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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Jesus said, “I Am . . . “

Summer Sermon Series January 3 – February 7, 2021 In the gospels both the authority and identity of Jesus are revealed in a series of statements that begin with “I am” (Greek: ego eimi). We see this clearly in the Sermon on the Mount where Jesus teaches “You have heard … but I say to […]

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Christmas in Summer

HOPE: The Focus of our Christmas in Summer Why “Christmas in Summer”?In contrast to our Christmas in Winter >>> 2020 was a year that was difficult and challenging in many ways that no one anticipated. How does Christmas give us hope for the coming year and beyond? It is not found in our consumer and […]

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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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