is like an Alarm clock,… an Alarm Clock, on which we may hit snooze …Are you a believer? Are you saying, “I’ll get to Jesus later…”. But while hitting snooze, you are missing out on the things he has for you right now. Are you not a Christian? Hitting snooze again? Yes, but we don’t know when we will have left it too late!

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    20221218 930AM CD Who is this John, son of Zechariah?

    3rd in our Advent Series. Who is this John, this son of Zechariah? Zechariah prophesies about who John will be, in thirty years’ time! John is an announcer of God’s Love, God’s forgiveness, calling people to repent and turn to God. John will announce that Jesus is coming. John is like an Alarm clock,… an Alarm Clock, on which we may hit snooze …Are you a believer? Are you saying, “I’ll get to Jesus later…”. But while hitting snooze, you are missing out on the things he has for you right now. Are you not a Christian? Hitting snooze again? Yes, but we don’t know when we will have left it too late!

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    20221218 745SM DT John, the Forerunner of Jesus

    Who is this John, this son of Zechariah? Zechariah prophesies about who John will be, in thirty years’ time! John is an announcer of God’s Love, God’s forgiveness, calling people to repent and turn to God. John will announce that Jesus is coming.

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    20221204 745AM DT Serving by faith in God

    First in our Advent series, 2022 Zechariah and Elisabeth, two servants of God, serving faithfully, yet feeling a sense of disgrace, are given the honour to be parents of John the Baptist, who is the fore-runner for Christ.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20221127 6PM RI Grace will lead us home

    In this sermon on Vision Sunday our senior minister considers our response when many things are needing to be done. Do we respond by taking on more, and then taking on still more?  He realises now that he is being taught, that Grace will lead us home.  Our language may reveal much, for example, our use of the word “should” implies duty, however it is Grace that will lead us home.  It is God’s grace that helps us in our time of need. It is not about us "trying" to be a “good Christian”.  We actually can’t do it! Rather is it saying that Grace leads us home.   Jesus takes us to the throne of grace, and we find Grace to help in time of need.  Christians may often wallow in “’dis’-grace”  But followers of Jesus, people of Grace, are never “dis-graced’.

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    20221127 930AM RI Grace will Lead us home

    In this sermon on Vision Sunday our senior minister considers our response when many things are needing to be done. Do we respond by taking on more, and then taking on still more? He realises now that he is being taught, that Grace will lead us home. Our language may reveal much, for example, our use of the word “should” implies duty, however it is Grace that will lead us home. It is God’s grace that helps us in our time of need. It is not about us "trying" to be a “good Christian”. We actually can’t do it! Rather is it saying that Grace leads us home. Jesus takes us to the throne of grace, and we find Grace to help in time of need. Christians may often wallow in “’dis’-grace” But followers of Jesus, people of Grace are never “dis-graced’.

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    20221127 745AM RI Grace will lead us home

    In this sermon on Vision Sunday our senior minister considers our response when many things are needing to be done. Do we respond by taking on more, and then taking on still more? He realises now that he is being taught, that Grace will lead us home. Our language may reveal much, for example, our use of the word “should” implies duty, however it is Grace that will lead us home. It is God’s grace that helps us in our time of need. It is not about us "trying" to be a “good Christian”. We actually can’t do it! Rather is it saying that Grace leads us home. Jesus takes us to the throne of grace, and we find Grace to help in time of need. Christians may often wallow in “’dis’-grace” But followers of Jesus, people of Grace are never “dis-graced’.

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    20221120 930AM CD Jesus Our Generous Provider

    In our final sermon in this series on 2 Corinthians: "Jesus is All we need" David Tyndall addresses the matter of how preachers ask their church members to give money. He discusses how Paul gives the example of "Sowing generously and reaping generously, or sowing sparingly and reaping sparingly".

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    20221120 745AM DT Jesus Our Generous Provider

    In our final sermon in this series on 2 Corinthians: "Jesus is All we need" David Tyndall addresses the matter of how preachers ask their church members to give money. He discusses how Paul gives the example of "Sowing generously and reaping generously, or sowing sparingly and reaping sparingly.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20221113 6PM JB Jesus, Whom generosity honours

    Our actions can become habits. In our series in 2 Corinthians, this sermon considers Paul’s concern for the Corinthians in their preparedness and the management of giving for others. When Zacchaeus met Jesus, he became generous. Jesus in his generosity gave all for us. Our giving is part of our participation in the gospel. Take care how we use money, or money will use us. Speaker: John Batten.

