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  • Christmas In Newtown

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Dec 17, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,319 views

    What message can Christmas have for those who are going through their own private hell... like those in Newtown, Conn?

    Christmas in Newtown Luke 2:8-14 Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way In the early hours of Friday morning, Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother. I’m Dreaming of a white Christmas… During the first period classes at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a gunman ...read more

  • Bethlehem, Newtown, And Incarnation

    Contributed by George Durham on Dec 23, 2012
     | 632 views

    There are many similarities between the darkness into which Jesus was born in Bethlehem and what we now face in the darkness of the Newtown massacre of the innocents.

    Bethlehem, Newtown, Incarnation? So what does this mean to me today? Luke 2: 1-7 (current news tie in: Did you know that NEWTOWN, Connecticut was listed as #5 in 100 SAFEST CITIES! 14,612 MURDERED last year in U.S. 281 Every Week!/ 40 Every Day! IT SHOULDN’T SURPRISE US THAT ...read more

  • How Can You Say That God Is Good? Series

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Dec 19, 2012
     | 2,446 views

    Reflections on the massacre at Sandy Hook, Newtown Connecticut

  • Advent Week 4 - 2012 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Jan 2, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,099 views

    How does Christmas fit in with the tragedy of Newtown, Ct. Many are asking, "Where was God when all of this was going down? If God really came as Jesus why didn't He save these innocent people?" This is my feeble attempt at answering these questions ...

  • The Passion Of Job

    Contributed by Christian Wallace on Dec 17, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,628 views

    In light of the massacre of infants at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT some maybe questioning: "Where is God in all of this?"; "Why is there evil in the world?"; "Why do the good suffer with the bad?" I believe that God has a Word that is ta

    - Job lost his children to violence - lost his character, health, wealth, and property to boot - Job, once considered "the greatest of all the people of the East." (1:3) - Etymologically the word "East" could be linked to the word "Oz", so I guess I could say - Job, "Land of Oz", an ...read more

  • A Recipe For The Church

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Nov 9, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,602 views

    This is a communion message, which included an object lesson of the importance of all the elements of a cake recipe. I actually mixed a cake as the message was delivered.

    Introduction I. This morning we are going to celebrate “communion” II. Communion; my dictionary gives these definitions for the word, A. The sharing of intimate thoughts and feelings. B. The service of Christian worship at which bead and wine are consecrated and share, the ...read more

  • How To Be Secure In Your Faith

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Jul 27, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,395 views

    This is the 3rd in a series of the minor prophet Amos.

    Introduction I. April 15, 1912 - in less than 3 hours, somewhere in excess of 1500 people die as the result of an unsinkable ship, the RMS Titanic sinking. A. There were a lot of reasons that so many people died when the Titanic sank, BUT, I wonder how many died, in part because they felt ...read more

  • Rugby, Reality & Religious Rivalry: Mark 9:31-34

    Contributed by David Smith on Dec 14, 2006
     | 1,516 views

    Father Dave’s sermon on faith and discipleship. Why do the disciples so often seem to get it wrong? And what’s the good news in all this?

    Yesterday was a great day for this community. Yes, I’m talking about the Newtown-St George Rugby game at Telstra Stadium, where our team, trailing by 2 points with only five minutes to go, ran in two tries to win by ten and get themselves a spot in next week’s Premier League Grand ...read more

  • Rugby, Reality & Religious Rivalry (Mark 9:31-34)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 4, 2007
     | 1,004 views

    You get the feeling with Jesus and the disciples that they’re never really on the same wavelength. Indeed, you get the feeling that if the group were there together at a fool...

    Yesterday was a great day for this community. Yes, I’m talking about the Newtown-St George Rugby game at Telstra Stadium, where our team, trailing by 2 points with only five minutes to go, ran in two tries to win by ten and get themselves a spot in next week’s Premier League Grand ...read more

  • The Macdonaldtown Parables (Matthew 13:31-33, 44-45)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,743 views

    Sermons by Father Dave ...

    Our Gospel reading this week confronts us with a series of parables - the sort that my dad (if he was still alive) might well have referred to as MacDonaldtown Parables. I don’t know if you’re familiar with MacDonaldtown Station. It‘s not far from our church building. I don’t believe there’s ...read more

  • To Hope Again

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Apr 20, 2017
     | 1,609 views

    HOPE ALLOWS US TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE, AND DARE TO BELIEVE THAT OUR LIVES CAN BE BETTER AS WE DO.

    TO HOPE AGAIN 1 PETER 1:1-9 HOPE IS THE ONE THING IN THIS WORLD THAT WE CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. HOPE ALLOWS US TO LOOK TO THE FUTURE, AND DARE TO BELIEVE THAT OUR LIVES CAN BE BETTER AS WE DO. 1 PETER 1:3-4: “3 ¶ PRAISED (HONORED, BLESSED) BE THE GOD AND FATHER OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (THE ...read more

  • A Foundation For Missions

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,752 views

    The purpose of this sermon was to increase missions awareness and concern within the church.

    Introduction I. As I was preparing this weeks message, a thought came to me. II. I cannot remember hearing very many, if any sermons preached from 2nd Corinthians. A. I have heard verses quoted here and there. B. I am sure, I must have heard at least one or two messages based on ...read more

  • A Standard For Success Series

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Dec 8, 2006
     | 1,441 views

    Many churches based the success or failure of their ministries on how many people come. God’s standard is somwhat different.

    Introduction I. What is the determining factor between success and failure? A. Pappa John’s pizza has a mission statement of “To produce the best possible pizza at the most affordable price.” B. Now you may not like Pappa John’s pizza, and you may not think it is the most affordable, but ...read more

  • The Truth And The Elevator Speech Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 16, 2012
     | 1,243 views

    In a culture convinced that all truth is relative, we should be able to say words that will attract others to our way of life and lead them to Christ and the Church.

    Fourth Sunday in Advent 2012 Verbum Domini If the Word of the one true God, Jesus Christ our Lord, refused to disclose the day and hour of the end of the world, how is it that so many were convinced that an obscure Mayan rune, from a civilization long ago destroyed, could have accurately ...read more

  • When Christmas Isn’t Happy

    Contributed by Darryl Ward on Mar 26, 2017
     | 1,000 views

    A sermon about when Christmas isn't happy

    Just over two years ago, my Christmas preparations were following a familiar pattern. I had presents to organise, functions to attend, and travel to book. And a sermon to finish. Then, everything was thrown into disarray, when I found out my friend Steve had died in hospital, following an ...read more