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Psalm 8 says:

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth...

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you set in place - what is humanity that you are mindful of them, the son of man that you care for him?

This sermon explores the wonders of God's creation, its brokenness through humans taking God's glory for themselves, and restoration through 'the Son of Man,' the true human, Jesus Christ.

It was preached at Pakenham Lakeside Church on Sunday 16th June, 2019.

It can be enhanced by the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

You might also like to look at the Scale of the Universe animation. You'll need Flash player to play this animation (I found it worked on MS Edge but not on Google Chrome).

 

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God's pouring out of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and on all believers brings many great gifts into our lives.

Four of these gifts are the gifts of forgiveness, relationship, intimacy with God, and teaching.

This sermon was preached on Pentecost Sunday, June 9th, 2019, at Pakenham Lakeside Church.

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Do you find it difficult to find joy in your life sometimes?

In Acts 16, joy is found in unexpected places...joy for Paul and Silas after being beaten and thrown into prison. Joy for a Philippian jailer as he finds new life in believing in Jesus.

Our persecuted brothers and sisters also find joy in unexpected places. 

When Jesus is with us, our joy transcends our circumstances.

This sermon was preached on Sunday 2nd June 2019 at Pakenham Lakeside Church.

You can view the Prezi zooming visuals for the Acts sermon series at this link. 

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What is going on when God says no to even your most genuine, sanctiified prayers and desires?

In Acts 16, we read that Paul and his companions were 'kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.' 

Wow, what's with that?

When God closes a door, you can be sure that his plans and his perspective are bigger and better than your own. God wants to bless you - and others.

This sermon is part of a sermon series on the Book of Acts preached at Pakenham Lakeside Church on Sunday 26th May, 2019.

You can view the Prezi zooming visuals for the series at this link.

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What does it look like to have a life well lived?

What would you hope people would say about you at your own funeral?

Tabitha is a Christian disciple 'who is always doing good and helping the poor.' What does her life, and Jesus' intervention after the prayer of Peter, say about a life well lived?

A life well lived breaks down barriers.

A life well lived models the love of Jesus.

A life well lived has hope beyond death.

This sermon was preached at Pakenham Lakeside Church on Sunday May 12th, 2019.

It can be enhanced by viewing the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link.

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Saul persecutes Christians. Then one day he meets the risen Jesus in a life-changing encounter. An ordinary disciple called Ananias is asked by Jesus to join the Great Adventure by going to Saul and bringing him into the kingdom of God. Saul later becomes Paul, the author of half of the books of our New Testament and one of the greatest Christian missionaries ever. 

Our sermon series on Acts explores the good news for us in the conversion of Saul, and how we can be part of the Great Adventure as a community shaped by Jesus and the Holy Spirit now.

This sermon was preached on Sunday 5th May 2019 at Pakenham Lakeside Church.

It can be enhanced by viewing the Prezi zooming visuals at this link.

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The book of Acts is the story of the early church, the first followers of Jesus.

It reads like a fast paced adventure story. But it's an adventure that WE get to be part of! Because Jesus is still alive, and the Holy Spirit is still at work!

This is the first of a sermon series on Acts, preached at Pakenham Lakeside Church on Sunday April 28th. It can be enhanced by viewing the Prezi zooming visuals found at this link. 

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! And because of his resurrection we too will have life.

This Easter sermon brings us to the triumphant conclusion of the Lord's prayer. 

Jesus becomes the answer to all the petitions of the Lord's prayer.

This sermon was preached on Easter Sunday 2019 at Pakenham Lakeside Church.

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On Good Friday Jesus becomes the answer to our prayer, 'Deliver us from evil.'

He delivers us by refusing to be delivered.

He saves us by sacrificing himself.

He delivers us from the power of sin, death and the devil.

This sermon was preached at Pakenham Lakeside Church on Good Friday 2019.

The book of Hebrews tells us that 'Jesus was tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin.'

In the Garden of Gethsemane on Maundy Thursday, the night before his death, Jesus was again tempted - and came through temptation - for us.

This sermon was preached at Pakenham Lakeside Church on Maundy Thursday 2019.

 

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