Who makes a good Christian (28 June 2015)

We have two recordings from the service for you today. Ben interviewed one of our new parishioners – Gini Keane. She is a retired priest and now hospital chaplain. She shared her experience of being God’s helper in Wellington Hospital.  I suggest you listen to her and then read today’s gospel: Mark 5:21-43 Glenn preachedContinue reading “Who makes a good Christian (28 June 2015)”

Growing God’s Kingdom (Sermon 14 June 2015)

Today Ben reflected on the wonderful growth we have had in our church and the things we can do to help grow God’s Kingdom.  The gospel reading for today was Mark 4:26-34.  The words for the song can be found here – Build Your Kingdom Here (Rend Collective). (pdf download).   Enjoy. Play on-line: Download mp3:Continue reading “Growing God’s Kingdom (Sermon 14 June 2015)”

What is trinity? (Sermon 31 May 2015)

For Trinity Sunday, Glenn Peoples preached on the understanding of the Trinity and not taking John 3:16 for granted. The readings for this week – referred to in the sermon – were: Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 If you are interested, the full text of the Athanasian Creed can be found here   Enjoy.Continue reading “What is trinity? (Sermon 31 May 2015)”

Pentecost (Sermon 24 May 2015)

Today is Pentecost and Ben preaches about the coming of the Holy Spirit to the early church. The readings for this week – referred to in the sermon – were: Acts 1:3 – 2:18 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 John 14:11-17 Enjoy. Play on-line: Download mp3: Pentecost – 24 May 2015 If you a podcast user, youContinue reading “Pentecost (Sermon 24 May 2015)”

Discernment – how to make good decisions (Sermon 17 May 2015)

We have started to record sermons again.  This week Ben preached about discernment and making good decisions.  He refers to the five S’s: Scripture Spirit Saints Sense Sircumstances. The words for the song at the end are: I want to walk with you, For you guide me every step of the way. The readings forContinue reading “Discernment – how to make good decisions (Sermon 17 May 2015)”

All those who humble themselves will be exalted (Sermon 1 September 2013)

We returned to the lectionary readings this Sunday. While Ben went to help with the opening of Kids’ Church,  James Vinod preached for us on the reading from Luke which talks about taking our place with humility. The audio includes the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel readings at the start.  These are as follows: JeremiahContinue reading “All those who humble themselves will be exalted (Sermon 1 September 2013)”

Doing conflict well together

Ben concludes his set of opening sermons by how we handle conflict between us. He talks about our need to take responsibility to resolve our differences and not wait for others to come to us. The readings for the day, referred to in the sermon, are: Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 51 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 5:21-24 IfContinue reading “Doing conflict well together”

Journeying together

Ben continues his set of opening sermons by talking about the process of journeying together as a people of God. He assures us he is not here to impose change upon us, but rather guide us through the changes the God is asking us to face.  He acknowledges the many great things that God isContinue reading “Journeying together”

Sharing the Good News: Ben’s first sermon and our first audio.

Today, Ben preached his first sermon with his us.  He shared his story of how he became a Christian. How God changed his life at age 16 and helped him find peace and hope.  He talks about how we the story of God in our lives with others. The readings for the day, referred toContinue reading “Sharing the Good News: Ben’s first sermon and our first audio.”