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    20221113 745AM JB Jesus, Whom Generosity honours

    In our series in 2 Corinthians, this sermon considers Paul’s concern for the Corinthians in their preparedness and the management of giving for others. Our actions can become habits. Take care how we use money, or money will use us. When Zacchaeus met Jesus, he became generous. Jesus in his generosity gave all for us.

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    20221106 930AM Jesus An Indescribable Exchange

    In our series in 2 Corinthians, this sermon considers “thoughts or actions” in facing challenges in the light of Paul’s words the Corinthian church for their support of the the Jerusalem church. He explains that just as in the wilderness, God provided the manna such that those who gathered more had just enough and those who gathered less had no lack. Paul’s intent is to bring about some balance in the circumstances of the churches bysharing the load. Jesus, though he was rich, yet for our sakes became poor, so that we through his poverty could gain the riches of salvation. Jesus is an indescribable exchange.

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    20221030 745AM RI Jesus is Our Greatest Gift

    Continuing our series in 2 Corinthians, this sermon considers the Macedonian church's participation and generosity in giving to the needs of the Jerusalem church. With the illustration of overflowing waterfalls and rapids, the speaker tells of the sense of the overflowing grace of God to our church seen also in the generosity of its people.

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    20221023 930AM CD Jesus is our Perfect Holiness.

    23/10/2022 Continuing our series on 2 Corinthians. Jesus is All we need. This sermon first draws attention to the limited capacity of what we can cope with. Focussing on the part of Paul’s words to the Corinthians about being unequally yoked, it considers what it means to be yoked together and what impact that has on our lives, … where we are drawn and where we go. We may be drawn away by people, by our interests, habits and attention. A contemporary example is the communication devices that we use. The speaker then reminds us of Jesus’ words, “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light, and you shall find rest unto your soul.”

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    20221023 745AM CD Jesus is our Perfect Holiness

    Continuing our series on 2 Corinthians. Jesus is Al we need. This sermon first draws attention to the limited capacity of what we can cope with. Focussing on the part of Paul’s words to the Corinthians about being unequally yoked, it considers what it means to be yoked together and what impact that has on our lives, … where we are drawn and where we go. We may be drawn away by people, by our interests, habits and attention. A contemporary example is the communication devices that we use. The speaker then reminds us of Jesus’ words, “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light, and you shall find rest unto your soul.”

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    20221016 930 AM RI Jesus is our Absolutely everything

    Continuing our series on 2 Corinthians: Jesus is All we need. Being reconciled to God through Jesus, we become involved in the ministry of reconciliation. If our reconciliation is not in vain, this will be evident in the results of our reconciliation. There are stumbling blocks in the way. Where are our hearts turned toward? Our challenge, like Paul’s, is to commend ourselves to others even in the presence of external hardship. The Holy Spirit is shaping us for the ministry we are called to. In the battle, we have weapons of righteousness such as purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech. And we have Jesus!

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    20221016 745AM RI Jesus is our Absolutely everything

    Continuing our series on 2 Corinthians: Jesus is All we need. Being reconciled to God through Jesus, we become involved in the ministry of reconciliation. If our reconciliation is not in vain, this will be evident in the results of our reconciliation. There are stumbling blocks in the way. Where are our hearts turned toward? Our challenge, like Paul’s, is to commend ourselves to others even in the presence of external hardship. The Holy Spirit is shaping us for the ministry we are called to. In the battle, we have weapons of righteousness such as purity, knowledge, forbearance, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love, truthful speech. And we have Jesus!

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20221009 6PM RI Jesus Our complete reconciler cQ&A

    Resuming our series in 2 Corinthians: "Jesus is All we need", this sermon considers Jesus as our complete reconciler.  Through Jesus and his sacrifice for us, we can be reconciled to God.  Through this grace, we can bring reconciliation to others. It is in our actions that we show our true colours.

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    20221009 930AM RI Jesus Our complete Reconciler

    Resuming our series in 2 Corinthians: "Jesus is All we need", this sermon considers Jesus as our complete reconciler. Through Jesus and his sacrifice for us, we can be reconciled to God. Through this grace, we can bring reconciliation to others. It is in our actions that we show our true colours. Speaker: Ron Irving.

