Recent Sermons: Galatians

I have a bunch of mp3 sermons on the HTD web site that I haven’t linked here.

Earlier in the year we worked through Galatians in the evening congregation. This was very challenging and good medicine for us as a church. The rebuke to righteousness as a form of rebellion comes through most strongly in Galatians.

Justification By Faith Not Works – Galatians 2:15-21

Abraham’s Blessings Through Jesus – Galatians 3:1-14

Law and Gospel – Galatians 3:15-29

A Tale of Two Mothers – Galatians 4:21-5:1

Recent Sermons: Messianic Psalms

I’ve loved preaching this series on Messianic Psalms. Covered 2, 110, and 132. Others were doing 16 and 8. Would have liked to have covered Psalm 45 also. Jesus is all over the Psalms!

January 24, 2010 One King to Reign Forevermore (by Wayne Schuller) Psalm 132:1-18 (Part of the HTD Messianic Psalms 2010 series preached at Morning Service) . January 17, 2010 One Kingly Priest at God’s Right Hand (by Wayne Schuller) Psalm 110:1-7 (Part of the HTD Messianic Psalms 2010 series preached at Morning Service) . January 3, 2010 One King to Rule Them All (by Wayne Schuller) Psalm 2:1-12 (Part of the HTD Messianic Psalms 2010 series preached at Morning Service) .

Recent Sermons – End of Acts

Finished preaching through the book of Acts. Great to get through the whole book in three ‘blocks’ over three years.

December 13, 2009 The Kingdom of God at the Ends of the Earth (by Wayne Schuller) Acts 28:11-30 (Part of the HTD Faith on Trial – Acts 2009 series preached at Morning Service) . December 6, 2009 The Shipwreck (by Wayne Schuller) Acts 27:13-44 (Part of the HTD Faith on Trial – Acts 2009 series preached at Morning Service) . November 29, 2009 Trial Before Agrippa (by Wayne Schuller) Acts 26:1-32 (Part of the HTD Faith on Trial – Acts 2009 series preached at Morning Service) . November 22, 2009 Trial Before Felix (by Wayne Schuller) Acts 24:1-27 (Part of the HTD Faith on Trial – Acts 2009 series preached at Morning Service) . November 15, 2009 Trial Before Sanhedrin (by Wayne Schuller) Acts 22:30-23:11 (Part of the HTD Faith on Trial – Acts 2009 series preached at Morning Service) .

Genesis 1-3 sermon series

Just finished a series on Genesis 1-3. Glorious beautiful chapters for which my weak reflections hardly scratched the surface. Nevertheless I gave it an attempt.

Every church should come back to these foundational chapters every couple of years. A highlight of going to Bible college was working through these chapters very carefully in Hebrew with a great teacher guiding me.

What I also particularly enjoyed was seeing God as Trinity and the expected incarnation/exaltation of the Son of God in these chapters. Happy to have read Calvin as my main commentary (Wenham secondarily).

2009 – 06 – 28-06-09 AM – The God Who Creates by His Word – Wayne Schuller – Genesis 1 v1-31.mp3

2009 – 07 – 05-07-09 AM – The God Who Creates Work and Marriage – Wayne Schuller – Genesis 2 v1-24.mp3

2009 – 07 – 12-07-09 AM – The God Who Punishes Sin – Wayne Schuller – Genesis 3 v1-24.mp3

via Sermons – holytrinitydoncaster.org.au.

Recent Sermons – Acts

I love Acts. We have 2 more weeks to go on the series but not by me.

2009 – 04 – 19-04-09 AM – Challenging the Church – Wayne Schuller – Acts 15 v1-35.mp3

2009 – 04 – 26-04-09 AM – Challenging the Persecutors – Wayne Schuller – Acts 16 v16-40.mp3

2009 – 05 – 03-05-09 AM – Challenging the Philosophers – Wayne Schuller – Acts 17 v16-34.mp3

2009 – 05 – 10-05-09 AM – Challenging the Religious – Wayne Schuller – Acts 18 v1-28.mp3

2009 – 05 – 17-05-09 AM – Challenging the Idol Makers – Wayne Schuller – Acts 19 v21-41.mp3

via Sermons – holytrinitydoncaster.org.au.

