Sermons

Year of Matthew (A) 2022 – 2023

Advent

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
December 24th, 2023 Joseph’s Journey of Love
http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Josephs-journey-of-love.pdf

Luke 1: 26-38 & 2: 1-6
Cheryl Williams
December 24th, 2023 Joseph’s Journey of Love
http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Farsi-Josephs-journey-of-love.pdf
Luke 1:
26-38 &
2; 1-6
Cheryl Williams
December 17th, 2023 Mary Did You Know The Joy Mary (Farsi) http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Farsi-Mary-Did-You-Know-the-Joy.pdfLuke 1: 46-55Cheryl
Williams
December 17th, 2023 Mary Did You Know The Joy Mary http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Mary-Did-You-Know-the-Joy-1.pdfLuke 1: 46-55Cheryl
Williams
November 27, 2022Hope and TamarMatthew 1:1-4 & Gen 38Cheryl Williams
December 4, 2022Peace – as Isaiah envisioned and Rahab hoped forMatthew 1:1-5 & Isaiah 11:1-10Cheryl Williams
December 11, 2022
Moments of Joy – Isaiah, Ruth & UsMatthew 1:1-6 & Isaiah 35:1-10Cheryl Williams

Epiphany

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
January 8, 2023Dreams and DirectionsMatthew 2:1-12Cheryl Williams
January 29th, 2023Utter Foolishness (English | Farsi)Mattew 5:1-12 & 1 Corinthians 1:18-31Cheryl Williams
February 5, 2023Salt and LightMatthew 5:13-20Cheryl Williams
February 12th, 2023Practical ReconciliationMathew  5:21-37 and Cheryl Williams
February 19, 2023 Moments of Transformation for Jesus, Peter and UsMatthew 17:1-9 & 2 Peter 1:16-21Cheryl Williams

Lent

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
February 18th, 2024 Rainbows and Angels (English | Farsi)Mark 1: 0-15
Gen 9: 8-17
Cheryl Williams
February 26th, 2023, Lent 1Questions in the DesertMathew 4:1-11Cheryl Williams
March 5th, 2023, Lent 2Questions in the Dark (English | Farsi)John 3:1-17Cheryl Williams
Mar 12th, 2023, Lent 3Questions at Noon (English | Farsi)John 4:5-42Cheryl Williams
March 19th, 2023, Lent 4The Wrong Questions (English | Farsi)John 9:1-41Cheryl Williams
March 25th, 2023, Lent 5Questions of Life and Death (English | Farsi)John 11:1-45Cheryl Williams
Palm Sunday, April 2nd, 2023What is going on here? (English | Farsi)Matthew 21:1-17Cheryl Williams

Holy Week

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Maundy Thursday, April 6th, 2023Cheryl Williams
Good Friday April 7th, 2023Simon of Cyrene Reflects (English | Farsi)Matthew 26 & 27Cheryl Williams

Easter

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Easter Day April 9th, 2023The Other Mary goes back to Galilee (English | Farsi)Matthew 28:1-10Cheryl Williams
April 16th, 2023Thomas Reflects (English | Farsi)John 20:19-31Cheryl Williams
April 23rd, 2023Cleopas on the RoadLuke 24:13-35Cheryl Williams
Stand with Myanmar
April 30th, 2023
Sermon is Provided upon request to Pastor Cheryl WilliamsCheryl Williams
May 7th, 2023At Home with God (English | Farsi)John 14:1-14 & 1 Peter 2:2-10Cheryl Williams
May 14th, 2023Offspring not OrphansJohn 14:15-21 & Acts 17:22-31Cheryl Williams
May 21st, 2023What Does Jesus Want For Us (English | Farsi)John 17:1-11Cheryl Williams

Pentecost

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
November 19th 2023 Upside Down Kingdom
Matt 25: 31-46
(Farsi)
http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Farsi-An-Upside-Down-Kingdom.pdf
Cheryl
Williams
Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
November 19th 2023 Upside Down Kingdom
Matt 25: 31-46
(Farsi)
http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Farsi-An-Upside-Down-Kingdom.pdf
Cheryl
Williams
Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
November 19th 2023 Upside Down Kingdom
Matt 25: 31-46
(Farsi)
http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Farsi-An-Upside-Down-Kingdom.pdf
Cheryl
Williams
Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
November 19th 2023 Upside Down Kingdom
Matt 25: 31-46
(Farsi)
http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Farsi-An-Upside-Down-Kingdom.pdf
Cheryl
Williams
Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
May 28th, 2023   140th Church AnniversaryInfluential People (English | Farsi)Hebrews 12: 1-3Chris Barnden
June 4th, 2023Trinity Community of Love and Reconciliation (English | Farsi)Mathew 28:16-20Cheryl Williams
June 11th, 2023 — Infant DedicationGuess How Much I Love You1 Corinthians 13: 4-7Cheryl Williams
June 18th, 2023Refugee Week- Sermon is Provided upon request to Pastor Cheryl WilliamsCheryl Williams

