Discerning Love

Posted: 20 April 2018

We value both truth and love. But sometimes they seem in conflict. We can be tempted to privilege one over another or set aside one for the sake of the other. But the Bible calls us to live in truth and love. How do I do that? How do I live in truth and love?

Join us this Sunday as we look at the often forgotten book of 2 John. This book is short (fewer than 300 words) yet it is packed with practical and profound wisdom for how we live in truth and love.

Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The power to be ready

Posted: 13 April 2018

We've got a big week at church planned and hope you can make it.

Guest preacher, LT Hopper, is coming back to speak on the difference between knowing God's love and experiencing the reality of God's love in our inner being. You might like to have a read of Ephesians 3 as preparation.

Also, this Sunday is the first day of work for Bruce Linton who is joining the staff team as Families Pastor. It will be great to get to know him and his wife (Jan) and make them feel welcome.

Looking forward to gathering with you this Sunday.

P.S. the Parish Council has just announced that Neeson Murcutt are to be the architects working on our property development plans. Don't miss out on...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Announcement regarding property

Posted: 12 April 2018

It brings me great delight to announce that the Parish Council have selected Neeson Murcutt to be our architects as we work towards a master plan for our site. As you would have heard at the AGM and read in the 2017 Annual Report (p.30-31) this is a key step for us as a church.

Neeson Murcutt is an energetic, design based architectural firm recognised for innovation in our city. They have won awards for a number of prominent projects including Prince Alfred Park Pool, Juanita Nielsen Community Centre and the Australian Museum. Their work is elegant, practical and friendly.

The first step in the design phase will involve Neeson Murcutt learning about our community and how we...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Community

Joy in suffering

Posted: 06 April 2018

This Sunday we've got a guest speaker (LT Hopper) coming along to church to speak on the topic of "Joy in suffering" from 1 Peter. LT was my youth group leader in high school, and has been a mentor and friend for the past 20 years. He will speak from the Bible and his own experience of suffering.

Also don't forget I am running the next Christianity Explored course starting Tuesday night. If that's you, or if you have a friend who's exploring and would like to look at the gospel in a relaxed environment where you are free to ask questions, please get in touch here.

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

Abandoned by God / Loved by God

Posted: 29 March 2018

Easter is a Christian holiday. It's not just a holiday to enjoy some time out in God's world, it's a holy day (special day) to enjoy the salvation and life Jesus won for us by dying and rising to life.

This Easter we've got an amazing Friday and Sunday planned with hot cross buns, live jazz, even a night out at The Soda Factory.

I would like would encourage you to make it along on both days, or if you are away, to get along to a local church to worship our saviour.

On Good Friday I'll be speaking from Psalm 22 about the feeling of being abandoned by God.

On Easter Sunday I'll be speaking from John 11, and the certain hope Jesus offers us when faced with death.

Both...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, News, Sermon Series

Exciting news

Posted: 27 March 2018

We’ve got exciting news! Bruce Linton is joining the staff team in April to help us connect kids and families to the life, love and freedom Jesus offers. Read more here.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

How can I believe in Jesus when his followers have done terrible things?

Posted: 16 March 2018

'The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.' (Brennan Manning)

This Sunday (5pm) we're continuing our series My Problem with Christianity by looking at why anyone could believe in Jesus when his followers have done terrible things. What do we do with the many accounts in history of the failure of Christians to live up to the teaching of Christ?

Don't forget 10am church is not meeting as we will still be away at the church weekend away in Collaroy. But do join us at 5pm.

Can't wait to see all of...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, Sermon Series

Easter 2018

Posted: 16 March 2018

It’s been said that Christianity is the only religion whose God bears the scars of evil. Easter tells us that God hasn’t abandoned our world. In our own history, he sent his son Jesus to suffer and die because he loves us. And he rose to life to give us a hope that cannot be disappointed by death.

Join us this Easter as we look at the ultimate love and real hope Jesus brings.

Good Friday

Friday, 30 March – 10am
Contemporary service + hot cross buns

Easter Sunday

Sunday, 1 April – 10am & 5pm
BBQ, live jazz, and jumping castle for kids at 10am
After party at The Soda Factory at 5pm

Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, News, Sermon Series

Isn’t Christianity anti-freedom and anti-sex?

Posted: 09 March 2018

There are many reasons why people have problems with Christianity. Last week we looked at the problem of science and this week we are looking at the more personal problems of freedom and sex. Isn't Christianity anti-freedom and anti-sex? My guess is that this is perhaps the biggest problem people have with Christianity.

Join us this Sunday as we explore what freedom is and where it is to be found.

Don't forget tonight is WIMBLEPONG. Get your sweat bands on and bring a friend from 7pm at the church hall. There will also be free hot dogs, live DJ and prizes for the winner.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

My Problem with Christianity

Posted: 27 February 2018

We surveyed our city and discovered the top four problems people have with Christianity. Join us during March as we look at our city’s barriers to belief in Jesus.

Hasn’t science buried God?
Sun, 4 March

Isn't Christianity anti-freedom and anti-sex?
Sun, 11 March

How can I believe in Jesus when his followers have done terrible things?
Sun, 18 March

If God exists, wouldn't he prevent evil and suffering?
Sun, 25 March

Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series
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