Nine lessons and Carols for Christmas

9am Sunday 23 December 2018.
Nine lessons and Carols for Christmas

  1. Genesis 3: 8-15
  2. Genesis 22: 15-18
  3. Isiah 9: 2, 6 ,7
  4. Micah 5: 2-4
  5. Luke 1: 26-38
  6. Luke 2: 1-14
  7. Luke 2: 15-20
  8. Luke 2: 25-35
  9. Luke 24: 44-52

John Reid talks about “The down to earth Christmas”…

  1. The Relevance of Christmas – God came to earth
  2. The Reason for Christmas
    – To show us what God is like
    – To show us what life should really be like
    – To show us that we can trust God
  3. The Result of Christmas – that we can know God.

 

Sermons on the Church, Study 10 – Evangelism & Culture

10am Sunday 16 December 2018. Sermons on the Church, Study 10 – Evangelism & Culture. Matthew 5: 13-16 & 2 Corinthians 5: 11-21.

In the last of the Sermons on the Church series, John Reid talks about:
– our church’s role in society
– Hope, Salt & Light (what we have in Christ is better than anything this world has to offer), and
– how we can be a Community of Irresistible Influence.

 

Gifts of the Spirit – to form a Living Sacrifice

Sunday 9 December 2018 – Matthew Elkan preaches on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and Ephesians 4:10-12 – to consider how we should use our gifts of the spirit as a living sacrifice to God.  How do we recognise the spiritual gifts god has given us?  Start with working out your S.H.A.P.E.

S-piritual Gifts – Administration, Art, Encouragement, Evangelism, Giving, Healing, Hospitality, Leadership, Mercy, Music, Pastoring, Prayer, Preaching, Prophesying, Service or Teaching.

H-eart – what is your passion

A-bilities – your skills and resources

P-ersonality – what is your natural personality type

E-xperiences – what have you done? where have you been? what insights? what education? what burdens?

The congregation of Mona Vale Anglican are encouraged to complete a SHAPE survey so we can start together to work out how to use each members gifts for God’s glory.

We are Family

2 December 2018 – continuing this term’s study on the Church, John Reid reflects 1 Timothy 5:1-22 and Hebrews 12:1-12 to consider on what it means to be part of God’s family.

  1. We are Rescued into a new family
  2. We are Partners with one another in God’s family
  3. We can rely on God’s Provision
  4. Discipline in the family of God

God knows what is best for each of us and he longs for us to be members of his family.

Sermons on the Church, Study 7: The Body of Christ. Corinthians 12:12-31 & Ephesians 4: 1-16.

November 25, 2018

The Body of Christ

I love my church because we are all part of God’s Team

Corinthians 12:12-31
Ephesians 4: 1-16.
  1. Don’t Under estimate your importance in the body of Christ
    a) Your place in the body of Christ is Essential
    b) Your place in the body of Christ is Beneficial
    c) Your place in the body of Christ is Special/unique
  2. Don’t Over estimate your importance in the body of Christ
  3. Application
    First, read session 3 of the welcome course
    Second, read session 4 of the welcome course
    Third, complete your “Personal Ministry Profile” using session 4
    Fourth, hand in your “Personal Ministry Profile” on Sunday Dec 16.

Sermons on the Church, Study 6 – Belonging

Sunday 18 November 2018. John 15: 1-17. Hebrews 10: 19-25.

Continuing our series, “Sermons on the Church”, John Reid talks about Belonging and what is means to be part of the Church Community:

  • Community is what we are made for.
  • Community is family.
  • Community will never be perfect.
  • Community is consolidated through opposition.
  • Community make the presence of God real (visible unity and marks of authenticity).

Sermons on the Church, Study 5 – What the Church is : Romans 12:3-13

November 11, 2018

What the Church is

Romans 12:3-13

Philippians 1:3-11

  1. Christ-centred
    “You become imitators of us and of the Lord” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).
  2. Hospitable
    “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” (1 Peter 4:9).
  3. United
    “Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind” (Philippians 2:2).
  4. Redemptive
    “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35).
  5. Compassionate
    “If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honoured, every part rejoices with it” (1 Corinthians 12:26).
  6. Helpful
    “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need” (Acts 2:44-45).

“But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be” (1 Corinthians 12:18).

 

Sermons on the Church, Study 4: Joy. Ephesians 3: 14-21. Ephesians 4: 11-16

Sunday 4 November 2018. Ephesians 3: 14-21. Ephesians 4: 11-16. Sermons on the Church, Study 4: Joy.

Continuing our series on Sermons on the Church, John Reid talks about Joy, starting with a brief biography of the life of the Apostle Paul. He covers Paul’s experience of suffering for the sake of Christ; the experience of the churches; and unity in suffering.