Sermon Series
  • 1. 7 Stars And 7 Lampstands

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2007
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    Keep the faith, persevere to the end, because you’re already part of his eternal kingdom, already one of his priests able to come into his presence to worship him and to serve him.

    It’s hard to imagine what life was like for Christians in the first century. They were a marginalised minority, looked down on by Jews, Greeks and Romans alike. But as if that wasn’t enough, as the century drew to its end various bouts of persecution broke out against them led by the Roman emperor. ...read more

  • 2. Letters To The 7 Churches 2 - Ephesus And Smyrna

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2007
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    Gods sends a message to the Churches of Asia encouraginf them to persever to the end and promising a reward to those who do.

    I receive lots of letters each week, from various organisations, and I have to say, most of them end up in the cardboard file on my floor - waiting to be recycled. Some, though, I take more notice of than others. Some I deal with immediately. Others I put in the pile in the centre of my desk to be ...read more

  • 3. Letters To 7 Churches 3 - Pergamum And Thyatira

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2007
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    Thew opposition is great and the temptation to compromise is also great. but God encourages them to hold firm.

    As we move on from Ephesus and Smyrna to Pergamum and Thyatira we see the intensity of opposition and persecution increasing. While in Smyrna there was a warning of possible death for Christ, in Pergamum we find it’s happened. Here maintaining belief in Christ has cost Antipas his life. Yet ...read more

  • 4. Letters To 7 Churches 3 - Pergamum And Thyatira

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2007
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    Thew opposition is great and the temptation to compromise is also great. but God encourages them to hold firm.

    As we move on from Ephesus and Smyrna to Pergamum and Thyatira we see the intensity of opposition and persecution increasing. While in Smyrna there was a warning of possible death for Christ, in Pergamum we find it’s happened. Here maintaining belief in Christ has cost Antipas his life. Yet ...read more

  • 5. Letters To The 7 Curches

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2007
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    ONe chrch appears alive but is dead, one feels as good as dead but there’s still ife there if only they’ll persevere.

    Today we read about two churches with a significant contrast of characteristics. One thinks it’s alive but is dead, the other feels as good as dead but is alive. Sardis was a sophisticated city and perhaps that was the reason that persecution against Christians wasn’t such a problem as it was ...read more

  • 6. Letters To The 7 Churches 5 - Laodicea

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2007
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    we need to resist the pressures of our culture to conform unthinkingly to the status quo and to compromise on the major principles of our faith. We need to recover the radical edge of Jesus’ teaching, that turns the values of the world upside down.

    It’s interesting how we can go from the two letters we saw last week where one church thought they were alive and were actually dead and another thought they were as good as dead but actually had plenty of life in them, to the final letter of the seven where the church is neither one thing nor the ...read more

  • 7. 7 Stars And 7 Lampstands

    Contributed on May 12, 2012
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    As the Revelation opens John sees a vision of Jesus standing among the churches of Asia and the vision is of one who shows the glory of God shining from his face

    Today we begin a series on the book of Revelation. You may be aware that this is not an easy book to follow so let me give you a short introduction. The first thing to understand is that this is not a work of history, though it is firmly rooted in the history of the Church since Jesus Christ. ...read more

  • 8. The Throne Room Of Heaven

    Contributed on May 12, 2012
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    John is given a picture of a God who is transcendent, unapproachable in his holiness, surrounded by the greatest of angelic beings who can think of nothing they’d rather do than fall down at his feet and sing his praises.

    I applied for ordination in 1988 - in another diocese from this. When I went for the interview to see if I was acceptable, one of the questions I was asked was “What is God like for you?” It’s a good question, isn’t it? What is your image of God? Now I have an idea that the ...read more

  • 9. God's In Charge, So Get With The Program

    Contributed on May 12, 2012
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    Here we see a confident proclamation of God’s Sovereignty and of Christ’s worthiness and of God’s plan in action.

    Sermon by Adam Cetrangolo Some of you here may know that up until the end of 2008, Heather and I were living on the Gold Coast, where we had been for four years. I was working as a full-time Lay Pastoral Worker in the Catholic Church and Heather was in her second last year of formation for ...read more

  • 10. Seven Seals - Persecution And Vindication

    Contributed on May 12, 2012
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    “Why doesn’t God do something about the state of the world?” John is given an answer as he watches the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah begin to unseal the scroll that’ll determine the destiny of the world.

    <video - Handel:Why Do The Nations?> It’s a question that people still ask today: “Why doesn’t God do something about the state of the world?” “Why doesn’t God do something about the state of my life. In fact it’s a cry that’s been going up to the ...read more

  • 11. Trumpets Of Chaos & Destruction

    Contributed on May 12, 2012
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    Trumpets sound to herald the coming judgement of God. All sorts of terrors are unleashed on the world. Yet people will continue to ignore these warnings. People will fight tooth and nail against anyone who stands up to defend their faith in God or to pro

    Do you feel secure? What sort of thing shakes your sense of security? What do you think of when you see reports of disasters like the earthquakes we’ve just seen in New Zealand and Japan? Or the civil uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya? What does it make you think of? Do you worry about ...read more

  • 12. The Devil Exposed

    Contributed on May 12, 2012
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    The Devil is real and we can expect to encounter him if we're followers of Jesus.

    A sermon by Heather Cetrangolo We’re going to start with a questionnaire this morning. I want us all to think about how we would answer these statements, as true or false? (This is only for private reflection, not to share) 1. I believe that Jesus has saved me from being lost and without ...read more

  • 13. The Eternal Gospel

    Contributed on May 13, 2012
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    The eternal gospel is more about God than it is about us. And it isn't good news for everyone.

    What is the gospel? Is it really good news, or is it something more? The answer to that question is important because if we get it wrong it’ll affect two things: the message we give people who don’t yet know Jesus, and more importantly whether we think it matters whether they hear about ...read more

  • 14. Sex, Lies And Videotape: The Real Deal

    Contributed on May 13, 2012
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    No Christian is immune to the LIES of the Evil One. Seduction is all around us. Yet through prayer, fellowship and a spirit of brotherly/sisterly love we can check in on ourselves and one another.

    Sermon by Adam Cetrangolo [Begin with latest Crown Casino Advertisement, http://www.myspace.com/video/vid/22809362] What you have just seen is the most recent television advertisement for Crown Casino. It is the only one I could get a hold of for today and in some ways it is tamer than some of ...read more

  • 15. The City That's A Bride

    Contributed on May 13, 2012
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    Heaven involves the new and the old and things that are missing. The prophecy ends with a gospel call to all who will hear: come and receive living water from the river of life; and with the promise that Christ himself is coming soon. To which we all res

    Well, we’ve spent the last three months working our way through Revelation, so I guess we all have a pretty good idea what it’s about, don’t we? But now that we’re finally at the end, at the account of the last day, at the revelation of the new heavens and earth I wonder ...read more