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    20221009 745AM RI Jesus Our complete Reconciler

    Resuming our series in 2 Corinthians: "Jesus is All we need", this sermon considers Jesus as our complete reconciler. Through Jesus and his sacrifice for us, we can be reconciled to God. Through this grace, we can bring reconciliation to others. It is in our actions that we show our true colours.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20221002 6PM DT Why do bad things happen to good people?

    2nd in our series on "Hard things to talk about" : Why do bad things happen to good people? This sermon considers the issue of people who suffer, perhaps through no fault of their own.  It also looks at Jesus' response when confronted with similar questions such as some who were killed when making sacrifices at worship. It relates a case from the speaker's own experience.

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    20221002 930AM DT Why do bad things happen to good people?

    2nd in our series on "Hard things to talk about" : Why do bad things happen to good people? This sermon considers the issue of people who suffer, perhaps through no fault of their own. It also looks at Jesus' response when confronted with similar questions such as some who were killed when making sacrifices at worship. It relates a case from the speaker's own experience.

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20221002 745AM DT Why do bad things happen to good people?

    2nd in our series on "Hard things to talk about" : Why do bad things happen to good people? This sermon considers the issue of people who suffer, perhaps through no fault of their own. It also looks at Jesus' response when confronted with similar questions such as some who were killed when making sacrifices at worship. It relates a case from the speaker's own experience.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220925 6PM RI Men and Women in Ministry

    Ron Irving explains principles of understanding the bible in the light of God’s revelation, beginning with creation, leading to the work of Christ and his sacrifice for the sins of the whole world and for the future. He considers the place of women in leadership in the bible and the culture of the times, and the place given to women by Jesus, and in the early church. He then examines the specific passage of 1 Timothy 2: 8-15. He urges us to treat each other with Christian generosity even while holding to our understanding of the scripture. Finally, he urges us to NOT be ridiculed for unchristian behaviour over such matters. If we are to be ridiculed, let it be for believing in one who died on a Roman cross; that he died for our sins; and that through his sacrifice we may have life beyond our earthly existence.

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    20220925 930AM RI Men and Women in Ministry

    Ron Irving explains principles of understanding the bible in the light of God’s revelation, beginning with creation, leading to the work of Christ and his sacrifice for the sins of the whole world and for the future. He considers the place of women in leadership in the bible and the culture of the times, and the place given to women by Jesus, and in the early church. He then examines the specific passage of 1 Timothy 2: 8-15. He urges us to treat each other with Christian generosity even while holding to our understanding of the scripture. Finally, he urges us to NOT be ridiculed for unchristian behaviour over such matters. If we are to be ridiculed, let it be for believing in one who died on a Roman cross; that he died for our sins; and that through his sacrifice we may have life beyond our earthly existence.

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    20220925 745AM RI Men and Women in Ministry

    First of 2 sermons in the Series of "Hard things to talk about.". Ron Irving explains principles of understanding the bible in the light of God’s revelation, beginning with creation, leading to the work of Christ and his sacrifice for the sins of the whole world. He considers the place of women in leadership in the bible and the culture of the times, and the place given to women by Jesus, and in the early church. He then examines the specific passage of 1 Timothy 2: 8-15. He urges us to treat each other with Christian generosity even while holding to our understanding of the scripture. Finally, he urges us to NOT be ridiculed for unchristian behaviour over such matters. If we are to be ridiculed, let it be for believing in one who died on a Roman cross; that he died for our sins; and that through his sacrifice we may have life beyond our earthly existence.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220918 6PM CD Joseph reconciled

    Final in our series in Genesis on "the messed up family of God". Joseph, now governor in Egypt, sees first 10, and later all 11 of his brothers, come and bow before him seeking grain. Joseph has the opportunity and power to take revenge. But his heart is moved when Judah offers himself in place of the youngest, Benjamin. Joseph reconciles with his brothers. In God’s plan, we too can be reconciled to God, because generations later, the Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ, dies on the cross for us

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    20220918 930AM CD Joseph Reconciled

    Final in our series in Genesis on “The messed up family of God”. Joseph, now governor in Egypt, sees first 10, and later all 11 of his brothers, come and bow before him seeking grain. Joseph has the opportunity and power to take revenge. But his heart is moved when Judah offers himself in place of the youngest, Benjamin. Joseph reconciles with his brothers. In God’s plan, we too can be reconciled to God, because generations later, the Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for us.

