Sermons by Darren Ayling

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Darren is a co-pastor at Central. He has been pastoring since 2008.

The Reign of Christ Sunday


Colossians 1:13-20 Today is the last Sunday in what is called ‘ordinary time’ in the liturgical churches. It is ‘the Reign of Christ’ Sunday, an opportunity to remember that our identity and being is in the person of Christ, the Messiah. We’ll be drawing on some of the readings from the lectionary for this Sunday, […]

Christ as Son and Servant (Mark 1:1-11; 9:2-12)


Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring how the Gospel of Mark identifies Jesus as both the Son of God and the servant of all – a son with the authority of God and yet a son who chooses to act as servant to those he came to show God’s love. A son […]

Environment and Faith: Isaiah 41:17-20, John 4:1-30


Today, we begin a four-week series on Environment and Faith. We will be drawing on the resources of A Rocha Aotearoa ( as we consider how Christian faith mandates us to be stewards of creation. We’ll be looking at issues around water, creation care, climate change and food. During the series, we’ll have a service […]

Prayer and Self-denial Week 3


Matthew 5:13-16 This week, we continue our NZBMS missions focus, as we explore the theme of ‘Where God Leads’ for Prayer and Self-Denial.  Today, we’ll look at some of the ways NZBMS is making a difference in South Asia and consider how we might be able to make a difference in our contexts.

Philippians – New Citizens (Philippians 4:10-23)


Today, we conclude our series on Paul’s letter to the Philippians, written while Paul was in a prison cell, possibly in Rome. Philippians is a thank you letter expressing gratitude to the Christian church in Philippi for being partners with Paul in the spreading of the Gospel. Philippi was a Roman colonial city on the […]