St Paul's Box Hill Podcasts



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


  • What?

    18/05/2013 Duración: 14min

    We often ask the question "Why?" But at the Day of Pentecost, the bewildered crowd could only ask "What? What does this mean?" And when they figured out what was happening, they started to ask "What can we do now?" [ Organ/Choir - Pentecost Sunday ]

  • PD / Up, Up and Away?

    12/05/2013 Duración: 10min

    The Ascension is a vital part of Jesus' life. It confirms what the resurrection has already made clear: that Jesus has gained a resounding victory over all the anti-God forces in the universe. Not only is he ruling over all creation, but he is constantly praying for us, bringing our concerns before his Father. He has sent us the Holy Spirit, his ongoing presence in his disciples. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 7/Ascension - Bach Cantata BWV 128 On Christ's Ascension ]

  • Love Is in the House

    04/05/2013 Duración: 12min

    God is love, which means that the Father is love, and the Son is love and the Holy Spirit is love. And this loving Father, creator of the universe, wants to live in us. Above all else, Jesus demonstrates that God loves us so much that we are worth a costly rescue mission. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 6 ]

  • Boundary-Crossing Love

    28/04/2013 Duración: 20min

    We are very good at setting up boundaries that exclude others. Some are important, but not all are God-pleasing. Even when we feel quite sure that the boundary comes from God, we need to consider very carefully. Peter himself, the rock on which the church is built, had to be educated by God that his law-based boundaries were not appropriate under the new covenant, which is offered equally to all people. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 5 ]

  • My Shepherd

    20/04/2013 Duración: 16min

    Jesus is the good shepherd for each of us, knowing us all by name. The good shepherd saves his sheep, and he is the best friend the sheep can have. He is also our protector, and our provider. Thirdly, he is our guide (and we have to let go and let him lead). And all we have to do is multiply! [ Organ/Choir - Easter 4 ]

  • Lift Up Your Eyes

    14/04/2013 Duración: 18min

    In various ways, God calls us to lift up our eyes, to see beyond the humdrum, and to gain God's perspective on our lives nad our world. John's vision, recorded in Revelation, lifts the veil to give us an insight into the kingdom, and to the place of Christ standing before the throne. [ Organ/Choir - Easter 3 ]

  • Believing Thomas

    06/04/2013 Duración: 15min

    Christians may be accused of being too heavenly minded, but in fact we are not heavenly minded enough. We underestimate the kingdom life now, and in the hereafter as well. What does the resurrection mean? [ Blended - Easter Day ]

  • God's Peace Process

    24/03/2013 Duración: 21min

    There could be no stronger contrast between the visit of US President Obama to Jersualem, and Jesus' last entry to the Holy City. Jesus' entry was almost a parody of earthly power; and yet only Jesus' way can bring peace. [ Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday ]

  • Commissioned Prayer

    16/03/2013 Duración: 19min

    What should our reaction be as Christians when we see the way that our brothers and sisters are abused and persecuted in other places? There may be natural reactions, but we are also called to pray. We pray not only for the victims, but to pray also for the enemies of Christ, and for justice to prevail in those countries. Prayer is our commission, our calling as the people of God. [ Organ/Choir - Lent 5 ]

  • Celebratory Prayer

    10/03/2013 Duración: 17min

    Continuing our series on prayer, we come to the celebratory prayer in corporate worship. Corporate prayer has always been one of the key reasons for coming together in worship. [ Organ/Choir - Lent 4 ]

  • Cell Prayer

    02/03/2013 Duración: 19min

    The third in our "Sacred Ground" series looks at praying in cells, or small groups of Christians gathered to support and nurture each other. Community worship, mutual support, growing in faith together are all assumptions in the Biblical narrative. Can these models be fruitful in our highly individualistic society? [ Organ/Choir - Lent 3 ]

  • Core Prayer

    24/02/2013 Duración: 21min

    Continuing our series on prayer, we move on to the concept of a core group of friends or mentors that can support us and also help to keep us accountable -- or more accurately, help us maintain our own sense of accountability. [ Organ/Choir - Lent 2 ]

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