Sermon – Stand Firm: Father, Mother & Herald (1 Thess. 2:1-20)

In Thessalonica, the church is being battered and bruised… how should they respond? Paul writes 1 and 2 Thessalonians to encourage the church to stand firm in the good news of Jesus. Today, the world remains full of uncertainties and hostile to the presence of the church. What can we learn? We can be challenged to likewise stand firm as we await Jesus’ return.

This sermon investigates the motive and manner behind Paul’s – and what should be ours – work as a gospel messenger. Sharing the gospel for God’s glory – not our own – and sharing it like a mother, a father and a herald.

Read the text – 1 Thessalonians 2:1-20

Sermon – Gospel Future and Glory (Romans 15:13-16:27)

Romans 9-16 Slide

The Letter to the Romans is a rich treasure trove for an Christian. In this talk we come to the end of the letter. Good theology has been put into practice. So to close the letter, the Apostle Paul wants the church in Rome (and by extension, Christians to today) to be ministers of Christ Jesus – in prayer, in partnership, in proclaiming the gospel where it is not known.

Christians have ever reason to boldly live out the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Read the Bible text – Romans 15:13-16:27

Watch this talk – here

– Dave Swan


Sermon – Gathering to Proclaim Christ (Colossians 1:15-2:7)

2020 Vision

How good it would be to have 20/20 vision? So many opportunities open up to you when you can see with clarity. Colossians helps the Christians person to see clearly. And as Colossians is written to a church, the gathering of disciples, it helps to set our sights on what we might be able to do in ministry and mission for the cause of the gospel. The core business of an assembled group of Christians is to fulfil the commission which our Lord gave us – to go out and make disciples.

Read the Bible text – Colossians 1:15-2:7

Talk Outline – Col 1.15-2.7

Watch the Video – here

Sermon – Faith: Fully Persuaded

‘Faith’ is the Christian calling. And one could ask: ‘How do I know my faith is real?’ or ‘Does doubt mean I have a shallow faith?’. Yet, you don’t need to be Christian to have questions about ‘faith’: ‘How do I get faith?’ or ‘What does faith achieve?’.

This talk, the second in a series on ‘Faith’, looks how faith comes to a person.

Read the Bible Text – Hebrews 11:1-39 Joshua 2:1-24

Talk Outline – Hebrews 11 and Acts 10

Talk - Hebrews 11 & Acts 10 PPT


– Ken Noakes

12 Days of Christmas

5pm Christmas Logo

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Now seriously, what good is that? Everyone knows that turkey goes much better than partridge for Christmas dinner!

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 2 Turtle Doves…

Now come on, if a Partridge is no use, then there is no chance two turtle doves will make the grade!

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, 3 French Hens…

Okay, now we’re getting somewhere – at least you can eat chicken – shame it has to be French!

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Historical Christian South Australian Trivia! Captain Charles Sturt

Captain Charles Sturt (1795-1869)

Charles Sturt

South Australia is unique in Australia’s history as the only state settled by a group of Christians not aligned to the Church of England! It was settled by a group of Christians often called the Dissenters who held the founding principle that there should be no state aid offered to any religious group (to avoid Christianity being controlled by the State).

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