A Time to Weep, June 14 2020

The entire service, approx 40 minutes, is available on YouTube, below. Sermon Title: Starting from the Bottom In this series we are exploring “Lament” as God’s gift to us and actively engaging in lament for our world, our community, our families and ourselves. Our aim is to learn together how to lament well. Each Sunday […]

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Freedom, April 19 2020

COVID-19: the Tyrant of our World The entire service, approx. 30-minutes, is available on YouTube, below. Jesus rarely spoke about why he had come. But when he did, he said profound declarations like Luke 4:18-19, “I am here to proclaim good news to the poor, freedom for the oppressed, sight for the blind, and to […]

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Catching the Vision, 1 Mar 2020

Preaching: Stephen Baxter, Michael Henderson, Joanna Sinclair, Liam Conway Sermon Title: A Prophetic Church 2020 marks a pivotal moment in the life of Hobart Baptist Church. The upgrade of the buildings will be completed; we will be raising funds for the upgrade of the Tab; it will be our second year of engagement with Dark […]

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Tell Him He’s Dreaming, 19 Jan 2020

“Tell him he’s dreaming” from the Aussie classic, The Castle, has become part of the Australian vernacular. The Sermon on the Mount comes with such high expectations and ambitions one could say the same to Jesus. Yet, throughout history thousands have been inspired by this teaching­­–from Augustine to Gandhi, Leo Tolstoy to Dietrich Bonhoeffer and […]

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Like Father, Like Sons: 29 December 2019

We all know the story of the Prodigal son, but perhaps we don’t focus on the right son, and perhaps the father is not just God. This sermon seeks to highlight the need the world has for God, and give us practical steps towards meeting that need. Today’s Bible reading: Luke 15:20-32

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Advent: Hope, December 1 2019

The four words of advent do more than remember Jesus coming into the world. They speak of what he brings. These are words filled with action and purpose. The words are: Hope, Peace, Joy and Love. And they were carried into our world by Jesus. He calls his followers, today, to continue to carry them […]

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The Power of God, August 18 2019

This Sunday, Ministry Intern Liam Conway, preaches a sermon to segue between the last sermon series from Michael Henderson, Recapturing Wonder; and the next series from Stephen Baxter, Jesus First. Today’s Bible Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20; Isaiah 59:17

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The Book of Hebrews, May 19 2019

Warning 3: Against Spiritual Immaturity. Hebrews contains five warnings, each encouraging us to keep following Jesus. We face challenges from living in a society that is far from God, but the direct encouragement from Hebrews is that Jesus is real, loving, present and active and able to empower us to follow him. Today’s Bible reading: […]

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Jesus the Good Shepherd, Mar 31 2019

Jesus the Good Shepherd who cares for everyone The gospels describe Jesus as the continuation of the heart of our God, powerfully illustrated as the Good Shepherd in John 10. It is a description of Jesus as he was then and how he is today: intimately present, powerfully active, full of mercy and compassion for […]

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The Parables of Jesus: Mustard Seed, October 28 2018

Preacher: Liam Conway The Parables of Jesus are found in the first three gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke. They are a very important part of the teachings of Jesus and make up approximately one third of what is recorded of his teachings. No wonder, Christians count them very highly. Many of the parables are about […]

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