Sermons

sermonsThe audio sermons featured below are generally from United Church of God - Australia, and represent a growing sample of sermons delivered during the weekly Sabbath Service or at annual festivals.

How God Communicates

How God Communicates by Paul Vaughan | Melbourne | Saturday, 05 February 2022

The State of Our Heart

Are you really who you think you are?

The State of Our Heart by Mark Robertson | Brisbane | Saturday, 05 February 2022

Revealing the Father

Christ revealed His Father God to us as our personal, loving Father.

Revealing the Father by Matt Sieff | Sydney | Saturday, 22 January 2022

The Philippians Pattern

Joe Rivers shines light on the struggles of Paul's ministry, to serve Jesus Christ.

The Philippians Pattern by Joe Rivers | Brisbane | Saturday, 08 May 2021

The Perfect Law of Liberty

The Law of God is a key to freedom. Far from being a burden, it is the gift of God for a free society.

The Perfect Law of Liberty by Mark Robertson | Brisbane | Saturday, 11 December 2021

Strengthen the Inner Man

Brisbane Pastor Bill Bradford speaks of the term "in Christ", living by the Bread of Life. An admonition to get one's life in order from the inside out with Christ in us.

Strengthen the Inner Man by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 17 April 2021

Endtime Megatrends

A broad look at trends to look for as we approach the fulfilment of Bible prophecies relating to the end of this age.

Endtime Megatrends by Drew Efimov | Brisbane | Saturday, 15 January 2022

Prepare Your Ark

Just as Noah prepared an Ark, so must we prepare for the salvation of our lives in response to the calling of God. This sermon is based on Colossians chapters 3 and 4.

Prepare Your Ark by Joe Rivers | Brisbane | Saturday, 14 December 2019

A Very Different World

The Law of Moses is one of the most misunderstood and poorly applied parts of the Bible. This sermon takes a rare perspective on God's Law, examining ways it will transform the world at the return of Jesus Christ.

A Very Different World by Mark Robertson | Brisbane | Thursday, 17 October 2019

What is Your Image of God?

We each have a perspective of God and how He relates to us and what He is doing with us. Is your image of God accurate?

In this sermon Melbourne Pastor Steve Clark offers a biblically-based perspective of God, and shows how it can change our relationship with Him.

What is Your Image of God? by Steve Clark | Steve Clark, Melbourne | Saturday, 22 April 2017

Steps to Reconcile With Your Brother

Brisbane elder Drew Efimov expounds the wisdom of the Bible in overcoming the walls that divide even brothers.

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Steps to Reconcile With Your Brother by Drew Efimov | | Saturday, 14 April 2018

Eternal Punishment

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Eternal Punishment by Mark Robertson | Brisbane | Saturday, 05 May 2018

More than Bread & Wine

This sermon considers the importance of the annual Passover service.

More than Bread & Wine by Bill Bradford | Bill Bradford, Brisbane | Saturday, 17 February 2018

Thyatira - Truth or Tolerance?

This sermon examines the important lessons we can learn for our time from the ancient church in Thyatira, as described in the Book of Revelation.

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Thyatira - Truth or Tolerance? by Joe Rivers | Joe Rivers, Brisbane | Saturday, 12 August 2017

God's Authorised Calendar

Is there a calendar described in the Bible? God commanded observances on specific days of the month throughout the year long before the Gregorian Calendar we now use was created. This sermon examines why the United Church of God uses the Hebrew (Jewish) calendar for determining the dates of God’s annual feast days.

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God's Authorised Calendar by Trevor Huthnance | Melbourne | Saturday, 12 August 2017

Christianity's Compromise - Is it Affecting You?

By mixing error with truth Satan uses syncretism effectively to deceive the world.

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Christianity's Compromise - Is it Affecting You? by Reg Wright | Reg Wright, Gold Coast | Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Satan's Wiles

Brisbane elder Drew Efimov exposes Satan's cunning tactics.

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Satan's Wiles by Drew Efimov | Brisbane | Tuesday, 11 April 2017

The 10th Commandment

On the importance of the last of the 10 commandments.

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The 10th Commandment by Doug Gray | Doug Gray, Sydney | Tuesday, 11 April 2017

There Is No Substitute

An Old Testament account of the lessons learned by replacing the feasts of the Lord with counterfeits.

