The sermons preached at the 5PM service, podcast.

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-12-30.mp3
Category:Matthew -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan concludes the Promises series - the promises are fulfilled when Jesus comes to take away the sins of the world.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-12-23.mp3
Category:Matthew -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon speaks on the promise of God with us.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-12-16.mp3
Category:Isaiah -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan continues the Christmas 'Promises' series with a look at the Kingly aspects of Jesus.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-12-02.mp3
Category:2 Samuel -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan begins a short Christmas series to get us thinking about God's faithfulness as we remember the coming of Christ.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-11-25.mp3
Category:Genesis -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Chris Gray explores what it really means to follow Jesus in the light of the account of the calling of the first disciples.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-11-18.mp3
Category:Matthew -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-11-11.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon discovers where experience should be "plugged in" to faith based on the Disciples and Pharisees approach to signs.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-11-04.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan unpacks Jesus' conversations regarding the real origin of Spiritual uncleanness and the one source of spiritual cleansing.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-10-28.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-10-21.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-10-14.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan preaches on the passage where two people with very different social standing depend on Jesus at times of crisis in their lives.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-10-07.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan speaks on the moment when Jesus casts out the demons called Legion in demonstration of his power to rescue people from evil.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-09-30.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Phil breaks into the series on Mark with a look at the blessed life described in Psalm 1.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-09-23.mp3
Category:Psalms -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-09-16.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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. 

Direct download: 5PM_2012-09-09.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-09-02.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon speaks on the paradigm shift that Jesus presents to the Pharisees when he provides for God's people independently of the Law.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-08-26.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-08-19.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan preaches on the very familiar incident when Jesus heals the lame man, lowered through the roof.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-08-12.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan challenges whether you have your own personal version of Jesus.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-08-05.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Alan commences his preaching ministry at St James at the beginning of Mark's Gospel.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-07-29.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-07-22.mp3
Category:Acts -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-07-15.mp3
Category:Acts -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-07-08.mp3
Category:Luke -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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. 

Direct download: 5PM_2012-07-01.mp3
Category:Acts -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-06-24.mp3
Category:Acts -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

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!

Direct download: 5PM_2012-06-17.mp3
Category:Acts -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon continues the series on Acts, looking at the passage where the Apostles appoint Matthias to replace Judas amongst the 12.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-06-10.mp3
Category:Acts -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Colin commences the series on Acts by speaking about Jesus' commission of the Apostles to witness about him to the ends of the earth.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-06-03.mp3
Category:Acts -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Phil Britton concludes the series on Galatians, what we do in this life echoes in eternity. "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life."

Direct download: 5PM_2012-05-27.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Phil Britton preaches about Paul's description of what it is like to live according to the flesh in comparison to the life lived in step with the Spirit.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-05-20.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Phil Britton speaks on the freedom we have through Christ. If we add anything to faith then we are bound to all parts of the Law and have nothing, but with faith in Christ alone we are free.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-05-13.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon speaks on the last topic in the series of four big questions: Why are Christians so intolerant of other beliefs? He looks at intolerance and whether Christians are or should be intolerant of other faiths or world views.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-05-06.mp3
Category:Topical -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

As part of the Questions series, Steve speaks about whether science has disproven Christianity and whether there is any compatibility between science and the Christian faith.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-04-29.mp3
Category:Topical -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

This week, Jon broaches the second big question in our series, “Why doesn’t God do something about suffering?” – an ancient and anguished issue. See also Suffering Q&A.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-04-22.mp3
Category:Topical -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon begins the 4-week series on "questions my friends are asking" with a look at the Christian, biblical position on same-sex marriage. Beginning with a short talk and Q&A at the end.  For further Q&A see Same-sex Marriage Q&A.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-04-15.mp3
Category:Topical -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

On Easter Sunday, Colin speaks on Mark's record of the resurrection at a combined evening service.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-04-08.mp3
Category:Mark -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Who is your spiritual mother? Is your Christian faith governed by the law or grace? Colin speaks on Paul's allegory of spiritual mothers which he wrote to the Galatians.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-04-01.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Bas speaks on Paul's rebuke of the Galatians for turning away from the truth they first heard to trying to save themselves by works of the Law. Paul entreats them to stop working for the approval of men but to be zealous for the truth of the Gospel - that Jesus saves through faith alone.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-03-25.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Andrew Kyrios speaks on our identity as Christians - we should clothe ourselves with Christ, our words and actions should reveal our identity throughout our whole lives. We were slaves under the law, but we have been redeemed by Christ and adopted as children to which the Spirit testifies, making our identity sure.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-03-18.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

George Tharian speaks on Paul's analysis of the relationship between the promises made to Abraham and the Law that was instituted afterwards. The Law given by God exposes our desperate condition in the light of a Holy God and drives us to shelter in God's promised Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-03-11.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Colin Bale preaches on Paul's robust criticism of the Galatians for following the false doctrine that they must work for their salvation. Righteousness comes only from trusting in the sacrifice that Christ has already made.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-03-04.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon continues the Galatians series with a look at Paul's defence of the authenticity of the Gospel. The inspired good news of Jesus is not a weak copy of anything else, evidenced by its immediacy, its independence, the agreement between independent believers and because objectively critiques its followers.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-02-26.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Paul is urgently concerned about a tide of new teaching that is turning Galatian heads. Jon discusses how he begins Galations with a stern warning not to turn from the true gospel to a pretend one.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-02-19.mp3
Category:Galatians -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Jon puts the challenge: what are we doing to sure up our own spiritual maturity? Our own hard work, training ourselves to distinguish good from evil, is one of the means God uses for our spiritual growth.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-02-12.mp3
Category:Hebrews -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Since "All scripture is ... useful," Colin preaches on a list of greetings from the end of Romans and highlights the importance of people with respect to ministry.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-02-05.mp3
Category:Romans -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Phil Britton reflects on how Christianity defines our identity as loved children of God, forgiven and called, existing to receive God's Love and forgiveness and respond with gratitude and humility as imperfect beings.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-01-29.mp3
Category:John -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Steve Ryman speaks about how Jesus brings peace and is the answer to our our fear, His resurrection gives us great hope of eternal life.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-01-22.mp3
Category:John -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Chris Gray speaks on the Resurrection of Christ. He explains that the resurrection is an historical fact, but it should affect us personally.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-01-15.mp3
Category:John -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Colin Bale will be acting rector while St James awaits the appointment of a permanent senior minister. Colin speaks through John's narrative of the crucifixion, noting John's focus on it being the execution of God's plan as evident in the scriptures and that it is the death of the King.

Thanks also for your patience with the recent mis-ordered and late uploading of these podcasts, I apologise that this will continue for the next four weeks, after which I hope to get back on track.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-01-08.mp3
Category:John -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT

Barry's last sermon preached to the congregation of St James at a combined evening service about Jesus' exhortation to His disciples to be persistent in prayer.

Direct download: 5PM_2012-01-01.mp3
Category:Luke -- posted at: 5:00pm AEDT