Sermons at Mt Albert Presbyterian Church

22nd April 2018 - Scripture Reading  1 John 3:16 – 24. 16 This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for others! 17 If we are rich and see others in need, yet close our hearts against them, how can we claim that we love God?
18 My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Click here for the presentation

15th April 2018 - Scripture Reading  1 John 3:1 – 7 1 See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God's children—and so, in fact, we are. This is why the world does not know us: it has not known God. 2 My dear friends, we are now God's children, but it is not yet clear what we shall become. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he really is. 3 Everyone who has this hope in Christ keeps himself pure, just as Christ is pure. Click here for the presentation

8th April 2018 - Scripture Reading John 1:1 – 2:2 1 We write to you about the Word of life, which has existed from the very beginning. We have heard it, and we have seen it with our eyes; yes, we have seen it, and our hands have touched it. 2 When this life became visible, we saw it; so we speak of it and tell you about the eternal life which was with the Father and was made known to us. Click here for the presentation.

1st April 2018 - Scripture Reading Mark 16:1 – 8 1 After the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices to go and anoint the body of Jesus. 2 Very early on Sunday morning, at sunrise, they went to the tomb. 3-4 On the way they said to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” (It was a very large stone.) Then they looked up and saw that the stone had already been rolled back. Click here for the presentation.

30th March 2018 - Scripture Reading Mark 15:21 - 39  21 On the way they met a man named Simon, who was coming into the city from the country, and the soldiers forced him to carry Jesus' cross. (Simon was from Cyrene and was the father of Alexander and Rufus.)  Click here for the presentation.

25th March 2018 - Scripture Reading Isaiah 50:4 - 9  4 The Sovereign Lord has taught me what to say,so that I can strengthen the weary. Every morning he makes me eager to hear what he is going to teach me.5 The Lord has given me understanding,and I have not rebelled or turned away from him.  Click here for the presentation.

18th March 2018 - Gospel Reading John 12:20 - 33: 20 Some Greeks were among those who had gone to Jerusalem to worship during the festival. 21 They went to Philip (he was from Bethsaida in Galilee) and said, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.”  22 Philip went and told Andrew, and the two of them went and told Jesus. 23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has now come for the Son of Man to receive great glory. Click here for the presentation

11th March 2018 - Epistle Reading Ephesians 2:1 - 10: 1 In the past you were spiritually dead because of your disobedience and sins. 2 At that time you followed the world's evil way; you obeyed the ruler of the spiritual powers in space, the spirit who now controls the people who disobey God. Gospel Reading: John 3:14 – 21:  14 As Moses lifted up the bronze snake on a pole in the desert, in the same way the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life. Click here for the presentation

4th March 2018 - Epistle Reading 2 Corinthians:18 For the message about Christ's death on the cross is nonsense to those who are being lost; but for us who are being saved it is God's power. 19 The scripture says, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and set aside the understanding of the  scholars.” 20 So then, where does that leave the wise? or the scholars? or the skillful debaters of this world? God has shown that this world's wisdom is foolishness!
Gospel Reading: John 2: 13 – 22: 13 It was almost time for the Passover Festival, so Jesus went to Jerusalem. 14 There in the Temple he found people selling cattle, sheep, and pigeons, and also the money changers sitting at their tables. Click here for the presentation

11th February 2018 - Epistle Reading 1 Corinthians 1:18 - 25.  3 For if the gospel we preach is hidden, it is hidden only from those who are being lost."  Gospel Reading Mark 9:2 - 9. 2 Six days later Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and led them up a high mountain, where they were alone. As they looked on, a change came over Jesus, 3 and his clothes became shining white—whiter than anyone in the world could wash them. 4 Then the three disciples saw Elijah and Moses talking with Jesus". Click here for the presentation

4th February 2018 -
Reading from the Old Testament Isaiah 40:21 - 31 21 Do you not know? Were you not told long ago? Have you not heard how the world began? 22 It was made by the one who sits on his throne above the earth and beyond the sky; the people below look as tiny as ants.  He stretched out the sky like a curtain, like a tent in which to live....  Reading from the gospel of Mark 1:29 - 39  "29 Jesus and his disciples, including James and John, left the synagogue and went straight to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed with a fever, and as soon as Jesus arrived, he was told about her. 31 He went to her, took her by the hand, and helped her up. The fever left her, and she began to wait on them. Click here for the presentation.

28th January 2018 -
Reading from the gospel of Mark 1:21 - 28  "21 Jesus and his disciples came to the town of Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught, for he wasn't like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority." Click here for the presentation.

21st January 2018 - The 1st
Reading from Old Testament Book of Jonah 3:1 - 5 "1 Once again the Lord spoke to Jonah. 2 He said,  Go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to the people the message I have given you.” The 2nd Reading from Gospel of Mark 1:14 -20 14 After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God. 15 “The right time has come,” he said, “and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away  from your sins and believe the Good News!” Click here for the presentation.

14th January 2018 -
Reading from Gospel of John 1:43 - 51 "45: Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found the one whom Moses wrote about in the book of the Law and whom the prophets also wrote about. He is Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.” Click here for the presentation.

7th January 2018 -
Reading from Gospel of Mark 1:4 - 11 "So John appeared in the desert, baptizing and preaching. Turn away from your sins and be baptized, he told the people, and God will forgive your sins.” Click here for the presentation