St Paul's Box Hill Podcasts

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Sinopsis

Sermons recorded during Sunday worship services at St Paul's Lutheran Church, Box Hill, Victoria, Australia.

Episodios

  • God-Given Authority to Love and Serve

    30/01/2021 Duración: 16min

    The people are amazed that Jesus teaches with authority. But what is this authority, and what does it mean for them, and for us today? Jesus’ authority is revealed in Mark’s gospel as authority from God to serve, and to give his life in order to bring life to people. Jesus gives his disciples the same authority. How will we use it? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/mTY8Sldfglw ) [Organ - Epiphany 4]

  • Called Together to Repent, Believe and Follow

    23/01/2021 Duración: 12min

    In today’s Gospel reading, we hear of two calls — one call to repentance, and one to follow Jesus. As we repent and believe, we are equipped to follow — Jesus calls us and provides all we need. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/KVuRDxGY8Rw ) [Organ - Epiphany 3]

  • Our God Is a God Who Calls

    16/01/2021 Duración: 19min

    The young boy Samuel heard God calling him in the night. We too listen for our God calling, both as individuals and in community as a church, and consider how we might encourage others to listen to God's calling. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/4V9yShmUPIg ) [Organ - Epiphany 2]

  • Baptism and Identity

    09/01/2021 Duración: 12min

    Baptism is God’s act of love, where he claims us and names us as his own. Similarly, when Jesus was baptised, God announced his identity — and then sent him into the wilderness, beginning his journey to the cross for our salvation, the ultimate act of love. We are the new creation, made righteous by Christ's perfect obedience and 'fulfilment of all righteousness' on our behalf; and now through his obedience, God is well pleased with us. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/4vS3zvZclq4 ) [Organ - Baptism of Jesus]

  • Nations Will Come to the Light

    02/01/2021 Duración: 18min

    The wise men were the first representatives of nations coming to Jesus, the light of the world. By the time they arrived, they knew this was not just a future king worthy of gifts, but the Messiah, worthy of worship. We know Jesus as Saviour, revealing the love of God, and we worship him with joy. He is both our path and our journey's end. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/-5cuxnL5PwE [Organ - Epiphany]) (Note: This YouTube video starts late into the service, just before the Gospel and sermon.)

  • God’s Big Plan for You

    24/12/2020 Duración: 08min

    The Christmas story introduces a little baby born in tough, hard circumstances in a cattle shed. This little baby is God's big plan for you and for all people. The little one whose name is Jesus grew and gave his life for all people, that all who believe in him may live eternally, and be known as children of God. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/YMhVC5vdxZk [Prerecorded music - Christmas Day]) Repeated Sunday Dec 27th.

  • Stop and Treasure Christ, and Share

    24/12/2020 Duración: 07min

    The story of th birth of Christ is quite amazing. From the seemingly rushed and uncertain aspects of his birth ti the amazing good news of great joy for all people. This Christmas 2020, put it all into perspective by stopping and treasuring the news for you, and urgently being ready to share the news with all. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/yASMgk_Xk3Q [Prerecorded music - Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols])

  • May It Be to Me

    19/12/2020 Duración: 15min

    “May it be to me according to what you have said!” When Mary received the news and the promise that she would carry and give birth to Jesus, God’s Son, she was initially perplexed and wondered how this could be. What an announcement to receive! No wonder she was perplexed! But Mary hears the words of promise from God’s messenger and receives them in faith. “May it be as you have said.” Mary sits in faith with her vulnerability and trusts in the promise of God. God provides us with faith to do the same. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/OHqXbMyeE8Q [Prerecorded music - Advent 4])

  • Advent Joy

    12/12/2020 Duración: 20min

    "Advent Joy." Avent reminds us of what we have to be joyful about - what we have in Christ and what we are able to share with others. Scripture time and time again tells us the people of God are to rejoice. Where does your joy come from? What joy is reliable and lasting, even in tough times? The joy of the Lord! (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/nA7lkVLBiu8 [Prerecorded music - Advent 3])

  • Prepare the Way of the Lord!

