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I am Not Alone: 10th December 2023
In this Family Service message Douglas connects the holiday favourite “Home Alone” with a powerful truth about the Christmas story and the coming of Jesus. This is an audio only recording.
Playing With The Box: 6th December 2023
In this mid-week service Douglas shares how some folk seem happy with the box when the greatest gift ever given languishes in the corner.
Admonish One Another: 3rd December 2023
Because today’s “One Another” is controversial it is rarely preached or taught. Yet the Bible is clear, admonishing one and other is just as important as loving and praying for one another. On top of this when it’s done well it is a powerful way of keeping our faith and the church focused on Jesus.
Pray for One Another: 26th November 2023
In our “one another” series Douglas explores how we can pray for one another in ways that are consistent, compelling, creative.
Are you walking with God: 19th November 2023
In today’s message Iain Dickson reminds that despite being pulled “this way and that” there is a read joy in following Jesus
Love One Another: 12th November 2023
Join us as Douglas takes a fresh look on what it is to follow Jesus’ command to “love one another as I have loved you”.
Power Through Persecution: 5th November 2023
In this final message from 1 Peter Douglas explores how Christians can face pushback and persecution in a way that honours God and strengthens our faith.
The Parable of the Vineyard: 1st November 2023
In this midweek service Douglas opens up a parable that underscores God’s loving kindness, even to those who arrive at the party late. Matthew 20:1-16
Resist and Win: 29th October
The Bible has clear teaching about the devil but what do we make of it in our modern times? In today’s sermon Douglas explores what 1 Peter has to say and its impact in our lives.
Give Anxiety Away: 22nd October 2023
In todays’ message from 1 Peter Douglas explores how we can experience freedom and healing as we cast our anxieties on our Heavenly Father who cares for us. Note: The sound quality is not as clear as normal.
Humility Toward One Another: 15th October 2023
In today’s message from 1 Peter Douglas explores the pitfalls of pride and how to foster humility in our lives and church.
Looking Back: 11th October 2023
At Phyl’s Funeral Service Douglas looks at a scripture passage she’s highlighted in her Bible journal.
Encourage One Another: 8th October 2023
In a few weeks we’ll be starting a series on “One Anothering” in the Bible. In today’s message Cathrine gives us a taster as she explores how we can Encourage One Another.
Unequal Debt, Great Love: 4th October 2023
In this midweek service Douglas opens up a parable that sheds light on the healing power of God’s wonderful forgiveness.
Finishing Strong: 1st October 2023
Ray Coster brings an encouraging word to those who are struggling – as well to those who are not. This is message is audio only.
Shepherds For The Church: 24th September 2023
In today’s message Douglas explores key themes in leadership focusing on the role of church elders as described in 1 Peter 5.
My Help Comes: 9th September 2023
Where does our help come from, especially as we face death or mourn loved ones? In this message, preached at the funeral service of Charlie Summers, we will be encouraged to find God’s comfort is an ever present reality.
Judgment Begins: 17th September 2023
Have you ever wondered if there’ll be a final judgment we all must face? As Peter starts to close off his letter he not only summarises what he’s been saying about suffering but instructs on the Day of Judgment.
What Do We Know: 15th September 2023
When it comes to dying and the afterlife what do we know? In this message Douglas offers words of encouragement and challenge at the Memorial Service for Neil Hight.
Vital Signs: 10th September 2023
In this message Douglas explores what the vital signs of a healthy church are and how these are influenced by the second coming of Jesus.
At His Right Hand: 3rd September 2023
With the Rugby World Cup about to start there’s a lot of focus on our national team. In this message Douglas uses a heart warming example from the All Blacks to shed fresh insight on how we can look out for each other in prayer.
Done With Sin: 27th August 2023
Everyone has experienced the pressure to belong to the “in crowd” even if it means compromising our standards. In this message from 1 Peter Douglas explores what the Bible has to say about peer pressure and how we can find the strength to resist and remain strong.
Baptism – Saved from Judgment: 20th August 2023
As In today’s message Douglas shows how Noah and flood gives fresh insight to the meaning of baptism.
Once for All: 13th August 2023
As we move through 1 Peter Douglas opens up one of the most puzzling passages in the New Testament as well as celebrating what it means for Jesus to die once for all.
Reasons to Believe: 6th August 2023
Atheists tell us that all religious faith is blind faith. Is this true? In this message Douglas explores compelling evidence for the Christian faith with a focus on the resurrection.
Biblical Insights on Pornography: 5th August 2023
In this Mens Breakfast message Douglas gives Biblical insight and practical responses to protect and free us from the scourge of online pornography.
