‘Farewell’ sermon series from Sandy McMillan



May 1 The God who creates (Genesis 1) Sandy McMillan
May 8 The humanity God made (Genesis 1:26-31) Sandy McMillan
May 15 The rest God created for (Genesis 2:1-14) Sandy McMillan
May 22 The relationships created for God (Genesis 2:15-25) Sandy McMillan
May 29 God’s world broken by sin (Genesis 3) Sandy McMillan
June 5 The mission God sends us on (Genesis 12:1-8) Sandy McMillan


Church this Sunday, 29th May

Remember we continue to meet in the morning at the SDA church across the road, and at 5pm in the hall at the back.

Beginnings – There is no denying that this world is in a mess: From the global refugee crisis to climate change; from ice epidemic to family breakdown; from depression to various forms of cancer. This world is broken. Why? As we conclude our look at Genesis 1-3, we see the answer – this world was broken when human beings believed Satan’s lies and stopped trusting in God, going our own way. But God is gracious, even in judgment he provided a covering for human sin. And in Jesus he has conquered the great deceiver and rescued us from our own sin and death that results.

Sermon: “God’s world broken by sin”

First  Reading: Genesis 3 (p.5)

Second Reading: Romans 5:12-21 (p.1132)

Front cover: “Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.” Psalm 32:1-2 NIV

2014 Sermons

In the steps of Jesus:
Jan 5       In the steps of Jesus: The journey continues (Acts 1:1-12)   Jon Blyth

Jan 12     In the steps of Jesus: Ephesus  (Acts 19:1-22)                     Sandy McMillan

Jan 19     In the steps of Jesus: Indonesia? (Matthew 28:16-20)          Sandy McMillan

Jan 26     In the steps of Jesus: Australia? (Isa 52/Rom10)                   Sandy McMillan

1 Samuel: Seeking the King

Feb 2 “The gift of Samuel” (1 Sam 1:1-2:11) Jon Blyth
Feb 9 “Corrupt leadership” (1 Sam 2:12-4:22) Jon Blyth
Feb 16 “God helps his people” (1 Sam 5-7) Jon Blyth
Feb 23 “Israel demands a King” (1 Sam 8-12) Sandy McMillan
Mar 2 “The failure of Saul” (1 Sam 13-15) Sandy McMillan
Mar 9 “God’s choice of King” (1 Sam 16-17) Sandy McMillan
Mar 16 “Kings in conflict” (1 Sam 18-20) Jon Blyth
Mar 23 “The King in waiting” (1 Sam 21-25) Jon Blyth
Mar 30 “Saul’s final demise” (1 Sam 26-28) Sandy McMillan
Apr 6 “God’s proven King” (1 Sam 29-31) Sandy McMillan

Core Values: What Matters most

May 4 “The gospel of God” (Romans 3:21-26) Sandy McMillan
May 11 “The grace of God” (Titus 2:11-3:8) Sandy McMillan
May 18 “The Word of God” (1 Peter 1:22-2:3) Sandy McMillan
May 25 “The listening God” (Hebrews 4:14-16) Jon Blyth
June 1 “The people of God” (Ephesians 3:1-13) Jon Blyth
June 8 “The proclamation of God” (2 Cor 5:11-21) Jon Blyth
June 15 “The love of God” (1 John 4:7-21) Jon Blyth
June 22 “The beauty of God” (Psalm 27) Sandy McMillan


June 29 “Seek the Lord”          (Zephaniah 1:1-2:3) John Van Every (9am)                             Rob Scriven (10.30 & 5pm)
July 6 “God of the nations”   (Zephaniah 2:4-3:8) Benjamin Shuhyta
July13 “New day dawning”      (Zephaniah 3:9-10) Jonathan Holland (9am & 5pm)                 James Davidson (10.30)

James: Faith that works

July 20 “Faith on trial” (James 1:1-18) Jon Blyth
July 27 “Faith in action” (James 1:19-27) Jon Blyth
August 3 “Faith and favourites” (James 2:1-13) Sandy McMillan
August 10 “Faith that works” (James 2:14-26) Sandy McMillan
August 17 “Faith and wisdom” (James 3:1-18) Sandy McMillan
August 24 “Faith and fights” (James 4:1-12) Jon Blyth
August 31 “Faith and the future” (James 4:13-5:12) Sandy McMillan
September 7 “Faith and prayer” (James 5:13-20) Sandy McMillan

Matthew 11

September 21 The coming of the kingdom (Mt 11:1-15) Michael Whitelaw
September 28 The warning of the kingdom (Mt 11:16-24) Jon Blyth
October 5 The invitation of the kingdom (Mt 11:25-30) Benjamin Shuhyta

Jonah: Surprising Grace

October 12 “The prophet who ran” (Jonah 1) Sandy McMillan
October 19 “The prophet who turned?” (Jonah 2) Sandy McMillan
October 26 “The God who saves” (Jonah 3) Jon Blyth
November 2 “The God who shows mercy” (Jonah 4) Jon Blyth

Questions for God
9th November            “What in hell is judgment all about?”             Ian Smith

16th November          “Isn’t the church full of hypocrites?”              Sandy McMillan

23rd November         “Is belief still possible in the 21st Century?”    Jon Blyth

30th November         “Where is God when it hurts?”                       Steve Blyth

Luke 1-2: Christmas revealed

December 7 Revealed to Luke (Luke 1:1-4) Sandy McMillan
December 14 Revealed to Zechariah (Luke 1:5-25; 57-80) Sandy McMillan
December 21 Revealed to Mary (Luke 1:26-56) Jon Blyth
December 25 Revealed to some shepherds (Luke 2:1-20) Sandy McMillan
December 28 Revealed to Simeon and Anna (Luke 2:21-40) Jon Blyth