    05/12/2020 Duración: 16min

    John the Baptist's call to people to prepare the way of the Lord is an ancient call to Israel in captivity, and a present-day call to us. It's a call to daily receive the grace-filled rescue of God for us in our lives, to rejoice in God;s grace for us, and to go with the same loving call for people in our lives and our neighbourhoods, that as Christmas approaches, the God of grace comes for them. "Prepare the way of the Lord!" (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/_RMtAGiWykQ) [Prerecorded music - Advent 2)

  • Advent Hope

    28/11/2020 Duración: 12min

    As we anticipate Christmas, we prepare not only our homes but our hearts to celebrate God's care. He appeared in the flesh in his first Advent, and we look forward with sure hope for his return - but 'How long?' we pray. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Pg-oHWdmRuM) [Prerecorded music - Advent 1]

  • Christ Rules!

    21/11/2020 Duración: 15min

    St Paul makes a bold statement that God has put everything under Christ's feet and made him head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. It's a big call, and, wonderfully, God acts in and through his people to lovingly rule. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/R7JTGh6E3XE) [Prerecorded music - Last Sunday of the Church Year]

  • Serving with the Master’s Gifts

    14/11/2020 Duración: 16min

    Today, Jesus tells of an encouraging master who wants his servants to share his joy and happiness. He gives them talents to use, and through good planning and appropriate risk-taking, that is what two of the servants do, and they receive the benefits. However, there is a warning for those who don't use the gift wisely, and don't take the appropriate risks to server others. How will we use the talents given to us? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Pm2gY62wp6k) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 24]

  • Wisdom for the Waiting

    07/11/2020 Duración: 16min

    Jesus' parable of the five wise and five foolish bridesmaids teaches us to be prepared, especially when the wait is a long one. In the story, the bridesmaids needed oil for their lamps; but what is it we need as we go through the time of waiting? What is our "oil", and how does God provide for us? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/Rplj7X55wc4) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 23]

  • Revelation Story

    31/10/2020 Duración: 14min

    Today is All Saints Day. We remember with gratitude the live of all those in whose footsteps we walk, especially those who showed us the face of God in their lives and actions. And we hear what the apostle John received as a vision for the churches, and what message this still carries for us today. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/ZNxbwKMFWuY) [Prerecorded music - All Saints]

  • Made Free Never to Be Enslaved Again!

    24/10/2020 Duración: 13min

    Reformation Day commemorates the rediscovery that salvation is a free gift. The Scriptures teach that we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Christ, not by works or self-righteousness. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/6vTktZkQw8U) [Prerecorded music - Reformation]

  • Living as a Life-Long Learner of Jesus

    17/10/2020 Duración: 15min

    Paul encourages the congregation at Thessalonica to continue to be imitators of Christ and of Christian leaders, so that they may continue to becomes examples for others. It's no different for us today. We are also called to imitate Christ, and the people he gives to us as Christian leaders, mentors, and coaches, so that we can become examples for others. This is intergenerational Christian living. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/1XKIKtsk2Ao) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 20]

  • Rejected Invitation

    10/10/2020 Duración: 15min

    In story after story, Jesus invited people to turn away from their self-obsession and enter the kingdom of God. But the leaders of his day preferred to put Jesus to death rather than let go of their prejudices and positions. Are there ways that we also cling on to our own ideas of worth? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/ePpX4KcRQZ4) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 19]

  • God Desires That His People Be Fruitful

    03/10/2020 Duración: 14min

    God cares for all of his people, despite our unfaithfulness. He gives us many chances to be fruitful in our lives and in our relationship with him - and invests so much in us that he sent his one any only Son, Jesus, to rescue us. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/UXZeMKOsp70) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 18]

  • Authority and Obedience: What Is Obedience?

    27/09/2020 Duración: 16min

    "What Is Obedience?" Jesus' parable of the two sons tells us that discipleship is more than mere lip service. It means selflessly doing the Father's will, with the emphasis on action. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/3iUL9n9JzHM) [Prerecorded music - Pentecost 17]

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