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The Flame of Intimacy

Posted: 23 June 2017

It's been wonderful to hear from so many of you about how God is speaking to you through this series in Song of Songs. On Monday, I received this email:

I found last night awesome and I am so glad that I came along. I felt the sermon helped restore a healthy view of sex as a part of a wider commitment in marriage. The connection of being fully loved and...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The Delights of Intimacy

Posted: 16 June 2017

So we started our series on the Song of Songs last week and while there was some trepidation, it was a great time of exploring a wonderful book and hearing questions from the floor. You can listen to the sermon here if you missed it.

This week is part 2 of the series and we are looking at the delights of intimacy. While the Song is not about sex, that...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The Language of Intimacy

Posted: 09 June 2017

This Sunday we're starting a new series called "Hide & Seek: The Ache for Intimacy". It's a series based on the Song of Songs, which is in the Bible to teach us about love and intimacy.

But intimacy isn't always easy.

You might say life is a game of hide and seek. We seek the warmth of intimacy to escape the shadow of loneliness, yet we also hide from...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Hide & Seek: The Ache for Intimacy

Posted: 02 June 2017

Life is a game of hide and seek. We seek the warmth of intimacy to escape the shadow of loneliness, yet we also hide from others, putting up walls, in fear of being seen for who we truly are.

In the middle of the Bible, God has given us a book which teaches us about this ache for intimacy. It surprises us with its realistic descriptions of the fear, joy...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

The King We Need

Posted: 01 June 2017

We live in a world where kings and queens are marginalised to meaningless pageantry and this makes it difficult to understand what the Bible means when it speaks of Jesus having a kingdom. This Sunday, Seb Lane, a student minister at church, will be speaking on the topic, The King We Need. Despite our desire for autonomy, deep within us all there is...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

For God’s Glory Alone

Posted: 26 May 2017

“The one essential condition of human existence is that man should always be able to bow down before something infinitely great." (Fyodor Dostoevsky)

This Sunday we're wrapping up our series on The Essentials — the key teachings of Christianity — by looking at the overall goal of God in salvation: his own glory!

When we speak of God doing something for...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Faith Alone

Posted: 19 May 2017

"Faith is a living, bold trust in God’s grace, so certain of God’s favor that it would risk death a thousand times trusting in it."

That's how Martin Luther describes our response to God's grace. Faith is the most important thing in the world. It's not a leap in the dark, but a step into the light based on the evidence of who God is and what He's revealed...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Christ Alone

Posted: 12 May 2017

One of the most difficult questions Christians face is: "Do you really believe that trusting Jesus Christ is the only way a person can be saved?"

Perhaps you have faced this question, or perhaps it's your question right now. If you believe that salvation is in Christ alone, isn't it narrow-minded to think that God would restrict salvation to one Saviour...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

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
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