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?

Sermon this Sunday: Sins of Omission

Sunday 23 October - 9:30am

This Sunday the Executive Bishop of our church, Brian Keith, will be preaching. His topic is sins of omission. Are we responsible for things that we have not done? Come and find out.

Sermon this Sunday: Where is the Love?

Sunday 16 October - 9:30am

Why can’t we just choose to love what’s good and attain it without having to battle for it? The internal sense of the story of the older son in the Prodigal Son story gives the answer, and gives us serious encouragement.

Sermon this Sunday: The Covenant Restored

Sunday 9 October - 9:30am

When we break trust, with the Lord or with others, how can it be restored? When someone breaks trust with us, how can we work with him or her to rebuild it?

This sermon is written and will be delivered by the Rt Rev Peter Buss Snr, who is visiting from the USA.