Sermons in this series
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

What do really expect from Christmas? If all goes to plan, it'll be a nice meal, time with friends and an opportunity to wind down or chill for a day or two. The festival over, we'll pick up the threads and all go back to our busy lives as we enter another year.

The Christmas story goes beyond expectation to embrace need. Whatever we may want or expect, God knows what we need - that is why he sent His son into the world. The story brings a massive awakening for us as we see in an ordinary birth, the seeds of an extraordinary spiritual transformation that will follow.

Sun, Dec 15, 2019
15-Dec PM; CHRISTINGLE
Sun, Dec 15, 2019
15-Dec AM; Isaiah 35: 1 - 10
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

Matthew’s Gospel invites us to consider that there are no restrictions to who receives, responds and is involved in the story. From a family tree with 4 female leads, to a teenage pregnancy and culminating in Gentile gift bringers, the story illustrates the universal intentions of the Gospel. It’s good news for all

Will we still walk the same way after encountering Jesus or will we “return by another way?”

Sun, Dec 08, 2019

At the heart of this story is the fact of God identifying himself with His people - those who He desires to save.

Alone amongst world religions, this is the distinguishing - and disarming - mark of Christianity: instead of expecting us to change ourselves, to somehow aspire to raise ourselves to become him, God comes down to us in our frailty.

Sun, Dec 01, 2019

We'd all like to be part of something special but it can often feel as if we're like the child in the playground who is the last to be picked for the sports team.

Christmas tells us that we are part of something special. Mary was chosen but we are invited to join in with what God had planned through her. Turning the world upside down may not be our first choice for a Christmas present but that's the result of God's coming to live in our neighbourhood.

Sun, Dec 01, 2019

When God shows up, it can be fearful and threatening. Immanuel might not always seem to be soft and fluffy and affirming. Jesus can convince us that God’s love is tough, He calls us through His love to walk with him to confront the world about a new a living Way….The Way of the Lord Jesus Christ