Sermon: The Spirit of Unity & Fruitfulness

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

A part of the series.

Through the Holy Spirit, we are, by faith, all in Christ. Not only are we united with Him, but we are united with each other. Paul then calls the church, to live worthy lives of Christ’s death, making every effort to live in the unity of the Spirit, to be the spiritual dwelling place for God.

As we draw to a close our four-part series on the Holy Spirit, we examine the Apostle Paul’s teachings of the Spirit of Unity & Fruitfulness.

The Holy Spirit according to …
The Apostles: The Spirit of Unity & Fruitfulness

Ephesians 4.1-6
Galatians 5.16-26

Sermon: The Spirit of Understanding & Comfort

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, May 26th, 2019

A part of the series.

How well can you truly know someone?
How well can you truly know God?

As we gain information about the people around us, we create an understanding of that person in our minds. To know others is a process from the outside-in. Information from outside, about a person, comes to inside us.

To truly know God comes only from the Holy Spirit. To truly know God, comes from the inside-out, not from within us, but from the gift of God’s Spirit, given to teach, guide and comfort His people.

As Jesus prepares His disciples to continue God’s mission after His death, Jesus teaches the disciples about the promised presence of the person of Holy Spirit, with its purpose of teaching and comforting those whom Jesus has called by name.

The Holy Spirit according to…
The Son: The Spirit of Understanding & Comfort

John 15.26-16.15

Sermon: The Spirit of Reconciliation & Obedience

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, May 19th, 2019

A part of the series.

What’s the problem with humanity?

As we continue our series on the Holy Spirit, we learn that the despite the constant failures of God’s people to live pleasing lives to God, fulfilling their purpose to be a blessing to other nations, God remains faithful.

His grace and patience aren’t limitless, and when His Holy name is profaned, God acts and judges His people. He acts precisely because of His Holy Name, both in judging Israel and in promising to redeem them. He promised to make Israel a great nation. So He redeems them, promising to place within us, a new heart, and His Spirit.

The problem with humanity, is the human heart.

The Holy Spirit according to…
The Prophets: The Spirit of Reconciliation & Obedience

Ezekiel 36.16-31

Sermon: The Spirit of Creation & Life

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, May 12th, 2019

A part of the series.

From Romans 8, Paul calls the church to walk, think, live and be led by the Spirit. Today we begin a four-part series on the Holy Spirit.

In this opening chapter, we examine the Beginning of Scripture, to begin to build our understanding of the person, purpose and presence of the Holy Spirit, so that we may more faithfully live, Life In The Spirit.

The Holy Spirit according to…
The Beginning: The Spirit of Creation & Life

Genesis 1.1-5; 2.1-8

Romans 8.4-5, 13-14
1 Corinthians 6.12, 19

 

 

Sermon: A World that Knows Jesus

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Preached by Rev. Canon Peter Rodgers on Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Rev. Canon Peter Rodgers, international director and CEO of CMS-Australia, shares an expository reflection on the beginning acts of the Apostles, from Acts. 1.1-11.

Sermon: Belief and Divine Revelation

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, April 28th, 2019

How is it, that those who knew Him best, were unable to recognise Jesus when He was raised from the dead? Why weren’t they able to see Him?

It isn’t until Jesus chooses to reveal Himself, to Mary, to the disciples, and to Thomas, that they can see Him and respond.

And like the historical figures of John 20, like Mary, we can seek the Risen Lord, or like the disciples, we can wait confidently, even when fear and doubt surround us.

Listen to an exposition on Belief and Divine Revelation from John 20.19-31, with a brief summary and inclusion of the opening story of Mary from verses one to 18.

Sermon: Vote Hope Easter 2019

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, April 21st, 2019

The Campaign Launch for the Hope Party.

Meet the Candidate (he’s a dual citizen).

Consider his policies (they’re not only fully costed but fully paid for).

See the good they will do (from fear to hope).

Join the party.

The text for the sermon can be found here.