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Series: “Be Bold” (Book of Joshua)
Moses is dead! A new leader – Joshua – has been tapped on the shoulder by God to lead His people into the land promised to them more than 40 years before. With the story of this new generation of God’s people led by Joshua as our text, we are listening for how God is calling us to ‘Be Bold’ into 2019. Just maybe, God’s call to His people of old to be strong and courageous is also the call for us today.
11-Nov-2018 – Dr Paul Jones: “Choose whom you will serve!”
Joshua is often understood to be about “us” (Israel/the church) versus “them” (Canaanites/the world). This sermon explores a key text in Joshua that helps us to see that God doesn’t take sides. He invites everyone to choose him.
Choose whom you will serve!
4-Nov-2018 – Ps Brett Scherer (apologies for poor sound quality!)
Be Bold #3
28-Oct-2018 – Rev David Fender: “Bold Prayer”
21-Oct-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “Bold Grace”
14-Oct-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “Be Bold”
Be Bold (Joshua #1)
30-Sept-2018 – Rev David Fender – “Loving in the community of the church”
Loving in the community of the church
23-Sept-2018 – Ps Brett Scherer: “Expectations”
16-Sept-2018 – Jenny Brecknell: “Unity and Maturity in Christ”
In his letter to the Ephesians, Paul urges the Church to live a life worthy of its high calling in Christ. How are we to do this?
Unity and Maturity in Christ
Series: “The Values of Us”
Over seven weeks, we explore the core values that help shape the culture of our congregation – Courageous Faith, Intentional Outreach, Genuine Relationships, Scriptural Engagement, Generous Lives, Passionate Worship and Empowering Leadership. For us, these are both present realities, and aspirational objectives.
09-Sept-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “Empowering Leadership”
26-Aug-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “Genuine Relationships”
Values – Genuine Relationships
19-Aug-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “Passionate Worship”
12-Aug-2018 – Ps Brett Scherer: “Generous Lives”
Values – Generous Lives
05-Aug-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “Scriptural Engagement”
Values – Scriptural Engagement
29-July-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “Intentional Outreach”
Values – Intentional Outreach
22-July-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer : “Courageous Faith”
Values – Courageous Faith
15-July-2018 – Rev Graham Cole: “How can I know God’s will for my life?”
Today we consider this very telling question – one that we can ask at any point in our life. It’s a question that is much more wide reaching than a decision about our vocation. Listen in as we discuss four principles that may help you unpack this vital question.
How can we know God’s will for our lives?
08-July-2018 – Dr Trevor Collie: “The Way, The Truth, The Life”
The way, the Truth, the Life
1-July-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “Unity”
Jesus prayed that his disciples would be one; that unity would prevail in their witness to the world. But what happens when something threatens this unity? Well, when the Holy Spirit speaks, a way forward that seems impossible is made possible.
(Thanks to Steve for the making of this sermon)
Unity in Acts
24-June-2018: Mission Partnership
Jim and Linda McIntosh, our new overseas missions partners, share about their call and mission to the people of upper Thailand and Myanmar. Listen in to hear about the ‘James O’Fraser Centre’ and God’s leading for the next few years.
24 June 2018 9am_web
“Four Words” Series
Over four weeks, we will be looking at four simple words that could change your life!
17-June-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “ENOUGH!”
Four Words -Enough!
10-June-2018 – Rev David Fender: “YES!”
Four Words – “Yes”
03-June-2018 – Ps Brett Scherer: “NO!”
Four Words Series wk 2 “No”
27-May-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer: “HELP!”
Four Words – Help
20-May-2018 – Ps Brett Scherer – “Pentecost”
13-May-2018 (Mothers’ Day): “Stand Firm”
Listen in to hear from a panel of awesome women who “stand up” for their faith.
Mothers’ Day #Stand Up
“Big Questions” series.
Over four weeks, we will look at some big questions about faith, the world and the connection between them.
06-May-2018 – Question 4: “Why is there pain and suffering? Where is God in pain and suffering?”
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Why does God allow suffering?
29-Apr-2018 – Question 3: “What happens when I die?” – Rev Glen Schweitzer
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What happens when we die?
22-Apr-2018 – Question 2: “Was I predestined to be a Christian or did I choose to be a Christian?” – Rev Glen Schweitzer
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Christian by predestination or free choice?
15-Apr-2018 – Question 1: “Is the Bible relevant?” – Ps Brett Scherer
Big Questions #1- Is the Bible relevant?
