Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Luke 2:41-52; 1 Sam 2:18-20,26; Col 3:12-17]
Jesus grew in stature, wisdom and the favour of God and men. Growth is part of God's creation ordinance we needn't despise the processes of growth and development. We can learn from what Luke records about Jesus as a boy.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:8-20]
I love the celebrations of Christmas but what are we celebrating? Let's turn back to the Bible to find out...
Preacher: Helen Hardcastle [Texts: Luke 1:39-45; Hebrews 10:5-10]
How do you choose a new house? God chose a simple Hebrew girl to be the mother of his Son. He looks for those in whose heart He can dwell today.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36]
As we come into the Advent season, it is a time of preparation, of hoping, of looking forward - to Christmas, yes but also beyond that to the time when Jesus comes again.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: John 15:12-17; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Isaiah 2:1-5]
WW1 was devastating yet there is hope - hope proclaimed at every ANZAC service and silently at countless memorials. What is that hope?
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: Luke 11:1-10; Philippians 4:15-20]
Let's look again at Jesus' instructions for prayer and come back to him asking boldly.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Mark 10:456-52, 2 Chronicles 7:11-15, Hebrews 7:23-28]
Blind Bartimaeus gives us a model of passionate, bold and persistent prayer; Jesus intercedes for us before God's throne; from 2 Chronicles we are encouraged to seek God's face. Let's turn to God for help in all our needs.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Mark 10:35-45; Isaiah 53:4-12]
Jesus teaches us again about service and the ransom he was about to make for all humanity.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Genesis 2:18-24, Hebrews 1:1-4, Mark 10:2-16]
Jesus is asked a dangerous question about divorce and he tells us about God's intention for marriage ...
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: Mark 8:1-26] 27-38
Preacher: Helen Hardcastle [Isaiah 35:3-7a]
Do not fear! God commands his people over and again not to fear, yet we are very quick to become fearful of all sorts of things and people. Helen leads us into some strategies to counter fear.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Mark 7:1-15, 21-23; James 1:17-27]
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text John 6:35,41-51]
After feeding the 5000, Jesus taught on the bread that God provides. What is it? What does it do? How do we get it?
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Acts 6; Acts 7:55-60; Matthew 23:34-39]
Our church is named after Stephen. What has he to teach us today? What can we learn from his life and death?
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: John 6:1-15; 2 Kings 4:42-44]
Take another look at the feeding of the 5000. What did it say to the people then? What does it say to us?
Preacher: Peter Lloyd [Text Genesis 3:8-15]
"It's all the other person's fault" - Peter talks about how we deal with sin
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23]
Christ ascended into heaven: What does that signify - more than you might think. Read on to explore some ideas of its meaning for us.
Preacher: Helen Hardcastle [Text: John 15:7-17]
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: Acts 8:26-40; (Luke 24:36b-48)]
We are in the Easter season, in these 40 days Jesus appeared repeatedly to his disciples and taught them - what? We are not told - or are we?