Sermon this Sunday: Am I Good Enough?

Sunday 14 August 9:30am

Sometimes it can feel like it’s pretty easy to be a good person and at other times it can feel impossible. What’s reality? How worried should we be? What is the Lord really asking of us?

Sermon this Sunday: Praying for Others (and Ourselves)

Sunday 31 July 2016 9:30am

When someone we know goes through something difficult or tragic we often say that we will hold them in our thoughts and prayers. Why? What is the value in our prayers? Are we hoping to change the Lord’s mind on what should happen? Don’t get me wrong: there is real power in prayer for others but when we don’t have clarity about what we should pray for and why we’re praying it can be hard to do it. Let’s talk about why prayer for others matters and how to build the habit of praying for others into our lives.

Sermon this Sunday: Guilt and Remorse.

24 July 2016 9:30am

All of us have done things that are wrong, sometimes painfully wrong. How do we move on? What’s the one essential thing we need to make sure we do, even as we find ourselves keeping on doing harmful things? We’ll explore this and more, and then have a chance to come before the Lord for Holy Supper to ask His help in moving forward.

Sermon This Sunday: Living in the Present.

Sunday 17 July 9:30am

We know we are supposed to live in the present but not for the present. What does the Lord say about living in the present, and how do we do that in a spiritual way? This talk is a companion to last week’s talk on the breath of life.

Sermon This Sunday: The Breath of Life

Sunday 10 July 9:30am

Are you inspired, or are you just plodding along? Are you relaxed or are you tight and pushing hard to get through the day? We will explore the Lord’s presence in our lives, how we open ourselves to what is good, and reject what is harmful. And, perhaps surprisingly, we will look at how the Lord links a lot of different spiritual ideas to breathing.

Sunday this Sermon: Living in Community

Sunday 3 July, 5pm

Everyone looks for a community of like-minded people, and mourns at the loss of those people when the communities dissolve. We’ll look at some teachings about community, its value, and consider what we can do to deepen the connection with others in the various communities in our lives.

Sermon This Sunday:”Go Up, You Baldhead!”

Sunday 26 June 9:30am

An explanation of one of those “difficult” stories in the Old Testament, showing how even when the story involves punishment for evildoers, the essential message is a positive one about how the Lord is constantly watching over us and protecting us from spiritual harm.

Sermon This Sunday:The New Jerusalem

19 June 2016 9:30am

The Holy City New Jerusalem is one way to picture heaven. In this sermon we will look at some of the main features of the city as it is described in the book of Revelation and use those keys to unlock a clearer picture of the spiritual home that the Lord has built for us.

Sermon This Sunday: The Dragon and the Church

Sunday 12 June 9:30am

Rev Jim Cooper an old Pastor of New Church Westville, and visiting our congregation for the next few weeks is preaching this Sunday.

The Hebrew word for “dragon” is translated in different ways when it is used in different parts of the Old and New Testaments. Sometimes its a “serpent” and in the story of Jonah its a “great fish.” In this sermon we’ll be looking at some of these stories to see the different way the “dragon” tries to interefere with our spiritual growth and the health of the church.

Sermon This Sunday: Debts and Debtors vs. Trespasses

Sunday 5 June 5pm

Have you ever wondered why people in the New Church say the Lord’s prayer a bit differently from a lot of other churches? One of the differences is that we say, “and forgive us our debts as we also forgive our debtors.” Do you know what that means? How are debts different than trespasses? Come find out this Sunday evening.