Posted: 29 August 2016
Our lives are full of decisions. Who should I marry? What job should I take? What should I study? Where should I live? Should I ask someone out? Is it the right time to try to have children? Where should I give my money? Should I go to an overseas mission field? What should I do next?
These are just some of the decisions that each of us are facing right...Continue Reading
Posted: 26 August 2016
Decision making is one of the constant burdens of life. Whenever we 'do' anything, we make a choice. Choosing is unavoidable, and so are the consequences of our choices.
It's for this reason that Christians have always been fascinated with how God guides. We ask questions like: What is God's will for my life? How should I discern his voice and respond?...Continue Reading
Posted: 19 August 2016
After great victories come the hardest falls. How true is that of your life? Over the past few weeks we've seen Israel finally enter into the Promised Land with God's great power going before them. This Sunday, it all begins to unravel. And at the heart of the matter is one man's failure to obey God's commands. Come ready to dive into Joshua 7 and discover...Continue Reading
Posted: 12 August 2016
'The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.'
Posted: 05 August 2016 / Joshua 3-5
"More than other idols, personal success and achievement lead to a sense that we ourselves are God, that our security and value rest in our own wisdom, strength and performance. To be the very best at what you do, to be at the top of the heap, means no one is like you. You are supreme." (Tim Keller)
This Sunday, Brian Leung, one of our student ministers,...Continue Reading
Posted: 29 July 2016 / Joshua 2
Someone once wrote, "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Join us this Sunday as we look at how to have the courage of a lioness from the remarkable story...Continue Reading
Posted: 22 July 2016 / Joshua 1
This Sunday we're starting a new series on the book of Joshua. It's an Old Testament book about the people of God living with the promise of God in mind. As a result its very relevant to you and I as we are God's people living by God's promise that soon Jesus will return and bring us safely and certainly into the new heavens and new earth. It's going to be...Continue Reading
Posted: 15 July 2016
One of the things we're committed to as a church is training the next generation of gospel ministers in Australia. Over the years, we've invited a bunch of men and women who have been studying at Moore College and SMBC to join us for a couple of years to get practical experience in an exciting inner city church.
Last Sunday we had one of our student...Continue Reading
Posted: 08 July 2016
Each term between our major series we spend a couple of weeks looking at the purple passages of the Bible. These are passages which every Christian should know well, because they get right to the heart of our life in following Jesus.
This Sunday our student pastor, Brian Leung, will be speaking on Jesus's teaching in Matthew 18 on forgiveness. This is a...Continue Reading
Posted: 01 July 2016
This week at church we are thinking the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is not a force or a principle of nature or a part of God or mode of his existence. The Holy Spirit is a person—a teaching (Luke 12:11-12), speaking (Acts 13:2), interceding (Rom. 8:26), grieving (Eph. 4:30) person—distinct from the Father and the Son.
"Where the Spirit is, there it is...Continue Reading