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New Life Presbyterian Church is a community based church located in the Gungahlin area of Canberra, Australia.
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Ep05 / Enjoying God
Ep05 / Enjoying God by New Life Presbyterian Church
05:12
February 5, 2021
Ep04 / Enjoying God the Holy Spirit
Guests: Derek Bullen, Kate Baron
19:39
January 30, 2021
Ep03 / Enjoying God the Son
Guests: Derek Bullen, Marcia Melville, Angus Lindsay
25:19
January 15, 2021
Ep02 / Enjoying God the Father
Guests: Elizabeth Tankard, Tara Prince, Angus Lindsay
20:43
January 8, 2021
Ep01 / Enjoying God
3 reasons to get this book and read it over summer
08:29
December 22, 2020
Ep 025 / Christmas at the Evenden's
Topic: Christmas Guest: Cate Evenden
14:23
December 17, 2020
Ep 024 / TEAR + Community
Topic: TEAR + Community Guest: Sandra Clifford
15:35
November 20, 2020
Ep 023 / Esther & the silence of God
Topic: Esther and the silence of God Guest: Marcia Melville
24:24
November 6, 2020
Ep 022 / CS Lewis & Narnia
Topic: CS Lewis & Narnina Guest: Michael McGarity
23:34
October 30, 2020
Ep 021 / South Africa
Topic: South Africa Guests: Andre & Acie Claasen
21:00
October 23, 2020
Ep 020 / Disrupted Plans
Title: Disrupted Plans Guest: Elizabeth Tankard
15:13
October 16, 2020
Ep 019 / Gifts & Service
Topic: Gifts & Service Guest: Mark Maskell
17:34
September 24, 2020
Ep 018 / Sport
On the podcast this week, Vicki Whitelaw. We chat about professional cycling, being a Christian athlete, and what seeking to honour Christ looks like for Vicki in retirement.
22:04
September 18, 2020
Ep 017 / Gospel Partnership
Topic: Gospel Partnership Guest: Mike Adams, Goulburn Presbyterian Church
21:21
September 11, 2020
Ep 016 / Benin
Topic: Benin Guest: Sil Ruddle, Serving in Benin with SIM
18:23
September 4, 2020
Ep015 / Military Life
New Life at Home Podcast Topic: Military Life Special Guests: Adrian & Jacqui
21:03
August 28, 2020
Ep014 / Music
Topic: Music Guest: Ian Appleby
16:39
August 20, 2020
Ep 013 / Family & Faith
Topic: Family & Faith Guest: Dave Whitelaw
20:02
August 14, 2020
Ep012 / The Territories
Topic: The Territories The story of life in outback NT to life in the city (ACT) Special Guests: Joshua & Dianne Auld
24:22
August 7, 2020
Ep011 / Art & Faith
Topic: Art & Faith Guest: Sue Appleby
21:20
July 31, 2020
Ep010 / FOCUS
Topic: FOCUS Guests: Emma Cumberlege & Thomas Marsh
18:29
July 24, 2020
Ep009 / Rest
Topic: Rest Guest: Kellie Nicholas, CMS Japan
13:09
June 19, 2020
Ep008 / Expectations
Topic: Expectations Guest: Kate Baron
13:02
June 13, 2020
Ep007 / Reconciliation
Guest: John McClean, Christ College Gospel Society & Culture Committee
19:07
May 29, 2020
Ep006 / Staff Team
New Life Staff Team discuss COVID-19
15:36
May 22, 2020
Ep 005 / Health
Episode 005 - Health Guests: Rod & Ruth Foley
20:13
May 15, 2020
Ep004 / Compassion
Topic: Compassion Guests: Bruce Boyle & Moonsun Miles
18:44
May 8, 2020
Ep003 / Authority
Topic: Authority Guest: Simeon Duncan
19:28
May 1, 2020
Ep002 / Assurance
Assurance. Special guest: Julie Amos
16:58
April 24, 2020
Ep001
Ep001 by New Life Presbyterian Church
17:41
April 18, 2020
Salvation Begins - Genesis 4
Life outside the garden a. Cain & Abel (v 1-16) b. Cain & his descendants (v 17-24) c. Seth & his descendants (v 25-26) Blood that cries out.
30:26
November 30, 2019
Salvation Begins: Genesis 3
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Genesis 3 Outline: Peace & harmony. Our relationship with God. Our relationship with each other. Our relationship with creation. The defeat of sin.
29:07
November 16, 2019
Salvation Begins 1
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Genesis
33:53
November 16, 2019
Living With Eternal Perspective
Speaker: Guest Speaker Passage: Luke 12:4-34 Outline: Treat God as King and heaven as your true home. Invest in enternal treasure. Seek God before your physical needs.
23:48
November 3, 2019
Glory, Grit & Grace: Dangerous Deception
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: 2 Corinthians 10-11 Outline: Warnings Deception Defense Resolve
25:08
October 1, 2019
Glory, Grit & Grace: Pixelated Glory
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: 2 Corinthians 3 Outline: Pixelated glory. Spirit-empowered reputation. (v1-6) Spirit-empowered righteousness. (v7-11, Exodus 34:29-35) Spirit-empowered reflection (v12-18) Glory, grit & grace.
18:44
August 19, 2019
Glory, Grit & Grace: Gentle Triumph
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: 2 Corinthians 2 Outline: Gentle triumph is... Marked by gutsy gentleness (v1-11) Marked by unsettled urgency (v12-13) Marked by sincere speech (v14-17) Glory, grit & grace.
33:42
August 8, 2019
Glory, Grit & Grace: Uncomfortable Comfort
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: 2 Corinthians 1 Outline The pursuit of comfortable. Uncomfortable comfort: set hope on God. (v1-11) Uncomfortable comfort: rely on God's grace. (v12-14) Uncomfortable comfort: stand firm in God's faithfulness. (v15-22) Glory, grit & grace.
