Sermons by Rev. Leo Newell (Page 2)
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
What does it mean for us to sow into the mission of God? A message based on 2 Corinthians 9: 1-15
In this Good Shepherd Sunday message Rev Leo invites us to consider who Jesus is. Drawing on the gospel of John, (Jn 10: 22-30), we look ate the response of the people, many of whom reject him and are ready to kill him. Jesus speaks of his people as sheep who hear his voice, believe and follow.
Referencing John 21: 1-19 and Acts 9: 1-20, in this message Rev Leo invites us to consider the danger of saying ‘yes’ to Jesus!
In this message Rev Leo describes the accomplishments and benefits of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for those who put their faith in him.
In this message delivered on Palm Sunday, as recorded in Luke 19: 28-40, Rev Leo looks at the absurdity of this ‘triumphal’ entry in Jerusalem. He notes that the absurdity of it all continues through to the resurrection.
Today Rev Leo focused on the story of the dinner party held in Jesus’ honour held at the home of Lazarus, Mary and Martha and invited us to consider whether we are like Judas or Mary. Mary had poured a jar of expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet before wiping them with her hair. Judas chastised her for this ‘wasteful’ act. Read the story from John 12: 1-8.
In today’s message we consider the words of Jesus in Luke 13: 1-9. At first it seems a harsh message of judgement but as we see there is grace offered.