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    20220918 745AM CD Joseph reconciled

    Final in our series in Genesis on “The messed up family of God”. Joseph, now governor in Egypt, sees first 10, and later all 11 of his brothers, come and bow before him seeking grain. Joseph has the opportunity and power to take revenge. But his heart is moved when Judah offers himself in place of the youngest, Benjamin. Joseph reconciles with his brothers. In God’s plan, we too can be reconciled to God, because generations later, the Lion of Judah, Jesus Christ, died on the cross for us.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220911 6PM CD God was with Joseph cQ&A

    Eighth in our series in Genesis on "the messed up family of God". Joseph experiences multiple setbacks and difficulties: he was sold into slavery, he was accused of sexual impropriety, he was thrown into gaol; he was forgotten by the royal cup bearer; yet at each stage, God was with Joseph.

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    20220912 745AM CD God was with Joseph

    8th in our series in Genesis on the messed up family of God. Joseph experiences muliple setbacks and difficulties: he was sold into slavery, he was accused of sexual impropriety, he was thrown into gaol; he was forgotten by the royal cup bearer; yet at each stage, God was with Joseph.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220904 6PM BN They hated him all the more

    Next in our series in Genesis on "The messed up family of God". Favouritism brings jealousy and hatred for Joseph from his brothers. His dreams make it even worse. His brothers take and sell Joseph into Egypt for 20 shekels of silver, and deceive their father causing severe grief.. Hate rules us, but Jesus’ love brings a better way.

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    20220904 930AM GT They hated him all the more

    Next in our series in Genesis on "The messed up family of God". Favouritism brings jealousy and hatred for Joseph from his brothers. His dreams make it even worse. His brothers take and sell Joseph into Egypt for 20 shekels of silver, and deceive their father causing severe grief.. Meanwhile, God is using even broken people for a greater purpose. God’s Grace. There are many parallels between Joseph and Jesus.

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    20220904 745AM GT They Hated him all the more

    Next in our series in Genesis on "The messed up family of God". Favouritism brings jealousy and hatred for Joseph from his brothers. His dreams make it even worse. His brothers take and sell Joseph into Egypt for 20 shekels of silver, and deceive their father causing severe grief.. Meanwhile, God is using even broken people for a greater purpose. God’s Grace. There are many parallels between Joseph and Jesus.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220828 6PM This time I will praise the Lord etQ&A

    Continuing in this series in Genesis on "The messed up family of God" Jacob is tricked by Laban into marrying both daughters, Leah and Rachel. Rachel is Jacob’s favorite, yet God blesses Leah with four children first. The names given to the children reveal how the two sisters feel in jealousy that has emerged. And God chooses to build his blessings through some of the less favorite. Through the line youngest son of the "less loved Leah" the king David is chosen and in due time Jesus is born. Yet he is described as "despised and rejected of men", The world chooses favorites, but God chooses otherwise.

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    20220828 930AM RI This time I will praise the Lord

    Continuing in this series in Genesis on "The messed up family of God" Jacob is tricked by Laban into marrying both daughters, Leah and Rachel. Rachel is his favorite, yet God blesses Leah with four children first. The names given to the children reveal how the two sisters feel in jealousy that has emerged. And God chooses to build his blessings through some of the less favorite. Through the line youngest son of the "less loved Leah" the king David is chosen and in due time Jesus is born. Yet he is described as "despised and rejected of men", The world chooses favorites, but God chooses otherwise.

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    20220828 745AM RI This time I will praise the Lord

    Continuing in this series in Genesis on "The messed up family of God" Jacob is tricked by Laban into marrying both daughters, Leah and Rachel. Rachel is Jacob’s favorite, yet God blesses Leah with four children first. The names given to the children reveal how the two sisters feel in jealousy that has emerged. And God chooses to build his blessings through some of the less favorite. Through the line youngest son of the "less loved Leah" the king David is chosen and in due time Jesus is born. Yet he is described as "despised and rejected of men", The world chooses favorites, but God may choose differently..

