September Sermon Series

September 6-27, 2020


As the Father Sent Me, so I Send You


In a conversation just before his ascension, Jesus said to his disciples:

“‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.’ And with that he breathed on them and said, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.’”

(John 20:21-22)

God sent Jesus on a mission and Jesus sends his followers on a mission. As disciples of Jesus, our call is to live like Jesus lived—full of “grace and truth,” full of care and compassion. He is our teacher, guide and model in the way we should live and act towards others.

In this series we look at some of the stories of Jesus and explore what it means for us to reach out in friendship, love, care and compassion to others.

In the latter half of the month we will be hearing about some practical applications of how we can be like Jesus, loving and caring for others as he did.

We will hear about the work of Baptcare in Tasmania in relation to Foster Care. This will be followed up by an Information session and Movie Night. Then our final Sunday is devoted to promoting healthy marriages, using the Marriage Alpha course as a tool.


Our “end point” is to be encouraged that each of is called and sent by Jesus into the world, to love and care for others as he did. The aim is that it will help us be more obedient, loving and effective disciples of Jesus, through thoughtful and practical ways we apply the models of Jesus into our lives in the coming weeks and months.

Sunday September 6 – We are all sent

Preacher: Stephen Baxter Reading: John 20:19-23

Jesus sent his disciples into the world to love and care for others as he did. Every disciple of Jesus is sent.

You can watch the entire service (37:41), or, head straight to the sermon found at 12:25.

Sunday September 13 – Masterpiece with a Mission

Preacher: Stephen Baxter Reading: Ephesians 2:8-10

Sent to do good

As disciples of Jesus, we are sent to make disciples. That will involve sharing the good news and doing good works.

Sunday September 20 – Stand Sunday

Preacher: Jo Sinclair

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on the journey of becoming a Foster Carer? Do you have questions about kids in need in our community? Do you know how to support those involved with Foster and Kinship Care in our community?

Sunday September 30 – Introduction to Marriage Alpha

Preacher: Stephen Baxter

The Marriage Course is based on Christian principles but designed for all couples with or without a church background.

On 13 Oct 2020: Come to the Date Night @ HBC! It’s Week 1 of the Marriage Course – with no obligation to continue. FIND OUT MORE >>>