Sermons at Mt Albert Presbyterian Church

10 December 2017 -
Reading from Isaiah 40:1-11.  “Comfort my people says God. Comfort them!!"  Click here for the presentation.

03 December 2017 -
Reading from Luke 2:1-7.  “Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem to be registered  as descendants of David"  Click here for the reading

26 November 2017 -
Reading from Mathew 25: 31-46.  “When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, he will sit on his royal throne"  Click here for the powerpoint.

19 November 2017 -
Reading from Mathew 25: 14 - 30.  Kingdom of heaven teaching continues:  God trusts us with gifts, some use his gifts faithfully but others failed, there were rewards as well as punishment.  Click here for the powerpoint.

12 November 2017 - Reading from Mathew 25: 1 - 13.   Click here for the powerpoint.

22 October 2017 - Reading from Mathew 22: 15 - 22.   Click here for the powerpoint.

15 October 2017 -
Reading from Mathew 22: 1 - 14.   Click here for the powerpoint.

10 October 2017 - Reading from Philippians 2 : 1 - 11.  Click here for the powerpoint.

1 October 2017 - Reading from Matthew 21:23 - 32.  Click here for the powerpoint.

27 August 2017 - Readings from Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20 focusing on the call to 'offer our bodies as living sacrifice to God'.  Click here for powerpoint.

20 August 2017 - Readings from Romans 11:1-2, 29-32 and Matthew 15:21-28 focusing on the theme that 'God is merciful'.  Click here for powerpoint.

13 Aug 2017 - Readings was from Romans 10:5-15 and Matthew 14:22-33.  The message 'Righteousness before God', where we looked at 1. Righteousness by law and 2. Righteousness by faith.  Click here for powerpoint.

6 Aug 2017 - Reading was from Matthew 14:13 - 21, the message 'Jesus as loving God', 1. He is Sovereign, 2. He is merciful and compassionate and 3. He created a new community.  Click here for the powerpoint.

30 July 2017 - Good to be back from holiday.  Reading for this morning was from Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 with the message focusing on the 'Kingdom of Heaven'.  1. It starts small (so small insignificant people like us counts, 2. It is worth giving up everything for (so don't hold back), and 3. It is sure to bring judgement on all people.  Click here for sermon powerpoint.

9 July 2017 - Reading was from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 and the message focused on our need to come to Jesus and rest.  Click here for powerpoint.

2 July 2017 - Reading was from Matthew 10:40 - 42 and the message focused on our need to welcome Christ's messengers.  Click here for powerpoint.

25 June 2017 - Reading was from Matthew 10:24 - 39 with the message focusing on God's encouragement not to be afraid.  Click here for the powerpoint.

18 June 2017 - Reading was from Romans 5:1 - 8 and Matthew 9:35 - 10:8 with a focus on 'The Peace of God'.  Click here for powerpoint. 

11 June 2017 - Reading was from 2 Corinthians 13:11 - 13 and Matthew 28:16 - 20.  The message focused on "The Great Commission", 1. which is given to those who obey Christ, 2. Given to those who worships Christ, 3. Given to us by one who has authority, 4. It is the commission to 'go and make disciples'.  Click here for the powerpoint.

4 June 2017 - Reading was from Acts 2:1 - 4, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 and John 20:19 - 23 and the message focused on Jesus' gift to all believers: the Holy Spirit who 1. enables us to declare Jesus as Lord and 2. gives us different kinds of gifts to be used in unity.  Click here for the powerpoint.

28 May 2017 - Reading was from John 17:1 - 11 and the messaged focused on 1. Jesus prayed for himself and 2. Jesus prayed all believers.  As his followers, we too should pray.  Click here for the powerpoint.

21 May 2017 - Reading was from John 14:15 - 21 focusing on our call to Love Jesus.  Loving Jesus leads us to 1. Obey his commands, 2. Receive the Spirit of truth, so we can live in obedience to Jesus' commands.  Click here for powerpoint.  

14 May 2017.  Reading was from John 14:1 - 14.  The message focused on Jesus' love and care for his disciples, similar to that of a Mother to her children.  1-Jesus encouraged his disciples, 2-Jesus prepared a future for his disciples, and 3-Jesus showed his disciples the way.  Click here for the powerpoint.

7 May 2017 Reading was from John 10:1 - 10 focusing on Christ as the Leader.  He (1) protects, (2) Saves and (3) leads.  Click here for the powerpoint.

30 April 2017 - Reading was from Luke 24:13 - 35 focusing on the two disciples' experience with the risen Christ, on the road to Emmaus.  From this reading we learn that the risen Christ offers to (1) walk with us regardless of our weaknesses, (2) minister to us regardless of our slow to believe and (3) to come in and open our eyes, when we invite him.  Click here for powerpoint.    

16 April 2017 - Reading was from Matthew 28:1 - 10 focusing on the message of Easter.  Click here for powerpoint.

9 April 2017 - Reading was from Matthew 21:1 - 11 and the message focused on receiving and welcoming Jesus as King.  Click here for the powerpoint.

2 April 2017 - Readings today were from Ezekiel 37:1 - 14 and John 11:17 - 45 and the messaged focused on "The Lord gives us life".  The Lord gives us life 1. because sin destroys life, 2. Through the Word of God and 3. That believers have resurrection now, today.  Click here for the powerpoint.

26 March 2017 - Reading was from 1 Samuel 16:1 - 13 and John 9 and the message title was "Christ gives us light" (to see).  God's sense of humour was evident this Sunday, because we had a power outage and were without light for the whole service.  Anyway, Jesus Christ, the light of the world was shining brightly in our hearts though - we were at peace in the dark.  Based on the OT reading, the message looked at the things that often hinder our view / light and 1. Our sorrow and pain (V1) and 2. Our ideals.  We then look at what helps remove these hindrances, 3. The Word of God.  Click here for powerpoint. 

19 March 2017 - Reading was from Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4 focusing on "God gives us hope".  And because of that, we need to (1) Trust in God as we continue in hope and (2) Our hope is evident in how we respond to life's crisis.  Click here for powerpoint

12 March 2017 - Reading was from Genesis 12:1-4a and John 3:1-17.  Message focused on God's wonderful plan to restore and transform us.  God continues to call us today to (1) Leave the ungodly behind, and (2) to be a blessing to all people.  Click here for the powerpoint.

5 March 2017 - Reading was from Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 and Matthew 4:1 - 11.  Message focused on our need to overcome temptation as Jesus showed us.  Today, we continue to be tempted to (1) satisfy our physical desire, (2) satisfy our heart's desire and (3) satisfy our hunger for power.  Click here for powerpoint.

26 Feb 2017 - Reading was from Exodus 24:12 - 18 and the message focused on Moses' Mountain-top experience.  To have this mountain-top experience with God (spend quality time with God), one (1) is invited to such experience by God, (2) must be willing to stay for a while with God and (3) must bring down instructions to teach and share with his people.  Click here for powerpoint.

12 Feb 2017 - Reading was from Deuteronomy 30:15 - 20 with the message on 'God's offer' which is (1) Life, and it has (2) Rewards or Blessings, and (3) this is how you receive that offer.  Click here for powerpoint.

1 Jan 2017 - Reading was from Matthew 2:13 - 23.  As Joseph was guided by the angel to and from Egypt, we look at this passage as a guidance for our journey this New Year.  So, for our journey, we are called to (1) Take and Escape, from all that threatens to harm our life, our relationship with God.  And we are also called to (2) Take and Go, towards all that God calls us to, a new job, a new home, a new relationship....etc.  Click here for the powerpoint.