Sermon this Sunday: The Great Parable of Genesis

Sunday 5 February - 5pm

The Story of Joseph is the revealing of life’s purpose. This Sunday we take another look at the story which may appropriately be called the Great Parable of Genesis. It starts with Joseph, a youth, who receives a very personal and Godly message in the form of dreams which forever shape his life and the life of those around him. When we read about this young person and his extraordinary experiences, bad and good, the Lord is doing amazing things: He shapes our inner thoughts and reveals our heart’s desires.

If you have a young person in your life who is available, be sure to invite him or her along for church this Sunday.

This Sunday: Dining with Joseph

Sunday 29 January - 9:30am

Joseph, the son of Jacob, had amazing dreams in his youth, like the one where the sun, the moon and the eleven stars would bow down to him. Clearly his dreams were signs of a future greatness. But the envy of his brothers led to Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt. In time, a great famine covered the earth. Joseph, recognized for his wisdom, rose to power. In a curious turn of events, the brothers of Joseph, who simply traveled to Egypt to buy grain, found themselves guests at the royal palace. They dine – unbeknownst to them – with Joseph! Yes, if you think about it, this relates to how, in Providence, we come to dine with the Lord, who is the Heavenly Joseph.

This Sunday: The Burdens We Carry

Sunday 15 January - 9:30am

What are you carrying? Did you put down some stuff at the end of last year that you’re now picking up again, along with some new things? What about things from the past–are you carrying guilt about things you did or didn’t do in addition to guilt about things you are or aren’t doing now? The Lord says, “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. … For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Let’s talk about what burden the Lord wants us to carry and how to let go of the rest.

Sermon this Sunday: Getting Ready to Receive the Lord

Sunday 18 December - 9:30am

This Sunday we will have a lay service, led by Warwick Schuurman. He will be reading a sermon by Jim Cooper titled “Getting Ready to Receive the Lord”. It explores what it meant for John the Baptist to prepare the way for Jesus and what that can teach us about how to get ready to receive the Lord.

This Sunday: Christmas Tableaux

Sunday 11 December - 6pm

Experience the Christmas story with your whole family by watching people make living pictures of the scenes from the Christmas story while the text from the Bible is read. There will be no worship service in the morning.

This Sunday: Carol Sing

Sunday 4 December - 5pm

This Sunday before the Carol Sing there will be a brief worship service for the whole family in the church. The theme of the talk will be trying to understand the spiritual reasons why music can have such a powerful effect on us.

Sermon this Sunday: Remembrance Day

Sunday 13 November - 9:30am

An opportunity to remember those who have served their homeland with honour, and to reflect on the spiritual causes and meaning of war itself.

Sermon this Sunday: The Purpose of a Church

Sunday 6 November - 5pm

What does out Heavenly Father want from us His children? Perhaps more importantly, what does our Heavenly Father want to do FOR us? According to what He has said in the Word, He wants to show us the way to get ourselves ready for heaven. Like a good Father He wants us to try things out and learn for ourselves, but He also knows when to step in and help us when we run into an obstacle that we can’t overcome by ourselves.

Sermon the Sunday: What’s New About the New Church?

Sunday 30 October - 9:30am

The primary way the Doctrines of our church refer to our organisation is with the use of the name “The New Church”. So now with well over two hundred years of existence, the obvious question that gets asked is ‘What is so new about it?’ Part of the answer lies in the Lord’s reference from the book of Revelation that “I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). Another powerful reference referring to renewal says: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh” (Ezekiel 36:26). The New Church offers people doctrinal and spiritual support in discovering remarkable renewal to anyone who is willing to enter into the life offered by the church. This renewal, while amazing, does not happen without our participation – a participation that requires change. What do those changes look like and how do we grow to be better more satisfied people through those changes?