On this first Sunday of Advent, our traditional theme is Hope. But we mustn’t forget that Christian hope begins with a great Gift. In our online service, Rev Jim looks to Scripture to remind us that hope is only possible by God’s immeasurable Grace.
When Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, encounters Jesus one misty middle-eastern morning (John 18.33-37), he has one thing in mind: the security of his realm, Caesar’s kingdom. At the behest of the religious leaders, Jesus was arrested and Pilate is questioning him about authority. But Jesus wants nothing to do with Caesar, and centres the conversation … Read more2021-11-21 Sunday Worship “Not of This World”
Have you ever had to make a sacrifice? If so, why did you do it? Did you know that, although Jesus offers the Have you ever had to make a sacrifice? If so, why did you do it? Did you know that, although Jesus offers the ultimate sacrifice for the atonement of sins, his Church … Read more2021-11-14 Sunday Worship “The Sacrificial Church”
This week, Jesus observes a widow who drops what amounts to a penny into the temple offering. Such a small amount would seem pointless, wouldn’t it? What worth can a single penny possibly have in the grand budget of the temple? Yet Jesus tells his disciples that this widow had given more up to God … Read more2021-11-07 Sunday Worship – The Widow’s Offering
“Why am I here? What can I do with my life? What am I missing?” are all questions that come from an innate desire for meaning and reason. This week, Rev. Jim takes us to the temple in Mark 12.28-31, where a lone scribe asks Jesus a very important question. Essentially, “What really, truly matters?” … Read more2021-10-31 Sunday Worship – Pursuing Purpose
What a wonderful celebration Sunday, as Bishop Charlie ordained Rev. Mathew to the Priesthood. If you weren’t able to attend the service, or you missed our livestream, you can watch it anytime on our YouTube Channel. Simply click below to view the service.
When two brothers ask Jesus for a top spot in the boardroom they didn’t get the answer they expected. What they wanted to hear was how great and powerful they will be in the Kingdom of God. But Jesus turns their understanding of leadership on its head. This week, Rev. Mathew looks at Mark 10.35-45 … Read more2021-10-17 Sunday Worship-Servant Leadership
Sometimes worry and stress can overcome us. In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus urges us to not be anxious. He wants us to trust God and have faith that God will provide, not necessarily what we want, but certainly what we need. God is good and he will be good to you. But how can we be … Read more2021-10-10 Sunday Worship – The Goodness of God
In Mark’s gospel, Jesus and the disciples are in the countryside across from the Jordan river, when the Pharisees test him (again!) with a question about divorce. Jesus doesn’t really give them what they want. Instead he points them back in time to Genesis 2.18-24 to reflect on what it means to be the “perfect … Read more2021-10-03 Good Shepherd Sunday Worship – God’s Created Order
When Jesus called his disciples to follow him, he was inviting them into a completely different way of life; one that challenged their understanding of faith, and challenged the typical desires of the human heart. This week, Rev. Matthew looks at Mark 9.38-48, as Jesus continues to teach the disciples important life lessons for the … Read more2021-09-26 Sunday Worship – Discipleship