42:53
July 28, 2019
Together We Believe: Jesus Will Return Again To Judge
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Matthew 25:31-46, Hebrews 9:11-28 Outline: The appeal of the Apostles Creed. We want justice. God’s holiness and righteousness demand judgment [Genesis 18:25; Psalm 1; Psalm 50:1-6; Isaiah 5:16; Acts 17:30-31] We want fair judgment. Jesus is the perfectly impartial judge [Acts 10:42; Romans 2:2, 5-6, 11, 16; 2 Corinthians 5:10] We want to be on the right side of judgment. Jesus’ judgment divides [Matthew 25:31-46] The appeal TO and appeal OF… - godly living [2 Corinthians 5; Hebrews 10:26-39; 1 Peter 2:11-12; 1 Peter 4:7-11; 1 John 2:28-29] - making Jesus known [Acts 2:38-40; Acts 10:39-42; Acts 17:30-31; 2 Corinthians 5:10]
41:54
June 28, 2019
Together We Believe: Jesus - Suffered, Died, Buried
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Luke 22-23 Outline: Condemnation Substitution Justification Inspiration
35:45
June 2, 2019
Together We Believe: Jesus - God's Son & Lord
Speaker: Tim Barron Passage: Hebrews 1 Outline: What's in a title? Three titles for Jesus 1. Christ - Clarity, balance, community 2. Son - Clarity, balance, community 3. Lord - Clarity, balance, community
32:34
May 19, 2019
Easter Revisited
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Mark 4:35-41, Romans 4:25-5:2 Outline: The question: Don't you care? The answer: Peace! Be still! The hope: Glory of God
28:34
May 7, 2019
God's Grace Revealed
Speaker: Guest Passage: Jonah 1:1-16
16:38
April 30, 2019
Easter Sunday 2019
Speaker: Tim Barron
18:48
April 30, 2019
Good Friday 2019
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Mark 14
33:10
April 30, 2019
The Subtle Art Of Living Well: When You Are Not Well
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: James 5:13-20 Outline: In every situation... pray. (v13) When you are sick... pray. (v14-15) When you are in sin... pray. (v16) The example of Elijah... pray. (v17-18) When someone is wandering... rescue. (v19-20)
40:28
April 14, 2019
The Subtle Art Of Living Well: You Have To Wait
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: James 5:7-12 Outline: Patience is the companion of wisdom. Develop this: patience like a farmer (v7) Why? Because the Lord's coming is near. (v8) Steer away from this: grumbling. (v9) Develop this: perseverance like prophets and Job. (v10-11) Why? Because the Lord is full of compassion and mercy. (v11) Steer away from this: swearing oaths. (v12)
35:18
April 7, 2019
The Subtle Art Of Living Well: When Money Is Plentiful
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: James 5:1-6 Outline: There was a rich man... Riches Enjoy all good gifts with thanks. Meet greed with repentance. Be shrewdly generous. Do not worry. Now listen you rich people...
32:30
April 6, 2019
If We Are Not Close Enough To Annoy One Another, We're Not Close Enough
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Ephesians 4:1-16, 4:29-5:2 Outline: Made for community. Renewed in community. John 13; Romans 12; Galatians 5-6; Ephesians 4; Philippians 2; Colossians 3 U in community. UNITY in community.
18:31
March 17, 2019
The Subtle Art Of Living Well: When Fights Break Out
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: James 4:1-12 Outline: Conflict. Living poorly - Conflict with one another (v1-3) - Conflict with God (v4-6) Living well - Humility before God (7-10) a. Submit (v7) b. Come near (v8) c. Grieve (v9) - Humility before one another (v11-12)
27:49
March 17, 2019
The Subtle Art Of Living Well: When Words Slip Out
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: James 3:1-18 Outline: Our tongues stumble with words. (v2) A small tongue can have a big impact. (v3-6) No one can tame the tongue. (v7-8) The mouth can do two things at once... but shouldn't. (v9-12) The subtle art of living well... when words slip out. (v13-18) Taste your words before you spit them out.
19:27
March 9, 2019
Big Day Out 2019: Spiritual Confidence
Speaker: Dave McDonald Passage: Romans 8:28-39 Outline: Only a Sovereign God can help - in all things (28) - God works (28) - for the good of those who love him (28) - to be conformaed to the likeness of his son... (29) - For those God foreknew... he also glorified (29-30) Nothing to fear - Security in Christ (31-34) - What ever comes our way (31-39) Confident hope in the promises of God.
32:59
March 9, 2019
Big Day Out 2019: Spiritual Hope
Speaker: Dave McDonald Passage: Romans 8:17-30 Outline: What did you expect? Navigating the storms - A world in crisis (18-21) - Spiritual hope (22-25) - Spiritual help (26-27) - Spiritual confidence (28-30) Hopeful Christians
37:37
March 9, 2019
Big Day Out 2019: Spiritual Life
Speaker: Dave McDonald Passage: Romans 8:1-17 Outline: Living in a world of pain. What a difference the Spirit makes - Spiritual life (1-4) - Living by the Spirit (5-11) - Being led by the Spirit (12-14) - Spiritual identity (14-17) Freedom to live.
