Sermons

Dave Groenenboom
October 5, 2015

Making Marriage Work – Dave Groenenboom

Making Marriage Work - Dave Groenenboom

Sermon preached at the wedding of Judy & Graeme at Gateway Community Church. Paul’s words in Eph 5:21-33 contain rich wisdom for people who want their marriage to work.

September 7, 2015

Fathers Day – Dave Groenenboom

Fathers Day - Dave Groenenboom

We’ll be hearing from a couple of Dads about being a father, and we’ll be hearing from God’s word about seeing our heavenly Father in Jesus. We’re praying this will be a wonderful celebration of our Dads and of the grace of God in Jesus!

August 31, 2015

Money, Giving and Generosity – Dave Groenenboom

Money, Giving and Generosity  - Dave Groenenboom

What makes it so hard to talk about money? That may be a hard question to answer. One thing we do know is that God has something to say to us about the matter. As the church prepares its financials it’s good for us to open our hearts to what God has to say.

August 24, 2015

Living Members: Character – Dave Groenenboom

Living Members: Character - Dave Groenenboom

This Sunday: Living Members: Character The church in Acts 2 ‘enjoyed the favour of all the people’ – how did that happen? Haven’t we seen how when the church gets too close to power that things go to custard? What did this phrase mean then, and what does it mean for us?

August 17, 2015

Living Members: Witness – Dave Groenenboom

Living Members: Witness - Dave Groenenboom

This Sunday: Living Members: Witness  We seem to have such a love/hate relationship with witnessing. One: we know we need to do it Two: we’re often petrified by the thought. How do we find our way forward? How can we improve our capacity to be witnessing with freaking people (or ourselves!) out? Read ahead at […]

August 13, 2015

Living Members: Worship – Dave Groenenboom

Living Members: Worship - Dave Groenenboom

The New testament church in Acts worshipped daily and they were filled with awe – how does that impact on what the Church is called to do and to be today?

August 3, 2015

“Responding to Marriage Equality and Same Sex Attraction”

"Responding to Marriage Equality and Same Sex Attraction"

“Marriage Equality”, Homosexuality and the Gospel With all the news at present, there are so many questions: What might changes to marriage laws mean for the church? Does the Bible speak clearly about same sex attraction? How should the church respond? What if I have a gay friend?

July 27, 2015

Living Members: Baptism & Children – Dave Groenenboom

Living Members: Baptism & Children - Dave Groenenboom

This Sunday Clara and Thomas Little’s son, Daniel, will be baptised. I thought it timely to look at the Bible’s teaching, and how baptism is seen to be a sign and seal of God’s covenant grace.

July 20, 2015

Living Members: Sharing – Dave Groenenboom

Living Members: Sharing - Dave Groenenboom

We look at the way the New Testament Church shared their possessions and wealth so freely and how they supported one another so wonderfully. These pictures intrigue and challenge us. How might we apply these passages today?

July 5, 2015

Living Members: Fellowship

Living Members: Fellowship

While we tend to think of fellowship as something we do, the New Testament see fellowship as something much more grand and profound. Irrespective of our backgrounds, culture, or social status, we share our life in Jesus. His cross and resurrection, his grace in forgiveness, is our common possession, our koinonia.

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