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Summerhill Baps - Sermons

Summerhill Baps - Sermons

By Maddy Svoboda
Summerhill Baptist Church in Launceston, Tasmania is a community that seeks to follow an open hearted God to be formed into an open hearted people displaying the open hearted acceptance of Jesus Christ to all.
Family of God
The most dominant metaphor for the church in the New Testament Scriptures is family. How do you move beyond different generations under the same roof to doing life and faith in Jesus together?
April 04, 2022
Wholehearted Lovers and Followers of Jesus (Luke 19:1-10)
If God receives us with open hearted acceptance through Jesus, what is our response to that? He calls us to love and follow him with all we have.
April 04, 2022
Open Hearted Acceptance
This is what we are hoping to embody at Summerhill Baptist Church. What does it mean? This kicks off our vision series for the next month.
March 23, 2022
Service and Mission
When we follow the example of our King and lay down our lives for the good of others, we are transformed from the inside out.
February 28, 2022
The Scandal of Grace (Matthew 20:1-16)
Our God is a gracious and generous God. He makes his grace available to all. As we receive his grace, we are then to become people who dispense grace to others.
February 15, 2022
Grown by Grace (Galatians 3:1-14)
When we think about how we grow in maturity in Christ, we can think that it is about us doing it all after we were rescued by grace. Paul has some things to say about that
February 01, 2022
Saved By Grace (Ephesians 2:1-10)
Through the great love and mercy of God, we are given new life through the grace of God. Grace is God pouring out his unfailing love and faithfulness to undeserving people.
January 23, 2022
Jesus The Peace Bringer (Matthew 8, Mark 4)
In the midst of the storms we face, Christmas is a time to reflect on the one who is with us in the storms and can bring us lasting peace.
January 02, 2022
Our Need for True Peace
In a world of radical uncertainty and ambient fear and anxiety, peace as an absence of conflict or resolution feels out of reach. But what if peace was more than that? What if peace is more presence than absence?
December 16, 2021
Public Reading of Scripture
Throughout the history of the people of God, the practice of public reading of Scripture has been pivotal to know again the story we find ourselves in.
December 07, 2021
Scripture Transforms (2 Timothy 3:10-17)
One of the ways in which God transforms us is through his Scriptures. As we remain in the Scriptures, the God breathed words do their work in us to equip and prepare us for the good work he has for us.
November 11, 2021
Church as Family
One of the most dominant themes for the people of God through Scripture is family. In a world where the concept of family is changing and loneliness is such a prevalent reality, is there a space for a family that goes beyond biology? We think there is.
November 04, 2021
Community As Is
What happens when community doesn't really measure up to our expectations? Can we grow into Christlikeness when community doesn't look like Acts 2? We can, if we take our cues from what Jesus has done for us.
October 26, 2021
Community is Transformative
We need one another in our Christian faith and we sharpen one another as we do life together. What should our Christian communities devote themselves to so that transformation can happen?
October 20, 2021
Endgame of the Holy Spirit
If we were to give free reign to God in our life, what would he want for us? What does he want to produce in our lives? The answer may surprise you.
October 20, 2021
Holy Spirit As Told By Jesus
This week, we look at what does Jesus actually say about the coming of the Holy Spirit. Who is he? What does he do? How does he contribute to the process of being formed into the image of Jesus?
September 27, 2021
Why Do We Even Need The Holy Spirit?
When we talk about becoming like Jesus, the Holy Spirit gets a lot of airtime. Rightfully so I reckon, but why? Why do we even need the Holy Spirit? Surely we can figure it out. But what if we are part of the problem? 🤔 What if we need something (someone) beyond ourselves can work within us to posture us towards maturity in Christ.
September 20, 2021