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There Is No Substitute by Scott Jennings | Gold Coast | Saturday, 18 March 2017

Confidence in God, Your Father

An inspiring sermon about the assurance you can have in your relationship with your Father God.

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Confidence in God, Your Father by Mark Robertson | Mark Robertson, Brisbane | Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Why "Three Days & Three Nights"?

The UCG statement of beliefs titles the section relating to Christ's death and resurrection as "Three Days and Three Nights". Why do we use this specific title?

Few take the time to understand this fascinating topic. Listen, as Stephen Clark explains the importance of the phrase in connection with Christ's death and resurrection.

Why by Stephen Clark | Melbourne | Saturday, 04 February 2017

Plan for Spiritual Growth

For all of us, time is short. Do you have a purpose and a plan for your life? Don't let your precious existence slip away. Paul will help focus your attention on the most important part of your life.

Plan for Spiritual Growth by Paul Vaughan | Melbourne | Saturday, 04 February 2017

Where Do You Live?

This insightful message challenges us to consider the state of our Christian faith.

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by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 07 January 2017

Why the Laws of Clean & Unclean?

Why the Laws of Clean & Unclean? by Mark Robertson | Mark Robertson, Brisbane | Saturday, 03 December 2016

What is Jesus Christ Doing Now?

Peter Eddington examines the Scriptures for understanding the many roles the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ, is doing today.

Peter is Media and Communications Services operation manager and a United Church of God elder in Cincinnati.

What is Jesus Christ Doing Now? by Peter Eddington | Cincinnati | Saturday, 22 October 2016

Colossians: Astounding Elements of the Gospel

Colossians: Astounding Elements of the Gospel by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 16 January 2016

The Mystery of Godliness

The nature of God is a controversial topic. Doug Gray examines the Scriptures that inform our understanding us on this important doctrine.

The Mystery of Godliness by Doug Gray | Sydney | Saturday, 15 August 2015

The Sadducees

Why didn't the Sadducees believe in a resurrection? History tells us that the Sadducees were a small group of the highest echelons of society at the time of Jesus Christ. They are not that well known, are not mentioned in the Bible very much and disappeared from history after the destruction of the temple in 70AD.

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The Sadducees by Mark Robertson | Brisbane | Tuesday, 01 September 2015

Story of Ruth and Boaz

Trevor Huthnance speaks of the relationship between Ruth and Boaz and the parallels and lessons we can learn.

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Story of Ruth and Boaz by Trevor Huthnance | Melbourne | Saturday, 18 June 2011

Working Righteousness

Paul Vaughan speaks about being a 'worker' or 'righteousness', what that means, and why it's of central importance to anyone who wants to share a personal relationship with God.

Working Righteousness by Paul Vaughan | Melbourne | Friday, 16 January 2015

Fasting

A spiritual tool for build a deeper relationship with God.

Fasting by Matthew Sieff | Sydney | Friday, 28 December 2012

Priorities in Life (The 1st Commandment)

Matt Sieff speaks in Brisbane about the importance of the First Commandment.

Priorities in Life (The 1st Commandment) by Matthew Sieff | Sydney | Monday, 04 July 2011

Why I Attend Church

Jesus said, I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. But what is His Church? It means the group, or body of people who have been called out by God and form an assembly of believers. This assembly of believers is the Church -- which Christ said He would build. It is within the Church that you can be moulded and shaped by Christ - to be fit and ready for service when He returns.

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Why I Attend Church by Reg Wright | Gold Coast | Friday, 17 December 2010

This is My Blood Shed for You

A sermon considering the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on our behalf.

This is My Blood Shed for You by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Friday, 30 March 2012

Righteous Judgement

Most of modern Christianity has misunderstood what Jesus said on this topic and has decided to apply justice, mercy and faith without law. Some who think the law is done away think you can still have justice, mercy and faith, but that doesn't sense. How can you apply "justice"— a legal term — if there is no law? How can you apply mercy when there is no reference point?

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Righteous Judgement by Mark Robertson | | Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Power of Forgiveness

Stephen Clark speaks on the importance of forgiveness.

