It’s our prayer that these supplement, rather than replace, your presence in your own local church and your submission to the leaders that God has placed around you for your spiritual growth.
Lent: Celebrating in the cost – Bjorn Irani (24/03/19 AM)
This week Bjorn looks at the high cost of discipleship. However, this is something to celebrate as we pray and fast through lent.
Faith in the opposite spirit – Mark Sayers (17/03/19 PM)
As we fast and pray during Lent, the hunger of our body and spirit is for what is lost. We ache for Eden where God’s righteousness reigned. In Luke’s account of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, Jesus demonstrates how to walk in the opposite spirit when we are met with trials and temptations, even when we are at our most vulnerable. Mark encourages us to walk in the opposite spirit because it is not just about us as individuals but it is about interceding on behalf of our broken world.
Splitting the Atom – Joshua Butler (02/03/19 AM)
Drawing the four week series to a close, Joshua Butler reminds us that there is an ‘organic unity to the human race’, that we are not only created ‘for one another but from one another’. When we pursue holiness, we invite the temple presence of God to return to humanity.
Living a life of overflow – Mark Sayers (24/02/19 PM)
The information we acquire, the experiences we gain, the things we consume, the people we are surrounded by, all fill the vessel of our inner lives. Whatever we fill our hearts with will overflow from us.
Mark shares Joel 2’s image of lives overflowing with new wine and grain, enough to satisfy, which is poured out when God’s people consecrate their lives to Him and His purposes. As we approach the season of Lent, the invitation is to seek the Spirit as the primary input in our lives through a posture of ‘serious prayer’ and fasting.
The power of praise in an era of distraction – Mark Sayers (17/02/19 PM)
In our time of countless distractions that can lead us to despair or destruction, the Word consistently points us to adopt a posture of praise. Mark reminds us that worship is focus. It demands our heart, mind and thoughts are all directed in praise to God. As our focus is reoriented to Christ in praise, we become more like He who we gaze upon.
Living and worshipping in the overlap between Heaven & Earth – Mark Sayers (10/02/19 PM)
Unpacking the current disconnect in Western society between the spiritual and physical, Mark reminds us of the message of 1 Peter 2 that we are ‘living stones’ being built into a ‘spiritual house’. As the church and disciples of Jesus, we are invited to be living as a bridge between heaven and earth.
Vision Sunday AM – Ryan Wallis (04/02/19 AM)
AM service Pastor Ryan unpacks the propensity of the human heart to trust either in our own strength or on the tangible things of this world.
In looking ahead to what God has in store for 2019 – the encouragement is to focus only on God so we can experience a Church marked by followers of Jesus leading flourishing and meaningful lives.
Vision Sunday PM – Brittany White (04/02/19 PM)
God’s imagination is bigger than your imagination – Mark Sayers (27/01/19 AM)
God saves us to change us. Sweeping us up into his plans to reshape us in Christlikeness. In this teaching Mark, through exploring the life of Moses, shows us how God works in our lives – changing and remaking us.
Entering the Psalms – Brittany White (20/01/19 AM)
Britt invites us to step into the Psalms, to dwell, seek and find wisdom for faith and life. Reclaiming and reminding us that the prayers, poems and songs found in those pages are designed to be our own as we proclaim God’s Kingdom, here and now, as the people of God have done for generations.
A Testimony of Joy for 2019 – Bjorn Irani (13/01/19 AM)
Bjorn discusses Paul the Apostle’s instructions to be ‘joyful always’ as followers of Jesus, and how this can be a testimony to a western culture that desperately needs joy.
Prepare for Growth – Ryan Wallis (06/01/19 AM)
Apprentice minister Ryan unpacks what biblical success looks like and how to posture ourselves for God’s growth, in our lives, this year.
Advent: A Construction Story – Mark Sayers (23/12/18 AM)
After reading from Luke 2, Mark explores why the birth of Jesus isn’t the end of the story. The Christmas story, he suggests, reveals to us that God is a God of process and each of us, as followers of Christ, are participants in His work of construction.
Advent: Arise, shine – Ryan Wallis (16/12/18 PM)
Ryan unpacks the Isaiah 60 promise of God that His light will rise over His gathered people, and how we are called to reflect that Glory in both the miraculous and the mundane.
