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.

Ecclesiastes

Rod Morris on Ecclesiastes 1
Rod Morris on Ecclesiastes 3
Rod Morris on the theme of Carpe Diem in Ecclesiastes

Special Guest

Wei Han Kuan on Risk & the mission of God (Ruth) St Stephen’s Day 2021
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
Jenni Dyson on Acts 8.26-40
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
Rod Morris on Peter in Acts
Dan Reid on Acts 13-14
Rod Morris on Acts 15
Karen Morris on Acts 17:13-34
Andrew Gifford on Acts 18:23-20:3
Gus MacLean on Acts 21:1-23:24
Hugh Prentice on Acts 23:25-26:32
Rod Morris on Acts 27:1-28:16
Rod Morris on Acts 28:11-31

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

Funeral for Helen Chambers

Bible readings, Eulogy and Sermon from Helen Chambers Funeral service

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)

Christmas 2020

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