41:15
March 9, 2019
The Subtle Art Of Living Well: When The Poor Cross Our Path
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: James 2:1-26 Outline: Living well is more than being a nice person. No favouritism in comparison to the glory of Jesus. (v1) - Favouritism is evil. (v2-7) - Love your neighbour... really. (v8-11) - Mercy triumphs over judgement. (v12-13) Faith that works. (v14) - Care of poor. (v15-19) - Example of Abraham. (v20-24, Genesis 22) - Example of Rahab. (v25-26, Joshua 2) The subtle art of living well... when the poor cross our path. 1. Welcome 2. Discern 3. Generous
43:24
February 24, 2019
The Subtle Art Of Living Well: When Religion Is Corrupt
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: James 1:19-27 Outline: I hate corruption. Religion is corrupt when we fail to listen to God's Word. (v19-21) Religion is corrupt when we fail to do God's Word. (v22-25) Religion is corrupt when we fail to control our tongues. (v26-27) The subtle art of living well: look in the mirror.
29:21
February 17, 2019
The Subtle Art Of Living Well: When Life Is Not Well
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: James 1:1-18 Outline: I want life to go well. Wisdom is the subtle art of living well. When life is not well: trial and temptation. Ask God for wisdom. Living well: perseverance, maturity and joy.
30:20
February 10, 2019
Clearly Christ: Colossians 4:2-18
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Colossians 4:2-18
24:26
February 10, 2019
Clearly Christ: Colossians 1:15-23
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Colossians 1:15-23
31:06
January 27, 2019
Clearly Christ: Colossians 3:1-4:1
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: Colossians 3:1-4:1 Outline: Standing out. Your new identity. This changes everything. Old and New clothes. Why get changed? Where are you from?
22:30
January 27, 2019
Clearly Christ: Colossians 2:6-23
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Colossians 2:6-23 Outline: Overflowing with thankfulness. Spiritual kidnapping (v8) Stick with family (v9-15) Stranger danger (v16-23) You need more thankfulness that you need.
24:22
January 24, 2019
Believe To Life: Extravagant Mission
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 21 Outline: The gospel story doesn't end... "A Christian gospel ends properly, not with the appearance of the Risen Lord to his disciples, but with a confident statement that his mission to the world, undertaken at his command and under his authority, will be the means by which many are saved." EC Hoskyns Mission WITHOUT Jesus. Mission WITH Jesus. Life plan: Prepare.
15:48
December 16, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Life
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: John 20 Outline: That narky time of year. Where's the joy? The empty tomb. (v1-10) Jesus appears to Mary. (11-18) Jesus appears to his disciples. (19-23) Jesus appears to Thomas. (24-28) 'Blessed are those who have not seen...' (29) Life plan: ENJOY.
28:42
December 16, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Death
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 19 Outline: Extravagant detail... too much? The sentence. (v1-16) The crucifixion. (17-27) The death. (28-37) The burial. (38-42) Life Plan: B2L.
24:60
December 2, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Innocence
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 18 Outline: Innocent accused. John 18 shows us Jesus' extravagant innocence. Innocence arrested. (v1-11) Innocence examined. (12-14, 19-24) Innocence denied. (15-18, 25-27) Innocence tried. (28-37) Innocence declared. (38-40) Life plan: R4U.
33:57
November 25, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Prayer
Speaker: Guest Passage: John 17 Outline: Harmony Jesus prays for glory. (v1-5) Jesus prays for his Disciples. (6-19) Jesus prays for his Church. (20-26) So what can we take away from this passage? Union in Christ. Union in the Church.
25:24
November 18, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Danger
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 15:18-16:33 Outline: Enlisting for mission. John 16 prepares us for extravagant danger. Extravagant danger in Jesus' mission. Extravagant resources for Jesus' mission. Life plan: NOT alone.
22:43
November 11, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Love
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 15:1-17 Outline: Organising love in the church. John 15 calls us to extravagant love. 'I am the vine; you are the branches.' Extravagant love: bearing fruit. Life plan: L-O-V-E
34:38
November 7, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Peace
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 13:36-14:31 Outline: We hate farewells. John 14 calls us to extravagant peace. Where is Jesus going? Extravagant peace: no trouble, no fear. Life plan: 1-way.
25:59
October 28, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Service
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 13:1-35 Outline: We have a branding problem. John 13 calls us to extravagant service. Be served by Jesus. (v1-11) Be a servant like Jesus. (v12-35) Life plan: 1-1-1
29:59
October 28, 2018
Believe To Life: Extravagant Glory
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 12:1-50 Outline: 'Life is meant to be brilliant.' John 1-11: Believe to life John 12-21: Life with Jesus Passover background Extravagant Glory: 2 responses
24:08
October 14, 2018
Is This The End Of The World As We Know It?
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Matthew 24:1-14 Outline: This is not the end of the world as we know it. This is a reminder that the end is coming. Wrong responses - doubt - despair - live it up Right responses - prepared - prayerful - proclaiming - preventative - providential
25:15
October 9, 2018
True Greatness
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Matthew 19:13-30 Outline: From rags to riches. The model for entering the kingdom. (v13-15) How does the rich young man measure up? (v16-22) How do the disciples measure up? (23-30) The only one who measures up. Starting as a follower of Jesus. Continuing as a follower of Jesus.
22:53
September 30, 2018
Can You Handle The Truth?
Speaker: Guest Passage: John 10:1-21 Outline: Introduction One entrance One Good Shepard Conclusion
25:13
September 30, 2018
Mighty To Save: Zephaniah
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: Zephaniah Outline: Judgement is FACTUAL | Salvation is FACTUAL Judgement is FAIR | Salvation is FAIR Judgement is FEARFUL | Salvation is JOYFUL Judgement and salvation are FINAL. God is MIGHTY TO SAVE.
