|St James has evening services at 5pm and 7pm. The sermons at 5pm are podcast in high quality audio (and are also available on iTunes). In general, there is usually a single sermon series in the evenings, which all the preachers – full-time ministers, lay preachers etc share. However, these are interspersed with one-off topical sermons from time to time, according to the needs and calendar of the church. Sermons are listed historically below, while past series are also available from the menu-bar. Finally, if you specifically want the 7pm version of the evening sermons, you can subscribe to the 7pm podcast.|
Ephesians 6:10-20 - Sun, 19 May 2013
Why does the Church focus on ministering to the outsider? Alan posits that the bible's emphasis on outreach is communal.
Ephesians 4:1-16 - Sun, 12 May 2013
Alan continues the short series on the Church, considering the attitude we should have towards the Church in the light of the fellowship being God-given.
(Due to a recording issue, this is the version of the sermon preached to the 10:30am service, which is the reason for the 10:30 references instead of 5PM for which I apologise)
Ephesians 2:1-10 - Sun, 05 May 2013
Alan begins a 4-part series on the Church, highlighting that we are saved by God into fellowship with others He has also saved.
1 Corinthians 1:1-25 - Sun, 28 Apr 2013
Josh Reeve preaches Paul's thankfulness for the church which is God-centred, other person-centred and Gospel-centred.
Proverbs 9:1-10, Romans 14:13-23: My Kitchen Rules - Sun, 21 Apr 2013
In the final week of the popologetics series, Jon explores the good, bad, and ugly of reality TV, again using the five-question method of Christian pop-culture engagement, specifically examining My Kitchen Rules.
Proverbs 31:10-20, 1 Timothy 6:6-11: It's a Bargain! - Sun, 14 Apr 2013
In this second week of our pop-culture series, Jon looks behind the eBay story to see the worldview it projects, the potential it holds for both good and idolatry, and the bridges it presents for thinking and talking about the gospel.
(The 5PM service was cancelled this week because of the weekend away, however, this second instalment was preached at 7PM. Quote from "The Castle" not included - but think 'jousting sticks'.)
Psalm 19:1-6, 1 Timothy 4:1-8: The Walking Dead - Sun, 07 Apr 2013
Jon begins a short apologetic series looking at pop culture by considering how Christians should engage with high-impact drama, studying the example of The Walking Dead.
Mark 15:42-16:8 - Sun, 31 Mar 2013
On Easter Sunday, Alan reiterates the opportunity for renewed, enriched fellowship with Jesus, looking toward the renewal of all things.
Mark 14:43-72 - Sun, 24 Mar 2013
On Palm Sunday, Jon speaks on the three betrayals in Mark 14, proposing that all people are betrayers.
1 Peter 5:5b-14 - Sun, 17 Mar 2013
Prash concludes the series on 1 Peter looking at Peter's exhortation to be humble, to take sin seriously and resist the devil, and to commit to fellowship.
1 Peter 5:1-5a - Sun, 10 Mar 2013
Alan speaks about the precious gift that God has entrusted to the care of those in positions of spiritual leadership.
1 Peter 4:12-19 - Sun, 03 Mar 2013
Prash speaks on what Peter has to say about joy in suffering.
1 Peter 4:1-11 - Sun, 24 Feb 2013
Jon continues the series on 1 Peter, looking at the theme of making the most of the rest of your life.
1 Peter 3:13-22 - Sun, 17 Feb 2013
Andrew Kyrios speaks about how blessing others through suffering is depicted in 1 Peter.
1 Peter 2:11-3:12 - Sun, 10 Feb 2013
Student minister Kevin Stepniewski studies what Peter has to say about the controversial topic of submission.
1 Peter 2:4-10 - Sun, 03 Feb 2013
Alan continues through 1 Peter, asking us to pause and consider what defines us as the people of St James.
1 Peter 1:13-2:3 - Sun, 27 Jan 2013
Prash preaches that we must live in anticipation of the coming grace to be revealed when Christ returns.
1 Peter 1:3-12 - Sun, 20 Jan 2013
Jon continues the series on 1 Peter, discussing Peter's picture of the Christian life as a short period of trial in which we hold out in hope of our heavenly inheritance.
1 Peter 1:1-2 - Sun, 13 Jan 2013
Alan commences a series on 1 Peter, considering where our image of the Christian life comes from.
Psalm 22:1-11: Doubts - Sun, 06 Jan 2013
Jon explores the biblical cases of believers who express their doubts, concluding that it is healthy for believers to confess their doubts to one another and find solutions together.
Matthew 2:1-18: Birth of a Rival - Sun, 30 Dec 2012
Alan studies the birth of Jesus and sees how Herod is threatened by his arrival and that there are some darker aspects to this story which is often treated sentimentally. Includes Christmas spoilers exclusive to the 5PM service.
Matthew 1:18-25: A Promise Fulfilled - Sun, 23 Dec 2012
Alan concludes the Promises series - the promises are fulfilled when Jesus comes to take away the sins of the world.
Isaiah 7:10-17: A Promised Presence - Sun, 16 Dec 2012
Jon speaks on the promise of God with us.
2 Samuel 7:8â17: A Promised King - Sun, 02 Dec 2012
Alan continues the Christmas 'Promises' series with a look at the Kingly aspects of Jesus.
