Advent is the season when we prepare ourselves to receive God’s gift of Jesus. It is a time of “getting ready” for the celebration of Christmas. The mood of Advent is that of longing, expectation, and waiting. Advent is a time when we yearn for Jesus to come back to completely remake all things as the returning King.
During the season of Epiphany, we seek to open our eyes to Christ in the world. The stories that we read in scripture are about the revealing of Christ to the world, as a baby and during the transfiguration.
During ordinary time in 2021, as we re-emerge from the pandemic, we are exploring the themes of returning from exile, reconnecting with God and people and re-establishing spiritual rhythms and practices in this new season.
New eyes - fresh perspective in the season of Epiphany - January 2021
The season of Epiphany begins on or near to 6 January when we remember the way that God invited even foreign astrologers to witness the birth of Christ. For those with eyes wide open, there is much to see, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
This series continues our journey through Luke as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus, listening to his teaching and watching his actions. The words of the old Jewish blessing 'may you be covered in the dust of your rabbi' encourage us to stay close to him.
Using Trevor Hudson's little book as a guide for our journey through Advent, we are invited to pause each day in reflection for a few minutes. The four Sundays in advent focus on four characters in the Christmas story.
A five week series covering letters written to the churches in Corinth, Galatia, Colossae, Philippi and John's letters to the church. Each sermon gives a survey of the context and key issues prompting the letter and then asks what it says to us today.
Surprised by joy - life lessons from Philippi - October 2016
Paul's letter to the Philippians is written from a jail cell and yet its defining quality is joy. In this series we take a chapter of this letter each week as we explore the theme of joy, concluding with our annual thanksgiving service at the end of October.
In the early history of the church, new believers were baptised on Easter Sunday. They had been through a lengthy process of preparation and formation as catachumens (those receiving instruction). This Lent we will journey to the cross as a catechumenate - a body of catechumens. As we approach the cross, we will remember our own baptism - that we were baptised with Christ in his death and raised with him into new life.
What is the good life? What does it mean to live well, to live with meaning, and to live in such a way that our lives have eternal significance. We explore these questions in a four week series which ends with our annual covenant service.
Since the sixth century the church has provided teaching on the seven deadly sins that separate us from God and have the potential to destroy us. In this series we examine them as well as the corresponding virtues that lead us into life.