Category - News
Posted: 20 June 2013
Over the past week we have given away over 50 books to new and young Christians including a bunch of people who have finished Christianity Explored and a guy running a Bible study in rehab.
To make an investment in the lives of people like these please consider if you could help us give away more.
— $15 gives five people in rehab a Bible study booklet...Continue Reading
Posted: 30 May 2013 / Genesis 29
This Sunday we are looking at the story of Jacob's marriage to two sisters: the irresistible Rachel and the unlovely Leah.
It is a heart-breaking story, especially as you consider Leah, a woman who lived her life in the shadow of her younger more beautiful sister. She dreamed of falling in love and getting married, but when her father deceitfully marries...Continue Reading
Posted: 30 May 2013
This Sunday we are starting a free 4 week training course on Sunday afternoons to help people experience God through his Word. It will be a practical course led by Frank Tully to help you hear, read, study, memorise and meditate on Scripture.
This week is your last chance to sign up by clicking here.
Starting 2 June, 1-3pm
Vine Church Office...Continue Reading
Posted: 21 May 2013 / Genesis 24
Yesterday morning I sat down for a coffee with my sister Hayley, and she grilled me on my sermon from Sunday night. While she found much of it helpful, she found a couple of things insensitive and unhelpful. Watch this video to hear our conversation.
Posted: 26 April 2013
Life is a winding and troubled road and in Genesis 12-50 we meet characters such as Abraham and Joseph, Hagar and Leah whose stories help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns.
This Sunday we are starting a new series on this wonderful part of the Bible called Strange Turns: How God is with us in...Continue Reading
Posted: 23 April 2013
This Sunday we are starting a new series on Genesis 12-50 — a part of the Bible that teaches us that life is a winding and troubled road. Here we meet characters such as Abraham, Jacob, Leah and Joseph whose stories help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns.
To introduce this wonderful part of...Continue Reading
Posted: 16 April 2013
On Sunday Ps. James Stinson gave the second sermon in our series, When the Darkness Will Not Lift, on the topic of depression. To help us think through how to love those who are depressed see this article by Ed Welch.
— Listening to Depression
— Loving Those Who Are Depressed
— Understanding Depression
— Helping Those Who Are...
Posted: 14 February 2013
On Sunday 3 March we're heading down to Shark Beach at Nielsen Park to celebrate the new life God has given our friends Nic and Vix by baptising them.
Baptism is an outward sign of an inward reality. The inward reality is that the God has already baptised Nic and Vix when they placed their trust in Jesus. As a result they have already been washed clean of...Continue Reading
Posted: 16 January 2013 / 2 Corinthians 8:9
This year our Chirstmas Offering will be dedicated to three new initiatives:
1. Van and Car Space
As we have no storage space we are looking at purchasing a secure portable solution (a van) to store gear in for our services.
2. James & Julie Stinson
James is starting in January 2013 as our second staff member in the role of Discipleship Pastor. We...
Posted: 13 January 2013
1. What’s the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this year?
2. What’s one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
3. What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your family life this year?
4. In which spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and what will...