Recent Sermon Series

With God on Mission: Faithful Exiles @Night

Accounts in the scriptures like the ones we find in Daniel, show us the faithfulness of our God. They reveal a lot about the nature of our ancestors and how they viewed the world, and even more, about the saving, redemptive nature of God. The Israelites who are in exile, chose to disobey the Kings orders and bow down to an idol - who are then are thrown into a fire, and SURVIVE the flames, all because of their faith in the God, Yahweh. However, this account is in stark contrast to the stories we find in the New Testament. The familiar suffering and tribulation that we ourselves can often tell of first-hand, differs dramatically to the stories that we read about in the Old Testament. Has God forgotten about his people? Where does God stand in suffering and in injustice? Does wrongdoing and pain and inequity and miscarriage win? The writer wants us to be aware that while there are flames and even death, there is someone else standing in the flames beside you, a strength that can pull you through the flames, and even through death itself. Or as the writer of Daniel puts it, strength and power looking like the “Son of God”. This story is a powerful reminder that “faith” isn’t about the belief in the right kind of god - a god that can protect you supernaturally from the flames in life. Though He can, and He often does. “Faith” isn’t even about understanding the supernatural way that He spoke the world into being. Though He did, and He continues to do so. “Faith” is the understanding that we find ourselves in this world now - full of all the injustices, illnesses, sufferings, destructive forces and powers and death, and that He has called you to be different - to renounce evil and stand against hatred and malice of all kinds in seeking Him, and His Kingdom - and more than anything, the understanding that He stands with you through it. Because faith through that kind of suffering could change the world. Join with Senior Assistant Pastor Geoff Leader and the NewLife@Night service, as he explores Daniel deeper.   [bible passage=“Daniel 1” heading="h3"]   [bible passage=“Daniel 3” heading="h3"] [vc_row][vc_column][bdt_divider][bdt_spacer][vc_column_text]Through the series we'll be utilising the Bible Timeline pictures to keep where we are in context. If you'd like to have a copy for yourself as a reference for the sermons or the LifeGroup studies you can download it by clicking on the link below.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title="Download Bible Timeline PDF" i_icon_fontawesome="fa fa-file-pdf-o" css_animation="left-to-right" link="url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dropbox.com%2Fs%2F3prej2z6f6vhzyq%2FBible%2520Reading%2520Tips%2520and%2520Timeline%2520v2%2520Smlr.pdf%3Fdl%3D0||target:%20_blank|" add_icon="true"][vc_single_image image="8706" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="link_image"]
...

podcast-allYou are viewing All Sermons

To search for a particular NewLife Sermon, use the search bar above. Don’t miss out on a sermon by subscribing with iTunes below.

With God on Mission

This term we will be working our way through the Old Testament and delving into Gods constant Read more...

Life Beyond the Grave

Christianity has only ever been one stinky corpse away from being disproved. But the account Read more...

Johns Gospel

Johns Gospel uniquely shows the brilliant, creative teaching of Jesus, through the eyes of Read more...

Stirrings of the Soul

There are stories and poems throughout the Scriptures that don’t ignore or gloss over the Read more...

Love Came Down

Join with us as we delve deeper into that eternal mystery of Incarnation, a thousand years Read more...

Eternal Encouragement

Throughout his letters, Paul reveals to us how persecution makes us doubt the goodness of God, Read more...

Ephesians

In our war with the unseen forces of this world, evil in our society and our human weaknesses, Read more...

Making Godly Decisions

If you were in gaol, what sort of letter would you write to your Christian friends? Would it Read more...

Guest Speakers

We’ve been blessed to have some valued guests share their testimonies and lives with us at NewLife Anglican Church.

View the Sermon Archives

The sermons from our weekly series at NewLife Anglican Church in Oran Park, Sydney, Australia. Sermons are preached by Lead Pastor Stuart Starr, Senior Assistant Pastor Geoff Leader and Kids, Youth and Families Pastor Michael Mak.