Pittwater Uniting Church

Sermons 2011

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Along came Jesus Part 4

December 25, Nigel Rogers
Luke 2:1-7

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Christmas Day sermon.


Along came Jesus Part 3

December 18, Nigel Rogers
Luke 1:39-56

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At Christmas, how can we preserve our servant heart? Especially towards God and his cause? How does Christmas in Australia seem more about fitting God into what we want to do? Let’s see how Mary approached it in Luke 1:46-56.


Along came Jesus Part 2

December 11, Nigel Rogers
Luke 1:1-38

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As we approach Christmas it is time to think about who Jesus is. This week Nigel looks at Luke 1:1-38. Is Luke’s account of Jesus accurate? Can the Bible be trusted? If God brings revelation and truth to your life are you more inclined to doubt like Zechariah or believe like Mary?


Along came Jesus Part 1 – Who is Jesus?

December 4, Nigel Rogers
Matthew 1:1-17

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As we approach Christmas it is time to think about who Jesus is. Why is the genealogy of Jesus important? What does the name Jesus Christ mean? Who can you point to Jesus during this Christmas season?


Not a whole lot of Love Part 3 – Love?

November 27, Steve Everist
Jonah 4

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The loudest note in the book of Jonah is the thing that is missing – love for the people of the world – the book cries out for something or someone to change the hearts of, first, Jonah and then the believers that Jonah represents. Do you experience cultivating a love for all people in the world difficult? Do our limits to love limit our capacity to do mission?


A Kingdom Ambition

November 20, Ben Powell
Revelation 7:9-17

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God continually stirs up his calling for all people to live with a Kingdom ambition, so that the cause of Christ can be served by all who follow him. No video or podcast is available for this week.


Not a whole lot of Love Part 2 – Mission in the flow of life

November 13, Steve Everist
Jonah 1:1-17 and Acts 27:9-11, 14-26

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Through the book of Jonah, God is saying something incredibly vital to us concerning our church culture and the success of the mission of God. What are our divine appointments in the flow of life? And what were Jonah’s three missed opportunities? How can we avoid making the same mistakes?


Not a whole lot of Love Part 1 – Bunkers & Bases

November 6, Steve Everist
Jonah 1

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Through the book of Jonah, God is saying something incredibly vital to us concerning our church culture and the success of the mission of God. How much time does our heart give to the lost and to the needy in any given week? Where are our bunkers and bases?


Re-Focus
Belonging Sunday

October 30, Steve Everist
1 Peter 2:1-10

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Part of the struggle of life is maintaining our focus – to refocus on the incredible importance and privilege of being a follower of Jesus Christ. This week we consider the areas of Community, Character, Christ, Cause, Confidence and Calling. In which areas do you currently feel the need to re-focus? How might you bring re-focus to your life?


Under His wings

October 23, Ric Bollen
Psalm 91:1-5 and Ruth 3:1-9

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At our morning services Ric continued with Ruth, which in many ways is about transformation out of brokenness. How this transformation is in our relationship with God.


Unveiling Mary Magdalene

October 23, Fiona Wheeler

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Fiona brought us the message at the 6pm service: Who was Mary of Magdala? What can we learn from her life? How does her transformation propel her to GO?


Belonging (part 3)

October 16, Nigel Rogers
Ruth 4:1-12

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A preaching series focused on “belonging”. This week we take another look at Boaz and how he stepped up and was “there” for Ruth when she needed it.


Belonging (part 2)

October 9, Steve Everist
Ruth 2:1-13

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A preaching series focused on “belonging”. Ironically our generation is the most technically connected and the most relationally disconnected of all time. But people have a need to belong. In Ruth, Boaz was the one who reached out to Ruth and helped her belong to that community. Who can we be a ‘Boaz’ for?


Belonging (part 1)

October 2, Nigel Rogers
Ruth 1:15-22

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A preaching series focused on “belonging”. Looking at the book of Ruth, we will flesh out some of the important aspects of what it means to belong to a community of God’s people.


