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Sunday Sermons

Messages from our Pastoral Team

Letters from Home

Stu Cameron • May 5, 2019 • Stu Cameron

Way back in 1982, back when I was ‘peak-mullet’, I had moved to Adelaide, while Sue was finishing school in Naracoorte. We’d already been dating three years. There was no email, messenger, whatsapp, mobile phones or texting. Communication was limited to the occasional and expensive ‘long distance’ phone call, after 8pm on a Sunday night when the rates were cheaper, as well as good old fashioned snail mail - hand written letters. As I recall, there were lots of letters tracking backwards and forwards on the Duke Highway that year. I loved getting a letter from Sue; a letter from home. I would read it, read it again, and then some more. Every letter spoke of the ordinary, as well as the extraordinary - that this amazing young woman loved me through and through. With every letter received I was inspired to respond in kind. While this was a long distance conversation, the physical separation we still experienced was narrowed by the strength of the emotional connection catalysed by all those letters. The fourth century church father Augustine said that ‘the Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.’ I love this. Every time I open my bible and prayerfully read, love dances across the page. Through its grand narrative God speaks of, and demonstrates radical love for me, and I’m caught up again in the beauty and wonder of a Divine Romance I neither deserved, nor expected. Any gap I feel between me and God narrows; in fact there are moments when reading my bible I sense God up close, and very personal. And with my frail hand and fallible heart, in my journal I pour out my jumbled thoughts and feelings. And I sense God smiling on me as I do. I love reading letters from home.

Death, Where is Your Sting

Stu Cameron • April 28, 2019 • Stu Cameron

Stu shared with us on Sunday around the hope of Easter continued. The resurrection isn’t just an event we celebrate; it’s a promise we anticipate. We live Easter hope not on a single day, but every day.

Anointing Sunday

Stu Cameron • February 3, 2019 • Stu Cameron

Stu shared at our anointing services on Sunday and reminded us how good our God is, how beautiful the gospel is, and how blessed we are. Grace is the undeserved, unearned, unmerited, favour of God. Our God is a good God!!

The Power of Words

Brad Foote • December 16, 2018 • Brad Foote

Christmas Day

Mike Hands • December 25, 2018 • Mike Hands

The Gospel

Jon Morris • December 30, 2018 • Jon Morris

Truth & Grace

Scott Wrigley • December 2, 2018 • Scott Wrigley

It's how you perceive Jesus and your revelation of him, that determines how you relate to God, to others and to the world. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. - Proverbs 9:10 "As you look at Jesus dying on the cross the most powerful thought you should think is: this is the true meaning of who God is" - N.T. Wright

The 'With God' Life

Stu Cameron • September 23, 2018 • Stu Cameron

Stu shared on the story of Mary & Martha and how we can live a life for God, from God or with God. Before we 'go and do' like Martha, we first must 'sit and be' like Mary. Before we worship God doing service, we enjoy God reveling in his presence. Before we can change the world, Jesus has to change us.

More People More Like Jesus

Stu Cameron • September 16, 2018 • Stu Cameron

We loved hearing from Stu Cameron on Sunday around our vision statement, 'more people, more like Jesus'. Stu shared on the story of Lazarus, the subject of a prominent miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death.

Identity in Christ

Scott Wrigley • July 1, 2018 • Scott Wrigley

On Sunday we heard from Scott Wrigley as he shared on the doctrine of adoption and our new identity in Christ. 'Who we think we are plays a massive role in how we actually live our lives. We act and live out of our identity.'

We Are Community

Brad Foote • April 29, 2018 • Brad Foote

Brad Foote preached at our Crossroads Sunday services where our Crossroads and Sunday congregations came together. Brad talked about our community and the idea that the more multifaceted we are, the more we represent the kingdom of God and the image of God. It is such a privilege to be part of a church community that celebrates unity in our diversity.

Why Read Your Bible?

Stu Cameron • April 15, 2018 • Stu Cameron

As part of our desire to see our entire church regularly engage in daily bible reading, our Lead Minister Stu Cameron gives 10 Reasons why reading your bible daily will transform your life and faith.

Consistency

Jon Morris • April 8, 2018 • Jon Morris

"We are what we are because of what we repeatedly do." Listen in as our Associate Pastor Jon Morris shares from Romans 7 about the importance of the discipline of consistent patterns and behaviours to build a mature faith.