Gordon Baptist Church, Sydney
The Genesis of Work | Sacred vs Secular? (Col. 3:22-24)

The Genesis of Work | Sacred vs Secular? (Col. 3:22-24)

April 18, 2021

Russell helps break down the divide prevalent in the church of thinking about some work as sacred as other work as secular, and helps us connect our Sunday worship to Monday work.

The Genesis of Work | What Work is Good Work? (1 Thess. 1:2-3)

The Genesis of Work | What Work is Good Work? (1 Thess. 1:2-3)

April 11, 2021

Steve looks at Paul's thanksgiving in 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 to help explore how we can understand our work as part of God's own work.

The Genesis of Work | The King’s Work (Matt 21:1-11)

The Genesis of Work | The King’s Work (Matt 21:1-11)

April 8, 2021

At the beginning of this week leading up to the central event of the Christian story, Steve looks at Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem as part of the good news he is coming to announce, and begins thinking about how this affects how we view our day to day work.

The Genesis of Work | The Work of Jesus (John 5:17-20)

The Genesis of Work | The Work of Jesus (John 5:17-20)

March 21, 2021

John helps us identify the way Jesus understands his own work, and explores some implications from this for how we understand his, and our, work.

The Genesis of Work | A New Mandate (Isa. 58:2-12)

The Genesis of Work | A New Mandate (Isa. 58:2-12)

March 14, 2021

John looks at the new mandate of working for justice that God desires his people to carry as his representatives in the world.

The Genesis of Work | Work Gets Painful (Gen. 3:1-24)

The Genesis of Work | Work Gets Painful (Gen. 3:1-24)

March 7, 2021

Steve looks at what happens to work in Genesis 3 as humanity decide to define good and evil for themselves.

The Genesis of Work | The Purpose of Work (Gen 1:26-28, Gen 2:15)

The Genesis of Work | The Purpose of Work (Gen 1:26-28, Gen 2:15)

February 28, 2021

Steve looks at the purpose God gives humans when he creates them "in His image and likeness" in Genesis 1:26-28.

The Genesis of Work | The First Worker (Gen. 1:1-2:3)

The Genesis of Work | The First Worker (Gen. 1:1-2:3)

February 21, 2021

Starting a new series exploring God's intended integration of faith and work, Steve looks at the Jewish creation account in Genesis 1:1-2:3, where God is depicted as the first worker.

NEW Favour | Acts 2:41-47

NEW Favour | Acts 2:41-47

February 14, 2021

John completes our NEW series by helping us think about what we can learn from the ways the early church gained the favour of the community around them in Acts 2:41-47.

NEW Care | Matt 12:46-50

NEW Care | Matt 12:46-50

February 7, 2021

Steve explores the way two biblical metaphors of shepherds and families are employed throughout the Scriptures to help us think about how to care for one another in the church.

NEW Learning | Matt 28:16-20

NEW Learning | Matt 28:16-20

January 31, 2021

John looks at Jesus' commission to his disciples in Matthew 28:16-20 and helps us think about what it means for us in being a community of disciples learning together to do what Jesus commanded.

NEW Ways | Acts 6-7

NEW Ways | Acts 6-7

January 29, 2021

Russell looks at Stephen's speech in Acts 6-7 and his attempt to convince the Jewish leaders to continue to adjust to new ways of working with God as their ancestors had done in the past.

LOCATING JOY in unexpected places | Matthew 2:19-23

LOCATING JOY in unexpected places | Matthew 2:19-23

January 29, 2021

John concludes our Advent series in Matthew, thinking about the way that God uses the unexpected to make himself known.

LOCATING JOY in mourning | Matthew 2:13-18

LOCATING JOY in mourning | Matthew 2:13-18

January 29, 2021

John looks at the tragedy of genocide that occurs as a response to Jesus' birth (in Matthew 2:13-18), and leads us in thinking about a biblical approach to processing our own mourning.

LOCATING JOY in yearning | Matt. 2:1-12

LOCATING JOY in yearning | Matt. 2:1-12

December 13, 2020

Pip looks at the story of the wise men coming to visit Jesus after his birth from Matthew 2:1-12.

LOCATING JOY in fear | Matt 1:18-25

LOCATING JOY in fear | Matt 1:18-25

December 6, 2020

Beginning our Advent series in Matthew 1 and 2, Steve looks at Joseph's response to the news of Jesus' conception, and helps us think about how to locate joy in the midst of fear.

BODY LIFE | Whether or not to Marry (1 Cor. 7:25-40)

BODY LIFE | Whether or not to Marry (1 Cor. 7:25-40)

December 1, 2020

Steve explores Paul's counsel offered to the Corinthians (1 Cor. 7:25-40) regarding the betrothed as to whether or not to marry, with some practical advice on how to approach dating.

BODY LIFE | Live as You Were Called (1 Cor. 7:17-24)

BODY LIFE | Live as You Were Called (1 Cor. 7:17-24)

December 1, 2020

Steve looks at Paul's examples of circumcision and slavery to encourage followers of Jesus to learn to be a disciple in the very circumstance they are currently in.

BODY LIFE | The Grounds of Divorce (1 Cor. 7:10-11)

BODY LIFE | The Grounds of Divorce (1 Cor. 7:10-11)

November 15, 2020

John looks at Paul's words to the Corinthian community regarding divorce in 1 Cor. 7:10-11, uncovering a biblical understanding of what divorce is, and what Paul is saying about it in the Corinthian context.

BODY LIFE | Sex and Singleness (1 Cor. 7:6-9)

BODY LIFE | Sex and Singleness (1 Cor. 7:6-9)

November 8, 2020

John looks at Paul's words to singles in the Corinthian church in 1 Corinthians 7:7-9, and thinks about how we should approach sex as singles, and understand singleness as a 'gift'.

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