08-Apr-2018 – Rev Glen Schweitzer -“Mary and Martha”
[Note: at approx 30 min 30 sec in the audio file, the congregation saw a 4 minute video showing the reaction of children hearing for the first time after receiving a Cochlear implant. You can view it here: play YouTube video]
Mary & Martha
01-Apr-2018 (Easter Sunday) – Rev Glen Schweitzer -“WOW”
30-Mar-2018 (Good Friday) – Rev Glen Schweitzer – “It is finished!”
It is finished
“Expectant” series – Encounters with Jesus in the Gospel of Luke.
It seems whenever people encountered Jesus they were challenged or changed toward the bigger idea of the Kingdom of God. Eyes were opened, people were healed, good news was proclaimed, new life was found. As we journey through Lent, and ultimately toward the Cross, expect to encounter the transforming power and presence of Christ through the amazing encounters found in Luke.
25-Mar-2018: Ps Brett Scherer – “Palm Sunday – Whose Expectations?”
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday to announce his Messiahship, he paused on the Mount of Olives to lament over Jerusalem’s (and Israel’s) failure to fulfil God’s hopes that they would be a source of God’s light for the world. As we move into Holy Week, Brett challenges us to understand our expectations of Jesus, and his expectations of us.
Palm Sunday – Whose Expectations?
18-Mar-2018: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “The Miracle within the Miracles”
The Miracle within the Miracles
11-Mar-2018:Rev David Fender – “False Gods”
04-Mar-2018: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Expectations”
25-Feb-2018: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Unrighteous mammon”
18-Feb-2018: Rev Dr Peter Hobson – “Lord of the Sabbath”
Lord of the Sabbath
11-Feb-2018: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Good News to the poor”
Expectant – Good News to the poor
21-Jan-2018: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Love in the church”
Love in the church
14-Jan-2018: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Grace”
07-Jan-2018: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Step out of the boat!”
Step out of the boat
31-Dec-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Be thankful”
25-Dec-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “God’s favour”
God’s favour – Christmas Day
17-Dec-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – Advent: “Joseph – a just man”
The Old Testament Prophets had a particular view of justice. But what made Joseph a just man and how did it impact the Christmas account?
Advent: Joseph – a just man
10-Dec-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – Advent – “God speaks”
The Magnificat: a song that cries out from Mary’s soul. Mary had heard from God and it changed everything. Yet sometimes we don’t hear God…and our souls don’t sing. Listen in to hear what happens when God does speak (and listen especially for the challenge during Advent!)
Advent- Mary (God speaks)
26-Nov-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Truth”
What are some of the things about us that we may need to lay down in order to be the person God intends us to be?
19-Nov-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Past”
Altar Ego – Past
12-Nov-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Control”
Altar –>Ego – Control
05-Nov-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Offence”
29-Oct-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Inadequacy”
22-Oct-2017: Ps Brett Scherer – “Community and Children”
It takes a village …
8-Oct-2017: Nathan Robertson – “The Temptations of Jesus”
The Temptation of Jesus
1-Oct-2017: Pastor Brett Scherer – “The Essence of Family”
Essence of Family
17-Sept-2017: Pastor Brett Scherer – “Jesus first”
As a church we need to point the way to God, and sometimes we get tied up in other things. This is a call for us to keep focussed on what is really important – Jesus.
10-Sept-2017: Rev David Fender – “Is God violent?”
Is God violent?
03-Sept-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “A wise (wo)man”
On Father’s Day, Glen speaks about wise decision-making in the light of the wisdom of Solomon in the book of Proverbs.
A wise (wo)man
The Book of Jonah series – “Hearts on Display”
Jonah is a story most of us heard in Sunday School which mostly focused on a whale. Yet the book of Jonah is more than that; it has life-long lessons. It is a story of the relentless love of God and a reluctant Prophet for God; a story that sees God’s and Jonah’s hearts on display. The question is, is our heart like God’s or Jonah’s?
27-Aug-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “God’s grace is big…real big.” (week 4)
Jonah week 4
20-Aug-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Play it safe? Not an option!” (week 3)
Jonah week 3 – Play it safe? Not an option!
13-Aug-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “It’s not about a whale … but something greater” (week 2)
Jonah week 2
06-Aug-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Go to …” (week 1)
Jonah Week 1
“Encounters with Jesus” Series
23-Jul-2017: Ps Brett Scherer – “Transformation”
God transforms our lives, sometimes in big instantaneous ways and sometimes in small gradual ways. Brett tells his story of transformation. What is your story of transformation?