26:18
September 26, 2018
Mighty To Save: Habakkuk 3
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Habakkuk 3 Outline: 1. REMEMBER what God has done. (v1-7) 2. KNOW who God is. (v8-15) 3. WAIT patiently. (v16) 4. REJOICE in the Lord. (v17-18) 5. SING it out. (v19)
17:02
September 26, 2018
Mighty To Save: Habakkuk 1:12-2:20
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Habakkuk 1:12-2:1 Outline: What all Dads get wrong... that God gets right. Habakkuk's second complaint. (1:12-2:1) Implication: God is MIGHTY. God's 'woe-full' answer. (2:2-20) i. v6-8 ii. v9-11 iii. v12-14 iv. v15-17 v. v18-20 Implication: God is mighty to SAVE. The righteous will live by his faith.
38:22
September 2, 2018
Mighty To Save: Habakkuk 1:1-11
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Habakkuk 1:1-11 Outline: Holding up the mirror to evil and injustice. Habakkuk's complaint. (v1-4) Implication: God is MIGHTY. God's answer. (5-11) Implication: God is mighty TO SAVE. If Habakkuk could see what we see...
30:06
August 26, 2018
Mighty To Save: Nahum, Poetic Prophet Of Doom
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Nahum 3
27:55
August 26, 2018
Mighty To Save: Nahum, Poetic War Correspondent
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Nahum 2 Outline: The pride before the fall. The good news of judgement. (1:15) The 'great' city taken. (2:1-7) The 'great' city plundered. (2:8-10) The 'great' city humbled. (2:11-13) Good news for the humble.
22:30
August 12, 2018
Mighty To Save: Obadiah
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Obadiah Outline: Make Australia Great! A kingdom without a king. The vision of Obadiah... about Edom. National-ism Consumer-ism Quiet-ism Mighty to save.
30:52
August 6, 2018
Mighty To Save: Nahum, Poetic Theologian
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Nahum 1:1-15 Outline: Is it Nay-hum, Nay-hoom or Nah-em??? A vision of Nahum concerning Nineveh. (v1) The personal judge. (2-3) The mighty judge. (4-6) The judge's target. (8-11) The judge's purpose. (7, 12-15) Reflecting on love and justice.
34:46
August 6, 2018
Truth
Speaker: Mike Adams Passage: John 18:12-40 Outline: What is truth? Four responses: Response 1: Oppose Response 2: Run away Response 3: Whatever Response 4: Accept Your response?
34:30
July 15, 2018
Daniel's Prayer
Speaker: Guest Passage: Daniel 9:1-19
18:06
July 8, 2018
Believe To Life: Death
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: John 11
21:15
July 7, 2018
Believe To Life: Life & Abundance
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: John 10 Outline: Jesus comes to gather. (v1-6) Jesus comes to bring life. (7-10) Jesus is the good shepherd. (11-18) Jesus is either insane or he is truly God. (19-21)
23:48
July 7, 2018
Believe To Life: The Light
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 8
10:52
June 17, 2018
Believe To Life: Blindness
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 9 Outline: Blindness Suffering and the work of God. (v3-5) I once was blind... (6-34) but now I see. (35-41) Punching holes in the darkness.
27:51
June 17, 2018
NLPC Big Day Out: Talk 3, New Life
Speaker: Murray Smith Passage: Psalm 34:1-22, 1 Peter 2:13-4:19 Outline: Retreat or compromise? 1. Saved for the good life. Submission Obedience Love 2. Saved to point others to One who is truly good.
39:10
June 16, 2018
NLPC Big Day Out: Talk 2, New Community
Speaker: Murray Smith Passage: Exodus 19:1-6, 1 Peter 2:1-12 Outline: The urge to build something big! 1. God's church is his great building project: where God lives in his world. 2. God's church is his new humanity: where God is making people new. 3. God calls his church to declare and demonstrate how great God is.
40:36
June 16, 2018
NLPC Big Day Out: Talk 1, New Birth
Speaker: Murray Smith Passage: Isaiah 40.1-11, 1 Peter 1.1-2.3 Outline: Unexpected fire 1. God has given us new birth. So look to your heavenly Father to feed you. 2. We have a new family. So learn to reflect the family likeness ... and love one another deeply. 3. We're heirs of a new world. So persevere through trials - God is perfecting us through them.
50:57
June 16, 2018
Generation Generous: Content Children
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Matthew 6 Outline: Is money 'everything'? Do not worry. (Matthew 6) Sovereign God Generous God Generation Generous: implications.
34:10
June 5, 2018
Believe To Life: Unbelief
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: John 7 Outline: Jesus divides people. The unbelief of the Jewish leaders. (v. 1) The unbelief of Jesus' brothers. (2-9) The unbelief of the crowds. (10-24) Is Jesus the Christ? (25-52) An invitation to believe and drink. (376-39)
30:02
June 3, 2018
Generation Generous: Shrewd Saints
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Luke 16, 2 Corinthians 8-9 Outline: Is money 'unimportant'? Shrewd Saints. (Luke 16) Gospel generosity. (2 Corinthians 8-9) Generation generous: implications.
36:28
May 21, 2018
Generation Generous: Greedy Guts
Speaker: Russell Smidt Outline: Is money 'safe'? Money might keep us out of God's kingdom. Greed is... foolish an abuse of God's generosity idolatry Generation Generous IMPLICATION.
36:37
May 13, 2018
Generation Generous: Generous God
Speaker: Russell Smidt Outline: Financial strategies opposed to God Financial ASCETICISM Financial ATHEISM Financial APATHY Financial ANXIETY Is money 'bad'? Generous God: Everything God creates is good. Generous God: Everything we have comes from God. Generous Generation IMPLICATIONS.