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220821 6PM CE Parables of Commitment and Cost

    St Matts Special Service of Baptism and Confirmation. Bishop Chris Edwards challenges the members of the church to prayer and support for one another. He considers the "riddles" of two parables of the Kingdom of Heaven and discusses the meaning of Commitment and Cost in following Jesus.  He points to the cost for God to send his only Son to die for us. 

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    20220821 930AM DT Fighting for who gets the Blessing

    5th in our series on Genesis: The messed up family of God. The family fight & scheme over getting the blessing. Yet in God's family, we may not always recognise the blessings we have and what we have in Jesus.

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    20220821 745AM DT Fighting for who gets the Blessing

    5th in our series on Genesis: The messed up family of God. The family fight & scheme over getting the blessing. Yet in God's family, we may not always recognise the blessings we have and what we have in Jesus.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220814 6PM RI In Sacrifice God himself provides the Lamb

    Fourth in our series in Genesis: The messed up family of God. God tests Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his son of promise. Abraham obeys and God himself provides the Lamb. The parallel is drawn with how God provides the sacrifice on the cross of his only Son, Jesus, who died for our sins.

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    20220814 930AM RI in Sacrifice God provides the Lamb

    Fourth in our series in Genesis: The messed up family of God. God tests Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, his son of promise. Abraham obeys and God himself provides the Lamb. The parallel is drawn with how God provides the sacrifice on the cross of his only Son, Jesus, who died for our sins.

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    20220807 DT 745AM In Joy and in pain God remains faithful

    3rd in our series on Genesis: The messed up family of God. God renews his promises to Abraham and Sarah, and Sarah bears Abraham a son when he is 100 years old. Hagar and Ishmael are sent away because of Sarah, yet God still cares for them and makes a promise to them also.

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    20220807 DT 930AM In Joy and in pain God remains faithful

    3rd in our series on Genesis: The messed up family of God. God renews his promises to Abraham and Sarah, and Sarah bears Abraham a son when he is 100 years old. Hagar and Ishmael are sent away because of Sarah, yet God still cares for them and makes a promise to them also.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220807 6PM ML In times of Joy or Pain God is still working

    3rd in our series on Genesis: The messed up family of God. God renews his promises to Abraham and Sarah, and Sarah bears Abraham a son when he is 100 years old. Hagar and Ishmael are sent away because of Sarah, yet God still cares for them and makes a promise to them also.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220731 6PM CD God sees and cares

    Second in the series on Genesis on: The messed up family of God. God provides assurance to Abram who makes sinful mistakes. Yet God continues to fulfill his promises. The speaker, Chris Donald, draws attention to the pattern that "hurt people" hurt people, but "healed people" may bring healing to others.

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    20220731 930AM CD God sees and Cares

    Second in the series on Genesis on: The messed up family of God. God provides assurance to Abram who makes sinful mistakes. Yet God continues to fulfill his promises. The speaker, Chris Donald, draws attention to the pattern that "hurt people" hurt people, but "healed people" may bring healing to others.

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20220731 745AM DT God sees and cares

    Second in the series on Genesis on: The messed up family of God. God provides assurance to Abram “Do not be afraid.” Abram is concerned that age 85, 10 years after God’s promises were given, he still does not have a son. God reaffirms his promise. However, they try to fulfil God’s promise by their own means. We suffer the same battle throughout our lives. There is jealousy and mistrust in the messed up family, buy God still looks after the members of the family. From God’s Word, we see, in hindsight, that God does fulfill his promise. He often does so in unexpected ways. He brings about salvation through his Son, Jesus.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220724 6PM Abram heeds the call of God

    First in our Series on Genesis: The messed up family of God. God calls Abram to leave his home in Haran, and promises him land,family and great blessings. Abram heeds the call and goes to the land, but then messes up. But God by grace keeps his promises, and will send a Son who will overcome the mess. God's grace is greater than our mess.

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    20220724 930AM CD Abram heeds God’s call.

    First in the Series on Genesis 12;50; The messed up family of God. Families are so important. God calls Abram, accompanied with promises of family, nation, blessings etc. Abraham heeds the call but then also messes up. God's grace is greater than our mess.

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20220724 745AM CD Abram heeds God’s Call

    First in the Series on Genesis 12;50; The messed up family of God. Families are so important. God calls Abram, accompanied with promises of family, nation, blessings etc. Abraham heeds the call but then also messes up. God's grace is greater than our mess.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220717 6PM RI Future Life with Jesus

    Last in part 1 of our current Series on 2 Corinthians: Jesus: All we need. Q and A on issues re the future with the Lord, our bodies, actions, judgement, place.

