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

  • Setting our Sails to Catch the Wind

    Setting our Sails to Catch the Wind

    01/05/2021 Duración: 14min

    When we hear the words "the Holy Spirit", different images may come to mind, such as wind or fire. But God's Holy Spirit is not an "it", but a person. The third person of the Trinity sends God’s Church on an exciting journey into the neighbourhood and into the world, like a boat setting sail and catching the prevailing winds. Are you ready to come aboard and set sail to follow where the Spirit blows us in God’s mission? (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/v=1W-3jM_Xiek ) [Organ/Choir - Easter 5]

  • Meeting Jesus Where He Is

    Meeting Jesus Where He Is

    25/04/2021 Duración: 16min

    Often we think Christian mission means getting people into church to meet Jesus. However, Jesus is already out on the fringes, present and engaged in the untamed, wider world. We don’t carry Christ out to the world; he takes us out to meet him where he’s already at work, to participate in his active mission field. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/9v-gfcnZTI0 ) [Organ/Choir - Easter 4]

  • From Obligation to Participation

    From Obligation to Participation

    17/04/2021 Duración: 15min

    God’s mission call is not a law-based demand or obligation, but rather a joyful invitation to participate in what He is already doing. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/t-_OeH62Mrk ) [Organ - Easter 3]

  • Come and See - Faith and Doubt

    Come and See - Faith and Doubt

    11/04/2021 Duración: 15min

    Today we look at faith and doubt in the places of grace where the risen Jesus continues to meet us with peace, making us ready to witness to the ones who are missing. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/ckigtlxlD6g ) [Organ - Easter 2]

  • The Nothing that Means Everything

    The Nothing that Means Everything

    04/04/2021 Duración: 15min

    Mary went to the tomb and found nothing. For we who believe the testimony of scripture, the tomb containing nothing meant Jesus was risen. He is Risen! So this “nothing” is the most important something we will ever encounter. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/YnLfG4HLG5E ) [Organ/Choir - Easter Sunday]

  • In Remembrance of Me

    In Remembrance of Me

    01/04/2021 Duración: 15min

    “Do This in Remembrance of Me.” With the Lord’s Supper, Jesus gave us a gift that takes us into his presence. His Word with the bread and wine bring us into his saving acts of grace completed that very first Easter, but also gifted anew when we receive this meal. It is a foretaste of the heavenly banquet with Jesus, also promised for us in heaven. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/2KFwoLiuDeM ) [Organ/Choir - Maundy Thursday]

  • Jesus — Not the King We Wanted but the King We All Need

    Jesus — Not the King We Wanted but the King We All Need

    27/03/2021 Duración: 18min

    As Jesus entered Jerusalem, people cheered him with various expectations. Jesus came as a king like no other, humble and intent on serving, even those who hated him, with his own life. Those who know him as king celebrate this festival with bitter sweet joy and sorrow. It is important that we don't let the spectre of Good Friday, just days away, rob us of the joy of welcoming him as king with childlike excitement and expectation. We have the great privilege of knowing him as the risen and eternal king who welcomes us into his heavenly kingdom, and who also invites us to walk his path of obedience and humility, serving the world in his name. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/VCta4KI6Ta8) [Organ/Choir - Palm Sunday]

  • The Hour of God’s Glory

    The Hour of God’s Glory

    20/03/2021 Duración: 15min

    Jesus says in the gospel reading today, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified” (John 12:20​-33). But what does Jesus mean that the Son of Man will be glorified? He calls us to follow him to the cross, and be met there by our gracious God who is there for us and all in need, and who calls and commissions us to go into the world with hope and new life for all. Here is the hour of glory. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/zhHzbb1EUsw ) [Organ/Choir - Lent 5]

  • A Message of Love, Not Condemnation

    A Message of Love, Not Condemnation

    13/03/2021 Duración: 15min

    Some people think that God must be angry with sin. But his word tells a different story, a story of the most amazing love, a story of rescue rather than condemnation. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/omewOf737Hk ) [Organ/Choir - Lent 4]

  • The Power of God Is in Jesus’ Sacrifice on the Cross

    The Power of God Is in Jesus’ Sacrifice on the Cross

    08/03/2021 Duración: 17min

    “The Power of God Is in Jesus’ Sacrifice on the Cross.” “More power to you”. Do you know this saying? What is power and do you have it? We often look for meaning in all the wrong places. God says clearly and powerfully, the message of the cross and the person of Jesus in giving his life is God’s power for you. And you have power to share. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/bZvv7Ejga0w ) [Organ/Choir - Lent 3]

  • The Way of the Cross Is the Way of Self-Denial

    The Way of the Cross Is the Way of Self-Denial

    27/02/2021 Duración: 16min

    When Jesus calls his disciples to take up their cross and follow him, he clearly indicates discipleship is not without suffering, and that to love others as he loves involves self-denial, even losing one's life. Christian discipleship does not bring happiness at no cost to self – this is not how God transforms a broken world. We join Christ in his victory, but also in his humiliation, rejection and sacrifice in obedience to the will of God. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/qga4PiqQOB8 ) [Organ/Choir - Lent 2]

  • What Time Is It?

    What Time Is It?

    20/02/2021 Duración: 14min

    “What time is it?” At the beginning of Mark’s Gospel, Jesus announces that “the time has been fulfilled”. What does this mean for us? Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection bring those who trust in him, sure and eternal life, free from the power of sin, death, and the evil one. But he also calls us to know the time is now to follow where he leads in bringing the gospel to the world. The time is now to dwell in the gospel, and to go with it to the people around us. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://www.youtu.be/r3BQU4Tp6FQ ) [Organ - Lent 1]

  • Lent: a Springtime for Your Soul

    Lent: a Springtime for Your Soul

    17/02/2021 Duración: 09min

    In Psalm 51, David vividly tells us of the reality check he (and we) have because of sin. All humans are guilty of sin, and face God's sentence of death. In Lent, we meet this reality check for ourselves. But this is not the final word. For Lent also gives us the call to focus anew and in new ways on the one who saves: Jesus Christ and his cross - and so Lent is truly a springtime for our souls. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/bQWgfA4wG2Y ) [Prerecorded music - Ash Wednesday]

  • Jesus Revealed on the Mountain
 at Work in the Valley

    Jesus Revealed on the Mountain
 at Work in the Valley

    13/02/2021 Duración: 14min

    Jesus shines on the mountain in preparation for entering the valley to do his work. We meet with him in Word and Sacrament, and learn from him in times of dwelling in his Word and in prayer, listening for his voice to comfort, strengthen and direct us. Through simple acts of love done in his name, we can find understanding of how his glory exists even when hidden in the valley where our sight is clouded. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/BvVU20PBvAY ) [Prerecorded music - Transfiguration]

  • Free to Serve

    Free to Serve

    06/02/2021 Duración: 15min

    Nelson Mandela’s autobiography is titled 'Long Walk to Freedom'. Mandela did all he could to free his country from the bondage of apartheid. Christ Jesus made the long walk to the cross and from the tomb to set all people free who put their trust in him. New life in Christ brings a wonderful freedom to serve others so that they too may receive the freedom to live and make the life-long walk to freedom with Christ. (YouTube video of the service including this sermon: https://youtu.be/w-0dWyYtaYU ) [Organ - Epiphany 5]

  • God-Given Authority to Love and Serve

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.)

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