Year of Luke (C) 2021 – 2022

Advent

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
December 3, 2023 Zechariahs-Hopes.pdfLuke 1: 67-79Cheryl Williams
December 3, 2023Farsi-Zechariahs-Hopes.pdf Luke 1: 67-79Cheryl Williams
December 10, 2023 Righteousness and Peace shall kissPsalm 85:1-2, 8-13 Cheryl Williams
December 10, 2023Farsi-Righteousness-and-Peace-Shall-Kiss_Farsi.pdfPsalm 85:1-2, 8-13Cheryl Williams
November 28, 2021Harbingers of HopeJohn 18:33-38 & Revelation 1:4b-8Cheryl Williams
December 5, 2021A Man at Peace: ZechariahLuke 1Cheryl Williams
December 12, 2021 Advent 3 Joy Shepherds Suprised by JoyLuke 2Cheryl Williams
December 19, 2021 Advent 4 LoveLove Comes in the Midst of ChaosCheryl Williams

Christmas

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
December 25, 2021 Christmas DayEmmanuel God With UsCheryl Williams
January 2, 2022What A Journey!Matthew 2:1-12Cheryl Williams

Epiphany

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
January 9, 2021Living Into Our BaptismLuke 3Cheryl Williams
Jan 23, 2022Derrimut, William, Doug & Us – Aboriginal SundayLuke 4:14-21Cheryl Williams
February 6, 2022A Level Playing FieldLuke 6:17-26Cheryl Williams
February 13, 2022When Jesus Catches YouLuke 5:1-11Cheryl Williams
February 20, 2022Love is the MeasureGenesis 45:2-11 & Luke 6:27-38Cheryl Williams
February 27, 2022 Transfiguration SundayOne Degree of Glory to Another2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 & Luke 9:28-42Cheryl Williams

Lent

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
March 6, 2022Bread Power and SafetyLuke 4:1-13Cheryl Williams
March 13, 2022Celebrating the HarvestDeuteronomy 26:1-11, 24:19Cheryl Williams
March 20, 2022
March 27, 2022Being FoundLuke 13:11-32Cheryl Williams
April 3, 2022Courageous GenerosityJohn 12: 1-8Cheryl Williams

Holy Week

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022Even the StonesLuke 19:28-40Cheryl Williams
Maundy Thursday, April 14th 2022Cheryl Williams
Good Friday, April 15th, 2022A Criminal, A Centurion & some WomenLuke 22 & 23Cheryl Williams

Easter

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022Then the women rememberedLuke
24:1-12
Cheryl Williams
April 24, 2022Rememebering on the RoadLuke 24:13-49Cheryl Williams
May 8, 2022Celebrating Women Who Build CommunityActs 36-43 & John 10:22-30Cheryl Williams
May 15, 2022Love One Another, it is as easy and as difficult as thatJohn 13:31-35 & Revelations 21:1-6Cheryl Williams
May 22, 2022, 139th AnniversaryBeing the Household of God at FootscrayJohn 14:23-29 & Acts 16:9-15Cheryl Williams
May 29, 2022Being One – Whoever We Are

Pentecost

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Pentecost, June 5, 2022Community of the SpiritActs 2, John 14,
Romans 8 & Galatians 5
Cheryl Williams
June 26, 2022Called to FreedomGalatians 5:1, 13-25Cheryl Williams
July 3, 2022Bearing Burdens: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things2 Kings 5:1-14 & Galatians 6:1-16Cheryl Williams
July 17, 2022Turn Your Eyes Upon JesusLuke 10:38-42Cheryl Williams
August 14, 2022Cheering Us OnHebrews 11:29 – 12:2Cheryl Williams
August 21, 2022The Sabbath Was Made For FreedomLuke 13:10-17 & Isaiah 58:9b-14Cheryl Williams
28th of August, 2022Two Ways To PartyLuke 14:1, 7-12 & Hebrews 13Cheryl Williams
September 4, 2022Be Generous With ThemDeuteronomy 15:7-11, Proverbs 31:8-9, Luke 4:17-19 &
John 10:10
Cheryl Williams
September 11, 2022What a Wonderful WorldPsalm 104:24-30 & Lev 25:2-7Cheryl Williams
September 18, 2022Finding Our HomeIsaiah 58:6-9 & 1 Peter 4:7-11Cheryl Williams
September 25, 2022Joys & Challenges of Ageing(various)Cheryl Williams
October 2, 2022Reflection on BaptismS, V and Cheryl Williams
October 9, 2022And One Came Back PreachedLuke 17:11-19Cheryl Williams
Oct. 16, 2022BotheringsLuke 18:1-8Cheryl Williams