Freedom and Accountability

September 25, Ric Bollen

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Work out your salvation! Accountability and freedom, grace and works in a Godly balance. Freedom by itself is chaos, accountability by itself can be legalism – the two are needed in balance.


Fear not!

September 18, Steve Everist

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Fear affects us all. It is a powerful emotion that is hard to understand. What we are afraid of varies vastly depending on our perceptions – meteors, terrorists or the flu, of which are you most afraid? And then consider some steps towards freedom from fear.


The Real Transformers

September 11, Nigel Rogers

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This week we heard about spiritual fitness and transformation. The challenge from this message is to consider your own spiritual fitness and be equipped with some key ways of getting fitter on the inside!


Renewed

September 4, Steve Everist

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How healthy is your soul? What does a healthy soul look like? What are the symptoms of an unhealthy soul? What is good medicine for the soul? This Sunday we videoed the 6pm service – follow the watch link above to see it.


Life, Suffering and Jesus (part 2)

August 21, Nigel Rogers

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What does it really mean to be a follower of Christ? The suffering of Jesus is all about suffering that is life-giving not soul-destroying. How do you understand suffering in your own life and the life of Jesus through temptation, persecution and generosity?


Life, Suffering and Jesus (part 1)

August 21, Nigel Rogers

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What does it really mean to be a follower of Christ?


Love, Acceptance, Forgiveness

Living as God’s people in a foreign culture

August 14, Ric Bollen

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Are we willing to love, accept and forgive each other and all those who God brings to us? Can we guarantee that no matter how miserably people fail or how blatantly they sin, unreserved forgiveness is theirs for the asking with no bitter taste left in anybody’s mouth?


Remember your story

August 7 , Steve Everist

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Do you remember your story? The story of God’s grace in your life? Explore how the evil one rewrites our memory in a way that draws us away from God.


Jesus is the flavour

July 31, Steve Everist

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What has Jesus ever done for us? For many Australians the answer is the same given by the band of freedom fighters in the Life of Brian, nothing, Jesus has not done a thing for us.


Reading Deep

July 24, Steve Everist

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A challenging way to go deep into the Bible. This sermon was preached at our evening service and was not recorded.


Unveiling Mary Magdalene

July 24, Fiona Wheeler

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Who was Mary of Magdala? What can we learn from her life? How does her transformation propel her to GO?


Vision for Growth

July 17, Nigel Rogers

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What is Pittwater Uniting Church’s vision for growth? How can we grow as a people of God individually and corporately, in faith, numerically and financially.


Children’s Prayer Network

July 10, Jane Mackie

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Today all around the world children are praying – in their own prayer groups, in churches, in schools, in orphanages, even on the streets. Our network is only a small part of a Global Children’s Prayer Movement which is sweeping the earth!We praise God that He is raising up this next generation as prayer warriors and agents of transformation.


Stoking the fires of Evangelism

July 3, Steve Everist

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Is evangelism our priority, our church’s priority. What are some of the ways we can re-ignite our passion for evangelism and change the world – leading people to the truth and knowledge of Jesus. Begin by watching the Win a friend to Jesus hotline mini-movie – it’s outward humour hides some fears we all share.


Abba Father

June 26, Children’s Celebration Service, Steve Everist & team

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How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The big picture God wants us to understand is that he is our loving father – because the father connection acts like a spiritual tracer that leads us to back to God.


Church

June 19, Nigel Rogers

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What is the church? Is it a building? is it the people? Is the church there to serve my needs or do I have a greater responsibility? This sermon attempts to answer these questions that plague us all. Begin by watching the meChurch mini-movie – it’s outward humour hides some profound truths.


Pentecost

June 12, Nigel Rogers

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This is an opportunity to place yourself in the crowd on that first Pentecost – feel the amazement of the people who could hear the truths of God in their own language and the wonder of the disciples as they realised what the Spirit was enabling them to do.


Hungry?

