Sermons by Darren Ayling

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

Advent@Central: The Sunday of Hope

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Luke 1:26-33, 46-50 Today is the first in Advent, the start of the year in the Christian calendar. During this season, we give attention to the great advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. Today is the Sunday of Hope. This advent, we are being guided by Mary’s song of praise, the Magnificat, recorded […]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like the Generous Employer

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Matthew 20:1-16 This morning, we conclude our series looking at parables of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel that begin with the phrase ‘The kingdom of heaven is like……..’ The language of ‘kingdom’ presents challenges in our time; perhaps raising images of side-lined, ceremonial duties at best and patriarchal, oppressive domination at worse. But, for the original […]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like the Greatest Investment

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Matthew 13:44-52 This morning, we continue our series looking at parables of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel that begin with the phrase ‘The kingdom of heaven is like……..’ The language of ‘kingdom’ presents challenges in our time; perhaps raising images of side-lined, ceremonial duties at best and patriarchal, oppressive domination at worse. But, for the original […]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like……The Parable of the Mixed Harvest

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Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 This morning, we start a new series looking at parables of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel that begin with the phrase ‘The kingdom of heaven is like…’ The language of ‘kingdom’ presents challenges in our time; perhaps raising images of side-lined, ceremonial duties at best and patriarchal, oppressive domination at worse. But, for […]

Abraham – faith and failure – being formed by God

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This morning we continue our series on the journey of Abraham. The story of Genesis is about God choosing a family through which God will bless all the peoples of the world. The first in that family line is Abraham. As we’ve discovered in the series so far, Abraham’s story is one of faith and […]