36:47
May 6, 2018
Big Words That End In Shun: Adoption
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Ephesians 1, Galations 4, Romans 8 Outline: Human adoption versus divine adoption Adoption planned: from the Father (Eph 1:3-6) Adoption accomplished: through the son (Gal 4:4-5) Adoption applied: by the spirit (Gal 4:6-7, Rom 8:15-17,22-23)
27:07
May 6, 2018
Big Words That End In SHUN: Justification
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Romans 3
31:04
May 6, 2018
Big Words That End In Shun: Propitiation
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passages: Romans 1-3, 1 John 2:1-2, 4:10 Outline: 1. Propitiation is NECESSARY... because God's anger is REAL. (Romans 1-3) 2. Propitiation is POSSIBLE... because Jesus' sin-bearing death is REAL. (Romans 3:21-26) 3. Propitiation is ESSENTIAL... because our relationship with God is REAL. (1 John 2:1-2, 4:10)
24:19
April 22, 2018
Big Words That End In SHUN: Salvation
Speaker: Russell Smidt
22:08
April 22, 2018
Big Words That End In SHUN: Resurrection
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:54-55
17:01
April 1, 2018
Big Words That End In SHUN: Substitution
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 18-19 Outline: A big word. A little word. Jesus takes our place.
15:27
March 30, 2018
Believe To Life: A Fork In The Road
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 6 Outline: A fork in the road. The SIGN: Jesus feeds the crowd with bread... and offers himself as the Bread of Life. The CLAIM: Jesus walks on the water as 'I AM'... to safely lead his people into Eternal Life. The RESPONSE: Believe to Life. Note: the end portion of the sermon is missing.
23:50
March 30, 2018
Believe To Life: The Sign
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: John 5 Outline The sign (v1-13) The aftermath (14-18) The response (19-30)
23:31
March 30, 2018
Believe To Life: John 4
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: John 4
26:47
March 11, 2018
Believe To Life: In The Light
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 3 Outline: Would you rather be... Nicodemus is drawn to the light. (v1-2) Everyone in the light needs to be born again. (3-15) Living in the light. (16-21) The church is a light-filled haven for sinners saved by Jesus.
13:13
March 4, 2018
Believe To Life: A New Start
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 2
29:48
March 4, 2018
Believe To Life: Why Believe?
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: John 1 Outline: Why believe? In the BEGINNING... was the word. Believe to life.
28:56
March 4, 2018
The Unfinished Business Of Christ
Speaker: Guest speaker Passage: Hebrews 4
21:31
February 18, 2018
Summer Psalms: Sand
Speaker: Tim Barron Passage: Psalm 139 Outline: Sand Known by God... a. What we do (v. 1-6) b. Where we go (7-12) c. Who we are (13-18) 'If only you, God, would slay the wicked...' (19-24) 'He told me everything I ever did.' (John 4:39)
24:51
February 18, 2018
Summer Psalms: Sun
Speaker: Guest speaker Passage: Psalm 104 Outline: 1. My God is so BIG. 2. MY God is so big. 3. Responding to this big God.
27:28
February 18, 2018
Summer Psalms: Rest
Speaker: Guest Passage: Psalm 62 Outline: David's story: - David's situation. - David's strategy. - David's security. Jesus' story: Luke 22:39-44. Our story.
24:28
February 18, 2018
Summer Psalms: Water
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Psalm 69 Outline: 1. 'The waters have come up to my neck.' (v1-12, 19-20) Our story... Jesus' story... 2. 'But I pray to you, O LORD.' (13-18) 3. 'Pour out your wrath on them.' (22-29)... wait, WHAT?! 4. 'I will praise God's name.' (30-36)
26:19
February 4, 2018
Encounters With Christ: True Satisfaction
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: Mark 6:30-45 Outline: 1. I can't get no satisfaction. 2. The Disciples & the crowd can't get no satisfaction. 3. Jesus has compassion. 4. Only Jesus brings satisfaction.
21:40
February 4, 2018
Encounters With Christ: In A Cold Christmas
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Mark 6:1-29 Outline: 1. A cold Christmas. 2. A cold encounter with Christ. (v1-6) 3. A warm encounter with Christ's mission. (7-13) 4. A warm Christmas.
23:09
February 4, 2018
Encounters With Christ: In The Shadow Of Death
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Mark 5:21-43 Outline: 1. The shadow of death. 2. A desperate father and a dying girl. (v21-24) 3. A diseased woman and deathly delay. (25-36) 4. Talitha koum! (37-43)
27:41
December 17, 2017
Encounters With Christ: Jesus Encounters Us Where We Are
Speaker: Derek Bullen Passage: Mark 5:1-20 Outline: 1. Our lives can be messy. 2. Our messy lives don't keep Jesus away from us. 3. When we encounter Jesus, we encounter raw power. 4. An encounter with Jesus must change us.
31:13
December 17, 2017
Encounters With Christ
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Mark 4:1-41 Outline: 1. Listen! (v1-20) 2. The secret of the kingdom of God. (10-12, 21-25) 3. The kingdom of heaven is like... (26-34) 4. Even the wind and the waves obey him! (35-41)
24:34
December 17, 2017
Soli Deo Gloria: Bible Alone
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: 2 Timothy 3:10-4:5 Outline: 1. William Tyndale - Scripture alone... Sola scriptura 2. What is Scripture / the Bible? 3. What do we do with the Bible? 4. What don't we do with the Bible?
22:46
November 26, 2017
Soli Deo Gloria: Christ Alone
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Hebrews 10:1-23 Outline: 1. The obscurity of Christ in 1517. 2. The obscurity of Christ in 2017. 3. Who is Jesus Christ? 4. The once of ALL sacrifice. 5. The once for ALL mediator. 6. Soli Deo Gloria.
28:18
November 26, 2017
Soli Deo Gloria: Faith Alone
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Romans 4:1-25 Outline: 1. The problem of faith in 1517. 2. The problem of faith in 2017. 3. What is faith? 4. ALL of justification is by faith. 5. Justification of ALL is by faith. 6. Soli Deo Gloria.