The Power of Forgiveness by Stephen Clark | Melbourne | Monday, 10 October 2011

Is God a Trinity?

The majority of Christians who believe the doctrine of the trinity find it hard to understand, and even more difficult to explain. Reg Wright examines the history of this belief and related Scriptures.

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Is God a Trinity? by Reg Wright | Brisbane | Saturday, 12 June 2004

Proof God Exists

Where do we come from? There is no greater question to understand than who is man and the proof of a Great Creator.
We should not avoid the subject of beginnings and the proof of God’s existence.

Proof God Exists by Bruce Dean | Canberra | Saturday, 13 June 2015

The Amazing Story of Christ's Birth

Millions of people the world over will be celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th, one of the busiest celebrations in the Christian world. It is traditional to go to church on Christmas day, or perhaps the evening before. For the Christian world in general Christmas is one the most important events in its religious calendar. For members of the Church of God it is exactly the opposite. Why is this so?

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The Amazing Story of Christ's Birth by Reg Wright | Gold Coast | Saturday, 03 August 2013

Why the Church?

Christ declared, "I will build My church". Where and what is the Church Christ built? Who is a part of it?

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Why the Church? by Bill Eddington | Melbourne | Friday, 17 December 2010

The Leaven of Hypocrisy

We have a significant dislike for hypocrisy. Yet, could we be guilty of this sin in ways we don't recognise? Could we have allowed "a piece of furniture" to remain in our house that is wholly inconsistent with the other Godly furnishings? Could we even find ourselves, much like the Pharisees, staunchly defending this "piece of furniture" that in truth does not belong at all? Is there leaven that we don't recognise anymore?

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The Leaven of Hypocrisy by Stephen Clark | Melbourne | Friday, 10 April 2015

Emotional Healing

Anzac Day, 2015, we discuss war, its repercussions and affects in the lives of those involved. PTSD, strained and abusive relationships, and the need for God's help to move forward to healing.

Emotional Healing by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 25 April 2015

Spirit of Complacency

Does the Australian "man in the street" really understand what is going on beyond the shores of this relatively peaceful country? Our time is being compared by knowledgeable people and historians to the 1930s, the years that led up to the most devastating conflict in human history - World War 2. Unfortunately many people in Australia and similar countries are woefully unaware of those similarities and the significant events taking place around the world, particularly in Europe and the Middle East. Consequently a spirit of complacency is developing that could have dire consequences.

We need to carefully watch what is happening around the world from a biblical perspective, and pray that we don't become victims of the same spirit of complacency.

Spirit of Complacency by Bill Eddington | Melbourne | Friday, 28 November 2014

The One Who Died for Our Sins, Was He Truly God?

Pre-Passover 2013, Brisbane

Various beliefs abound about the pre-existence of Jesus Christ.  Did He come into existence at His human birth?  Has He always existed?  In this pre-Passover sermon, Reg Wright examines the Scriptures on this subject to establish a clear biblical reference for our understanding of who Jesus was, and is.

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The One Who Died for Our Sins, Was He Truly God? by Reg Wright | Gold Coast | Friday, 22 February 2013

Why Do We Fast?

People in the Bible fasted in order to seek God's will and direction in their lives at certain crisis points.

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Why Do We Fast? by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Monday, 13 September 2004

How Should God's Prophecies Affect You?

Bible prophecy has gotten a bad name, but not because it's untrue. The Bible is true and God's prophetic utterances are always true. The problem is how it's been understood and how some people tend to use Bible prophecy. It's  important to understand Bible prophecy and apply Bible prophecy correctly.

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How Should God's Prophecies Affect You? by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Friday, 17 January 2014

The Firstfruits in Prophecy

Sermon, Day of Pentecost, 2013, Brisbane.

The Day of Pentecost, is also called 'The Feast of Firstfruits".  Why does God, in His Plan, have "firstfruits"?  What does it mean to be among the firstfruits?

There is a great purpose and strategy in God's mind for doing what He does.  Bill Bradford examines the biblical subject of Firstfruits.

The Firstfruits in Prophecy by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Sunday, 19 May 2013

Do Our Prayers Go Unanswered?