Advent: Returning to King Jesus – Brittany White (09/12/18 PM)
Brittany explores Isaiah 6 as it reminds us of the call for every generation to return to the King to be awoken to see, hear & understand the hope that He brings.
Advent: Wake Up! The King is coming – Bjorn Irani (02/12/18 AM)
This week Bjorn looks at our first reading for Advent 2018, where the Apostle Paul calls us to wake up from our slumber, because the King here and the King is coming again.
You are what you worship – Sarah Deutscher (25/11/18 AM)
Reflecting on St Iraneus quote ‘The Glory of God is man fully alive,’ Sarah takes us through the biblical concept of worship, idols and the glory of God.
Narrowing in on today’s biggest idol she gives us Christ’s keys to freedom and releases us to be his true image bearers.
Building the Kingdom through a posture of generosity – Mark Sayers (18/11/18 PM)
This week Mark unpacks how our world is built on a myth of scarcity. Steven Covey says, “Most people are deeply scripted in what I call the Scarcity Mentality. They see life as having only so much, as though they were only one pie out there”.
The Bible, however, says in 2 Corinthians 9 that God is able to bless us abundantly. Mark invites us to take a posture of generosity in all areas of our lives, as a response to the abundant riches we are gifted. These Kingdom riches are to be shared so that others can experience God’s inexhaustible abundance.
How God uses tests to set out lives on what is above – Mark Sayers (11/11/18 PM)
This week Mark highlights that the contemporary culture directs us to avoid trails and tests in our lives. However as James 1: 2-4 teaches us we are to find joy through the perseverance of these trials as it builds and shapes our character to be more like Jesus.
How do I know God’s will for my life? – Rev Joel Edwards (28/10/18 PM)
Being adopted into a new family – Dr. Krish Kandish (28/10/18 AM)
Realigning ourselves to The Way – Bjorn Irani (21/10/18 – PM)
This week Bjorn shows that we can be a few degrees off, and calls us to realign ourselves with Jesus. Camping out in the Gospel of John we see that Jesus clears the temple to show us that He is The Way, The Truth, and The Life.
Building a Remnant of Faithful Hungry People – Mark Sayers (14/10/18 – PM)
Building a Remnant in an Age of Commitment Phobia – Mark Sayers (07/10/18 AM)
Trust. An old message for a New Day – Sarah Deutscher (29/09/18 AM)
In this message, Sarah unpacks Proverbs 3:5-8 and shows us how there are two ways to live; depending on God or depending on self. She invites us afresh to trust God, to cry out to Him and to run away from evil.
Renewing your purpose and promise through God’s Presence – Mark Sayers (09/09/18 – PM)
Donald G. Mostrom says “We are healthy in the deepest and widest sense of that word, only if we are in fellowship with our God. Like an intricate machine designed for a particular use, but used for something else, we break down in a variety of ways when not functioning with God.” This week Mark speaks about renewing our purpose and promise through fellowship with God and through His presence in our lives.
Tale of Two Cities – Terry Walling (19/08/18 PM)
The Prize of surrender is revelation. At our PM Service, Terry Walling speaks of how sometimes it’s hard to be honest with ourselves. He speaks of how there are two ways of doing life and asks us whether we have the courage to join God in the work that He wants to do in each of us.
Love Like Waves: Destroying the Authority Attached to Chaos – Sarah Deutscher (12/08/18 PM)
This week Sarah Deutscher gives us a diagnosis of how we’ve ended up as a generation with a worldview based on Individualism and Secular Humanism. How the two combined have shaped and formed us to think that we’re on the throne, that we can flourish without God. Yet, there is a tremendous chaos within us and unprecedented levels of anxiety more than ever before. Sarah shares from Haggai 1: 2-6 and like the Israelites, we need a new vision, understanding and definition of who God is. That is is through sanctification, He wants to bring newness into your life, returning your trust to the Holy King.
Love Like Waves: From Lost to a Renewed Generation – Mark Sayers (05/08/18 PM)
We’ve hit a pivotal moment in our Mid-East PM Service, sensing the Lord asking us to push into a breakthrough moment – feeling that His love is coming like a powerful wave; to cleanse, heal and refine us. This week, Mark kicks-off this sermon series for our 5 PM Service about moving from a lost generation to a renewed generation.
