Why We is a series looking at why the church does the things it does, with three messages coming now and maybe more later.
The first message with Seeds Senior Pastor Jonathan Davies looks at Baptism - what it is and why we do it. The scriptures for this message are Matthew 3:13-17 and Ephesians 4:4-5.
You may find it helpful to remember the WATER acronym used in this message:
Really cool stuff
Here are the message recordings from all three Christmas Eve services at Seeds Uniting Church, and the stop motion video from our Impact youth which featured at the 5:30pm and 7:30pm services.
The second part of More Than A Story looks at the angel's announcement to Mary, and the lessons we can learn from it for our lives today. This message was brought to us by Jonathan Davies, with a scripture reading from Isaiah 9:2-7
As with the first part, the Impact youth have combined lego, clay and in this case a garden to provide their interpretation on how the angel's announcement might have gone, along with some of their questions about it. If you prefer a more traditional version of it, you can find it in Luke 1:26-38
This series through Advent and Christmas is about how Christmas is much more than just a story. Starting with the story of Zechariah and the birth of John the Baptist, Jonathan Davies explains how these ancient words have real world applications for us today.
Before you listen to Jonathan's message, take a look at the first of the stop motion films produced by the Impact youth, or you can find a more traditional version of the story (without snakes, sharks or Star Wars characters) in Luke chapter 1
This message from Seeds Senior Pastor Jonathan Davies is the continuation of the short series focusing on money - how it controls us, how control it and how it links with our following Jesus.
The scripture for this message is from Mark 10:17-27
Following Jesus is something that affects all the areas of life, as shown by the illustration of the many small boxes in the big Life box.
For a couple of weeks this November, Jonathan Davies will be focusing on what that means for how we use the small Money box.
The scriptures for this message are from Mark 12:41-44 and 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
The Unstoppable series finishes with Jonathan Davies looking at the Who, Where & When of being Christ's witnesses.
This message is based on Acts 9:10-19 and Acts 1:8
Giving thanks to God for who he is and for what he does is a huge part of our relationship with him, and so it forms this fourth part of At The Coal Face with Jonathan Davies.
The scriptures for this message are Psalm 100 and Luke 17:11-19.
Our new preaching series At the coal face looks at five of the main themes found in the book of Psalms.
Jonathan Davies introduces the series looking at Individual Praise in this message based on Psalm 30.
If you are interested in reading some other Psalms of individual praise you can find them in Psalm 11, 18, 23, 30, 32, 34, 40, 41, 46, 48, 66, 75, 84, 85, 92, 106, 108, 116, 118, 138 and 139 - or you could take up Jonathan's challenge to write your own!
Part four of EMULATE is brought to us by Jonathan Davies, and is taken from John 11:32-44.
Part four of Hide and Seek is brought to us by Jonathan Davies, and comes from Matthew 13:45-46...
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls.
Part 3 of EMULATE comes to us from our Senior Pastor Jonathan Davies.
The scriptures are from Hebrews 12:1-3 ...
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
... and from Luke 4:1-2 ...
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.