30 July 2017 9am_web
16-Jul-2017: Rev David Fender – “Fan or Follower?”
Fan or Follower
09-Jul-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Step out of the boat”
Step out of the boat
02-Jul-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “No longer a slave to fear“
No longer a slave to fear
25-Jun-2017: Rev Heather den Houting – “All of this is us”
Uniting Church 40th Anniversary
11-Jun-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Transformation”
Is transformation really possible? When we partner with the Holy Spirit, who knows what could happen? Looking at Peter we see how an unaware young man was transformed to be the key leader of the early church.
11 June 2017 9am_web
4-Jun-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Pentecost“
1 John Series – “Assurance : That you might KNOW …” Continued (see details below)
28-May-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “What if … ?” – 1 John (week 5)
1 John- What if …?
21-May-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Belonging” – 1 John (week 4)
1 John Week 4
14-May-2017 – Rev Glen Schweitzer – “For such a time as this …”
Esther was an ordinary women, placed into a position where she had a choice to engage with what was before her…or to just let things be. Listen in to her story and discover how one women had the opportunity to change lives.
Esther – For such a time as this
1 John Series – “Assurance : That you might KNOW …”
Most people understand that the important things in life are not things at all – they are the relationships we have. God has put a desire for relationships in every one of us; a desire He intended to be met by relationships with other people, but most of all to be met by a relationship with Him. In this remarkable letter, John tells us of the assurance we have in our relationship with Jesus and how this impacts our relationships with others for both now and eternity.
7-May-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “How do you know you know?” – 1 John (week 3)
How do you know you know?
30-Apr-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Light, Sin and Confession” – 1 John (week 2)
30 April 2017 9am_web
23-Apr-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – Introduction to 1 John
1 John -That you might know – Intro
16-Apr-2017 (Easter Sunday): Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Past present, future”
Past, present, future
14-Apr-2017 (Good Friday): Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Hope”
09-April-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Holy Week – from Palm Sunday to Cross and Resurrection”
Holy Week – from Palm Sunday to Resurrection
02-April-2017: Rev Jan Whyte – “Hope”
God created you to thrive in all parts of your life, but sometimes life feels like anything but that. Jesus embodied an abundant life which he invites us into. We read in John 15:5, ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit’. Come and join us on a Sunday or listen in to discover how through Jesus, you can know what it means to thrive..
26-Mar-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Gratitude”
Thrive – Gratitude
19-Mar-2017: Rev David Fender – “Service“
Thrive – Service
12-Mar-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Prayer”
Thrive – Prayer
05-Mar-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Generosity”
Thrive – Generosity
26-Feb-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Forgiveness”
Thrive – Forgiveness
19-Feb-2017: Rev Dr Peter Hobson – “Wrestling with Scripture”
“When we read the Bible, we need to allow the Bible to read us, to explain to us what we don’t know about ourselves …”
Thrive – Wrestling with Scripture
12-Feb-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Essentials”
What is really important to your faith? What is more important – being right or helping others open their hearts to Jesus? Listen in and discover how things ‘of first importance’ will actually help you and others to thrive.
Thrive – Essentials
“Encounters with Jesus – Disturbing Grace” series (8 January – 22 January 2017)
Grace is the most compelling concept not only in Scripture, but for life. God’s grace makes way for life and life to the full. Jesus talked widely about grace, and you can’t read Jesus’ parables without having a more expansive view of grace; a disturbing grace, a grace that provokes, rattles and unnerves you. The kind of grace that demands you see God and yourself and others in an entirely new and redemptive light. Listen in to the words of the one who brings amazing…and disturbing grace.
22-01-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Encounters with Jesus – Disturbing Grace #3”
22 Jan 2017 8_30am_web
15-01-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Encounters with Jesus – Disturbing Grace #2”
Encounters with Jesus – Disturbing Grace #2
08-01-2017: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Encounters with Jesus – Disturbing Grace #1”
Encounters with Jesus – Disturbing Grace #1
01-01-2017: Rev Heather den Houting – “Belief and Behaviour”
Belief and Behaviour
25-12-2016 (Christmas Day): Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Immanuel – God with us”
Immanuel – God is with us
18-12-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Advent 4 – Love”
What is ‘Good News of great joy for all people’? Put simply, the love of God expressed in Christ. What is it all about – this love that God has for us? And how do we live that love for others?
