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17-Sep-2017 Life can be different. Faith can produce what you cannot do by resolve, education or will power. It starts with repentance, it continues with confession and it results in changed desires. Galatians 5:13 - 26 (Listening time: 32:53min. Size: 15.4MB)
10-Sep-2017 Are you free?. To answer that question you need to know what freedom looks like. Galatians 5:13 - 26 (Listening time: 31:28min. Size: 14.7MB)
03-Sep-2017 Don't Lose your Freedom. Paul discovers the Galatians are being encouraged to revert to the practices required by the Law. Don't go back to what has been done away with by Jesus. Galatians 4:12- 5:12 (Listening time: 31:36min. Size: 14.8MB)
20-Aug-2017 It's Not About YOU. It is not about you and what you do. It is all about God and what Jesus has done for you. His gift to us is undeserved, able to transform us and completed through Jesus Christ. Do you believe it? Galatians 3:1-18 (Listening time: 27:45min. Size: 13.1MB)
13-Aug-2017 More Than a Food Fight. Sometimes you have to make a stand. Paul thought as much as he observed Peter succumbing to peer pressure and not following his principles. Galatians 2:11-21 (Listening time: 33:31min. Size: 15.7MB)
30-Jul-2017 Protecting the Things we Value. The apostle Paul is astounded at how quickly the church in Galatia has complicated salvation. Galatians 1 (Listening time: 34:26min. Size: 16.1MB)
25-Jun-2017 Living Water. Everyone had an opinion on who Jesus is. The Jewish leaders undecided, others he is a good man, he is a deceiver and others were surprised at his learning without having been taught. Even his brothers were dubious of him. At the Feast of Tabernacles Jesus explains "my teaching is not my own, it comes from the one who sent me." He confounded everyone, yet Nicodemus called for a fair hearing of what Jesus had to say. John 7 (Listening time: 31:31min. Size: 15.7MB)
04-Jun-2017 The Power of Delayed Gratification. Jesus offers the crowd more than they can want, yet they argue for a lesser outcome now, not later. [A short video clip was used to illustrate Delayed Gratification and is referred to in the sermon. View at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mWc1Y2dpmY] John 6:1-40 (Listening time: 28:06min. Size: 13.2MB)
28-May-2017 Who is Jesus Christ?. Jesus Christ uses all the evidence available to show the Jewish leaders who he is but to no avail. John 5:16-48 Deut 18:18 (Listening time: 30:32min. Size: 14.3MB)
21-May-2017 A Vision for the Church. What should a church be about? Buildings, finances, activities, political influence or is there a scriptural basis for the existence of the church? Paul writes to the Ephesians in Ch4:v15 "...we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. " Ephesians 4: 1-16 (Listening time: 37:16min. Size: 17.5MB)
30-Apr-2017 Just Had to go Through Samaria. I just had to do! Really? There are alternatives. Jesus reveals his true identity to a Samaritan woman who immediately spreads the good news. John 4:1-42 (Listening time: 32:06min. Size: 15.1MB)
23-Apr-2017 The Green Monster. Envy and jealousy are drivers of human interaction. John's disciples saw it as a contest but John points out the reality of the situation. John 3:22-36 (Listening time: 33:42min. Size: 15.8MB)
16-Apr-2017 Easter Sunday Service. He is Risen! John, the writer of the gospel, witnessed the empty tomb but it was Mary, who had come to prepare his body for burial, who was first to see the risen Lord and to bear witness of his resurrection to the other disciples. John 20:1-18 (Listening time: 29:52min. Size: 14.3MB)
30-Mar-2017 Shining Light into Darkness. Darkness hides all manner of 'stuff' but bringing light exposes the real nature of everything. Truth brings thought, action and deeds into the light. A re-look at Nicodemus and how Jesus prepared him to exercise courage. John 3:1-21 (Listening time: 22:11min. Size: 10.4MB)
12-Mar-2017 Born Again. Coulson, a modern day fixer discovered he needed to be 'born again.' Nicodemus discovered this truth when he enquired of Jesus how it was possible that he can be born again? Jesus says that it is the only way to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. John 3:1-21 (Listening time: 32:04min. Size: 15.0MB)
