Posted: 21 September 2018
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It's been said that there are three things needed to make close friendships: proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide in each other.
This Sunday we are wrapping up our series in 1 Samuel as Al Stewart speaks on the friendship between...Continue Reading
Posted: 31 August 2018
I can't wait to see you this Sunday for a special Father's Day service. I'm preaching on the famous David and Goliath story from 1 Samuel 17, plus in the morning we have a BBQ and special kids spot. It's going to be a great day, so why not invite your dad along.
See you Sunday.
P.S. Don't forget we've started including prayer points at the bottom...Continue Reading
Posted: 24 August 2018
This Sunday we're excited to have Al Stewart, a gifted preacher and friend of Vine Church, speaking on the kind of leadership God chooses to lead his people from 1 Samuel 16. As we think of the possibly (or reality depending on the time you read this) of a change in national leadership, this sermon is set to be very relevant as we consider the values and...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 August 2018
“We all lie to ourselves to be happy.”
— Leonard Shelby (Memento Movie)
Before Inception and the Dark Night Trilogy, Christopher Nolan directed the amazing mind-bending film Memento. It's about a man who has amnesia and in order to know teh truth about himself, he tattoos his story onto himself. But as the movie goes on we come to realise that the man is...Continue Reading
Posted: 10 August 2018
We’re getting right into the Old Testament book of 1 Samuel and this week our Families Pastor, Bruce Linton is preaching on the topic: "A heart that cheats on God”. He will be looking at 1 Samuel 8 and how the people of Israel reject God as king and ask for another king. It’s relevant to us because all of us grow bored with God and find replacements in our...Continue Reading
Posted: 02 August 2018
God is strong, awesome, mighty, and holy. God is powerful! If that is true, then how do we live with a God like that? Who can possibly stand before him? This Sunday as we follow the ark of the Lord as it is lost, stolen, moved, and returned, we will see how to live with an awareness of God in our lives.
These may be strange stories but there is heaps to...Continue Reading
Posted: 27 July 2018
We had a great time starting our new series last week on the Old Testament book 1 Samuel and hearing Steph Leung's amazing reflections in her spoken word on childlessness, Twice Blessed.
Over the next month we've got a great array of speakers taking us through 1 Samuel, with Simeon Cumberland sharing this week on the God who speaks to our needs from 1...Continue Reading
Posted: 20 July 2018
At the heart of the Bible is the story of the heart of God for his hard-hearted people. This Sunday is going to be an amazing time as we start a new series in the book of 1 Samuel and hear God teaching us about his heart and ours.
Also this Sunday, Steph Leung will be sharing a special spoken word on the topic of infertility which she wrote as she...Continue Reading
Posted: 13 July 2018
This Sunday is week three of our month of going global as we hear about the work of our missionary partners around the world. We've already met Emily Woods and Scott Sanders and this Sunday we'll be hearing from Josh and Susannah Apieczonek who are working in France to make Jesus known among university students.
Also this Sunday I will be sharing from one...Continue Reading
Posted: 09 July 2018
At the heart of the Bible is the story of the heart of God for his hard-hearted people. Join us as we explore the book of 1 Samuel and what God is teaching us about his heart and ours.
A heart that hears our cries
1 Samuel 1-2
Sunday, 22 July
A heart that speaks to our needs
1 Samuel 2-3
Sunday, 29 July
A heart that can’t be tamed
1 Samuel 4-7...Continue Reading