Hope in the Darkness, 1 May -12 Jun ’22

“It’s a fact … Night and day, darkness and light, they’re all the same to God” – Psalm 139:12 TMB It’s a profound reality: wherever light shines shadows are created. In fact, we only fully appreciate light through its contrasting opposite, darkness. Pure light is blinding, and shadows help us see more clearly. This is […]

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To See Like Jesus, 16 February-17 April 2022

Jesus’ vision for his church When Jesus taught about the kingdom of God, he invited us to into a new way of seeing. Our vision series this year focuses on the life of Jesus exploring how we might see and live like Jesus did.  “My kingdom is not of this world,” Jesus said to Pilate. […]

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Comfort | 9 January to 6 February, 2022

God’s Promises for the Discouraged, Weary and Fainthearted  After 39 chapters of narrative, the Book of Isaiah takes a dramatic shift and becomes a book of poetry. Up to this point the focus has been the future exile of the northern kingdom of Israel before it is conquered and its people taken into captivity. But […]

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Christmas In Summer 2021

Sermon Series: 12th December to 26th December, 2021 Christmas at HBC The weeks leading up to Christmas are known and observed by most Christians as advent. During advent, we join with our culture in eager expectation for Christmas Day. We look forward to exchanging presents, time with family, and the coming of Jesus, our Messiah […]

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Conversations with Jesus

Sermon Series: 3rd October to 5th December, 2021 Jesus met thousands of people. He connected with some of them by a touch, a look or listening quietly. Of the hundreds of conversations over the three years of his ministry, we have about 40 recorded in the gospels. Some conversations are long, some little more than […]

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The Genius of Genesis

The Great Invitation Sermon Series 22nd August to 26th September Unlocking the treasures of Genesis 1-3 and how they can change your life Although controversy and disagreement surround the book of Genesis it is, no doubt, a work of inspired brilliance and a profound literary masterpiece. In recent centuries, Christians have busied themselves arguing how […]

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Being Made New

Sermon 15th August 2021 with Liam Conway Liam Conway explores the question, ‘How does being made new, happen?’ He will talk through the ideas of regeneration, sanctification, new creation, and the grace of God. BIBLE READING Ephesians 4:17-32 >>> WATCH

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The Story of Ruth

Sermon Series 11 July to 8th August 2021 Hobart Baptist Church envisions itself as prophetically serving the city, and Ruth offers us a thread to follow to enter that space. To be a prophetic servant in her time, Naomi came back in grief to her hometown and brought Ruth, a foreign woman, with her, who […]

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Christmas in Winter 2021

20th June to 4th July, 2021 For us here in Hobart, celebrating Christmas mid-winter feels somewhat strange and out of place. Although it is principally a winter festival, the first Europeans to settle in the Southern hemisphere kept the date, rather than the season. We’ve become so used to outdoor Christmas barbeques, that singing carols […]

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Luminous Festival

13 June , 2021 An Interview: Michael Henderson with Stephen Baxter For many years we have sensed God’s call to engage with our city. Back in 2015 we talked specifically about engaging in the area of the arts. A few years’ ago, God brought Michael to us. He came from Sydney to Hobart with a […]

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