05-Mar-2017 Religion - vs-Jesus. The Temple in Jerusalem represented God's dwelling place with his people, but with the coming of Jesus, this was about to change. Jesus referred to his body as the Temple. He prophetically referred to his death and resurrection three days later as the destruction and rebuilding of the Temple, a sign to those who believed. John 2:13-25 (Listening time: 28:59min. Size: 13.6MB)
19-Feb-2017 What do You Want?. The question asked by Jesus is little different from the question we ask ourselves when we ask what do we want to get out of life? John 1:35-51 (Listening time: 31:43min. Size: 14.9MB)
12-Feb-2017 Can you identify and introduce someone that you have never seen?. This was John the Baptist's dilemma. How does he explain what he is doing to the committee sent from Jerusalem to investigate him? John 1:19-34 (Listening time: 36:11min. Size: 17.4MB)
05-Feb-2017 The How and Why of the Incarnation. Humans have highly complex thinking and language, something that shows that we are created in God's image John 1:1-18 (Listening time: 29:42min. Size: 13.9MB)
27-Nov-2016 On Being Thankful. Have you ever considered the helpfulness to your life of being thankful? In some circumstances it is easy but consider being thankful in ALL circumstances. Psalm 118 (Listening time: 36:53min. Size: 17.3MB)
13-Nov-2016 The Blessed are the Persecuted. Standing for that which is right and God honouring over all other distractions and threats. Matthew 5:1-12 (Listening time: 32min. Size: 15MB)
06-Nov-2016 Blessed are the Peacemakers. Two audio clips from history, with a silent gap that represents eleven months between the broadcasts, begins this sermon. The sermon explores peacemaking at both the global and individual levels. Matthew 5:1-12 (Listening time: 33:20min. Size: 15.6MB)
23-Oct-2016 Purity and Proximity. Why can't we feel close to God? It is easier to clean up the outside than to deal with the problems on the inside. God knows this. He sent Jesus to deal with the inside and the outside, if you will ask him into your life. Matthew 5:1-12, Psalm 51 (Listening time: 27:27min. Size: 12.8MB)
25-Sep-2016 To Receive, Give it Away. Grace provides the change of heart that allows judgement to be tempered by mercy. It reflects the characteristic of God but can only be obtained after repentance and forgiveness. Matthew 5:1-12, James 2:13-17 (Listening time: 24:23min. Size: 11.4MB)
18-Sep-2016 How Healthy is your Hunger?. Sports people talk about being hungry to win or succeed. Hunger and thirst are two of the basic drivers of life that lead to fulfilment. How hungry and thirsty is your spirit towards God? Matthew 5:1-12, Psalm 42, Psalm 107: 4-9, Psalm 63:1-5 (Listening time: 32:45min. Size: 15.4MB)
04-Sep-2016 Broken by things that Break God's Heart. Listen to a new perspective on mourning. What things does God mourn on? What things did Jesus mourn over? To become more 'Christ like' may mean mourning over the things for which God mourns. Matthew 5:1-12, Psalm 126, Isaiah 61:1-4 (Listening time: 27:28min. Size: 12.9MB)
28-Aug-2016 How is your Spirit?. Jesus up ends the world's view of greatness and says that first you must recognise your poverty of spirit. Studies in the Beatitudes Matthew 5:1-12 (Listening time: 28:09min. Size: 13.2MB)
31-Jul-2016 Don't Fall for the Temptation Scam. Scams come in all forms. Jesus faced off Satan's scams as he knew that what was offered would never satisfy or give what God can. Matthew 4: 1-11; Genesis 3: 1-7; Deuteronomy 6: 13-15 (Listening time: 27:33min. Size: 12.9MB)
24-Jul-2016 Turn a Test into Trust. Jesus turns Satan's testing into trusting God's Word and character. Matthew 4: 1-11; Phillipians 4: 5-7 (Listening time: 26:19min. Size: 12.3MB)
03-Jul-2016 Hard Right or Easy Wrong Way. Jesus tempted in the wilderness at the ebb of human strength selects the hard way. Matthew 4: 1-11 (Listening time: 25:31min. Size: 11.9MB)
26-Jun-2016 John the Baptist Prepares the Way. Prophecy fulfilled, A voice of one calling in the wilderness, "‘Prepare the way for the Lord,  make straight paths for him.’” Matthew 3: 1-17 (Listening time: 29:21min. Size: 13.8MB)
19-Jun-2016 Being Church - Being Devoted. Devoted to what? To God and Jesus, to each other, to our neighbours and others. Acts 2: 32-47 (Listening time: 27:34min. Size: 12.9MB)