Advent 4 – Love
11-12-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Advent 3 – Joy”
At this time of year ‘joy’ is everywhere. Yet the reality is, for some, joy is difficult to experience because of what has happened in their past. How can you find joy not just at Christmas, but all year round? (special thanks to Steve Carter for his work for this sermon)
Advent 3 – Joy – Getting past our past
04-12-2016: Jenny Brecknell – “Advent 2 – Hope”
Christian hope – a strong and confident expectation that the best is yet to come! – a profound faith that is empowered to envision a new future solely on the basis of the love and grace of God and the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
27-11-2016: – Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Advent 1 – Peace”
20-11-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Spiritual Gifts – Healing”
When Jesus prayed for people they were healed…yet he did not heal everyone. When the disciples prayed for people, many were healed…but not always. What is the point of healing and how do we approach this magnificent way in which God’s kingdom breaks through into the here and now?
Spiritual Gifts- Healing
13-11-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Spiritual Gifts – Hospitality”
Hospitality is not just giving people food – it gives people a space to accepted and loved. Hospitality is a practice that has been a part of the Christian heritage for thousands and thousands of years. And perhaps it is something that God will use each of us in to make his love and grace known.
06-11-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Spiritual Gifts – Leadership”
‘If your gift is to lead, then lead diligently.’ (Romans 12:8c). But who is a leader and when and how do we lead. (This was a shortened sermon due to the National Church Life Survey, so some ideas are not fully unpacked).
The Gift of Leadership
30-10-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Spiritual Gifts – God’s Kingdom breaking through”
God’s grace is meant to be real in the lives of all people. We begin our series on Spiritual Gifts by looking at how these ‘explosions of grace’ are ‘good news’ to those who experience them. Michael Frost shares an excellent story that helps us to see what God’s Kingdom breaking into the here and now might look like.
Spiritual Gifts – God’s Kingdom breaking through
23-10-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Justice and Creation”
What we do with creation now is important for eternity. Today we explore how God will and is renewing the earth…and to understand this we look at resurrection.
Justice and Creation
16-10-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Justice – it’s relational!”
So often we confuse justice with fairness. Yet biblically, justice is never seen as a way to punish, but a way to restore relationship.
Justice- It’s relational
09-10-2016: Rev Glen Schweitzer – “Where are you on the ladder?”
Philippians 2 is a well known part of Paul’s writing. Listen into a fresh take on just how counter-cultural they were in the day…and ask where am I on the ladder today?
02-10-2016: “Bring all of yourself” – Rev Heather den Houting
Bring all of yourself
25-09-2016: “Attitude? Gratitude!” – Rev Jan White
18-09-2016: “Jesus said “I am the bread of life” – Rev Glen Schweitzer
Jesus said “I am the bread of life”
04-09-2016: “Toolkit for Men” – Richard Fay, CEO Centre for Men Australia
Men have to be strong, or so they think. What happens when a man doesn’t feel strong? How does God view our failure, and how can He use it for his glory? Richard Fay shares from John 21 and his own life experiences to reveal the tools men need to navigate the second half of life.
Toolkit for Men (Father’s Day 2016)
28-08-2016: “FAITH – Just do it!” – Week 7 – Prayer – Rev Glen Schweitzer
In our final week of James, we look at some suggestions for when we should pray. During the service we did just that as we surrounded those who had needs and saw God do His work in people’s lives.
Faith Just Do It! – Prayer
21-08-2016: “FAITH – Just do it!” – “Week 6 – Quarrels and fights” – Rev Glen Schweitzer
Why do we fight with others? Of course there are many reasons, yet James gives a key that will help us not let others rob of us of joy…and that begins within.
Just Do I! James 3-13 4:4
14-08-2016: “FAITH – Just do it” – Week 5 – Rev Glen Schweitzer
Is faith all we need to be saved or is James suggesting we need works as well? How can James and Paul be so different on this? Perhaps they are not…perhaps there is a relationship between faith and works that needs to be explored.
James Week 5
07-08-2016: “FAITH – Just do it!” Week 4 – Rev Glen Schweitzer
Words are important. Our words have the capacity to build up and encourage, or to pull down. Our words also have an effect on the direction of our own lives. Listen in to wisdom from James.
Faith – Just do it #4 – “Words”
31-07-2016: “FAITH – Just do it!” – Rev Glen Schweitzer
What does it mean for us to have a ‘pure religion’? James says one of the ways is to ensure we go out of our way to help those who are disempowered, disregarded and discriminated against, either deliberately or more likely inadvertently. When it comes to the ‘orphan and widow’. favouritism is important to get right.
