Archive: 2018

How should I pray?

Posted: 18 May 2018

This Sunday we are exploring the most famous prayer in the world: The Lord’s Prayer. In it, Jesus teaches us how to pray and what to pray for. This prayer challenges us as to what is truly important and worth giving our lives to.

For all the women out there, please don't forget that this is the last week to register for our annual day conference for...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Does prayer change anything?

Posted: 11 May 2018

This Sunday we're continuing our series on prayer, looking at whether it really changes anything. Some people argue that the only thing prayer changes is the prayer itself.

Others suggest that prayer changes God, and unhelpfully use it as some kind of stick thinking they can force God's hand.

So here's the question: does prayer change anything?

It's a...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The Power of Prayer

Posted: 04 May 2018

Prayer is the great privilege of every one of God’s children. We pray when we come to our heavenly father to ask him to do what only he can do. It's based on the assumption that he is both willing and able to help us. Perhaps our slowness to pray reflects our underlying doubts about God’s power and generosity.

Join us this May as we see God for who he...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The Joy of Love

Posted: 27 April 2018

The way we view something determines how we will see it. If we are pessimistic then we will see only the worst. If we are optimistic we will see only the best. But how does the Bible teach us how to view the world? And if I view the world the way the Bible shows me, then how does that make a difference to my life?

This Sunday we are digging into another...

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Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: News, Sermon Series

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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
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