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Courage and Obedience to the Tune of David – Sarah Deutscher (23/09/19 AM)
In this podcast Sarah takes us through the book of 1 Samuel, inviting us to see life and faith through the lens of David. Whilst this sounds nice and biblical of us, all too often we posture ourselves like Saul living lives shaped by fear. Whilst this is the human default it costs us the new beginnings that God is wanting us to enter. The Church in the west is in a threshold moment and 1 Samuel gives us vital lessons on how to enter and embrace what God is inviting us into.
Contending through Conversations – Ryan Wallis (16/09/18 AM)
This week, as we wrap up our sermon series: New Wine/Contending for Renewal, Ryan speaks about contending through our conversations and how the basis of our conversation with God will lead you to conversations with others.
Contending Prayer – Trudi Sayers (09/09/18 AM)
At our Mid-East AM Service, Trudi Sayers shares a story of two elderly women from a small island north of Scotland faithfully prayed for God’s glory to be filled in their village and through their faithfulness, God spoke. As they gathered their minister and patrons, they committed to contending in prayer twice a week from 10:00 pm to 3:00 am. This resulted in one of the biggest revivals where people encountered the powerful presence of the Holy Spirit, to which people in across the Isle, in fields, fishing boats cried out to God to save them. Through this inspiring story, Trudi shares on what contending prayer looks like and encourages us to be contending for our church, city and nation.
When the Heart is Transformed, the Head Follow – Bjorn Irani (02/09/18 AM)
At our Mid-East AM service, we are week 2 into our new sermon series: New Wine/ Contending for Renewal. If we are to contend for renewal, we are contending for transformation. Bjorn Irani speaks about when we contend and create a space for God to transform our hearts in all areas of our lives the head follows, enabling us to have a deeper knowledge of God’s work in our lives.
New Wine: Contending for Renewal – Mark Sayers (25/08/18 AM)
John 15:5 says ” I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing. At our Mid-East AM Service Mark kicks off a new sermon series: New Wine – Contending for Renewal. He calls us to move from consuming to contending and teaches us five ways to do this.
Gone Fishing – Terry Walling (19/08/18 AM)
This week at our combined Mid-East and Outer East AM Service, we had the privilege of hearing from Terry Walling. Sharing from John 21:1, he asks “what do you need to go on with Jesus?”. God wants to take you forward – the question is do you trust Him to take you to a place you’ve never been before?
Relinquishing Your Throne to the King – Ryan Wallis (12/05/18 AM)
In the wrap-up to The Living Presence Sermon Series, Ryan asks: who sits on the throne of your life? Wisdom comes from God, not man and we only find richness in walking the kingdom life through an unrelenting submission to the will of God.
The Master and His Apprentice – Bjorn Irani (05/08/18 AM)
How do we live a kingdom life when we aren’t socially conditioned for kingdom living? This week, Bjorn recognises that we aren’t meant to do this alone. He shares some disciplines highlighted in one of his favourite movies in the art of mentoring and discipleship.
Reflecting the image of our Creator – Brittany White (29/07/18 PM)
This week, Brittany White speaks from Colossians 3:1-10 of how we are raised inChrist, not of earthly things. That when we put to death our earthly nature, we put on our new self, made in the image of the creator.
How God uses Our Past to Shape our Future – Mark & Trudi Sayers (22/07/18 PM)
Pete Greig says “God sometimes identifies something in our history that He wants to release in your destiny”. In week 2 of our new sermon series: Walking the Kingdom Life, Mark and Trudi Sayers speak about how God is at work in His Kingdom and how He is at work in your life. We hear some insights from how God has been doing this in Trudi’s life in their recent travels to Ireland.
Walking the Kingdom: Hearing the voice of the King – Mark Sayers (15/07/18 PM)
Many say they want to encounter the kingdom of God, but find ourselves lost at sea not being able to recognize the voice of God. As we kick-off our new sermon series: Walking the Kingdom Life, Mark takes us through five practical ways of learning to listen to the voice of the King.
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