29:51
November 26, 2017
The Unstoppable Gospel
Speaker: Kevin Murray (Australian Presbyterian World Mission) Passage: Luke 24:36-49
21:20
October 29, 2017
1 Corinthians 4
Speaker: Guest Passage: 1 Corinthians 4
31:30
October 29, 2017
Bible Build Up: God Gathers His People Home
The Bible ends with a new beginning: God's people gathered in God's place under God's King - Jesus. The blessing of Eden is eclipsed by the new heavens and new earth and there is no more curse. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 21-22 Outline: 1. Wedding fashion crime. 2. New heaven and new earth a. No fig leaves - beautifully dressed in white. (Rev 19:6-8; 21:2) b. No hiding - presence of God. (Rev 21:3-4) c. No shame - glory. (rev 21:24-27) d. No curse - healing. (Rev 22:1-3) 3. Fashion for eternity a. Clothed with power. (Luke 24:49) b. Clothed with the imperishable. (1 Cor 15:54) c. Longing for heavenly clothes. (2 Cor 5:2-3) d. Clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience... love. (Col 3:12-14)
30:41
September 27, 2017
Bible Build Up: The Resurrection Of The King
King Jesus crushed death, rose to life and now, as he pours out his Spirit, he is building his church, gathering people all over the world. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Matthew 28 Outline: 1. Looking for someone looking for us. 2. The dawning of a new day: Resurrection. a. Ezek 36-37 b. Isa 9 c. Acts 2:24; Psa 16 d. 1 Cor 15 3. Only Jesus can bring us into the new day and new community. (Acts 2:36-47)
37:34
September 24, 2017
Bible Build Up: The Crucifixion
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5
24:11
September 18, 2017
Bible Build Up: The Coming Of The King
God's Old Testament promises of blessing for the whole world are fulfilled through Jesus. His birth announces him as the true Son and promised king who ends the exile and gathers God's people. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Matthew 1 Outline: 1. The arrival of the King. (Matt 1:1; 27:37) 2. The arrival of the saviour. (Matt 1:21; 26:28) 3. Forgive and give. (Col 3:13; 2 Cor 8:7)
20:51
September 3, 2017
Bible Build Up: King Solomon Gets It Wrong
Unfortunately, we really do see Eden revisited, with King Solomon repeating Adam and Eve's rebellion and ignoring God's Word. As King Solomon follows other gods, God no longer blesses Israel. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: 1 Kings 11 Outline: 1. Clear instructions from someone you trust but a choice to go a different way. 2. Clear instruction for the king. (Deut 17:14-20) 3. A choice to go a different way. (1 Kings 11) 4. The greater king to follow. (Matt 4:1-11, 12:42, 26:61-64)
30:12
August 20, 2017
Bible Build Up: David, King Of God's People
We glimpse fulfilment of God's promises to Abraham as Israel experiences blessing under David. It's almost 'Eden revisited', with God's gathered people living in God's special place under God's King. Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: 2 Samuel 7 Outline: 1. Waiting for the big reveal. 2. God's partial reveal: King David. (2 Sam 6-7) 3. God's final reveal: King Jesus. (Rev 5)
26:18
August 20, 2017
Bible Build Up: Abraham & The Promise
God's promises to Abraham show he will deal with the problem of our sin and bring blessing back to our world: God's people, in God's place, under God's rule. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Genesis 12 Outline: 1. Shame: my story 2. The pattern of the old story. (Genesis 1-11) 3. The promise of the new story: Abraham. (Genesis 12) 4. The possibility of the new story: Jesus. (Matthew 8)
14:38
August 19, 2017
Bible Build Up: The Fall
The tragedy of humanity's rebellion against God sets the scene for the rest of the Bible story. Sin destroyed the perfect relationship between God and us (and each other). The blessed world is now cursed and the people are scattered. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Genesis 3 Outline: 1. Shame: my story. 2. Now the serpent... (Gen 3:1) 3. Sin id born. 4. No shame. Jesus' story. (Matt 4-5)
25:51
August 6, 2017
Bible Build Up: God's people in God's place
God made the world and rules over the world as the loving King. He created a good and blessed place for his people to delight in together. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Genesis 1 Outline: 1. Road maps and the Bible. 2. In the beginning God... (v1:1) 3. And God said... (v 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 24) 4. And it was good (v1:4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25)... it was VERY good. (v1:31) 5. No shame. (2:25)
27:36
July 30, 2017
Always Watching
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Psalm 121 Outline: Why we didn't go to Uluru. Help from the maker of heaven and earth. (v1-2) Always watching. (v3-8) Always watched.
21:12
July 30, 2017
Love Changes Everything!
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: Luke 7:36-50
22:11
July 24, 2017
The Wedding Banquet
Speaker: Guest Speaker Passage: Matthew 22:1-14
19:37
July 23, 2017
Reach Out: Danger
God's word sustains his messenger in midst of danger. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 27 Outline: Through many dangers, toils and snares. God's messenger in danger. God's messenger sustained. Grace will lead me home.
25:47
July 16, 2017
Reach Out: Credible
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 24-26
24:41
July 15, 2017
Reach Out: Unhindered
God's purpose is fulfilled (gospel messenger reaches Rome!). Boldness marks its proclamation; unhindered describes its progress. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 28 Outline: 1. The gospel message is ABOUT JESUS. (v23) 2. The gospel message is FOR EVERYONE. (v28) 3. The gospel message is UNHINDERED. (v31)
20:14
June 25, 2017
Big Day Out: Session 2
Talks from the 2017 NLPC Big Day Out.
53:11
June 25, 2017
Big Day Out: Session 1
Talks from the 2017 NLPC Big Day Out.