Do you feel God is answering your prayers? Perhaps you have been asking God for help or relief and God seems as distant as ever. But is this true? Would a loving God turn his back on a sincere request? This sermon addresses this issue which concerns all Christians at one time or another.

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Do Our Prayers Go Unanswered? by Bill Bradford
Pastor, Brisbane | Brisbane | Saturday, 06 March 2010

Baptism

When we are baptised we enter into a covenant, an exceedingly serious commitment, spoken of by Christ and carried out throughout His Church. Many churches teach baptism in various forms, but how did Christ practise and explain it? At baptism what exactly did we say? What did we mean? What did we do? After baptism are we saved? Why are we immersed in water?

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speaker by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 27 March 2010

Speaking In Tongues

This subject of "speaking in tongues" has caused considerable discussion and controversy within the Christian community, with some embracing the phenomenon wholeheartedly, and others strongly opposing it. Some churches emphasise this practice and teach that Christians should hope and pray for the experience of speaking in tongues. Other churches do not encourage speaking in tongues, and some even forbid it.

What does the Bible say about this subject of "speaking in tongues?"

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Speaking In Tongues by Reg Wright | Brisbane | Saturday, 29 May 2010

Holy Days

Holy Days — Such days must surely be just for the Jews, is a common conclusion. But - is it a correct one? "These are My feasts", proclaims God, in Leviticus 23:2, you shall observe them.

Why did God institute these Holy Days? What is their relevance to a Christian community whose major festivals are Christmas and Easter?

Holy Days by Bill Eddington | Melbourne | Friday, 10 December 2010

Relationship with Christ Through the Passover

Bill Bradford talks about the relationship we have with Christ through the Passover, and also examines what the Bible says about the Trinity.

Relationship with Christ Through the Passover by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 12 March 2011

The Holy Spirit as Living Water in Our Lives

(Feast of Pentecost, 2013)

The Holy Spirit as Living Water in Our Lives by Reg Wright | Brisbane | Sunday, 19 May 2013

Saved by Grace?

Saved by Grace? by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 21 August 2010

Does the Devil Have a Place?

Satan the devil is alive and well. When God created angels, He created them with the power of free choice, with the potential for any of them to choose the alternative to God's way of life - the way of evil. In time, one of the angelic beings — an enormously powerful spirit being — explored the alternative way of life and he finally chose the way of self importance, rather than God's way of love and outgoing concern for others. He, and a multitude of angels who followed him, became the enemy of God and humanity. Find out why he is still here...

Does the Devil Have a Place? by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 19 June 2010

The Story Of Satan (#1)

Does the Devil really exist or, is he a figure of myth and superstition? You need to know what God says about the existence of evil! The Bible does address this issue and reveals much about an unseen power that works behind the scenes, shaping our world to its will and agenda. Are you being taken in?

Find out the answers to the following questions: —Why does so much conflict, violence and down right evil permeate our societies? —Did God create a Devil and why does He allow such evil in the world? —Is the whole world deceived by Satan or, are there exceptions?—What is Satan's primary goal and how can you resist his influence?

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The Story Of Satan (#1) by Reg Wright | Brisbane | Saturday, 20 February 2010

The Story Of Satan (#2)

There is coming a time when Satan will never again be able to influence the human race, or the family of God, or the angelic host. Satan's power and influence will end. Jesus Christ will rule. This is the really good news pictured by the Day of Atonement, one of God's seven annual holy days.

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The Story Of Satan (#2) by Reg Wright | Brisbane | Saturday, 31 July 2010

Living Honestly With God

Studying God's Word in sincerity helps us to discern our own thoughts and intents. (God already knows them - we cannot deceive God!) To come boldly before God, we must be honest with Him. Pretence before God is not a good basis for a relationship. We need to emulate David's prayer and his intent as recorded in Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me... We cannot be honest with God unless we are honest with ourselves.

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Living Honestly With God by Bill Bradford | Brisbane | Saturday, 08 May 2010

The Eighth Day

Trevor Huthnance explores the meaning of the final day of God's Holy Day plan, also known as the Day of Judgement.

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The Eighth Day by Trevor Huthnance | Melbourne | Friday, 30 September 2011

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Fasting by Matt Sieff | Sydney | Friday, 28 December 2012

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