Acts Sermon Series

Our new sermon series for 2018/19 is through the book of Acts in the New Testament. Last year, we journeyed through the story of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus using the Gospel of Matthew as our guide. And so now, we are carrying on this story by looking at what happened next.

Jesus is about to leave his disciples to return to be with his Father in heaven, but before he leaves, he issues them a command to go out into their towns and cities, into the countryside and ultimately to the ends of the earth. And what is their mission? To proclaim the gospel truth concerning Jesus Christ.

So over the next 8 months we shall be moving slowly through this incredible story, observing the exponential growth of the early church, learning from the fiercely courageous efforts of those early day believers (often in the face of extreme persecution), and we will hopefully begin to realise the significance of the power of the Holy Spirit who enabled these simple followers of Christ to carry out the work of Jesus in the world.

Join us as we journey through the Acts of the Apostles; as the Lord continues to reveal himself to us through his word; and as we ask the question, “what does the book of Acts mean for the church of today?”

Matthew Sermon Series

Our current sermon series is entitled “Following in the Footsteps of Jesus”. We are tracing the story of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus using the Gospel of Matthew as our guide.

For centuries at the end of the Old Testament, the people of Israel had been waiting for God to answer their prayers. They were feeling oppressed, bewildered, alone and rejected. They had started to wonder if God was hearing their cries.

Suddenly, the time of waiting was at an end. The one who had been prophesied about was about to burst onto the scene. The Messiah, the Saviour had come into the world and it was God’s own son, Jesus. He had come to rescue and redeem. He had come to open blind eyes and deaf ears. He had come to free the captive. He had come to reveal his Father and draw people towards himself for salvation. And ultimately he had come to die on the cross for the sins of the world.

Jesus’ ministry on earth had started with a call to his disciples to “Come and follow me.” In the end, his challenge to his disciples was revealed to be “Go and make disciples of all nations”. Jesus is inviting us into relationship with him. We are to be his disciples… his apprentices. We are to watch him and follow in his ways. And his challenge to us is to go and make. To be creators rather than just consumers of the culture around us.

Join us as we journey through Matthew’s Gospel; as we sit at the feet of Jesus our master, and as we learn what it means to be an authentic follower of him.