01:17:08
June 18, 2017
Reach Out: God's Success
God himself is the guarantee of the fulfilment of his Word and the success of the mission. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 21-23 Outline: Paul's story - threat of death (21:13) - rumour and misunderstanding (21:21) - riot #1 (21:27) - arrested (21:33) - riot #2 (22:22-23) - riot #3 (23:9-10) - plot to kill Paul (23:12,21) - under guard (23:35) For I am convinced...
24:43
June 4, 2017
Reach Out: True Ministry
True ministry is persistent preaching, teaching, proclaiming, declaring, testifying publicly and privately to the necessity of turing to God in repentance and having faith in the Lord Jesus. Speaker: Simon Bolton Passage: Acts 19-20 Quiz questions: 1. What is the name of Dr Frankl's book? 2. Paul wanted to be in Jerusalem by what date? 3. Paul's sermon in Acts 20 was to who? 4. According to Simon's Dad, who do you turn out like? 5. God's vision is summarised in which verse of Acts 1? 6. Should we all be horse rustlers? 7. Is witnessing just for the professionals? 8. What's C.S.Lewis' answer to 'what do you do'? 9. Paul's four qualities are? 10. And so I should?
23:02
May 28, 2017
Reach Out: Persevere
The gospel powerfully brings change through persevering reach out. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 16-18 Outline: Welcome to... What does Paul do here? What happens to Paul? Does Jesus' gospel mission continue?
13:42
May 21, 2017
Reach Out: Grace
God accepts all people alike... through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ ALONE. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 15 Outline: IF... The dilemma: saved IF... (vv1-5) The debate: God's expansive salvation plans. (vv6-12) The decision: No IF. (vv13-35) In Christ Alone.
28:21
May 14, 2017
Reach Out: Easter Revisited
The timeless truths of Easter cannot be stopped reaching out to those who will have eternal life. Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 13-14 Outline: 1. Why revisit Easter? 2. Easter is GOD'S PLAN. 3. Easter is GOOD NEWS. 4. Easter is REVISITED.
24:20
May 7, 2017
Reach Out: God's Glory
Speaker: Guest Passage: Acts 12 God's ultimate end is to glorify himself through the progress of the gospel.
27:16
April 30, 2017
Reach Out: Unreached
Speaker: Guest Passage: Acts 11 Outline: Introduction: 'Going global'. 1. Recap: God builds his church in miraculous and unmistakable ways. 2. Closing the loop: the Church in Antioch. 3. Application: Adopting Barnabas' example.
35:34
April 23, 2017
Reach Out: All Kinds
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 10 Outline: 1. And they all lived... 2. The ripples of Easter. 3. The wind of the gospel.
22:33
April 16, 2017
Salvation is found... no other name
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 4:12 Outline: 1. Post-truth: Relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. 2. Is Christianity a post-truth movement? 3. Fact, emotion and personal belief.
18:31
April 14, 2017
Reach Out: Unexpected
Speaker: Brock Johnston Passage: Acts 9 Outline: Life exposed Saul encounters Jesus. (vv. 1-9) Ananias encounters Jesus. (vv. 10-16) Saul is changed. (vv. 17-18) Unexpected, undeserved, God-powered change.
27:52
April 9, 2017
Reach Out: God's Heart
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 8 Outline: God's heart is for the lost and brings about the interseaction of evangelist and seeker. Who is the greatest evangelist ever? Philip the evangelist. God the evangelist.
26:07
April 2, 2017
Reach Out: Triumph
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 6:8-8:4 Outline: God's plans are perfectly consistent - dynamic, merciful and triumphant. The accused accuses. The false charge against Stephen. (6:8-15) The truce charge against the Sanhedrin. (7:1-53) The verdict. (7:54-8:4) Martyr or maniac?
28:16
March 26, 2017
Reach Out: Spread
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 6:1-7 Outline: 1. Raise a glass for 200 years of the Bible Society. 2. The Word spreads (Acts 19:20) - superstitious fakery does not. 3. The Word spreads (Acts 12:24) - political ambition does not. 4. The Word spreads (Acts 6:1-7) - grumbling disunity does not. 5. The main thing is that the main thing remains the main thing.
26:27
March 19, 2017
Reach Out: Bold
Speaker: Guest speaker Passage: Acts 4:1-31 Outline: The arrest. (vs. 1-4) The next day. (5-12) The Sadducees withdraw. (13-22) The prayer meeting. (23-31) What does the church overwhelmed by the Holy Spirit look like? It's evangelistic. (12) It's courageous. (19-20) It's prayerful. (23, 31)
35:58
March 12, 2017
Reach Out: Healed
Speaker: Derek Bullen Passage: Acts 3:1-26 Outline: The Man The Jews forgot what God had told them: Deuteronomy 15:4, 7-8. By contrast, the Christians: Acts 2:45. The Miracle Largely a repetition of what Jesus had done. Luke 5:22-26. The Message Whenever opportunity knocks, we should open the door and grab it! Peter, the main human source for Mark's Gospel, would have remembered Jesus' saying, when people sought Him out. Mark 1:38 The sermon Peter preached was on the same theme as that on the Day of Pentecost: Acts 2:37-39. Brothers and sisters, what are we to do?
32:51
February 26, 2017
Reach Out: Repent
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 2:14-47 Outline: Jesus is God's Messiah - through repentance towards Jesus we are set right with God and join his Spirit-filled, new covenant community. A U-turn. The Holy Spirit points to Jesus. (v14-21) Who is Jesus? (22-36) Responding to Jesus. (37-47)
22:05
February 26, 2017
Reach Out: Equipped
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 2:1-13 Outline: The Holy Spirit enables the church for reaching out ot the ends of the earth. Language disaster: 'I like to drink...' The Holy Spirit comes. (v1-4) What is this? (5-13) The church is equipped - WE are equipped.
