The sermons preached at the 5PM service, podcast.

Phil speaks on Psalm 96, explaining that we must sing of our great God, because singing involves our whole person and we should experience being caught up into something bigger than ourselves.  The context into which we are saved is that we become a piece of God's great cosmic story and it is His intention that we sing his salvation song into eternity.

Direct download: 5PM_2010-12-26.mp3
Category:Psalms -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

It is explained in 2 Kings 17 that Israel were defeated and removed from Samaria as a judgement because they were unfaithful, unholy, unrepentant in spite of warnings and untrusting of the Lord. But Jon points out that similar judgements could be made against us if we too don't listen to the warnings, repent and take the offer of salvation.

Direct download: 5PM_2010-12-19.mp3
Category:2 Kings -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

King Ahaz of Judah began a relationship with Assyria to ward off his northern invaders, but he soon found that keeping Assyria happy required a reconfiguration of his other relationships – including his relationship with God. This is the binding nature of relationships – they each require faithfulness to their own terms, but they also each exert an influence on all the others. Jon calls for a careful assessment of all our relationships.

Direct download: 5PM_2010-12-12.mp3
Category:2 Kings -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon asks the question, in ancient Israel, what made the difference between a good king and a great king? Azariah was a good king, but he wasn't great because although he wasn't bad and he sought God, he didn't have an all or nothing attitude and he was proud, trusting in his own strength and attempting to approach God on his own terms.

Direct download: 5PM_2010-12-05.mp3
Category:2 Kings -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT