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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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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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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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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