The Parable of the Pharisee & the Tax Collector
Acts 16:29-31 (NIV) Acts 16:29-31 (NIV) 29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They replied, “Believe in...
Use your Talents
(John West) The Parable of the Talents:- Matthew 25:14-30 The Parable of the Talents:- Matthew 25:14-30
Taking time to rest & Pray.
Mark 1:29-35 In our Gospel passage from Mark 1:29-35 Jesus goes to a quiet place, a remote place to pray. He likely climbed the large hill by the Sea of Galilee. To minister to others Jesus needed to spend time in prayer. It is wise for us to follow that example.
David & Goliath
1 Samuel 17:4-49 In this sermon we turn to 1 Samuel 17:4-49 and the story of David & Goliath. Israel trembles before the giant but young David says, “You come against me with sword, spear & javelin but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty!” David is a saviour...
2 Cor 12:2-10
No one likes to suffer or go through trials. But God uses our trials, persecution and sufferings to equip us to minister to others who are also suffering and being persecuted. With Gods grace we can use what we’re going through to help others.
HOW BLESSED ARE WE!!
(John West) Ephesians 1:1-14 John West says:- “I don't say that out of a sense of triumphalism but rather as a reminder that when things go really badly in our lives - by which I mean that life seems to totally fall apart - we as Christians are still blessed, in the heavenly realms...
(Denis Kirkaldy) Eph 2:11-22 Continuing the sermon series on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. We now look at how Jesus breaks down barriers between us and brings unity. Eph 2:11-22
Paul’s prayer for the Christians at Ephesus
(Denis Kirkaldy) Eph 3:14-21 Eph 3:14-21 This gives us an example of how Paul prays for people but more than that, it is an insight into the things that are important for Christians.
(Denis Kirkaldy) Continuing our series on Ephesians. Last week Denis talked a bit about Christian maturity. The theme continues again today in more detail as Paul focuses on some of the ways we become mature as Christians.
(Denis Kirkaldy) Paul’s letters all have a similar structure. He begins with theology/doctrine centred on what Jesus did & finishes with instructions on Christian living as a response to this. In our series on Ephesians we come today to Paul’s instructions on how to live as Christians. He tells us what to...
(John West) Self-denial is not a very popular subject. We are more likely to want to know “what's in it for me!” Our reading from Mark's Gospel poses the question, "Who is Jesus?" and our answer to the question will determine what we do with our lives. If Jesus is really King...
Prayer of Faith
James 5:12-20 James 5:12-20:- This passage deals with the prayer of faith and gives some good theological basis and biblical warrant. For James contrasts those who frantically make oaths and bargain with God in difficulty with those who rely on God’s power and grace and turn to him in prayer and seek...
‘Trusting God with the faith of a child’
Mark 10:13-16 Mark 10:13-16 “We naturally put our trust in people and things on a daily basis without even thinking much about it. But when it comes to trusting God we struggle as our fears, possessions and emotions can hinder us.”
Hebrews 4, in particular 11-13 Some months ago I ended up in ER at Wyong Hospital after chopping some onions. The knife was sharp and cut me cleanly, easily penetrating and dividing flesh. Thankfully the cut wasn’t too deep. Today we will consider our reading from Hebrews 4,in particular 11-13 and it comes with a...
Contending for the Faith Part 3
Jude 17-22 Jude 17-22 The third part of our sermon series on Jude- Contending for the faith is on how to contend for the faith. I love those books- the dummies guide to car repair or the dummies guide to Windows 10 and Jude 1:20-23 is really a “dummies guide to Christian...
Jude- The final in the series
Jude 3 & 24 Jude 3 & 24 The conclusion ot the four part series on Jude- Contend for the faith by turning to verses 24 and 25. At the end of his letter Jude reminds us, that it is God who keeps us from falling. It is not all about our own effort....
Rev Kevin's Farewell Message
The Apostle Paul stayed in Ephesus, which is in modern day Turkey, for over two years (see Acts 19:10) the longest he stayed in any place on his missionary journeys. Ephesus was the second largest city in the Roman Empire with a population of 250,000 and was a major trading...
Love at Dinnertime
(Bishop Charlie Murry) John 12:1-8 John 12:1-8 1Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honour. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3Then Mary took about a pint of pure...
The Word of God
(Denis Kirkaldy) 2 Timothy 3:15-17 2 Timothy 3:15-17 We take a look at the bible & it’s importance in Christian living.
Pentecost- Rom 8:1-17
(Denis Kirkaldy) Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost was a Jewish Festival held 50 days after Passover. The Christian Church has taken it over to celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit to the followers of Jesus. The account of this is found in Acts 2 and is seen as the beginning of the church....
AT THE CROSSROADS
(John West) Isaiah 35:1-10 -Have you ever been out walking and reached a fork in the road, where you had the choice of either direction. Sometimes in such circumstances I have chosen the easier looking road and at others I have taken the road which I think is more likely to get me to...
"Conquerors" - Romans 8:26-39
(John West) A message & Service of Holy Communion at Wollombi by Rev John West
"Saving Faith. Living Faith." Romans 10 with Rev. John West at St John's, Wollombi.
(John West) Romans 10
A Higher Calling
(Aleks Pinter) Ephesians 4:1-16 Aleks' Inaugural Sermon Ephesians 4:1-16