At Narellan Community Congregational Church (NCCC), we want to encourage and equip your friendship with Jesus wherever you are and however we can. To that end, we provide a livestream of our Sunday 10:00 am worship gatherings, as well as audio and video recordings of the weekly sermons.
In addition, if you want to take a deeper dive into the sermon and related topics, then our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, occassionally explores further one or two issues raised for him during his research and preparation. These could not be explored in the sermon, for whatever reason (most likely because they would take up too much time).
We provide these video and audio recordings because we believe the Bible provides timeless wisdom for our uncertain times.
For the sermons, video and audio files are available, as are the notes. There is also a printable PDF format. For the “Deeper Dive” episodes, video and audio files are available, as is a transcript.
If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, then we would love to hear from you. You can contact us using our “Contact” form.
In this sermon, our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones describes how the Holiness Tradition emphasises the re-formation of our hearts so that we are able to respond appropriately to the challenges of life. The word “holiness” has some negative connotations today, but the original Greek meaning of the word virtue is simply “to function well.” Virtuous Life is not about rules or judgement, perfectionism, or some kind of merit gained by good deeds. It encourages us to the ultimate goal: not to “get us into heaven, but to get heaven into us.” It is attentiveness to the source of our actions, to the condition and motives of the heart, and taking on new patterns of life that flow naturally from within.
In this sermon, our pastor, Ian Forest-Jones, describes how the Contemplative Tradition continually draws us into love for God, reminding us that the Christian life is less like a rule book and more like falling in love. It stresses the value of silence, solitude, and prayer as ways we engage with God’s presence, whether we take a silent walk in the early morning, ride the bus to work, wash dishes while the kids nap, or even take a nap ourselves.
In this sermon, based on 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 and Mark 1:29–39, our pastor, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones, reminds us there are rewards and blessings for the friends of Jesus. What must we do, and who must we do it with, if we want to enjoy them?
In this sermon, based on 1 Corinthians 8:1–13 and Mark 1:21–28, our pastor, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones, reminded us local churches are not clubs where everyone has ‘it all together’. We are sinners saved by grace who build each other up to maturity. Sometimes we succeed, but mostly we learn together by processing together God’s story and our own stories, learning how to make sense of them that we might find meaning and purpose, make sense of our experiences, and together find guidance for our actions and our beliefs.
In this sermon, based on 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 and Mark 1:14–20, our pastor, Rev. Ian Forest-Jones, reminds us that to be a vibrant and valid Christian church we need to have a clear and accessible pathway for helping everyone within our spheres of influence to move from knowing little or nothing about our Creator to then maturing in faith and lifestyle. We need discipleship for everyone!
In this sermon, one of our elders, Kym Steele, reminds us Jesus wants us to be more influential by faithfully being who we are and by faithfully doing what we are called to do: follow Jesus, show love to our neighbour as we would to ourselves, and serve others out of the grace and mercy we have been shown by God.