June 5, Steve Everist

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Are you still hungry for God? This sermon follows some ways we can increase or revitalise that hunger. What do we pray? What should our attitude be? In the background of James’ letter is this thought, how could anyone behave like a loser after everything Jesus went through to make them a winner?


Where are you drilling?

May 29, Steve Everist

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The very existence and vitality of the early church was due to the power of a deep inner spiritual transformation brought about by the Holy Spirit. In modern times there have been bubbles of Holy Spirit activity – we often refer to them as revivals. This sermon looks at how the early church prayed – can we do this too?


Generosity part 2

May 22, Nigel Rogers

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How are we at being willing to make room to hear God lead us into a place that serves his cause but requires the sacrifice of our time, money and abilities?


Generosity part 1

May 15, Nigel Rogers

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Generosity is a spiritual attitude that requires us to follow Jesus’ leading and requires giving that is sacrificial, purposeful and systematic. Our personal generosity directly influences our generosity as a community of people. Begin with the mini-movie, God Pie, which will challenges us all about how we divide our resources.


The Power of Prayer

May 8, Mother’s Day, Ric Bollen

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Interviews with Amanda Moran, Fiona Wheeler and Gill Wood – hear their viewpoints on being a Christian mother or grandmother. Hannah’s prayer is one of the oldest poems in the Bible. Many see that it is hymn that she uses, makes her own, and in it she expresses her deep joy and thanksgiving. Let Hannah lead us to pray for others in new ways and with more power. Watch the Mother’s Inspiration mini-movie to remind us how special mothers are.


Follow Me

May 1, Nigel Rogers

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What we love we commit ourselves completely to and value it above anything else, we would do anything for the one we love. Is this true in the way that you love Jesus?


He is Risen

April 24, Easter Sunday, Nigel Rogers

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How does God make the impossible possible? Explore this on the most special day of the Christian year – Easter Sunday.


The Hand of God

April 22, Good Friday, Steve Everist

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The hand of God was damaged on the day that Jesus was crucified. In the Bible the hand of God is used to describe everything that God does from smiting to creating you and I.


Where are you drilling?

May 29, Steve Everist

listen | study

The very existence and vitality of the early church was due to the power of a deep inner spiritual transformation brought about by the Holy Spirit. In modern times there have been bubbles of Holy Spirit activity – we often refer to them as revivals. This sermon looks at how the early church prayed – can we do this too?


Generosity part 2

May 22, Nigel Rogers

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How are we at being willing to make room to hear God lead us into a place that serves his cause but requires the sacrifice of our time, money and abilities?


Generosity part 1

May 15, Nigel Rogers

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Generosity is a spiritual attitude that requires us to follow Jesus’ leading and requires giving that is sacrificial, purposeful and systematic. Our personal generosity directly influences our generosity as a community of people. Begin with the mini-movie, God Pie, which will challenges us all about how we divide our resources.


The Power of Prayer

May 8, Mother’s Day, Ric Bollen

listen | study | mini-movie

Interviews with Amanda Moran, Fiona Wheeler and Gill Wood – hear their viewpoints on being a Christian mother or grandmother. Hannah’s prayer is one of the oldest poems in the Bible. Many see that it is hymn that she uses, makes her own, and in it she expresses her deep joy and thanksgiving. Let Hannah lead us to pray for others in new ways and with more power. Watch the Mother’s Inspiration mini-movie to remind us how special mothers are.


Follow Me

May 1, Nigel Rogers

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What we love we commit ourselves completely to and value it above anything else, we would do anything for the one we love. Is this true in the way that you love Jesus?


He is Risen

April 24, Easter Sunday, Nigel Rogers

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How does God make the impossible possible? Explore this on the most special day of the Christian year – Easter Sunday.


The Hand of God

April 22, Good Friday, Steve Everist

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The hand of God was damaged on the day that Jesus was crucified. In the Bible the hand of God is used to describe everything that God does from smiting to creating you and I.


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