Recent Sermons: Luke and Psalms

Just finished a 3 week stint as part of a bigger staff series on Luke:

2009 – 03 – 22-03-09 PM – The Power of Darkness – Wayne Schuller – Luke 22 v47-65.mp3

2009 – 03 – 29-03-09 PM – Before the Judge – Wayne Schuller – Luke 22 v66 – 23 v25.mp3

2009 – 04 – 05-04-09 PM – An Innocent Dies – Wayne Schuller – Luke 23 v26-66.mp3

Also forgot to post some Bible talks on Psalms earlier in the year:

2009 – 01 – 18-01-09 AM – The Art of Happiness – Wayne Schuller – Psalm 32.mp3

2009 – 01 – 25-01-09 AM – Productivity and Futility – Wayne Schuller – Psalm 90.mp3

HTD sermons can all be found online…

Recent Sermons: Exodus

Just finished a series on the book of Exodus. Only in 8 weeks. If I’d had 2-3 more weeks I would have done more from the second half of the book, especially more law, the party of chapter 24, and Moses glory request and covenant renewal in 33-34.

It was helpful having been to the MTS preaching conference last year with David Jackman on “preaching Exodus”. I referred to my notes from that conference several times (and stole many sermon titles from there).

It was only in the last week or so that someone showed me the new IVP Moore College lectures book on “Exploring Exodus”, edited by Rosner and Williamson. I read the final three essays and found them excellent. I’m sure the rest of the book is good quality.

Commentary wise I didn’t use many – I would often refer to Durham to help me with Hebrew but found the comments lacking theological insight. I should have bought Enns on Exodus, which I might do at Ridley tomorrow.

It is a wonderful book of Scripture – God is glorious, jealous, holy, consuming, on-the-front-foot, loving, and terrifying all in one. Salvation is clearly a work of sovereign grace from beginning to end.

2008 – 09 – 21-09-08 AM – What’s in a Name (Qtn) – Wayne Schuller – Exodus 2 v23 – 3 v22.mp3

2008 – 09 – 28-09-08 AM – Clash of the God-Kings – Wayne Schuller – Exodus 10 v1-20.mp3

2008 – 10 – 05-10-08 AM – Protected by Blood – Wayne Schuller – Exodus 12 v1-13.mp3

2008 – 10 – 12-10-08 AM – Keep Still, the Lord Fights for You – Stephen Hale – Exodus 14 v1-25.mp3

2008 – 10 – 19-10-08 AM – Complaining about God – Wayne Schuller – Exodus 16 v1-20.mp3

2008 – 10 – 26-10-08 AM – Meeting God – Wayne Schuller – Exodus 19 v1-25.mp3

2008 – 11 – 02-11-08 AM – The Golden Calf – Wayne Schuller – Exodus 32 v1-35.mp3

2008 – 11 – 09-11-08 AM – The Portable Temple of God – Wayne Schuller – Exodus 40 v1-38.mp3

Sermons – holytrinitydoncaster.org.au

Love, Sex, Relationships – HTD 6pm Service 2008

This was a great series at Holy Trinity Doncaster 6pm service:

2008 – 06L – 29-06-08 PM – Love is…… – Jordan Hitchcock – 1 Corinthians 13 v1-13.mp3

2008 – 07 – 06-07-08 PM – The Single Issue – Denise Nicholls – 1 Corinthians 7 v25-40.mp3

2008 – 07 – 13-07-08 PM – Pornography and Purity – Wayne Schuller – Philippians 3 v17 – 4 v9.mp3

2008 – 07 – 20-07-08 PM – Pure Sex – Jonathan Smith – Song of Songs 3 v6 – 5 v1.mp3

2008 – 07 – 27-07-08 PM – Just Going Out (Qtn) – Issues of Dating – Chris Bowditch – 1 Corinthians 7 v25-40.mp3

Recent Sermons: Jonah

Latest sermon series at HTD.

2008 – 07 – 06-07-08 AM – Something Fishy in the State of Nineveh – Wayne Schuller – Jonah 1 v1-17.mp3

2008 – 07 – 13-07-08 AM – Underbelly – Wayne Schuller – Jonah 2 v1-10.mp3

2008 – 07 – 20-07-08 AM – A God Who Changes His Mind (Qtn) – Wayne Schuller – Jonah 3 v1-10.mp3

2008 – 07 – 27-07-08 AM – Fury over Bush (Qtn) – Wayne Schuller – Jonah 4 v1-11.mp3

Coming up next: A rest… then Exodus.

Pornography and Sex in Church

We’ve been having a ball with our evening church series on love, sex and marriage. We’ve had some brilliant sketches that I’ve really enjoyed – so good when stuff is done well.

2008 – 07 – 13-07-08 PM – Pornography and Purity – Wayne Schuller – Philippians 3 v17 – 4 v9.mp3

Jono weighs in with a 54 minute ripper on sex and marriage. This one should have had an explicit content warning label on it:

2008 – 07 – 20-07-08 PM – Pure Sex – Jonathan Smith – Song of Songs 3 v6 – 5 v1.mp3

This is all Holy Trinity Doncaster, 106 Church Rd, Melbourne – 6pm Sundays.