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    20220717 930AM CF The Future Life with Jesus

    Last in our current sermon series on 2 Corinthians, Jesus is all we need. Beginning with Pitmans Shorthand, Dr Chris Forbes discusses analogies Christians use and what he Bible actually says about life with Jesus before and after death. Heaven, the Kingdom, the New Jerusalem, the tent, our bodies, the judgement, walking by faith, Jesus triumphal return are some of the items covered.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220710 6PM RI Fix your eyes on the permanent

    Continuing our sermon series on 2nd Corinthians. Where do you fix your eyes? it makes the difference. The seen is temporary, the unseen is eternal.

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    20220710 930AM RI Where do you fix your eyes? Temporary or permanent?

    Continuing our sermon series on 2nd Corinthians. Where do you fix your eyes? it makes the difference. The seen is temporary, the unseen is eternal.

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    20220710 745AM RI Where do you fix your eyes? Temporary or Eternal

    In our series on 2nd Corinthians: As Ron illustrates how it matters where we fix our eyes,St Paul explains how the seen and the unseen differ, one is temporary, the other eternal.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220703 6PM CD Gospel Treasure in clay pots

    Series in 2 Corinthians continued: The gospel treasure is in us as clay pots (like cardboard boxes!). This treasure will bring salvation in Jesus to the glory of God..

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    20220703 930AM CD Gospel Treasure in Clay Pots

    Series in 2 Corinthians continued: The gospel treasure is in us as clay pots (like cardboard boxes!). This treasure will bring salvation in Jesus to the glory of God.

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    20220703 745AM DT Treasure in Clay pots

    Series on 2 Corinthians: Paul explains that the treasure that we have in Jesus is in us as in clay pots. In our difficulties, nevertheless we have the treasure of the gospel truths bringing us salvation in Jesus.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220626 6PM DT Truthful and Genuine Ministry

    6th in our series on 2 Corinthians: Ministry or service needs to hold to the truth and be genuine. Such service may lead others to faith in ways we may not anticipate. Know that "in the Lord, our labour is not in vain".

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    20220626 930AM DT Truthful and Genuine Ministry

    6th in our series on 2 Corinthians: Ministry or service needs to hold to the truth and be genuine. Such service may lead others to faith in ways we may not anticipate. Know that "in the Lord, our labour is not in vain".

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20220626 745AM DT Truthful and Genuine Ministry

    6th in our series on 2 Corinthians: Ministry or service needs to hold to the truth and be genuine. Such service may lead others to faith in ways we may not anticipate. Know that "in the Lord, our labour is not in vain".

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220619 6PM RI Glory that does not fade

    2 Corinthians continued: Glory such as after a victory in sport or other event will fade. The glory reflected on Moses' face when he received the Law faded. The glory that comes from the Lord reveals hearts, but does not fade.

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    20220619 930AM RI Glory that does not fade

    2nd Corinthians continuing: The preacher considers the meaning of glory such as after a victory in sport. St Paul contrasts the glory that fades with the Glory of the Lord that reveals hearts, but does not fade.

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20220619 745AM RI Glory that does not fade

    Continuing in 2 Corinthians: The preacher considers the meaning of "glory" such as after a sporting victory. St Paul tells of the glory of the Lord which reveals hearts, but does not fade.

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    20220612 930AM RI Confidence in Competence in ministry w Q&A

    Fourth in our series on 2 Corinthians: Jesus is all we need. Paul explains that as a captive in Jesus' triumphal procession, he does not need letters of commendation but his competence in Jesus ministry is shown in the hearts of those to whom he has ministered. They also bring an aroma of Christ: an aroma of death or life to those who are perishing or those who are being saved. There follows a Q&A session.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220605 6PM CD Forgiving as Christ forgave us

    Third in our series on 2 Corinthians: Jesus is All we need, Forgiving is a key part of living in community with Grace and Truth.

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    20220605 930AM CD Forgiving as Christ Forgives us.

    Third in our series on 2 Corinthians: Jesus is All we need, Forgiving is a key part of living in community with Grace and Truth.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220529 6PM NF God’s Faithful Love Despite our faithlessness

    Second in our series on 2 Corinthians. God can be trusted. Despite what we are, God fulfills all his promises in Christ.

