• Scott Berry

    Contributing sermons since Aug 13, 2009
scott's church

scott berry
colonel light gardens, SA 5086

About scott
  • Education: B. Min (Tabor) Grad dip. Bible and ministry (Burleigh) B. Sc.(Adelaide) B. Appl. Sc. (OT) (Uni SA)
  • Experience: 10 years voluntary service as a youth leader before moving into a paid ministry capacity for the last 7 years.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: hope you enjoy it, preach it in your own style
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Scott Hawkins preaching for creativity and Mark Wilkinsons for consistency.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: mostly come from the simpsons
  • Family: Married with 2 kids.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: engaging, amusing but too casual
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: she’s pleasantly supportive
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Be yourself
  • Books that have had an impact: Cost of discipleship - Bonhoffer The Jesus i never knew - Yancey Velvet elvis - Bell
  • Hobbies: music, movies, bodyboarding
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Persevere in the faith - Hebrews
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: Regular interjections from the congregation.
  • What I want on my tombstone: here lies a faithful man of God
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  • Busyness

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2020
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    Are you tired of being busy? Do you think Jesus might have a better way for you to live?

    cultural lenses – individualism and consumerism – now busyness Becomes a badge of honour - boast disguised as a complaint. response is a kind of congratulation: “That’s a good problem to have,” or “Better than the opposite.” Do we want to live like this; it’s something we collectively force one more

  • Have You Had Enough Of Being A Consumer?

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    We all have lenses we look through but when was the last time we stopped to look at our lenses?

    We all have lenses we look through – modern, western world is consumerism and individualism, it hasn’t always been this way. Consumerism is the underlying modern mindset So what is consumerism ? Consumerism is the equation of personal happiness with consumption and the purchase of material more

  • Individualism

    Contributed on Aug 27, 2020
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    Have you ever thought about why you think the way you do? What are the cultural lenses that you are looking through? Let us think about the water we are swimming in.

    Rom 12: 9 – 21 Looking at our lenses: Individualism (Have you spotted consumeristic thinking in yourself this week?) Individualism is the social outlook that stresses independence and self-reliance. Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires, while opposing external more

  • What Song Are You Singing?

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    A reflection with modern music on one of Davids most timeless psalms. Consider what is your pit, who is your rock and what song are you singing?

    To stay true to a psalm – you should hear it sung, so hear is a modern intepration – don’t try and understand everything, but get the gist – lots of rich imagery from psalms and beyond. The Mountain Goats - Psalms 40:2 Lyrics (the song can be found on itunes or more

  • David Vs Goliath (Who Are You?)

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2011
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    We often align ourselves with the 'good' character, but stop and consider afresh which character you are like in this story. Are you self-sufficient? Fearful? Jealous? Grow to be more like David!

    David vs Goliath This is so much more than the story of an underdog vs a giant. Which character are you like? (eg facebook quiz) Are you a Goliath? (vs 4 – 10, 42 - 44) Trusting in natural talent, physical security, past success Show contempt for others that you do not understand, more

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  • The Definition Of Me

    Contributed on Jul 21, 2011

    THE DEFINITION OF ME Quote from the movie 'Spanglish' - "I've been overwhelmed by your encouragement to apply to your university and your list of scholarships available to me. Though, as I hope this essay shows, your acceptance, while it would thrill me, will not define more

  • Marriage And Discipleship: Love In Action

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2009

    MARRIAGE AND DISCIPLESHIP: LOVE IN ACTION If a groom said ‘I wanna scrap that ‘forsake all others bit’, I’ll have a few affairs but it’ll be ok – I’ll come home to you most nights’ - its not acceptable. Marriage is not about emotion or what you get from the other – its a commitment, a more

  • How Many Times Would You Forgive Your Dog?

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2009

    HOW MANY TIMES WOULD YOU FORGIVE YOUR DOG? Think for a minute, how forgiving would you be as if your pet messed the carpet several times a day? I think eventually you’d give up on your pets and take them out into the wilderness and set them free, you know what I mean - dump them. God’s love more