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  • The Trial Of Jesus - A Tale Of Truth And Power

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Mar 21, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 5,924 views

    Jesus’ discussion with Pilate during His trial has some powerful messages about power and about truth.

  • The Reality Of The Resurrection

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Apr 17, 2004
    based on 90 ratings
     | 3,972 views

    Christ’s post-resurrection appearances establish its historical reality, its prophetic reality and its evangelistic reality. It really happened - to fulfil God’s plan, promised in the Old Testament. Thus, it is GOOD NEWS for us, to live and to proclaim.

    Christ has died …… Christ is risen ……… Christ will come again. Do you believe it? {Extract a strong affirmation from the congregation.} In that case, you are a step ahead of the original disciples in those early hours and days after the first Good Friday and Easter morning. They found it ...read more

  • The Lord Bless You And Keep You

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Jan 18, 2004
    based on 110 ratings
     | 22,405 views

    Grace, peace, blessing, keeping. God desires wonderful things for His faithful people! Blessing is a term that gets misused a lot - this sermon explores what it really means.

  • Facing A Hostile World

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,337 views

    The world is hostile to God and His people. It was to David, son of Jesse, also. How did he face spiritual opposition and what can we learn for the battle we are called to fight today?

    Introduction I read something this week that reinforced a conviction that has been growing in my mind over the past several months. What I read was a news item about a plaque that has been taken away from a tourist centre at the Grand Canyon in the USA. Have any of you been to the Grand ...read more

  • Transformed Payback Series

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,008 views

    Loving our enemies? Don’t payback evil with evil? What is going on here? Have you christians lost your mind?! We’ve gotta get even, haven’t we?

    Introduction I have a confession to make. Some of you are already aware of what I am about to reveal, but to most of you it will be a new insight into my character. It is not a sin that I am going to confess, but an obsession. I am, right now, at this point in my life (when you would think I had ...read more

  • Transformed Love Series

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 73 ratings
     | 4,974 views

    What is the nature of Christian love? It looks out for what is best; it persists; and it is practical.

    Context/Reminder Romans 12:1-2 - the Christian mind is a transformed mind, not slipping easily into the same pattern as the world around us, but renewed by our relationship with our almighty and merciful God. Romans 12:3-8 - how that principle works out in the way we think about ourselves: ...read more

  • Transformed Thinking About Myself Series

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,664 views

    If you are a transformed and renewed Christian, how ought you to think about yourself? Soberly, neither too high nor too low; and as a servant of others.

    Introduction I start this week with a brief reminder of the theme of these last few chapters of Romans – putting our faith into practice, applying God’s will in our lives. To do this properly requires us NOT to let the world squeeze us into its shape, but to have our minds shaped by God Himself. ...read more

  • Transformed Into Living Sacrifices Series

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 148 ratings
     | 13,528 views

    Exposition of Romans 12:1-2. What does it mean for us to be "living sacrifices" and how are our minds to be "transformed"?

  • Of Truth And Authority - Introduction To Titus Series

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Jan 14, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,875 views

    Why should we believe the New Testament? Paul’s introduction in his letter to Titus gives important teaching about the source of his authority as a teacher of God’s message and helps us to understand the New Testament as God’s inspired Word.

    Introduction The media love crises. Situations where something is going wrong; someone has mucked up; or someone has to be sent into a situation to fix it up make really good copy. Well, if you’re the sort of person who buys the newspaper or watches ‘A Current Affair’ to learn about the ...read more

  • Elders And Passing The Baton Series

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Jan 14, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,632 views

    The role of church elders is to pass the baton of gospel truth from one generation to the next

    Introduction Being the 15th of September 2002, today is the 2nd anniversary of the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. I was fortunate enough to be there at Homebush that evening – I have here my little yellow suitcase to prove it! What a spectacle it was, from the time the lone ...read more

  • The Fourfold Name In Isaiah 9:6

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Dec 17, 2002
    based on 173 ratings
     | 63,204 views

    The magnificent fourfold name given to the promised child in Isaiah’s prophecy is a great encouragement, at Christmas and all year round.

    Introduction I don’t expect any of you to remember, but I promised at this time last year to preach tonight’s sermon at some time. My pre-Christmas message in 2001 was on the subject of “God’s Unique Sign” and in it I briefly discussed the verse in Isaiah 9:6 where the promised son is to be ...read more

  • Marriage - A Special Relationship

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Dec 15, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,068 views

    Transforming our attitudes to marriage to conform with Christian teaching

    Introductory Discussion The relationship of marriage seems to be a pretty popular topic here at Padstow, with goodness knows how many engagements we have at the moment and maybe some more to come if what I see going on is any indication. And this is a really good thing. The lifelong ...read more

  • You Can't Mean That, God? Overview Of Habakkuk

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Dec 15, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 2,069 views

    When Habakkuk asked God to eradicate evil he got an answer he never expected. His reflections on that answer help us to consider how to respond to evil, how to understand why God allows evil to cause great suffering and draws us closer to our Lord.

    Introduction One of the great literary achievements of the 20th Century has become one of the great cinematic achievements of the 21st Century. The first instalment of “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy is quite simply a phenomenal film that has brought to life a phenomenal book. And that is a ...read more

  • Easter Sermon On Leviticus

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Dec 15, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 3,014 views

    Christ jumps out at us from almost every page of Leviticus - and when Christ jumps out at you it will change your life! This sermon provides an overview of the sacrifical system in Leviticus and its meaning for Christians in the light of Easter.

    One of the most famous Christians in the world would have to be Billy Graham. He is a great preacher who has spoken about Jesus to many millions of people all over the world during the past 50 years or so; he has been a personal adviser and pastor to Presidents; a rarity among American evangelists ...read more

  • God's Unique Sign

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Dec 15, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,303 views

    Why did the shepherds get excited when told that a baby had been born? Why did Simeon and Anna get excited when they saw the baby Jesus? A baby!! So what? So everything - this was the hopes and fears of all the years meeting in Bethlehem that night.