Sermons by Darren Ayling

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

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


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


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 […]

Matariki – Our Bi-cultural Journey

A celebratio of Matariki at Wellington Central Baptist Church

This week we commence our celebration of the season of Matariki. Celebrating Matariki is a way that we can recognise and honour the bi-cultural past and present of Aotearoa. We acknowledge the generosity of tangata whenua (indigenous people, people of the land) who have invited tauiwi (non-Māori) to share in the celebration of Matariki. Like […]

Living into Community: Living Truthfully


John 14:15-17, 1 John 1:5 Our current series is based on a book by Christine Pohl, Living into Community: Cultivating Practices that Sustain Us. Pohl observes that ‘Human beings were made for living in community, and it is in community that we flourish and become most fully human’. Pohl identifies that, at the heart of […]