|St Stephen's Whangaparaoa||
Psalm 23 just keeps on giving. Following on from the three previous sermons on the Psalm, how we explore the illustrations of the names of God contained with this amazing psalm. Obviously, Jehovah-Raah, Yahweh my shepherd, but then another ten as well! As we meditate on these, they will strengthen our confidence in God's care for us, his provision and his peace.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Numbers 11:24-30; Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23]
Pentecost - the Holy Spirit comes on the disciples. How does that relate to Jesus breathing on the disciples on the evening of his resurrection and saying, "Receive the Holy Spirit?" What is common is the presence of God resulting in peace and power.
The sermon can be watched in the service video starting at 20:00.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: John 14:27-28; Psalm 42; Ephesians 5:8-14]
These are trying times! But Jesus said to his disciples in far worse circumstances, "My peace I give to you - be not afraid!"