Recent sermons: Hell

2008 – 03 – 30-03-08 PM – Jesus on Hell – Wayne Schuller – Matthew 5 v21-30.mp3

2008 – 04 – 06-04-08 PM – Jesus in Hell – Wayne Schuller – Matthew 26 v26-46; 27 v45-50.mp3

2008 – 04 – 13-04-08 PM – Jesus – Gatekeeper of Heaven and Hell – Wayne Schuller – Matthew 25 v31-46.mp3

2008 – 04 – 20-04-08 PM – Jesus Over Hell – Wayne Schuller – Revelation 20 v1-15.mp3

Coming up next: Jonah

Recent sermons: Why Jesus Came to Die

Some recent sermons I have preached:

2008 – 02 – 03-02-08 AM – For God So Loved – Wayne Schuller – John 3 v11-21.mp3 (all age talk)

2008 – 02 – 10-02-08 AM – To Reveal God’s Love – Wayne Schuller – 1 John 4 v7-21.mp3

2008 – 02 – 17-02-08 AM – To Enable Us to Belong to Him – Wayne Schuller – 1 Corinthians 6 v9-20.mp3

2008 – 02 – 24-02-08 AM – To Be Worthy to Judge the World – Wayne Shuller – Revelation 5 v1-14.mp3

2008 – 03 – 23-03-08 AM – EASTER DAY – To Be Crowned with Glory and Honour – Wayne Schuller – Philippians 2 v5-13.mp3

Coming up next: hell

Sermon Series “On Being Human”

This church series is called “On Being Human”. The title (not content) was inspired (stolen) from a series of AFES talks by Philip Jensen.

The idea was to lift up peoples estimate of what it means to be a human – as an image bearer, and the significance of God’s Son taking on our humanity forever.

The series is probably less about what it means to be a human (all applied preaching and Bible teaching is about this!) and more asking the question: “What is the worth of a human being?” or “Where does my worth come from?”.

I was inspired by this quote from Calvin:
“It is certain that man never achieves a clear knowledge of himself unless he has first looked upon God’s face, and then descends from contemplating him to scrutinize himself”
(Institutes I.I.2)

As I read this quote I think I failed to come close to achieving what I set out to do: help people see who they are by looking their maker and looking at Jesus Christ as the perfect human and by seeing we are God’s property by virtue of creation and salvation (especially). It was worth the attempt!

If I had more talks to add, I would add one on “The Future of Humanity”. And possibly one on the entry and effects of sin in the world.

You Are Made In The Image of God Wayne Schuller Cranbourne Anglican 1030 20051016.mp3
You Were Bought At A Great Price Wayne Schuller Cranbourne Anglican 1030 20051023.mp3
Your Body is A Temple of the Holy Spirit Wayne Schuller Cranbourne Anglican 830 20051030.mp3

The talks were produced under heavy time pressure, and preaching topical is not my main style of preaching, but it still worth putting them online for feedback. hint hint!

Sermon: “Turning to the Goodness of the Living God” Acts 14:8-20

A new sermon in our church series on Acts.

“Wayne Schuller – ‘Turning to the Goodness of the Living God’ Acts 14-8-20 11-11-2005 10 30am”

I now have a cheapo ebay Asian mp3 player and recorder so it’s easier to make recordings.

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Sermon: Ephesians 6:10-20 Power in Prayer

A new sermon preached at our church on a series on prayer.

“Ephesians 6:10-20 Power in Prayer”

The audio quality is not great. I hope to get an mp3 player/recorder soon so I would like to post more sermons.

I would appreciate feedback and thoughts. I have some way to go both in terms of clarity and courage.

(Credits: There are a few Stott phrases and quotes from his BST commentary and some influence from a John Piper sermon on the same text)

Melbourne Uni Christian Union Commencement Camp 2005

We had a ball this past weekend going to the Melb Uni CU Commencement Camp. I really enjoyed giving talks on “True Greatness and True Glory” from Mark’s gospel.

We had a great time catching up with CU’ers old and new, and hearing about how the gospel is being proclaimed on campus.

The kids had fun playing with Lucy, Chloe and Samuel as well as the other big “kids”. 🙂

Thanks Glen and all the CU staff and leaders for your great work you did on the weekend and continue to do at Melbourne Uni. We were certainly refreshed and encouraged by spending the weekend with you all.

A Sermon on Acts 2 – The Pentecostal Experience


Acts 2 is one of my favourite passages, where many of the most exciting themes of the Bible’s storyline converge. I was privileged to be able to preach on Acts 2 this week. Here are some collected notes and thoughts on what it is about, as well as an mp3 of the sermon. Feedback wanted!

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