05-Jun-2016 Being Church - The Word dwelling among us. Consider the Word of God when you leave the church. Mrs Marsh and Colgate demonstrated the issue of "getting in" an ad from the 1970's . The following items were removed from this recording. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h21jl2pLc1o] . [The congregation also watched two short videos from Mathias Media about conversations after church.] Colossians 3:12-17 (Listening time: 18:45min. Size: 8.8MB)
29-May-2016 Being Church - Be Prepared. Consider how to come to church. Prepare now for eternity. [a small section of interaction was deleted as audio was unavailable] Hebrews 10: 19-25 (Listening time: 27:54min. Size: 13.1MB)
08-May-2016 Being Church - Why Belong to Church?. Consider the way that God looks at Jesus and the Church. Ephesians 5: 21-32; 1 Cor 13: 1-13 (Listening time: 26:29min. Size: 12.4MB)
01-May-2016 Being Church. Ever thought about the Why, What, How and other stuff about church. Join us for this study from Hebrews. Hebrews 10: 19-25; 12: 18-24 (Listening time: 26:30min. Size: 12.4MB)
03-Apr-2016 We can Trust an Awesome God. Jacob's Blessing was to be seen fulfilled some 300 years later when the nation returned to Canaan. Joseph's desire to be buried in his home land was also accomplished. We can trust the God of Big and Little Things to do what He says He will do. Gen 49 and 50: 1-5; 15-26 (Listening time: 32:59min. Size: 15.5MB)
27-Mar-2016 Easter Sunday Service. Death destroyed, Victory won. Jesus' deity, power, authority and the gospel message of new life are proved in the resurrecion. Readings in sequence and version 1 Cor 15:13-19 NLT; Rom 12 1-2 NLT; 1 Cor 15: 4-8 NIV; John 3:19-22 NIV; John 5:24 NIV; 1 Cor 15: 20-26 NLT; Acts 2: 22-24, 36 NIV Matthew 28:1-10 (Listening time: 23:12min. Size: 10.9MB)
13-Mar-2016 God's Providence in Promises, Provision and Progeny. Jacob's experience demonstrates how God works and does what he says he will do. Genesis 47:11 - 48:22 (Listening time: 31:18min. Size: 14.7MB)
06-Mar-2016 God's Providence - Our God Reigns. Joseph's brothers learn who he is and fear retribution but instead experience reconciliation. Genesis 45:1- 46:7 ; 46:28-30 (Listening time: 30:24min. Size: 14MB)
28-Feb-2016 Brothers' Character Tested. On the second trip to Egypt the brothers face up to their earlier wrongs towards Joseph. Conscience stimulated, repentance and confession lead to reconciliation Genesis 43:15 - 45:6 (Listening time: 32:17min. Size: 15.1MB)
14-Feb-2016 Brothers Convicted. The famine bites, Jacob and his family are starving but there is food in Egypt. Joseph's brothers do not recognise him and one is held hostage. The brothers are convicted of their sin. Genesis 42:1-43:14 (Listening time: 32:37min. Size: 15.3MB)
07-Feb-2016 Awesome God. Joseph is prepared in prison by God to save Egypt and his family - He trusted the process despite his situation. We can trust the process as God is an awesome. We should live in awe of God. Genesis 41 (Listening time: 30:19min. Size: 14.2MB)
31-Jan-2016 Trust the Process. Joseph trusted the process believing that God would do good for him. Joseph's testing time in prison prepares him to be available in God's time to interpret Pharaoh's dream Genesis 40 (Listening time: 27:01min. Size: 12.7MB)
17-Jan-2016 Life can be Like a Roller Coaster. Avoiding a situation can be better than participating in it. Genesis 39 (Listening time: 27:11min. Size: 12.7MB)
10-Jan-2016 God's Providence Prevails. Even immoral acts and decisions will not thwart God's plan. Joseph is sold into slavery but his brothers have to live with guilt for many years Genesis 37:12-36 (Listening time: 29:28min. Size: 13.8MB)
03-Jan-2016 Joseph and God's Providence. Joseph dreams and causes disruption in the family Genesis 37:1-11 (Listening time: 31:23min. Size: 14.7MB)
22-Nov-2015 Obedient to God's Direction. Jonah saved by God's Grace from drowning preaches in Nineveh but he is unhappy with the outcome. Jonah 2:9 - 4:11 (Listening time: 25:27min. Size: 11.9MB)
15-Nov-2015 Reluctant to Share God's Grace. Jonah does not want to share God's grace with people who he thinks do not deserve it. Jonah 1 & 2 (Listening time: 32:22min. Size: 15.2MB)
13-Sep-2015 Overcoming with the Spirit. Changing our desires to align with God's. "Create in me a clean heart, O God" Psalm 51 Romans 8:1-17 (Listening time: 30:15min. Size: 14.2MB)