Jesus came into the world on a mission to seek and save the lost. After defeating sin and death by his death and resurrection, he now fulfills his mission to save the world through his church.
Jesus wants nothing more than for his church to be holy, and in this sermon we look at why he takes sin so seriously, and the authority he’s given his church to maintain its pure and holy witness in the world.
We begin our series on The Church today by looking at the Church’s Foundation – How to enter it, what’s its purpose, and the authority Jesus gives us to fulfill our calling.
Jesus is emphatic that the grace of God and the fear of God make it clear that forgiving others is not an option.
Bible Text: Matthew 16:13–23 | Speaker: Grant Borg | Jesus came into the world to make us citizens of heaven, and as he accomplished this task he also established his church. In this sermon, we look at the relationship between his Kingdom, his people, and his church. We see what the church is, and what her purpose is here on earth.
Bible Text: Matthew 18:21-35 | Preacher: Al Stewart | Series: Ask Anything | God not only provides forgiveness for all who come to Christ but he also expects that those who are forgiven will forgive others.
Bible Text: Matthew 1:18–23 | Preacher: Grant Borg | When the story of Christmas is all dolled up it seems to lose its power because the the true beauty of the moment is lost behind the clean-cut re-enactment we’re all used to. However, when we see the moment for what it was and take the time to see what God was doing behind the scenes, hope and glory emerges out of chaos and we find a joy and peace for all the people, for on that day a Saviour was born, who is Jesus Christ, our Lord
Bible Text: Matthew 12:1-14 | Preacher: Grant Borg | How are you? I’m busy! How often do we hear this? Busy working, running around, partying, chasing dreams… to what end? Will we ever get to rest? This is what we look at this Sunday as we walk through the grain fields following our Lord Jesus.
Bible Text: Matthew 7:1-6 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Half Truths | The most well know Bible verse for non-Christians is, “Do not judge” (Matthew 7:1). It’s meaning seems clear and it is from Jesus himself. But the situation is not as simple as it first seems. The Bible also says in 1 Corinthians 6:3, “Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life!” So can we—should we—judge others?
Bible Text: Matthew 5:1-12 | Preacher: Ray Galea | Series: Half Truths | Happiness is now the criteria by which our culture determines what is right or wrong. One error is to turn happiness into an idol but the other error is ignore the important place of happiness for God’s people.