Year of Mark (B) 2020 – 2021

Advent

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
November 29, 2020Elizabeth and Zechariah (People of Hope)Luke 1Cheryl Williams
December 6, 2020People Waiting For Peace -Isaiah and JosephIsiah & LukeCheryl Williams
December 13, 2020Mary- a woman of JoyLuke 1Cheryl Williams
December 20, 2020 – AdventA Message of Love to ShepherdsLuke 2Cheryl Williams

Christmas

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
January 3, 2021A Search Ends but the Journey BeginsMatthew 2:1-12Cheryl Williams

Epiphany

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
January 10, 2021An Ordinary Baptism?Mark 1:1-11; Genesis 1:1-5Cheryl Williams
Jan 17, 2021Come and See – God’s Invitation to UsPsalm 139; 1 Samuel 3:1-10; John 1:43-51Cheryl Williams
January 24, 2021Following – Yes or No?Jonah 3:1-10; Mark 1:14-20Cheryl Williams
January 31, 2021What is this? What do you want with us Jesus?Mark 1:21-28 & 1 Corinthians 8:1-13Cheryl Williams
February 7, 2021Walk A Mile In My ShoesMark 1:29-39 & Corinthians 9:16-23Cheryl Williams
February 14th, 2021, Transfiguration SundayTransfixed or Transfigured?Mark 9:2-10Cheryl Williams

Lent

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
February 21, 2021Tested Not Tempted: Noah & JesusMark 1:9-15 & Gen 9:8-17Cheryl Williams
Feb 28, 2021Who Are You? Followers on the wayMark 8:31-38Cheryl Williams
March 7, 2021Utter Foolishness (2023 version)Matt 5:1-12 & 1 Cor 1:18-31Cheryl Williams
March 14, 2021Love Makes Us RealJohn 3:14-21 & Cor 13:1-3Cheryl Williams
March 21, 2021It’s Time!John 12: 20-33Cheryl Williams

Holy Week

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Palm Sunday, March 28, 2021Jesus – Who is He?Cheryl Williams
Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021Cheryl Williams
Good Friday, April 2, 2021Cheryl Williams

Easter

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021With Fear and AweMark 14:51-15:47Cheryl Williams
April 11, 2021No Peace Without ForgivenessJohn 20:19-31Cheryl Williams
April, 25, 2021Good ShepherdingPsalm 23 & John 10:11-18Cheryl Williams
May 9, 2021Cheryl Williams
May 16, 2021Cheryl Williams

Pentecost

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
May 23, 2021Pentecost PeopleCheryl Williams
May 30, 2021Questions, Questions, QuestionsJohn 3:1-17Cheryl Williams
June 6, 2021Old Turtle-A ReflectionCheryl Williams
June 13, 2021Seeds, Seeds, SeedsMark 4:26-34Cheryl Williams
June 27, 2021If I But Interrupt HimMark 5:21-43Cheryl Williams
July 4, 2021Go Simply, Go LightlyMark 6:1-13Cheryl Williams
July 18, 2021Tear Down Those WallsEphesians 2:11-22 & Mark 6:30-33, 54-56Cheryl Williams
July 25, 2021I Gave My AllJohn 6:1-21 & Ephesians 3:1-14Cheryl Williams
August 1, 2021Bread of HeavenJohn 6:24-35 & Exodus 16Cheryl Williams
August 8, 2021Imitating GodEphesians 4:25 – 5:2 & John 6:35,41-51Cheryl Williams
August 15, 2021Wisdom1 Kings 3:3-14 & Ephesians 5:15-20Cheryl Williams
August 22nd 2021Stand Firm1 Kings 8:22-30 & 41-43 & Ephesians
6:10-20
Cheryl Williams
August 29th, 2021Baptist World Aid, AustraliaJames 1:17-27Cheryl Williams
September 5, 2021The Earth – A Rich TapestryCheryl Williams
September 12, 2021Humanity – in God’s ImageCheryl Williams
September 19, 2021The Skies Tell Of The Glory of God: A MeditationCheryl Williams
September 26, 2021Mountains of BlessingCheryl Williams
October 3, 2021St. Francis and The AnimalsCheryl Williams
October 10, 2021Doing The ImpossibleAmos 6:10-15, Mark 10:17-31Cheryl Williams
October 17, 2021Truly GreatMark 10:35-45Cheryl Williams
October 24, 2021Seeing AgainMark 10:46-52Cheryl Williams
31st of October 2021A Foreigner Teached Us to LoveMark 12:28-34 & Ruth 1:1-18Cheryl Williams
November 7, 2021Saints and WidowsMark 12:38-44 & Ruth 3:1 – 4: 17Cheryl Williams
November 14, 2021Hannah1 Samuel 1:4-20 & 2:1-10Cheryl Williams
November 21, 2021The Kingdom of TruthJohn 18:33-38 & Revelation 1:4b-8Cheryl Williams

