HBC Futures – into 2022

The future of HBC is COMING! Do you want to be part of it? On Thursday the 18th November, quite a few of us gathered in the Soundy Lounge for a meal and a chat. We remembered our important history, reviewed our logo, and confirmed our desire to move forward into the great unknown, especially […]

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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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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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A Time to Weep, June 21 2020

The entire service, approx 35 minutes, is available on YouTube, below. Sermon Title: Don’t sit in lament – God wants to carry you through it. 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 […]

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A Time to Weep, May 24 2020

God’s Gift of Lament The entire service, approx 35 minutes, is available on YouTube, below. Sermon Title: A Lament for our City “The Bible actually responds to real life. We jump so quickly to everything’s going to be fine and awesome. We forget that the Bible actually allows us, and in fact encourages and maybe […]

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Freedom, April 26 2020

Sermon Title: Love The entire service, approx. 25-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 proclaim to everyone—EVERYONE—that […]

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Our New Murals Proudly Open to an Empty House!

Hobart Baptist Church has mixed emotions as two new murals were installed recently as part of their Easter celebrations. The church was both sad, and proud, to open to an empty house on the Easter weekend. The church commissioned their artist-in-residence Michael Henderson to create two new murals, each 5 x 2 metres, to hang […]

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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, 2 Feb 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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