Following Jesus, fulfilling His mission

Sermons on Missions

#1 Jesus the Model of Mission – John 1:14 The Word became flesh…

John 1:14 ‘The word became flesh and moved into the neighbourhood’.“For Christ’s love compels us” – 2 Corinthians 5:13–15 (NLT) In preparation for this series I was reminded of the story of an Australian couple who went to Bangladesh as missionaries. When Stuart and Margaret arrived in the country they were informed, by the missionaries…

Legends, George Taplin friend of the Ngarrindjeri

Legends, George Taplin friend of the Ngarrindjeri Taplin, George (1831–1879) was born on 24 August 1831 at Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England. Committed Christian and Congregationalist, from the age of 15 he had desired to become an overseas missionary. He arrived in Adelaide in the Anna Maria on 12 October 1849 and worked as a labourer and as a lawyer’s…

Legends, The Barley Five

Legends, The Barley Five Mothers day_five barley loaves 132 years ago in 1885 Silas Mead, first pastor of Flinders Street Baptist Church in Adelaide, preached from John 6 on feeding the 5000 and likened the first missionaries they were sending to the ‘five barley loaves’. The implication being that the work these five women were…