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    20220529 930AM GT Paul’s Love for the Church at Corinth.

    Second in our Series on 2 Corinthians. Jesus is all we need. In anguish, Paul explains his actions on the basis of his Love for the Corinthian Church, and the pattern how all God's promises are fulfilled in Jesus.

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20220529 745AM GT Paul’s deep Love for the Church at Corinth

    Second in our series on 2 Corinthians. In deep anguish and love, Paul explains his actions in regard to the Church at Corinth.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220515 6PM CD SN Hard things to talk about: Mental Health

    Last in our series on "Hard things to talk about". Chris Donald and Steph Ng talk candidly about experience of Mental Health issues. They also view it in the light of the Apostle Paul's "Thorn in the Flesh", and Jesus' reassurance: "My Grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness."

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    20220515 930AM CD SN Hard Things to talk about: Mental Health

    Last in our series on "Hard things to talk about". Chris Donald and Steph Ng talk candidly about experience of Mental Health issues. They also view it in the light of the Apostle Paul's "Thorn in the Flesh", and Jesus' reassurance: "My Grace is sufficient for you. My strength is made perfect in weakness."

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20220515 745AM DT Hard things to talk about Mental Health

    Last in our series on Hard things to Talk about: Mental Health. With the three examples of Elijah, Jesus and Paul, David Tyndall considers what the bible has to say to us about anxiety and other issues of mental health.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220508 6PM God’s Overflowing Blessings to the nations

    Habakkuk tells of calamities coming as a result of the sins of the people. God through his grace becomes known throughout the nations. By the hearing of the gospel, many nations are praising God.

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    20220508 930AM God’s Overflowiing Blessings to the nations

    The Psalmist prays that nations will praise God. Jesus tells his disciples to pray that the Lord of the harvest will send out workers into his harvest. Through the hearing of the gospel, many nations are praising God.

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20220508 745AM God’s Overflowing Blessings to the Nations

    The Psalmist prays that by God's grace, the nations will praise God. Jesus tells his disciples to pray that the Lord of the Harvest will send workers into the harvest. The nations of the world are being blessed through the hearing of the gospel.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220501 6PM RI Talking about money

    Second in our series on "Hard things to talk about". Considering what Jesus said to the rich man who came to ask him about Eternal Life, this sermon examines what if means for us, here, in our relationship to our money.

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    20220501 745AM RI Money

    2nd in our series of "Hard things to talk about". With the example of the "Rich man who asked Jesus how to receive eternal life" this sermon considers how this applies to us who are among the rich of this world.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220424 6PM CD Heaven and Hell

    1st in series "Hard things to talk about" Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of Heaven: Many are called but few are chosen.

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    20220424 930AM CD Heaven and Hell

    !st in Series on Hard things to talk about. Jesus talks about heaven and hell/ Many are called but few are chosen.

  • 7:45am Traditional 

    20220424 745AM CD Heaven and Hell

    1st in a Short Series on "Difficult things to talk about". Jesus teaches about Heaven and Hell. It is not just about a place, but about a relationship with God. Many are called, but few are chosen.

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220417 6PM RI The Great Reversal

    Final in our series on Mark's Gospel The women come to the tomb with spices to anoint the body of Jesus But the are told: He is not here! He is risen! Go, tell the others and go to Galilee to meet him. We are challenged to go, and not flee.

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    20220417 930AM RI The Great Reversal

    The women brings spices to the tomb anoint the body of Jesus. To their amazement they are told, "He is not here, He is risen! Go, tell the others and Peter to meet Jesus in Galilee." They fled as they were terrified.

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    20220417 745AM RI The Great Reversal

    Final in Mark's Gospel: Three women bring spices to the tomb to anoint the body of Jesus. But the body is not there, and there is a young man who tells them that Jesus is risen and is going ahead of them to Galilee where he will meet them. They are told to tell the other disciples and Peter. But they are frightened and they flee. Shall we flee? or go?

  • 6pm Youth / Young Adults 

    20220403 6PM CD Hypocritical Religion

    Continuing our Series on St Mark's Gospel. Jesus warns about teachers of the Law who love attention. He points to a poor widow who has given her whole living as an offering.