28:13
February 12, 2017
Reach Out: New Era
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 1:1-26 Outline: Jesus prepares his disciples for the new era. (v1-8) Jesus ascends... but doesn't leave. (9-11) Jesus' disciples in the new era. (12-26) New era implications: Think Move
27:58
February 9, 2017
Reach Out: Beyond The Fringe
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Acts 1:1-8 Outline: God's purpose is for his gospel to be preached to the ends of the earth by Holy Spirit empowered people. The danger of Acts. The main road through Luke-Acts... Luke 1:1-4 Luke 24:44-47 Acts 1:1-8 Acts 28:28-31 Reach out... beyond the fringe. "To press outward from the finge is always sound policy provided it is done with vigour and devotion."
29:01
January 29, 2017
New Life Summer - Colossians
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Colossians 3:15-17 Outline: Be at peace. Teach one another. Admonish one another. Love one another. Be truly thankful.
21:38
January 22, 2017
New Life Summer - Ephesians 4
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Ephesians 4:11-16 Outline: Be equiped. Be united. Become mature. Be steadfast. Build each other up.
21:03
January 15, 2017
Remember The Lord
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Deuteronomy 8 Outline: The prosperity test. (vv. 7-9) Responding to the test. 1. The right response - remembering... a. The Lord who disciplines. (vv. 2-5) b. The Lord who gives. (vv. 10,18) 2. The wrong response - forgetting... (vv. 11-17) Not just an ancient test. Remembering Jesus.
25:16
December 11, 2016
The Totally Devoted God - Talk 1
Speaker: Tim Baron Passage: Deuteronomy 4:32-40 Outline The history lesson. The God lesson. Responding to the lessons. Not just ancient lessons.
22:42
December 4, 2016
Genesis 50
Speaker: Guest Passage: Genesis 50:19-21 Outline God's place God's providence God's provision
33:37
December 4, 2016
Revelation 19-20
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 19-20 Outline: Victory in eternity. Victory on the battlefield. Victory in the courtroom. Response: Tears Time Trump Trust
18:48
November 13, 2016
Revelation 17-18
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 17-18
27:07
November 12, 2016
Psalm 138
Speaker: Guest Passage: Psalm 138
38:04
October 30, 2016
Revelation 15-16
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 15-16 Outline: How can a loving God send people to hell? Praise of God for all his works and judgment. No one accuses God for all his works and judgement. 'It is finished!'
30:11
October 23, 2016
Revelation 14
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 14 Outline: When there is no finish line in sight. The finish line for believer. v1-5, 12-13 The finish line for unbelievers. v6-11 The harvest of believers. v14-16 The harvest of unbelievers. v17-20
21:03
October 16, 2016
Christ The Conqueror
Speaker: Derek Bullen Passage: John 16:1-33
33:46
October 9, 2016
Homeward Bound?
Guest Speaker: Mike Adams Passage: Joshua 3-4 Outline: 1. A man's home is his castle. 2. God's plan to bring His children home. 3. God is bringing His children home. 4. God's thankful children: home.
31:46
October 2, 2016
Revelation 3
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 3
31:01
September 25, 2016
Revelation 2
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 2 Outline: Who is Jesus? What does he know? What does he say? The promise and Invitation.
34:13
September 25, 2016
Revelation 4-5
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 4-5 Outline: 2016 Rio Olympics: all eyes... A vision into heaven. (4:1) Worship around the throne. (4:2-11) Worship of the 'Lamb' on the throne. (5:1-14) A vision into the 'throne room' of... your life, NLPC.
23:58
September 25, 2016
Revelation 13
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 13 Outline: Know your enemy v1-4: The enemy impersonates Jesus. Wrong response: the world worships. v5-10: The enemy slanders and persecutes. Wrong response: the world worships. Right response: patient endurance. v11-18: The enemy deceives. Wrong response: the world worships. Right response: wisdom.
21:16
September 25, 2016
Revelation 12
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 12 Outline: In the ring with the devil. v1-6: Round #1 - Knock out! v7-12: Round #2 - Knock out! v13-17: Round #3 - Knock out!
24:45
September 18, 2016
Revelation 6
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 6
29:33
September 11, 2016
Revelation 7
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 7 Outline: Blessed assurance (7:1-8) Blessed assured 'rants' (7.9-17)
32:52
September 11, 2016
Revelation 10-11
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 10-11 Outline: Sweet & sour The joy and sadness of judgment. (10:1-11) The victory and defeat of the church. (11:1-13) The justice and mercy of God. (11:14-19)
29:49
September 11, 2016
Revelation 8-9
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 8-9 Outline: A shocking wake up. The opening of the 7th seal (8:1-5) The 7 trumpet blasts. (8:6-9:21) WAKE UP!
37:47
September 4, 2016
Revelation 1
Speaker: Russell Smidt Passage: Revelation 1 Outline The revelation of Jesus Christ... WHAT Revelation is all about. Blesses is the one who reads... WHY read Revelation. Jesus revealed... WHO Jesus is.
34:11
July 24, 2016
Amid hostilities, encouragement & assurance
Guest Speaker: Robert Ferguson Passage: John 8:54-59
23:10
July 17, 2016
Uncrossed Church: how the gospel straightens out relationships
Passage: Romans 12:1-12 Outline: Introduction God's mercy and justice Responding to our merciful Judge Responding in times of conflict.
33:23
May 29, 2016
Reach out to my neighbour (John 1)
Reach out to my neighbour is a sermon by Tim Berriman from New Life Presbyterian Church (Harrison ACT) from John 1.
28:37
May 4, 2016