Archive: 2017

Nourish Women’s Conference 2017

Posted: 10 May 2017

Overlooking picturesque Watsons Bay the women at church gathered last weekend to learn about Finding God Amongst Life’s Tangles. The autumn sun was in peak form for warm discussions and good banter, many laughs and even a few literal tangles as the day unfolded. 

We were treated to fine preaching as Janet Riley took us from the yearnings of Psalm 42 to...

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Author: Esther Neate / Categories: Events, News, Reflection

Grace Alone

Posted: 05 May 2017

Grace is the most amazing word in the Bible. It's what the whole book is about – that God freely reaches into the muck of our fallen world, through his Son and the giving of his Spirit, and radically transforms us from what we were (sinners) into what we are now by grace (the children of God).

How do we get this grace? Why does God show us this grace?...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

New series: The Essentials

Posted: 28 April 2017

This year we mark 500 years since the Protestant Reformation, when Christians protested the corruption and abuses they saw in the established church. At a time when the church had drifted away from the essential and true teachings of the Bible, five slogans emerged which got right to the heart of authentic Christianity. 500 years on, these slogans are just...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The Good Life

Posted: 21 April 2017

This week we will be turning to one of our purple passages, this time, Psalm 1.

In our world, there are stacks of competing visions of the good life. Our vision of the good life will shape our desires, our pursuits, our emotions and our decisions. With so much at stake, it is crucial that we get this vision right. What is the good life? I'm sure you have...

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Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: News, Sermon Series

How can a loving God allow suffering? (Open Forum)

Posted: 20 April 2017

These evenings are for anyone wanting to discuss objections to the Christian faith in an open forum over drinks in a local pub. No matter who you are — sceptic, seeker or saint — we’d love to have you join us. The forum will begin with a 15 minute talk, followed by an extended Q&A dialogue.

How can a loving God allow suffering?
Tuesday 9 May – 7pm

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, News

Where Love Descends / Where Hope Rises

Posted: 13 April 2017

I'm really looking forward to coming together this weekend to reflect on the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus.
We've got hot cross buns, a chocolate fountain, live jazz in the grounds, an Easter egg hunt, and a BBQ. It's a great event to bring your friends and family to. If you haven't already, why not invite them now.

Can I also encourage you to...

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

Celebrate Easter with us

Posted: 07 April 2017

At Easter, we come together to celebrate the amazing news that Jesus Christ conquered death and gives new life to all who trust in him. While Good Friday is a time of reflection on the death of Jesus Christ, Easter Sunday is the party day for Christians the world over. Whoever you are and whatever your background, we’d love for you to join us and explore...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, News

The Mission of Jesus

Posted: 07 April 2017

It's a week until Easter, and I'm really looking forward to spending next weekend with you celebrating that Jesus conquered death and now gives new life to all who believe. We're meeting on Good Friday (10am) and Easter Sunday (10am, 4.30pm) plus there's going to be hot cross buns and live jazz.

This Sunday we are finishing our series on Jesus' last night...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Sarah’s Weekend Away thoughts

Posted: 01 April 2017

With something like 160 of us, there were plenty of both old and new faces as Viners gathered at Collaroy for our annual Weekend Away. The stunning coastal setting was the perfect scene to be reminded of the immensity of our God as Joel Hollier led us on a journey into Hebrews in three parts.

First, we were challenged to expand our perception of how big...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, Reflection

The Prayer of Jesus

Posted: 31 March 2017

We had an amazing Weekend Away last week up on the Northern Beaches hearing people sing songs from the 80s and share the way they're following Jesus in their lives. Here's one person's reflection on what they took away from the weekend:

"We all go through struggles in life that challenge our faith and it is so important to have a church family and friends...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series
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