Sermons by Leo Newell

Sermons by Leo Newell

The Future – Better day coming!

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.

Persistence in prayer

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.

Take time for mental health

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!

Christian Living

In this last message in the series from Colossians we consider Paul’ words about household relationships among other matters.

Our Life in Christ

In this message based on Colossians 3: 1-17 we consider what it means to be a person living ‘raised with Christ’.

Sinners in the hands of a Loving God

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.

The Cost of Discipleship

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.

The sufficiency of Christ

In this message we look at Colossians 2 and see that Paul counters some false teaching, encouraging the believers to remain rooted in Christ.

The supremacy of Christ

In the second in the series on Colossians, looking specifically at Colossians 1: 13-29, we consider Paul’s teaching on the supremacy of Christ. We look at the significance of this teaching for us today.

An introduction to Colossians

In today’s message, the first in a mini-series ‘Ancient texts – modern application’ reading Paul’s letter to the Colossians, Leo Newell introduces the series and unpacks Colossians 1: 1-14. Two things become evident – the necessity of offering encouragement and the need to pray.

Evidence of a Spirit-filled life

In today’s message which is based on Galatians 5: 13-26, Rev Leo invites us to consider the fruit of the Spirit that becomes increasingly evident in our lives as we allow the Holy Spirit to work within us. The secondary reading, which is briefly referenced, comes from Luke 9: 51-62.