Year of Matthew (A) 2019 – 2020

Lent

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
March 15, 2020Waters of LifeJohn 4:4-52Cheryl Williams
March 22, 2020Blind SightedPsalm 23, John 9:1-41Cheryl Williams
March 29, 2020, Lent 5Restored to WholenessJohn 11:1-45 & Psalm 130Cheryl Williams

Holy Week

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Palm Sunday, April 5th, 2020Chaos – a thousand emotionsMatthew
21:1-17
Cheryl Williams
Maundy Thursday, April 9th, 2020Cheryl Williams
Good Friday, April 10th, 2020Were You There?Matthew 26: 57 – 27:66Cheryl Williams

Easter

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Easter Day, April 12th, 2020Fear & Joy; Joy & FearMatthew 28:1-10Cheryl Williams
April 19th, 2020Fear, Fishing & ForgivenJohn 20:19 – 21:24Cheryl Williams
April 26, 2020A Stranger Recognised In-deed!Luke 24:13-35Cheryl Williams
May 3, 2020The Shepherd’s VoicePsalm 23 & John 10:1-10Cheryl Williams
May 10, 2020Do Not Let Hearts Be TroubledvariousCheryl Williams
May 17, 2020Known By LoveActs 17: 22-31:& John 14:15-21Cheryl Williams
May 24, 2020Standing Looking At The SkyActs 1: 6-14, 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11Andrea McAdam

Pentecost

Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
Pentecost Sunday, May 31, 2020The Spirit of PentecostvariousCheryl Williams
June 7, 2020Encircled by LoveCheryl Williams
June 14, 2020Mission – Entertaining Angels?Cheryl Williams
June 21, 2020Cheryl Williams
June 28, 2020Whosever You WelcomeCheryl Williams
July 5, 2020Yoked Together For MissionMatthew 11:16-19, 25-30Cheryl Williams
July 12, 2020Seeds, Soil and SowingMatthew 13:1-9, 18-23Cheryl Williams
July 19, 2020In The Midst of MessinessMatthew 13:24-30, 36-43Cheryl Williams
July 26, 2021“The Kingdom of Heaven is Like….”Matthew 13:24-45Cheryl Williams
August 2, 2020Compassion Enough For AllMatthew 14:13-21Cheryl Williams
August 9, 2020God with us in the storms of lifeMatthew 14:22-33Cheryl Williams
August 23, 2020I Am Who I Am-Who Are You?Matthew 16: 13-28 & Exodus 3:1-15Cheryl Williams
August 30, 2021SingingCheryl Williams
September 6, 2020I Lift My Eyes To The MountainsPsalm 121Cheryl Williams
September 13, 2020The Wide Brown Land For MeCheryl Williams
September 20, 2020At Outback ReflectionCheryl Williams
September 27, 2020Rivers of FaithCheryl Williams
October 4, 2020Cheryl Williams
October 11, 2020Reflection on 20 Years of OrdinationCheryl Williams
October 18, 2020Imprints, Images and ImitationMatthew 22:15-22 & 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10Cheryl Williams
November 1, 2020Local Saints PreachedMatthew 5:1-12 & Rev 7;9-17Cheryl Williams
November 8, 2020The Beginning of WisdomPsalm 78:1-7 & Wisdom 6:12-20Cheryl Williams
November 15, 2020Learning from Indigenous Brothers and SistersPsalm 23 & 1 Cor 12Cheryl Williams
November 22, 2020Cheryl Williams
Date/LiturgySermon TitleBible PassagePreacher
November 19th 2023 Upside Down Kingdom
Matt 25: 31-46
(Farsi)
http://footscraybaptist.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Farsi-An-Upside-Down-Kingdom.pdf
Cheryl
Williams