Tossed About: 2nd August 2023
In this mid-week message Douglas explores what faith is and how even the smallest faith can make all the difference when placed in the right place.
Always Prepared: 30th July 2023
What is one of most rewarding ways of communicating our faith? In this message we learn how to prepare and share our testimony so we can answer people who ask about the hope we have in Jesus.
Called to Suffer: 23rd July 2023
Suffering can make us bitter or better. In today’s message Douglas explores how God uses our suffering for his glory and our benefit.
Church Together: 16th July 2023
What makes one church healthy and another unhealthy? In this sermon Douglas explores what 1 Peter tells us about doing church together and doing it well.
Comfort For Those Who Mourn: 12th July 2023
How Jesus can be a real comfort as we grieve the loss of a loved one. Words of encouragement spoken at the funeral service of Nancy Aked.
Husbands and Wives: 9th July 2023
In today’s message Douglas opens up the Bible to explore God’s plan for healthy husband and wife relationships.
Bearing Fruit: 5th July 2023
In this midweek service Douglas explores how we can bear much good fruit even when we are in life’s later stages.
Spectacle of Glory : 2nd July 2023
Today Douglas explores what the Bible says about suffering, including advice given to an accident victim who had just become a quadriplegic, “God permits what he hates, to accomplish that what he loves”
Identity : 25th June 2023
How do young people establish their identity in a social media world? In today’s message Douglas looks at how we can develop a healthy, robust and authentic identity that honours God while being true to ourselves.
Out of the Depths : 19th June 2023
The Psalms are a tremendous resource to help us as we grieve. In this sermon Douglas opens up Psalm 130 to encourage and comfort us as we miss Faai dearly.
Faith in the Workplace : 18th June 2023.
Is our walk with Jesus an asset, a hinderance or irrelevant in the workplace? These are some of the questions Douglas explores as he continues this sermon series through 1 Peter.
To Obey or Not Obey : 11th June 2023
What is the relationship between a Christian and the government? Is it ever right for a Christian to disobey the government? These are some of the questions that Douglas explores in today’s message from 1 Peter.
Restoring the Lost Years: 7th June 2023
In this mid-week message we find encouragement as God restores our lost years as we look to Jesus
Living a Life Worthy: 4th June 2023
How do we know if we are really a Christian and not just fooling ourselves? In this message Douglas opens up God’s Word so we can have assurance that we right with God and following in his footsteps.
Wonderful Shepherd: 29th May 2023
Jesus is the Great and Good Shepherd who leads us through dark places to bring us to safety and rest.
The Ten Lepers: 28th May 2023
Even though Jesus healed 10 lepers only one returned to give thanks. In this message Marion Sanders opens up this miracle that changed an outsider life forever.
Cure For a Troubled Heart: 21st May 2023
In this audio only message Iain Dickson explores how the truths of John 14 can lead to the healing and restoration of the heart.
The Good Shepherd: 16th May 2023
As we celebrate the life of Jose McDonald we find comfort and assurance as Psalm 23 points to a True and Better Shepherd who leads us through the “valley of the shadow of death”.
God’s Plan For Us: 14th May 2023
Gideon’s commissioning reveals God’s plan and pattern for each of us and is especially relevant as we commission Cathrine to the role of Children and Families Worker.
Coronation of the King: 7th May 2023
While we acknowledge the coronation of king Charles, Christians pledge allegiance first and foremost to Christ the King. In this message Douglas looks how the coronation of king Solomon foreshadows and helps us understand the coronation of Jesus Christ.
Crown of Splendour: 4th May 2023
In this mid-week message Douglas shares how God sustains and brings joy to the aged.
A People Belonging to God: 30th April 2023
In this message we not only learn what it is to be a “people belong to God” but how to experience this profound sense of belonging so we overflow with “inexpressible joy”.
Faith that Inspires Courage: 23rd April 2023
In the story of sending spies into the Promised Land we have much to learn about ourselves and where we can find the courage to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Keith Hooker is well know for his preaching and guest speaker this morning. This is an audio only recording.
The Seed and the Soil: 23rd April 2023
When God’s Word reaches hard hearts the devil steels it away like birds taking seed from a path. However God’s in the business of softening such people. In this sermon Douglas opens up The Parable of the Sower to explore how God’s love can break through into the hardest, stoniest or thorniest of hearts.
The Cornerstone: 16th April 2023
Does it matter if some people say, “I’m a Christian but I don’t go to church”? What the Bible have say about this. In this message Douglas explores this question and more as we lean that Christ is the Cornerstone while his followers are living stones.
