Throughout February and March, we're excited to present three unique teaching series across our church. Each series will focus on a section of a Gospel, and below, you'll find a brief overview of each. As always, we encourage you to explore different services to find teachings that resonate with your spirit during this season.


Exploring Evangelism

Morning Services, Kew and Mont Albert North

The primary aim for this teaching series is to introduce or re-establish the importance of Gospel witness and evangelism as normative in the Christian life and to provide a robust biblical framework for evangelistic conversations.

While Evangelism is universally acknowledged as a crucial focus for any evangelical Church, the reality often falls short of the desired effectiveness.  How do we gain both a robust theology and practice of Evangelism?  We will explore this topic through the lens of Chapters 1-5 of John's Gospel:

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When We Pray

Evening Services, Kew Church 6 pm

The primary aim for this teaching series is to make the activity of prayer real and tangible for the 6pm community.

Worship, including prayer, stands as a pivotal strategic focus within the St Hilary’s Strategic Vision 2022-2025 document. 

This series aims to break down key scriptures, exploring the nuances of when, how, and why God’s people pray. It emphasises the importance of these practices as integral aspects of the Christian life and delves into how the transformative work of the Holy Spirit can be experienced when believers approach prayer with expectancy.

We will explore prayer through the lens of chapters 6-7 of Matthew's Gospel:


Meals with Jesus

Evening Services, Kew Hall 5:30 pm

The primary aim for this teaching series is to revisit the primacy and priority of meals in the ministry of Jesus as tools for both relationship building and deep discipleship.

‘Food matters.  Meals matter.  Meals are full of significance.  “Few acts are more expressive of companionship than the shared meal … Someone with whom we share food is likely to be our friend, or well on the way to becoming one.” The word “companion” come from the Latin “cum” (“together”) and “panis” (“bread”).’ [1]

In line with the St Hilary’s Strategic Vision 2022-2025, one of our values is community which incorporates both our internal life as a the Body of Christ and our engagement with the wider community.  The stories of Jesus eating meals in the gospel of Luke are a powerful expression of welcome, generosity and friendship and therefore provide us with a useful model.  Meals were central to life and culture in the bible, and Jesus’ ministry clearly reflected that truth. Jesus uses these occasions to shape our understanding of Grace, the Kingdom, Salvation, and the very character of God himself.  

We will explore these themes through the lens of Luke's Gospel:

  • 11/2 Meals as Enacted Grace: Tax Collectors | Luke 5:27-39
  • 18/2 Meals as Enacted Community: A Pharisee and a Gate crasher | Luke 7:36-50
  • 25/2 Meals as Enacted Hope: The 5,000 | Luke 9:10-17
  • 3/3 Meals as Enacted Discipleship: Mary and Martha | Luke 10:38-42
  • 10/3 Meals as Enacted Righteousness: Pharisees and Lawyers | Luke 11:37-54
  • 17/3 Meals as Enacted Mission: The Great Banquet | Luke 14:1-24
  • 24/3 Meals as Enacted Salvation: The Last Supper | Luke 22:7-30
  • 31/3 Meals as Enacted Promise: Emmaus | Luke 24:13-35

Missed something, check out our Teaching Page or our YouTube channel. Sermons also available via podcast on Spotify and Apple podcasts.

[1] Carolyn Steel, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives as quoted in Tim Chester, A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community and Mission around the Table (further detail on page 2)