Just do it! #3
17-07-2016: “FAITH – Just do it!” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
The first in our series on the book of James. Note: this message appears here in three parts plus two short YouTube videos. Please follow them in the order below.
1. Introduction: Faith – Just do it #1 | Video 1 | Part 2: Faith – Just do it #1 (Part 2) | Video 2 | Part 3: Faith – Just do it #1
03-07-2016: “What is God’s will for my life?” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
One of the biggest questions many have is ‘What is God’s will for my life?’ Maybe before we ask ‘is it here or there, him or her, this or that?’ you need to hear afresh God’s primary will for you.
What’s God’s will for my life?
26-06-2016: “Jesus and the Church as the Body of Christ – Rev Ruth Harding
Jesus and the Church, as the body of Christ
19-06-2016: Mr Trent Wheeley
What are you doing here?
12-06-2016: “Be filled with the Holy Spirit” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Being filled with the Holy Spirit is something to be embraced, not dismissed. Glen talks about the who, what, when, why and how of being filled with the Holy Spirit
05-06-2016: “The Holy Spirit Convicts” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
The Holy Spirit and an alarm clock. What could the similarities be? Listen in to hear how the Holy Spirit convicts and brings conviction to our lives…in a good way of course!
The Holy Spirit convicts
29-05-2016: “Born of the Spirit” – Rev Werner Haase
29 may 2016 9am_web
22-05-2016: “The War Continues …” – Rev Graham Cole
The War Continues
15-05-2016: “Pentecost” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
08-05-2016 – Mothers Day: “#likeagirl” – Karen Schloss
[This message is presented here in three sections – an introduction of the speaker, a short You Tube video, and the main message]
1. Introduction: Introduction 2. Click here to watch the video 3. Message: Like a girl…
01-05-2016: “Friendship” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
We talk a good deal about ‘creating community’ and ‘genuine relationships’ at CHUC. At the heart of these things is friendship, not just friendliness. We all want, and dare we say need, friendships. But what are real, deep, honest friendships really about?
24-04-2016: “God’s Incredible Grace” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
In this last installment on our series on the Kingdom of God, Jesus tells yet another story to help us ‘get’ what His kingdom is about. Listen in to grasp the context of the story and how it not only spoke deeply into the people of Jesus’ day about God’s amazing grace, but how it can speak deeply into your life.
God’s Incredible Grace
27-03-2016 (Easter Sunday): “New Life IS Possible” – Ps Sam Brewer
27 March 2016 9am (Easter)_web
25-03-2016 (Good Friday): “Were you there?” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Were you there?…
13-03-2016: “Bear one another’s burdens” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
What do you do when someone does something ‘wrong’? Listen in to how we get the privilege of bearing one another’s burdens…which always begins with grace.
Bear One Another’s Burdens
06-03-2016:”Forgive one another” – Ps Glen Schweitzer (Apologies for the poor audio quality – technical problems!)
To be at peace with one another we must deal with the ‘F’ word: forgiveness. Each of us has to decide to let go of that which we feel we are owed…if for no other reason, then for our future to better than our past.
Forgive one another
14-02-2016: “Encourage one another” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Life is full of discouraged people: as the church we are called to encourage one another. Listen in to what this is all about and how you can be an encourager.
Encourage one another
07-02-2016: The “…one anothers …” of the New Testament – Ps Sam Brewer
What does it mean to be the body of Christ? Explore a little of Ephesians 4 with Sam as he sets the context for a new series of talks on some of the one-anothers in the New Testament.
The “One anothers” of the New Testament
31-01-2016: Vision/Covenant Service – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Creating community and seeing lives transformed by Jesus: this is our purpose. This year we want to identify real transformation in people’s lives: Life groups and accountability groups are the beginning of this.
24-01-2016: “Values” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
In August 2014 we named some values of CHUC that were both present yet aspirational. Each of these values helps us to understand part of the DNA that makes CHUC a place that is all about ‘creating community and seeing lives transformed by Jesus’. As you listen, how do you respond/react/embrace these?
We value …
17-01-2016: “I AM … the Good Shepherd” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Of all the “I am” statements, this is the most loved. Listen in to the relationship Jesus calls us to with him as our shepherd…and don’t miss why we are like sheep!
I AM … The Good Shepherd
10-01-2016: “I AM … the Way, the Truth and the Life” – Ps Sam Brewer
I AM…the way, truth, life
03-01-2016: “Jesus said ‘I am …’ ” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Jesus made such outrageous I AM statements in the book of John…each identifying who he is and each filled with meaning for his disciples and the world. Listen in to when Jesus said ‘I am the vine’ and discover what he means about the person of Christ and what it means for us.
