Sermons at Mt Albert Presbyterian Church

9th Feb 2020 - First Reading: 1 Corinthians 2:1 – 12  4 and my teaching and message were not delivered with skillful words of human wisdom, but with convincing proof of the power of God's Spirit. 5 Your faith, then, does not rest on human wisdom but on God's power. Gospel reading Matthew 5:13 – 20  13 “You are like salt for the whole human race. But if salt loses its saltiness....14 “You are like light for the whole world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 No one lights a lamp and puts it under a bowl; instead it is put on the lamp-stand... 16 In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things .....17 “Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law of Moses .....Click here for the Presentation

2nd Feb 2020 - First Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18 – 31  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”. Gospel reading Matthew 5:1 – 12.
3 “Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them! 4 “Happy are those who mourn; God will comfort them! 5 “Happy are those who are humble; they will receive what God has promised!........ Click here for the Presentation.

26th Jan 2020 - Gospel reading Matthew 6: 25 –31 25 “This is why I tell you: do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body. After all, isn't life worth more than food? And isn't the body worth more than clothes?
OT Reading: Genesis 45: 4 –11. 4 Then Joseph said to them, “Please come closer.” They did, and he said, “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. 5 Now do not be upset or blame yourselves because you sold me here. It was really God who sent me ahead of you to save people's lives. Click here for the Presentation.

19th Jan 2020 - OT Reading:Isaiah 52:7   7 How wonderful it is to see a messenger coming across the mountains, bringing good news, the news of peace! He announces victory and says to Zion, “Your God is king!”  Gospel Reading: Matthew 6:25-34. 34  So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings. Click here for the Presentation.

12th Jan 2020 - OT Reading: Isaiah 42:1 – 9 .1 The Lord says, “Here is my servant, whom I strengthen—the one I have chosen, with whom I am pleased.  I have filled him with my Spirit, and he will bring justice to every nation.  Gospel Reading: Matthew 3:13 – 17 13 At that time Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. 14 But John tried to make him change his mind. “I ought to be baptized by you,” John said, “and yet you have come to me!” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so for now. For in this way we shall do all that God requires.” So John agreed. Click here for the Presentation

5th Jan 2020 - OT Reading: Jeremiah 31:7 – 14. 7 The Lord says,“Sing with joy for Israel, the greatest of the nations.Sing your song of praise, ‘The Lord has saved his people; he has rescued all who are left.’ 8 I will bring them from the north and gather them from the ends of the earth. Gospel Reading: John 1:10 – 18 10 The Word was in the world, and though God made the world through him, yet the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to his own country, but his own people did not receive him. Click here for the Presentation