Phil Irvine

Phil Irvine

Role: Pastor

Hi my name is Phil Irvine and I’m the new Pastor at Emu Plains Community Baptist Church. My family and I have recently moved all the way from the Blue Mountains and come to live in the community here in Emu Plains. Jesus said “I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full.” Sometimes we find that our lives are so full with things to do, but we don’t seem to be fulfilled. I enjoy running, spending time with my family, playing Xbox and a good coffee. But what fills my life, is Jesus. If you are wanting your life full, the best it can be, why not check out Jesus and take him up on this promise.

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Sunday, 19 March 2017
Duration: 23 mins 10 secs
The disciples left everything to follow Jesus and saw amazing miracles performed by Him. The transfiguration seemed to be a good place to finish Jesus' ministry - but there was more for Jesus and the disciples to do. For Jesus it was the cross, for the disciples it was to continue to keep focusing on Jesus and spread the good news about Him, but when it came to the demon possessed boy, the disciples could not drive the demon out. They had begun to trust in themselves and rely on their own strength. How often do we first rely on our own strength when facing life's trials? Our focus and trust should be on Jesus and rely on His strength in the first instance.
Sunday, 12 March 2017
Duration: 31 mins 19 secs
In this passage, Jesus asks His disciples who they thought He was. Is this still a relevant question for today? Absolutely! It is not about what other people say, it is about who we say Jesus is. We can have the head knowledge to know who Jesus is, but do we have the heart to follow Him in all of life's circumstances we face. We need to deny ourselves and align our lives with Jesus Christ.
Sunday, 05 March 2017
Duration: 37 mins 38 secs
Jesus taught in parables so that those who believed in Him could understand the Kingdom of Heaven. Those whi did not believe would not understand. The parable of the sower is not about the amount of seed that was scattered, but where it landed. The entry point for becoming a Christian is to hear the good news about Jesus Christ. As God's kingdom grows in this world there will be opposition. Despite Satan's influence, God's ultimate plan for this world will not fail - the division of true believers from those who do not believe. What is it in your life that stops you from fixing your eye on Jesus?
Sunday, 26 February 2017
The Pharisees request Jesus to show a miraculous sign to prove that He was the Messiah. Jesus in turn elects to challenge there own believe and faith by aligning the story of Jonah with his own death and resurrection. The Pharisees had the opportunity to receive Jesus as their Saviour, but they choose to reject Him. Today we have the same opportunity to believe in Jesus, accept Him and put our full trust in Him. Do you have your life focussed on Jesus?
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Duration: 34 mins 55 secs
In this passage we see the heart Jesus' ministry and the extent of Jesus' authority - the authority to forgive sins and heal the sick. True discipleship requires leaving our old life behind and to enter into a new life with Jesus. We all sin and so we all need Jesus. From this passage, who do you align with - Matthew or the Pharisees? In this passage we see the heart Jesus' ministry and the extent of Jesus' authority - the authority to forgive sins and heal the sick. True discipleship requires leaving our old life behind and to enter into a new life with Jesus. We all sin and so we all need Jesus. From this passage, who do you align with - Matthew or the Pharisees?
Sunday, 12 February 2017
Duration: 25 mins 20 secs
Jesus wants to be our heart's desire. Where do you store your treasure? Jesus tells us that storing up treasures on earth will enslave our heart, mind and will and miss out on the opportunities that Jesus has planned for us. If we seek material things, we stumble in darkness. Our treasures ought to be used for God's glory.
Sunday, 05 February 2017
Duration: 25 mins 2 secs
Jesus is the King - the Lord of us all. In this passage John's message to the people is one of judgement and encouraging them to repent of their sins and be living for God and not themselves. The people needed to be ready for what Jesus had to say as he commenced His on earth ministry. Today, we need to be ready for the return of Jesus. When we trust in Jesus we are born again and baptised by the Holy Spirit. Does your daily life reflect a repented sinner and show full trust in Jesus?
Sunday, 30 October 2016
Duration: 33 mins 9 secs
We face all type of trials as we live through life. When life comes against us we need to have a firm foundation, one that is based on on the words of Jesus. Jesus tells us that we have the choice of wether to walk with Him or to go our own way. Which way are you walking and is it on the narrow path to eternal life, bearing good fruit as you witness to others? If we want to hear Jesus then we need to spend time in His word, the Bible, and then apply it to our lives. Knowing is not worth anything if we do not act on it!
Sunday, 23 October 2016
Passage: John 15:1-17
Duration: 23 mins 7 secs
We need to grow up in Christ, grow in by loving each other and grow out by bearing fruit - sharing the gospel with others. If we are not connected to Jesus, then we can do nothing in bearing fruit. How important is God in your life?
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Duration: 33 mins 13 secs
If you want to have true worship with God, then this will influence every aspect of our life. In this passage we see that we are to love others, in action, including to those outside our circle of friends. We also need to work with each other as we look to serve God and we need to equip and encourage each other so that we can lead others to Jesus.