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As we continue heading towards Christmas, as Christians we have a great resource to help us not only through this busy time of the year, but to also give us meaning about what Christmas is truly about....that resource of course is Jesus. And this week in our worship we focus on how the name of Jesus not only saves us, but also gives us a good name.…
 
Advent begins this week as we focus not only preparing for Christmas but also looking forward to the life God is preparing for us. This year we will explore advent through the lens of God's family - with our theme Adventing as God's family. We will also explore some of the stories behind 4 well known Christmas Carols as we light the Advent Candle. …
 
This week we come to the end of the church year, where we explore what it means for Jesus to be our king, with power, that He uses not for His benefit but for ours. As disciples of Jesus this is also an encouragement for us to be people who use the power we have to connect people to Jesus our loving king Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.a…
 
Life can be challenging in many ways. Sometimes these challenges, also present challenges to our faith in God. Our focus this week from Hebrews reminds us that God gives us a long lasting faith and encourages us to tap into this faith by not giving up meeting together (see Hebrews 10:23-25). So this week we will explore what it means for us to have…
 
As I think about my life, there have been many people who have encouraged me to know Jesus. Not all of these people would the world look at as saints, they not all of them were overly attractive, some were pretty rough but in God's eyes they are saints. They are saints because they helped me and others connect to Jesus. Who are some of the saints i…
 
This week in celebrating the Reformation there is a strong reminder that God is calling us to a new way of living, a Gospel shaped way of living. This week we will explore how that leads into living in God's grace and with a purpose of sharing God's grace to all we encounter. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)…
 
This week we commence a new worship series - The Grace Way, exploring some of the foundational matters on what it means to be a Christian. We begin with a focus on exploring what it means for our relationship with God to be based on God coming to us. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)…
 
This week continue our worship series Covid, God and Life: Living loving God and loving others, exploring how our Christian life influences how we respond to the situations we face as a result of Covid. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)By Pastor Richard Schwedes
 
At times it is easy to lose hope, particularly when life is not going according to plan or you are surrounded by constant problems. In our worship this week, as part of our worship series; God, covid and life, we explore what it means to live with hope amongst the fears. Now this could be fear we have or fears others have. Support the show (https:/…
 
A constant theme throughout the New Testament is that Christians encounter difficulties, challenges and trouble because of their faith. This week we explore Ephesians 6:10-20 to explore what God gives us so we can respond well to these situations. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)…
 
Throughout the scriptures people are constantly being thankful, not just because they have received something, not just in good times and not just when they feel like it. As God's people we are encouraged to develop and grow into a posture of thankfulness, which is our focus this week flowing from Ephesians 5:15-20. Support the show (https://donati…
 
One of the challenges we face during times of lockdown and increased Covid transmission is that we can be tempted or encouraged to respond in judgemental, fearful and ungraceful ways. In our worship this week we will explore what it means to be United by being influenced by Jesus, based on Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Support the show (https://donation.lca.o…
 
In this week's worship, we continue learning from the book of Ephesians (Ephesians 3:14-21), as God through St Paul encourages the Ephesians and us to be united by focussing on the work He is doing for us and through us. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)By Pastor Richard Schwedes
 
In this week's worship we continue learning from the book of Ephesians (Ephesians 2:11-22), as God through St Paul encourages the Ephesians to see how He is uniting them to be in His presence but not only this that He is then calling them (and us) to be His presence wherever we go. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)…
 
This week we continue our worship series Why we live.....exploring why we live for others, based on 2 Corinthians 6:1-13. This week's reading reminds us that the relationship we have with Jesus is quite different to many of the relationship we have with other people, and it leads us to thinking and living differently. Support the show (https://dona…
 
This week in our worship series we explore Why we live.....driven by Jesus. Based on 2 Corinthians 5:6-19 we will explore how the grace of Jesus affects how we live in this world, and how it leads us to being the people God calls us to be. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)…
 
This week we celebrate Trinity Sunday, remembering that with God there is always more, more to discover, more to understand, more to grasp. Our focus this week will touch on our 3 readings, Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17 Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)By Pastor Richard Schwedes
 
As Christians we talk a lot about love, and that is because as we heard last week in listening to 1 John 4, God is love. This week we explore how God's love and our love as His disciples is not a selective love, but a love for all people. Our focus will be shaped by Acts 10:44–48 and John 15:9–17. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/proje…
 
Who we connect with is important. Our connections will affect who we are, what we can do, how we see life and even how we live. This week Jesus in the Gospel reading Jesus encourages us to remain connected to Him. We will explore how our connection with Jesus means that Easter gives life to growth, and what this growth looks like....our focus comes…
 
The Easter saying - CHRIST IS RISEN, is a chorus that continues for the rest of our lives, and even at our earthly passing. It is the major message of Christianity, that because of Jesus we have hope and new life. This is our Easter season theme....Easter gives life, and this week our focus is Easter gives life to a Jesus focused community. Our mai…
 
This week's sermon is based on Numbers 21:4-9. Pastor Richard helps us explore how God renews our lives by his history of rescuing people, and how an ancient and weird story from the Old Testament, helps us see Jesus. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)By Pastor Richard Schwedes
 
This week we begin the season of Lent, a time of renewal and preparation for Easter. Our sermon series throughout Lent will focus on being renewed...this week we are looking at part of a well known story where God faithful promise to all creation, that he will no longer cause destruction by floods. In our worship we will explore why this promise is…
 
This week is Transfiguration Sunday, where we will explore how through Jesus we get to have a peak at God's glory, and how God's glory then affects who we are and how we live. Support the show (https://donation.lca.org.au/project?id=P35241)By Pastor Richard Schwedes
 
This week's focus from Mark 1:29-39 reveals a number of things about Jesus that are helpful for us, both as people loved by God and people called to be involved in revealing His love in the world. Jesus has care and concern for individuals, whilst at the same time he has care and concern for many people. This week in worship we will explore how God…
 
On a number of occasions this week I was confronted with news about someone or something that was not so good, but as I engaged further with the situation I also saw and heard some good news....in our Gospel reading for this week that is the situation the disciples are facing. John the Baptist has been arrested because of his actions and words in t…
 
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