The Living Presence

8 April – 8 July 2018

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The Presence Paradigm – Mark Sayers (08/07/18 AM)

Upon his return from Sabbatical, Mark shares at our combined Mid-East and Outer East AM Service. We are at an interesting moment and in many ways ‘the church’ is up against an insurmountable mountain, where the growth of antagonism towards faith. We increasingly see a world and culture in crisis. However, in this cultural moment, there is an incredible sense of hunger for God’s presence growing in people. There is a desire to see God move and for God’s presence to do something new.  Mark shares how renewal, revival, and rediscovery comes when we personally encounter the presence of God.


Practicing Sabbath 6:1 – Ryan Wallis (2/07/18 AM)

In the wrap up to our sermon series: The Living Presence, Ryan Wallis speaks about how Sabbath was made for man, not man for Sabbath. That we need to be active in finding rest and when we do this; we hear the unique flavour of God’s voice. Ryan shares five ways we can practice Sabbath 6:1.


Jesus – The Living Presence – Brittany White (17/6/18 PM)

Britt shares two encounters from the Gospel of John to talk about Jesus as the living presence of God. When we encounter Jesus, he always meets us with grace, mercy and an invitation to new perspective and a greater vision – of both ourselves and him.


God Loves Us, But Does He Like Us? – Bjorn Irani (17/6/18 AM)

So far in our series on The Living Presence, we’ve talked a lot about how good it is for us to be in God’s presence. This week Bjorn flips things around to ask if it’s good for God to be in our presence – we know He loves us, but does He like us?


The Living Image – Sarah Deutscher (10/6/18)

Sarah speaks on Psalm 8, encouraging us to notice and receive God’s presence in new ways – through children and through work. Even in the midst of a vast and incredibly created universe that declares God’s glory, it is humanity that God has chosen to bear His image and thus carry His presence.


Prince. Avenger. Judge. Fugitive – Peter Evans (3/6/18)

In the space of 12 verses in Exodus, Moses goes from a Prince to avenger, judge, and finally, a fugitive. His story teaches us that what lies beneath the surface matters, and that it’s solitude that God converts us.


Have You Noticed?  – Ryan Wallis (27/05/18)

This week, our Apprentice Minister Ryan Wallis shares from John 12:15-18. He speaks of how God is not a God of

coincidences, that when you pray and things start to happen or change. As the above passage declares, God is for us and Ryan encourages us to be awakened to where God is at work in your lives.


The Trinity in the Living Presence – Sarah Deutscher (2o/05/18)

We are in the third week of our series “The Living Presence” where there is a beautiful and gentle work that God is wanting to do at Red, learning how to be in His presence. As we celebrate Pentecost, Sarah speaks about the Holy Trinity and how we cannot understand the presence of God, if we do know who He is.


God’s Presence – No Agenda – AM Service: Bjorn Irani (13/05/18)

Sitting with Eli – PM Service: Brittany White (13/05/18)


An Invitation to Encounter His Presence – Sarah Deutscher (06/05/18)

What if we’re working really hard to get what we already have?  As we start our new sermon series: The Living Presence, Sarah shares as Mark commences his sabbatical, God is also inviting our church to enter into a time of Sabbath rest. She speaks of how there’s so much that He wants to do for you… for us.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be looking at how to encounter the Presence of God; to experience stillness, peace and rest in Him despite the cultural climate we live in.


Moving from Cultural Christianity to Contending – Mark Sayers (29/04/18)

It’s Mark’s last Sunday before he starts his sabbatical.  In his sermon, he reflects on the journey of Red, moving from fragility to stability. As we enter into a new season of growth, Mark gives us a diagnosis of how cultural Christianity inhibits growth in our walk with Jesus.  He encourages us to no longer tolerate mediocre faith, to start contending for more of God and more of His Spirit.


Discipleship: A Force that Can Change the World – Bjorn Irani (15/04/18)

At our AM Service, Bjorn Irani speaks from Matthew 28:18- 20 and what Discipleship means for Red in following Jesus. Bjorn encourages us to become more like Christ through the practices of discipleship as it is the heart of our vision as a church and a pursuit to be more like Him.

A Call to Rewrite the Script of Our Culture – Brittany White (15/04/18)

As part of Red’s vision statement, Discipleship is living with and following Jesus as He shows us how to live the best life.  This week at our PM Service, Brittany White invites us to reimagine and step into what God speaks over our generation.


When God Gives Us More of Him – Mark Sayers (08/04/18)

After celebrating Easter and in the lead-up to Pentecost,  Mark speaks about how we as Christians can find ourselves in a tension between obedience and worship, as well as confusion, lack of clarity and doubts. He encourages us to no longer tolerate mediocre faith, but to let our dismay, doubts, and dissatisfaction create a Holy discontent – a desire for more of God because He wants to give us more of Him.