Sermons

“They read from the Book, from the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people understood what was being read”.

Nehemiah 8:8

Our preaching program is committed to follow this example, gradually working through different sections of the bible, reflecting on both Old and New Testaments, and looking over time at the gospels, epistles, the law, the prophets, wisdom, and history. Our goal is to make the bible clear and give the meaning so that the people understand.

The preaching team at St Stephen’s includes both men and women, and ordained and lay members of the congregation. Our Sunday sermons are recorded and uploaded so that members can catch up on the bible teaching if they are not able to join us. Due to the size of audio files and our limited website capacity, only the most recent sermons are available online.

Leviticus & The Christian

The first sermon in this series was not recorded. A PDF of the text is available

Leviticus series Sermon 2: Dan Reid on Leviticus 16 & 22
Leviticus series Sermon 3: Dan Reid on Leviticus 21.1-22.16
Dan Reid on Leviticus & the food laws (Leviticus 11)
Dan Reid on Leviticus and the sex laws (Leviticus 18)
Dan Reid on Leviticus & atonement (Leviticus 16)
Dan Reid gives an overview and answers questtions (Leviticus 19)

Special Guest

Neville Naden, Bush Church Aid Society Indigenous Ministry officer, on Galatians 3:26-4:7

Why do we call it Good Friday?

Jesus has rescued us (Romans 7.14-8.4) Rod Morris
Jesus has cleansed us (Hebrews 9.11-28) Rod Morris
Jesus has redeemed us (1Peter 1.17-21) Rod Morris
Jesus has justified us (Romans 3.9-26) Rod Morris
Jesus has reconciled us (@Corinthians 5.10-21) Rod Morris

The Acts of the Apostles

Our main sermon focus in 2021 is the Acts of the Apostles.

Rod Morris on Acts 1.1-8
Rod Morris on Acts 1.1-26
Dan Reid on Acts 2.1-13
Karen Morris on Acts 2.12-39
Hugh Prentice on Acts 3
Rod Morris on Acts 4 and 5
Gus McLean on Acts 4.32-5.16
Karen Morris on Acts 6:8-7:60
Rod Morris on Acts 8:1-25
Dan Reid on Acts 9 (Paul’s Conversion)
Seng Hee Tan on Acts 10.1-11.18
Rod Morris on Acts 12:1-25
Andrew Gifford on Acts 11:19-30

The Holy Spirit

We are reflecting on the person and work of the Holy Spirit with eight sermons from Joshua Hong planned.

The Spirit and New Life (John 3.1-8)
Joshua Hong on the promise of the Spirit (John 14.15-31)
Joshua Hong on the work of the Spirit (John 15.18-16.15)
Joshua Hong on New Life in the Spirit (Romans 8:1-11)
Joshua Hong on Life in the Spirit (Romans 8.12-39)

Where to from here? Coming out of Covid

Rod Morris on coming out of Covid: Where to from here? Colossians 1.1-2.3
Rod Morris on God’s Church and our part in it. Ephesians 4:1-16

Christmas 2020

Carols Service with Andrew Gifford on Luke 1
Christmas with Rod Morris on Luke 2.9-11

Advent 2020

Seng Hee Tan on the Fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1 & 9)
Seng Hee Tan on the wisdom of the ages (Proverbs 15)
Seng Hee Tan on wisdom for living (Proverbs 16 & 31)
Panel answers questions raised by proverbs sermons

Lamentations

Josh Hong on Lamentations 1
Rod Morris on Lamentations 2
Rod Morris on Lamentations 3
Hugh Prentice on Lamentations 4
Rod Morris on Lamentations 5

Paul’s 2nd letter to the Thessalonians

Rod Morris on 2Thessalonians 1.1-12
Rod Morris on 2Thessalonians 2.1-17
Rod Morris on 2Thessalonians 3.1-5
Gus McLean on 2Thessalonians 3:6-15
Rod Morris on 2Thessalonians 3:16-18

The Parables of Jesus

Adrian Lane on the the Parable of the Figtree Luke 21.29-36
Rod Morris on the Parable of Wedding Guests Matthew 22:1-14
Hugh Prentice on the Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-23
Rod Morris on Waiting for the Master’s return Luke 12:32-48
Andrew Gifford on the parable of the mustard seed and the yeast Luke 13.10-21
Brad Jackson on the rich man and Lazarus Luke 16.19-31
Dan Reid on the parable of the Noble man who went to be made King Luke 19.11-27
Karen Morris on the parable of the Hidden Treasure Matthew 13.44-53

Small Congregation Services

Rod Morris on the Unmerciful Servant, Matthew 18.21-35
Rod Morris on the Prodigal Son, Luke 15.11-32
Rod Morris on the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37
Rod Morris on the Shrewd Manager Luke 16.1-5
Karen Morris on the Sheep and the Goats Matthew 25:31-46
Jenni Dyson on the Lost Sheep Luke 15:1-10
Rod Morris on the Rich Fool Matthew 12:13-31
Andrew Gifford on the Mustard Seed Mark 4:30-32
Dan Reid on the Noble man who went away to become King Matthew 19
Karen Morris on the hidden treasure and pearl of great value Matthew 13.44-53

Our Mission Partners

Introducing Chris & Julie Dean
Chris Dean on Luke 24:36-53

Revelation

Rod Morris on Revelation 12
Rod Morris on Revelation 1 & 22
Rod Morris on Revelation 1.9-3.22
Rod Morris on Revelation 4-7
Paul Mangohig on Revelation 8-11
Rod Morris on Revelation 5: Jesus is God (annual parish meeting)
Rod Morris on Revelation 13-16
Rod Morris on Revelation 17.1-21.8
Rod Morris on Revelation 21.9-22.21