Sermons by Leo Newell
This message focuses on the nature of the church and the privileges and responsibilities of membership. The Scripture passage which lies behind this message is Ephesians 4: 1-16. What a privilege to welcome five new members to our congregation. The message, of course, was not just for them, but for the whole church.
In this message we look at the Covenant that God initiated with Israel moving to the new covenant we have with God through the action of Jesus. The address was delivered on Covenant Sunday, an annual tradition of renewing our commitment early in the new year.
A message looking at the challenges and opportunities for the church today. Scripture passages: 1 Corinthians 1: 18 and Matthew 4: 17-22.
On this second Sunday in the season of Advent we come face to face with John the Baptist, who delivers a nine word sermon! Read the account from Matthew 3 here. John has a few choice words to give to the religious ‘elites’ who join the throng seeking baptism. Given they were the ones considered faithful and obedient, and that’s what we seek to be, what might John say to us if he turned up at our church meeting? The…
Ready for Christ’s return.
In this message we look to the future based on the prophecy of Isaiah (Isaiah 65: 17-25) given to Israel. We look at what that means for us. There is also a brief reference to Luke 21: 5-19.
Looking at Jesus’ parable about the unjust judge and the persistent widow in Luke 18: 1-8, we consider what that means for us in our prayer life, especially when it seems that our prayers go unanswered.
At the close of Qld Mental Health Week, Rev Leo presents a message on the QMHW theme, looking at biblical examples from Psalm 22 and 1 Samuel 16. He begins with a story written by Judith Viorst, called Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Some people have Alexander days every day!
In this last message in the series from Colossians we consider Paul’ words about household relationships among other matters.
In this message based on Colossians 3: 1-17 we consider what it means to be a person living ‘raised with Christ’.
In reflecting on two of Jesus’ ‘lost and found’ stories (Luke 15: 1-10) we consider the heart of God and the lengths to which he goes to rescue just one person. Indeed we are sinners in the hands of a loving God.
What is the cost of discipleship? Is it too much? Jesus calls for radical commitment in this passage from Luke 14: 25-33. Taking up our cross and placing Jesus above all else, including family may not sound like good news, yet it is the way to life.