Sermons by Laura Snook

An invitation to abide (Laura Snook)

The world screams for our attention, time, and energy. Tech notifies us, beeps at us, even tells us it misses us. Advertising wants to make us feel guilty, not enough, not complete, and the media runs on fear and anxiety. The world wants to form us into what it wants us to be. They have a plan for our discipleship. They are intentional and very good at it. It is not a question of whether we are disciples. The answer…

Anchored Faith (Laura Snook)

In the midst of life’s storms, we invite you to anchor your faith in Jesus during this series. Our four regular preachers will take a turn sharing their personal stories and the biblical anchors that keep them committed to Jesus. “Why am I still here? Why am I still a Christian? Why am I still serving the church?” If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions you’ll appreciate this series.

Promises fulfilled (Laura Snook)

Today we had to cancel our church service because of flooding around Cairns. We recorded this message from home. This week we’ll dig into into the Old Testament prophecies that predicted the arrival of the Messiah. From the words of prophets to the expectations of an entire nation, we’ll unravel the threads of Messianic hope woven throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. We’ll discover how these ancient promises find their ultimate fulfilment in Jesus and how that can bring hope and purpose…

Shine like bright lights (Laura Snook)

Philippians 2:12-30. The Apostle Paul writes his letter to the Philippians from prison. And even thought there is a lot he could complain about, his life and letter are full of joy. Philippians is the most encouraging and joyful letter in the whole Bible. Paul ’s struggles have become his greatest teachers. He has learned to depend on the one who gives him strength. He has learned to have joy and contentment, no matter what he is facing. And, most…

God will continue his work (Laura Snook)

Philippians 1:1-30. The Apostle Paul writes his letter to the Philippians from prison. And even thought there is a lot he could complain about, his life and letter are full of joy. Philippians is the most encouraging and joyful letter in the whole Bible. Paul ’s struggles have become his greatest teachers. He has learned to depend on the one who gives him strength. He has learned to have joy and contentment, no matter what he is facing. And, most…

Depend on God in impossible situations (Laura Snook)

Follow Elijah’s story as he meets a struggling widow and witnesses God’s miraculous provision. We’ll explore the power of depending on God’s faithfulness and being obedient to his voice, even when faced with an impossible situation. 1 Kings 17:8-16 Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church

Stand strong (Laura Snook)

Explore Elijah’s dramatic entrance onto the biblical stage. Discover how God called him to stand up and deliver a challenging message to King Ahab. His unwavering faith inspires us to stand firm in the face of opposition and trust in God’s provision even in the most challenging circumstances. 1 Kings 17:1-7. Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church

Revival at Cane Ridge and the Last Will and Testament (Laura Snook)

Two of the more bizarre stories from the early days of Churches of Christ are connected to one of the founders, Barton Stone. Stone was a young Presbyterian minister who left behind the divisions of denominations to help launch the Restoration Movement. A significant turning point was his role in the Cane Ridge Revival in Kentucky in 1801. Tens of thousands of people came from far and wide, cutting across socio-economic and racial boundaries to experience an outpouring of the…

The importance of practical care and communion (Laura Snook)

As Churches of Christ sought to restore the church to its New Testament origins, they focused on practices of practical care and communion. They found these things were central to the early church and they wanted to make them central to their faith too. In the history books of Churches of Christ in Australia we often find a church plant referred to as ‘they met for The Lord’s Supper’. And particularly in the early days in Queensland, practical care for…

Courageous Faith (Laura Snook)

God is not asking us to build a giant wall, like he led Nehemiah to. But he asking us to be his hands and his feet in our own lives. We are surrounded by family, friends and neighbours who need hope and need Jesus. We have a church community here and together we can do amazing things for God. God is calling us to have courageous faith even when we face opposition, to live out our call to share who…
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