Sermons (Page 2)

Sermons (Page 2)

Robust Faith

Pharaoh has set himself up in opposition to God. The people are suffering under his heavy yoke of slavery and barbaric genocide. In the midst of this terrible situation, one family will demonstrate their faith in God and it leads to the one who would be their saviour. Pastor Joe examines new categories for us to understand our faith in light of how the characters in this story engage with their world.

In Defiance of God

In this epic opening chapter, Exodus shows us the main players in a battle that will rage for most of the book. It begins with a weigh-in between two contestants: Pharaoh, King of Egypt, and Yahweh, the God of the Hebrews. As the chapter unfolds, Pastor Joe will show us what it looks like when someone defies the living God.

Jason Bryan-Brown: Psalm 73

God is good. Sometimes this is easy to say, other times it can seem like the biggest con of all time. As Christians we need to be honest with our struggles with our belief in the goodness of God. Jason Bryan-Brown unpacks a Psalm that helps us to do just that.

Karl Scott: Psalm 17

Many of us would know the anguish of being falsely accused of wrong-doing or being unfairly treated by those in power. Psalm 17 is a cry for vindication. As intern Karl Scott unpacks this passionate song, we will see how our cries for justice are met and fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Josh Mays: Psalm 77

We all know what it is to go through times of distress. We all know the thoughts, doubts and questions that rattle through our brains during times like this. But I reckon we don’t think of these thoughts as worshipful… one of our members, Josh Mays, unpacks Psalm 77 to show us what it means to worship God in and through our distress.

Aaron Needer: Psalm 92

Psalm 92 is unique in that it is the only Psalm with a Sabbath notation. This means that it was probably sung week-by-week in the normal rhythms of life for God’s people. Intern Aaron Needer unpacks this Psalm to show us why it is good for us to worship our God regularly in song.

Faith in the Mundane

As Paul finishes his letter to the Corinthians with what seems like a whole host of randomly connected, mundane thoughts and greetings. It would be easy to skip over as merely housekeeping, but there is a sense in which the mundane greetings and thoughts make the message of 1 Corinthians more accessible to us, people who live most of our lives in the mundane.

Resurrection Hope

There has been plenty of debate about the validity of the Christian faith or the benefit of the church to society, but when it all boils down to it, the validity of Christianity hangs and falls on one event… the resurrection of Jesus. Pastor Ben unpacks the difference this primal truth makes to our lives.

A Plea for Order

The Corinthians thought that gifts like tongues were the pinnacle of spirituality and that randomness and chaotic ecstatic behaviour were markers of the Spirit’s presence. But following on from last week, Paul wants to teach them that this chaos is not loving or spiritual.

A Plea for Love

As Paul continues to unpack the Corinthian worship gatherings, he cannot help but call them to a more excellent way than the self-promotion and power-hungry way in which they were acting… the way of love.