Sermons by Leo Newell

Sermons by Leo Newell

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.

It doesn’t have to be that way!

The message that comes from our readings from 1 Kings 19: 1-18 and Luke 8: 26-39 is, ‘it doesn’t have to be that way’. In both readings we read of two people who are held captive, one to fear and anxiety, the other by some form of demonic activity. In 1 Kings we see the great prophet Elijah fall in a heap almost immediately after pulling off a great victory against the false prophets of Baal. He discovers however that…

Gimmie Some Truth!

In today’s message, on Trinity Sunday, Rev Leo explores the work of the Holy Spirit in leading us into all truth, based on the words of Jesus in John 16: 12-15. It’s not a new truth that the Spirit reveals but rather a deeper revelation of the truth that already exists.

Day of Pentecost

Today’s message is built around the experience of the early church on the Day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2: 1-21, when the promised Holy Spirit came upon the believers. What are we to make of this event and what do we learn about the Holy Spirit’s function today? Rev Leo invites us to consider it in terms of presence, purpose, proclamation and power.

Ascension Sunday

In this message Rev Leo attempts to explain the ascension of Jesus…not the physical reality, but the spiritual truth. The message is based on Luke 24: 44-53 and Acts 1: 1-11.