Genesis 3:8-15: A Promised Conqueror - Sun, 25 Nov 2012
Alan begins a short Christmas series to get us thinking about God's faithfulness as we remember the coming of Christ.
Matthew 4:18-25: Dropping Everything to Follow Jesus - Sun, 18 Nov 2012
Chris Gray explores what it really means to follow Jesus in the light of the account of the calling of the first disciples.
Mark 8:22-9:1: Recognising the Christ - Sun, 11 Nov 2012
Jon concludes from what we've seen in Mark so far that faith itself is a miraculous transition from blindness to sight, and one requiring no less divine intervention than the literal conversion from lack of sight to vision.
Mark 8:1-21: Joining the Dots About Jesus - Sun, 04 Nov 2012
Jon discovers where experience should be "plugged in" to faith based on the Disciples and Pharisees approach to signs.
Mark 7:1-23: Jesus on Contamination - Sun, 28 Oct 2012
Alan unpacks Jesus' conversations regarding the real origin of Spiritual uncleanness and the one source of spiritual cleansing.
Mark 10:13-27: The Kingdom Belongs to Children - Sun, 21 Oct 2012
Bishop Rob Forsyth attending again for the confirmation service at 7PM, ponders what it is about children that makes it easy for them to enter the kingdom of God.
Mark 6:14-29: The Death of John the Baptist - Sun, 14 Oct 2012
Jon speaks about Mark's flashback to when Herod killed John the Baptist in order to preserve his lifestyle despite his interest in John's criticism of his morality.
Mark 5:21-43: Depending on Jesus - Sun, 07 Oct 2012
Alan preaches on the passage where two people with very different social standing depend on Jesus at times of crisis in their lives.
Mark 5:1-20: Proclaiming Mercy - Sun, 30 Sep 2012
Alan speaks on the moment when Jesus casts out the demons called Legion in demonstration of his power to rescue people from evil.
Psalm 1: The Good Life - Sun, 23 Sep 2012
Phil breaks into the series on Mark with a look at the blessed life described in Psalm 1.
Mark 4:35-41: Who Is This? - Sun, 16 Sep 2012
The Disciples are challenged about who they believe Jesus is and whether they can trust him when their boat is caught in the storm. Alan challenges whether you know who Jesus really is.
Mark 4:1-20: Hearing Jesus - Sun, 09 Sep 2012
Jon speaks on the parable of the sower. It matters how you listen because God speaks in words, how you listen affects how much you understand and good listening is always fruitful.
Mark 3:7-35: Division - Sun, 02 Sep 2012
Continuing the series on Mark, Jon preaches that the way we explain Jesus is central to our response to Him and has relational consequences when we hear the call to follow Him.
Mark 2:18-3:6: A New Lord - Sun, 26 Aug 2012
Jon speaks on the paradigm shift that Jesus presents to the Pharisees when he provides for God's people independently of the Law.
Mark 2:13-17: Why Does Jesus Eat With Sinners? - Sun, 19 Aug 2012
Alan reports that Jesus has not come to call the righteous, but sinners into the kingdom. The lure of respectability is the great enemy of grace.
Mark 2:1-12: Jesus' Authority - Sun, 12 Aug 2012
Alan preaches on the very familiar incident when Jesus heals the lame man, lowered through the roof.
Mark 1:16-45: A Glimpse of the Kingdom - Sun, 05 Aug 2012
Alan challenges whether you have your own personal version of Jesus.
Mark 1:1-15: The Beginning of the Gospel - Sun, 29 Jul 2012
Alan commences his preaching ministry at St James at the beginning of Mark's Gospel.
Acts 4:23-36: Church Unity - Sun, 22 Jul 2012
Phil Britton concludes the series on Acts, ruminating on the elements of the text which describe the foundational realities, truths and behaviours that have been essential to the Church since its establishment.
Acts 4:1-22: Church Militants - Sun, 15 Jul 2012
Jon says that in Acts 4:1-22 we meet the first clear signs of opposition to the cause of the gospel. And their failure is epic: they arrest the Apostles, but thousands are added to the cause. They question them, but can’t answer them. And they threaten them, but are forced to release them.
Luke 14:25-35: Counting the Cost of Discipleship - Sun, 08 Jul 2012
Malcolm Richards is the General Secretary of CMS and preaches that when we become a disciple of Jesus, He wants us to enter into that with our eyes open about what we are getting into.
Acts 3: Church Power - Sun, 01 Jul 2012
Colin preaches on the occasion when the lame man is healed in the name of Christ, serving as an illustration for Peter's sermon that Jesus is the one whom the Old Testament was waiting for.
Acts 2:36-47: Church Fellowship - Sun, 24 Jun 2012
Steve speaks in the series on Acts with a look at how God measures the health of a church and how He brings spiritual growth.
Acts 2:1-36: Church Inspiration - Sun, 17 Jun 2012
Jon explains that the promised Age of the Spirit has arrived, democratising God’s Holy Spirit to every follower of Jesus in the church. And if the Spirit has come, it also means that the Messiah has come and gone, and you may have missed him… or murdered him!
Acts 1:15-26: Church Authority - Sun, 10 Jun 2012
Jon continues the series on Acts, looking at the passage where the Apostles appoint Matthias to replace Judas amongst the 12.
Acts 1:1-14: Church Mission - Sun, 03 Jun 2012
Colin commences the series on Acts by speaking about Jesus' commission of the Apostles to witness about him to the ends of the earth.