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The Carey Sunday message is from Dr John Tucker, Carey Principal, and is titled “God is doing a new thing”.
Please feel free to use this as the sermon for your Carey Sunday service. Alternatively, you might like to encourage your small-groups to watch this.
To download the sermon , use the link above which will open the video in Vimeo. You can then select the Download option which is found below the video.
For many of us, the last two years have felt at times like a wilderness. Extended lockdowns, vaccine mandates, financial pressure, regular pivoting, constant uncertainty, have all taken their toll. Perhaps, like the people of Israel in exile, you’ve felt a little displaced, disoriented, disillusioned.
In this message John Tucker, Carey’s principal, shares from Isaiah 43 on the promises of God to people in need of hope. What God said to the Israelite exiles, he says to us:
“I am passionately committed to you, my people. And I am present with all my power to bring new life, both to you, and to the neighbourhoods in which I have you placed you as my witnesses. See, I am doing a new thing!”
We hope that these resources alongside John’s message can be used by your leaders and small groups.
We have prepared some discussion questions for you to use alongide the message.
Charles Hewlett, the National Leader of the Baptist Union of New Zealand, has written a short prayer for use on Carey Sunday. Would you, or one of your team, be willing to include this in your worship that day?
We have created some digital elements for you to use in your church communications.
*This will open the video in Vimeo. Select the Download button found under the video player to access this video offline.
A banner that can be used for church newsletters.
A tile that can be used for Facebook/Instagram pages and/or groups.
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Previous Carey Sunday Messages
Carey Sunday 2021
Have you ever found yourself wondering, “What’s the point of the people of God?” Dr Michael Rhodes invites you to join him in listening to how Scripture, from Abraham to Matthew, Isaiah to Acts, calls the church to embrace God’s purposes for his people.
“At Carey we believe that the God of mission is at work in the world by the Spirit to renew people and places in Christ. Our calling is to equip Christian leaders with the convictions, competencies, and capacity to participate in that mission, bringing gospel renewal in churches and communities across Aotearoa and around the world.”
– John Tucker, Principal