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Weekend Away

Posted: 24 March 2017

Our annual Weekend Away starts this evening! We've got 170 people coming for a fantastic weekend hearing from the Bible, enjoying fellowship and hanging out in a beautiful part of Sydney.

Joel Hollier will be giving three talks on the weekend on the greatness and supremacy of Jesus from the book of Hebrews. I've been working through these talks with him,...

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

The Replacement for Jesus

Posted: 17 March 2017

We had a great night on Wednesday at the Annual General Meeting. We had three wardens (Alexis Linton, Pauline Oh and Noel Nallaiah) and four members of parish council (Justin Yoon, Peili Guan, Mario Chan and Tom Schell) elected unopposed. You can download the Annual Report which shares how God has been at work in the last year in our church here.

This...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The World and Jesus

Posted: 10 March 2017

This Sunday we’ve got Andy Bryan speaking on what we can expect in the Christian life from John 15.

Expectations are very important! When our expectations are awry, we find ourselves in a world of trouble. Tomorrow I’m competing in my first 46km trail run, and part of the preparation is getting my expectations right for how painful it’s going to be.

On...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Annual General Meeting 2017

Posted: 10 March 2017

This coming Wednesday night is the Annual General Meeting for Vine Church + St Michael’s. The meeting is going to be a really fun and important night in which we thank God for all he has done over the past year and look forward to what he has called us to do in the future.

Join us for sushi in the church at 6.30pm or for the formalities from 7pm. You can...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, News

The Spirit of Truth

Posted: 24 February 2017

This term we're looking at Jesus' last night with his disciples and the way he prepares them for his coming death and departure. In John 14 he begins a series of teaching points on the role of the Holy Spirit in their lives and in the world. It's a great section and so important for understanding the power of the Christian life. I've found Tim Keller's...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Ignite 2017

Posted: 22 February 2017

On Friday night, around 40 women gathered in the church hall at St Michael's for the inaugural Ignite evening. A beautiful space was created for conversations that encouraged vision and ideas. We started to think and pray for the year ahead over an amazing dinner.

Carmen inspired us by sharing how God grew her through a difficult time; she shared that it...

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Author: Becky Cox / Categories: Events, Discipleship, News

The Work of Jesus

Posted: 17 February 2017

This week we are continuing our new series on Jesus' last night with his disciples in John 13-17. This is a section of the Bible which is relevant for everyone:

  • For people exploring Christianity, it offers us evidence for who Jesus is, so that you might not make a leap in the dark but take a step into the light;
  • For new Christians, Jesus teaches us...
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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The Love of Jesus

Posted: 10 February 2017 / ,

Hey

It was great to see you all at Vision Sunday last week. We heard how Jesus is building his Church, and what that means for our church. If you missed out you can listen to the message here

This Sunday we are starting a new series running all the way up to Easter on the last night of Jesus life. On this night Jesus turns to his disciples and teaches...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

In search of freedom

Posted: 20 January 2017

To many, the idea of placing yourself under rule and reign of God sounds like the opposite of freedom. Freedom, it is thought, is the absence of anyone else telling you what to do. And yet one of the greatest promises Jesus makes us is that if we entrust ourselves to him, we will know the truth, and the truth will set us free. We all naturally struggle with...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

In search of satisfaction

Posted: 13 January 2017

Our lives are stuffed with trifles and trinkets—a visible sign that we are not satisfied. Indeed, our stuffed lives are like the bloated stomachs of starving children. They betray our hunger, not our satisfaction."
--Albert Haase

This Sunday we're looking at the search for satisfaction and whether Jesus Christ offers us anything which can satiate our...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series
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