Jesus said “I Am …”
27-12-2015: “God’s Christmas present” – Rev Jan Whyte
The Gospel writer tells us that Jesus will be named Emmanuel: God is with us. But what does Emmanuel mean for us and our world today?
Jesus/Emmanuel is God’s Christmas present to the world. Jesus is God’s promise that there is no place too dark or too humble, and no lives too troubled or too insignificant, for God to come in. In a dark and troubled world, God is right there with us in the midst of the mess.
God’s Gift – Jesus – God with us
20-12-2015: Advent 4 – “Love is a many splendored thing.” – Ps Sam Brewer
There is an abundance of songs that talk about it, or use metaphors for it. So we must know all about it right? The ancient Greeks had seven different words for it. Why with all this information is it still so difficult to know what Love is, and make it our number one priority? Listen in as we explore one of the Greek words for Love and its implications for how we interact with each other.
What is love?
13-12-2015: Advent 3 “Joy” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
06-12-2015: Advent 2 “Hope” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
22-11-2015: Experiencing the “Rest” of God – Ps Sam Brewer
‘Rest’ – What does it really mean when Jesus says in Matthew 11:28 , “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”? Is it possible that we have misunderstood this ‘Rest’ to mean having a balanced lifestyle or observing religious practices? Listen and ponder what it means to admire, embrace and be energised by the ‘Rest’ of God.
Experiencing the “Rest” of God
08-11-2015: Money Part 1 – The Shrewd Manager – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Money – it’s a discipleship issue that we continually need to reflect on. Listen in as we hear what Jesus has to say about money through the strangest of parables and what it means for us and others both now and the future.
Money Part 1 – The Shrewd Manager
01-11-2015: The First Miracle – Ps Glen Schweitzer
At Cana, Jesus went to a wedding and took something ordinary and did something extraordinary. He took some water and turned it to wine. Listen in to the way this miracle was perceived and received.
The first miracle
25-10-2015: God’s heart for children – Michael Keeffe, Compassion Australia
God’s heart for children
18-10-2015: Frontier Services – Dan MacAloon
11-10-2015: What must I do? – Eric Woodrow
A sincere rich man asks Jesus about how to obtain eternal life and is given a lesson on the gift of salvation by grace, and the cost of discipleship. Jesus explains that what is impossible for man is possible for God.
What must I do?
04-10-2015: Who do you say Jesus is? – Rev Jan Whyte
Simon Peter said, “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
Who do you say Jesus is? Your answer determines who you are.
When we know who Jesus is we can and will be, like Peter, the rocks on whom Jesus chooses to build his church.
Who do you say Jesus is?
20-09-2015: You are not forgotten – Ps Glen Schweitzer
No matter how things look, in the Lord, you are not forgotten …, not alone …, your situation is not hopeless.
You are not forgotten
06-09-2015: Father’s Day – Stand Strong, Courageous – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Fathers, stand strong, courageous! Man-up in the best way possible!
Fathers, be strong, courageous
30-08-2015: Galations Series Week 5 – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Freedom. In the freedom that we have, how do we help each other as disciples? Paul gives us some challenging and excellent advice.
Galations series – week 5
23-08-2015: Galations Series Week 4: “Freedom” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Freedom. We are free in and because of Christ…so what does it look like? Anything and everything … or something else?
Galations Week 4 – Freedom
16-08-2015: Galations Series Week 3 – “Grace” – Trent Wheeley
Freedom. How will we know what to do now that we’re not under the law? What is the difference when we ‘cut the apron strings’?
Galations week 3 – Grace
02-08-2015: Galations Series Week 1 – Ps Glen Schweitzer
Freedom. As we begin this series, Paul reminds and declares to the Galatians that the radical message of Grace is found in faith in Christ alone. We are reminded that grace does not have an ‘and’ component to it.
Galations Week 1 – Just grace
26-07-2015: – Ps Glen Schweitzer
19-07-2015: “Which one are you?” – Rev Jan Whyte
The Parable of the rich man and Lazarus. Who are you in this story?
We are all rich people – rich materially and rich in God’s generous grace. God expects us to share these riches with our neighbour at the gate.
Which one are you?
12-07-2015: “Faithful in Christ Jesus” – Rev Werner Haase
Faithful in Christ Jesus
05-07-2015: “As we forgive those …” – Ps Glen Schweitzer
As we forgive those