This is Not the End: 9th April 2023 (Easter Sunday)
Many people are surprised how much evidence for the resurrection of Jesus there is. In this Easter message Douglas lays out the forensic proof for the resurrection so we can be confident in what we believe.
Why Have You Forsaken Me: 7th April 2023 (Good Friday)
One of the most heart breaking cries in the Bible is “My God, my God why have you forsaken me?” Spoken by Jesus on that first Good Friday these words are the focus of this message which explores the great hope lying behind this cry of dereliction.
What’s With the Empty Tomb: 5th April 2023
In this mid-week service Douglas draws upon the Chronicles of Narnia to explore which of competing stories describes what really happened on that first Easter Sunday.
Taste and See: 2nd April 2023
How wonderful for the open invitation to taste and see that God is good! In this sermon Douglas explores what this means and how we can experience more of God’s wonder and beauty.
From Misery to Resurrection: 25th March 2023
In this audio only recording Iain Dickson explores the anointing of Jesus before his burial and the blessings open not only to Mary but we ourselves as we follow Jesus our Lord.
Asian Outreach Update: 19th March 2023
Glenn Carter updates us on Asian Outreach’s work in Mongolia and Cambodia. This includes greetings from Badmaa and hope filled stories of transformed lives in difficult circumstances.
Next Steps: 12th March 2023
The rewards of “growing up” in our faith are life changing. This sermon helps gauge our spiritual maturity while providing practical steps on how to grow up and grow into all God has for us.
From the Heart: 5th March 2023
It’s easy to love the loveable but who can love the unlovable? This is exactly God’s position with us. In today’s sermon Douglas explores the depths of God’s love for us and how we can be free to love one another.
What a Friend We Have: 1st March 2023
In this first mid week sermon posted on our website we are reminded that because Jesus is our friend we need never be alone.
Born Again: 26th February 2023
“The Bible teaches that it’s impossible to be a Christian unless you are born again”. Is this true? In today’s sermon Douglas explores this question and others as he opens up God’s word on what it means to be born again.
Empty No More: 19th February 2023
There is an emptiness, a void, deep within each of us longing to be filled. In today’s message we’ll see the Bible not only describing this emptiness but how it can refilled with fullness that overflows with joy.
Celebration Service: 12th February 2023
Seven and half years ago St Andrew’s commissioned Sam to leave NZ and fly with the mission organisation MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship). Today we celebrate with Sam and Flora as they finish with MAF and start their next adventure in following Christ.
Towards Restoration: 5th February 2023
In today’s message Douglas describes how a run away slave, under threat of death, becomes a Christian and then how God works a miracle of reconciliation, forgiveness and freedom.
From Forgiveness to Reconciliation: 29th January 2023
Many of us have a broken relationship we’d love fixed. In this sermon Douglas shows how much this means to Jesus and how Christ can help reconcile even the most damaged relationship.
The Freedom of Forgiveness: 22th January 2023
One of the toughest things that Jesus expects his followers to do is forgive others. In today’s message Douglas explores the wonderful freedom that can be ours when we do forgive those who hurt us most.
Freedom from Guilt and Shame: 15th January 2023
In this message Douglas opens up Biblical truths so we can be free from the burden of guilt and plague of shame.
Amazing Grace: 8th January 2023
Two hundred and fifty years ago, almost to the day, the well known hymn, Amazing Grace, was first sung. Today Douglas explores the background to Amazing Grace and how it continues to powerful point the great kindness of God.
Making a Way: 1st January 2023
God loves to do new things in our lives but we often miss them. Today Douglas opens up the Bible so we can enjoy these new things while being careful not to miss out.
Social Media Christmas: 25th December 2022
magine if Mary & Joseph had access to social media when Jesus was born. In this creative retelling of the nativity story the central message of Christ’s coming continues to be compelling and change lives.
The Spirit of Christmas: 18th December 2022
Though many people talk about the spirit of Christmas it’s only in the Bible that we get to the core. Today Douglas will show how the true spirit of Christmas can transform and bring lasting joy, even to those struggling through this holiday season.
More Than a Good Man: 11th December 2022
Joseph is often the forgotten person of the nativity yet his kindness and obedience to God’s Word shows us what righteous person is.
Favoured not Favourite: 4th December 2022
Have you come from a family or church where there were favourites? If you have this message not only gives practical insight but also describes a path of healing and restoration.
Admonish One Another
Because today’s “One Another” is controversial it is rarely preached or taught about in churches. Yet the Bible is clear, admonishing one and other is just as important as loving and praying for one another. On top of this when it’s done well it is a powerful way of keeping our faith and the church focused on Jesus.