Linwood Avenue Union Church

Linwood Avenue Union Church

By Linwood Avenue Union Church
Linwood Avenue Union Church is a community focused church in the heart of Linwood, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Our mission is peace and love in our community. All are welcome!

Recorded sermons can be found here.
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Lent: Week 4
The fourth service in our lent series. Video also available: https://www.facebook.com/LAUCNZ/videos/2611237782499003/ 
49:21
March 21, 2020
15 March - remembrance and identity
March 15th marks the 1 year anniversary of the tragic mosque attacks in Christchurch. The first half of this service is a remembrance service for that, while the second half ties into our Lent series, "Restoration Through Sacrifice." please note that part of the service (end of notices, testimony, reading and offering) are missing due to technical issues. Our apologies.
1:07:02
March 17, 2020
8 March Lent: Restoration through Sacrifice week 2
 Week two of Lent where we're examining ourselves, searching and naming that thing that holds us back, that thing we just can't get past. We're asking for God's help this Lent to help us cut it out of our lives for good and restore us to our fulness in Christ Jesus. This week we look at self help and DIY culture and how that mentality will not be successful when it comes to our personal problems, issues, attitudes and behaviours.
1:00:27
March 10, 2020
Lent: Restoration through Sacrifice - Week 1 - "what's holding you back"
 The first week of Lent. Identifying and naming that thing that's holding you back.
1:20:05
March 4, 2020
23feb - the Transfiguration: Suffering and glory, darkness and light, death and life
 A look at the Transfiguration story in Matthew 17:1-9 highlighting that just before entering the suffering of Lent we are reminded of Jesus' glory and God's promise and commitment to resurrection. Even in the darkness there is light. Even in death there is life!
59:05
February 25, 2020
16 Feb - the heart of the matter
 What does it mean to have an upright, clean heart?
1:11:57
February 19, 2020
Feb 2, 2020 - covenant Sunday
On our annual covenant Sunday, Jonathan looks at what conservant means and what it means to be covenant people, especially in regards to the Treaty of Waitangi
1:05:34
February 3, 2020
26jan - New Years Resolutions
Jonathan preaches from John 21:1-19 offering an alternative interpretation to a familiar text that offers a more personal and relatable message of discipleship than perhaps others do.
41:50
January 29, 2020
19 jan
 David and Ferg team up for a wonderful communion service
1:00:31
January 29, 2020
5 jan
 Guest preacher, Robin Humphreys, kicks off the first Sunday of the new year with a text from Matthew 2.
1:05:23
January 29, 2020
25 Dec Christmas Day
 Jonathan offers a Christmas reflection inspired by 3 secular Christmas songs: Run DMC's Christmas in Hollis, Queen's Thank God it's Christmas, and Stevie Wonder's Someday at Christmas.
37:30
December 25, 2019
22dec Advent week 4: love - love, waiting and expectancy
 The final week of Advent before Christmas; love
1:11:54
December 24, 2019
8 Dec - Advent week 2 (peace): Peaceful Reign
Week 2 of Advent is peace. Jonathan looks at what the peaceful reign of Jesus could look like and how different that is to ours.
49:12
December 11, 2019
Advent 2019 - Hope: The Result of God's Set Precedence
 The theme for the first week in Advent is Hope. Jonathan looks at what biblical hope is and asks that we reflect on that this Advent Season.
1:08:07
December 1, 2019
Gospel MAPS - Week 12: Repentance in the parable of the barren fig tree
In this, the finale of the Gospel MAPS series, we look at the parable of the barren fig tree in Luke 13:1-9. What is repentance, really? Does sin cause great calamity - more so than anyone else? Are you a tree bearing fruit, or are you waiting be to cut down, and how do you really know?
58:31
November 26, 2019
Gospel MAPS - Week 11: the parable of the ten minas
 Lay preacher, Dave Elder, preaches on the parable of the ten minas, challenging us to identify with one of the three servants in the story, linking what they do in the interim time the king is away with what we do in this interim time while The King is away.
1:10:22
November 23, 2019
Gospel MAPS: Forgiveness is DIVINE - The Parable of the unmerciful servant
 Jonathan dissects the parable of the unmerciful servant in Matthew 18:21-35
1:02:34
November 14, 2019
Gospel MAPS - Week 9: "The Unfairness of Grace" - the Parable of the labourers in the vineyard
 Jonathan looks at the parable of the labourers in the vineyard (matt 20:1-16), using health care and Kanye West as illustrations. What is fairness? Is the Gospel fair?
1:07:57
November 4, 2019
Gospel MAPS - Week 8: Walking God's Path - The Parable of the unjust judge
 This Sunday Lyndsay Jacobs takes this communion service with the theme of "Walking God's Path"
1:03:59
October 20, 2019
Gospel MAPS - Week 7: Weeds among the Wheat - God's Job, Not Ours
The sermon and theme fire this service centres around the existence of good and evil side by side and who is actually in control of it all.
51:27
October 20, 2019
Gospel MAPS - Week 6: Lamb of God
 Why is Jesus compared to a lamb? Why do we use language of lamb and blood in worship? What does it all mean?
1:04:57
October 10, 2019
Gospel MAPS - Week 5: the parable of the Sower - Which Soil Will You Be?
Spring Sunday / Baptisms of Arlo Barb and PJ Po'uli. Pastor Jonathan challenges the congregation on which soil they are individually and as a church.
59:27
October 10, 2019
Gospel MAPS - Week 4: Samaratin Story - Love over Fear
 Jonathan looks at a familiar story with an alternative perspective from the norm.
1:13:21
September 14, 2019
Sept 8, 2019 - Controlling the Tongue
  This week, lay preacher, Ferg Harding, tackles James 3:1-12, as a break from the Gospel MAPS series.
46:21
September 8, 2019
The expectation and experience
 
58:03
August 10, 2019
Walls of hostility
Communion is missing due to microphone issues
53:54
August 3, 2019
Branch Life
A reflection on John 15:1-17
27:08
July 20, 2019
Pentecost Sunday - Full Service
 
1:06:07
June 8, 2019
The peace Jesus gives
Sermon by Rev Jonathan Barb
18:53
May 25, 2019
Mothers and God
Sermon by Rev Jonathan Barb
16:40
May 11, 2019