Category - News
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."
This Sunday we're looking at the search for satisfaction and whether Jesus Christ offers us anything which can satiate our...Continue Reading
Posted: 06 January 2017
I wonder how often you stop to ask the question 'what is life all about?' As both a social worker, and now as a pastor, I've had cause to ask that question many times over and I've seen people come to many conclusions. If I've learned nothing else, it is that people in our city are seeking something deeper than the superficial answers that modern secular...Continue Reading
Posted: 30 December 2016
And so, church, another year begins! Once again, we want to thank you all for making 2016 such an incredible year, and a special shout out to all who helped pull off a great Christmas series. We hope you are enjoying some well-earned rest and spent Christmas time reflecting on the glorious hope that we have in Jesus.
As we set out on the adventure that...Continue Reading
Posted: 16 December 2016
Earlier this year I watched the HBO documentary, The Jinx. It tells the story of Robert Durst — a man who has either gotten away with three murders, or someone who is strangely jinxed, because people around him keep getting killed. At one point in the doco, just after Durst has been acquitted, an investigator turns to the camera and says, "As a homicide...Continue Reading
Posted: 09 December 2016
It’s summer and we’re having a great time at church this month!
We’ve had one Christmas Party, and have the Kids Christmas Party coming up soon.
We’ve shared the joy of seeing people baptised, and we’ve been comforted by the news that light has pierced the darkness with the coming of Christ.
And this week we’ve got more in store.
Joel Hollier is...Continue Reading
Posted: 02 December 2016
This Sunday we’re starting our Christmas series called A Thrill of Hope.
Human beings cannot live without hope. I do not mean wishful thinking, I mean absolute certainty about the future.
Hope is the way we overcome the lurking suspicion that all our getting and spending amounts to nothing more than fidgeting while we wait for death.
Are your moments...Continue Reading
Posted: 02 December 2016
A reminder that starting this week and for all of December and January, we're moving our 4.30 service to St Michael's. We're doing this for 3 reasons:
- to make setup and packup easier while people are away
- to make the most of the opportunity that people are more likely to come to a traditional church over Christmas
- to enjoy the Christmassy vibe...
Posted: 18 November 2016
Somebody asked me once, 'If what you think about God is wrong, would you want to know?' My answer was 'Yes, of course!' I said this because how we understand God radically shapes how we relate to him. Isaiah 1 throws us into a tumultuous period in Israel's history as God reveals himself to be the surprising pursuer of people's hearts. In this rich chapter,...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 November 2016
In a world where hope is elusive and uncertainty abounds, the story of Christmas promises peace on earth, justice for the oppressed and comfort to the afflicted.
2,000 years ago, the universe watched on as a baby was born – he was God become man to rescue our broken world. This Christmas, join us as we discover the hope that dawned with the birth of Jesus...Continue Reading
Posted: 11 November 2016
This Sunday we’re wrapping up our series on devotion by looking at what it looks like for our church to be devoted to liberating people from the power of Satan and sin from Luke 11. The subject of deliverance and spiritual warfare is a key theme in the Bible, but one which many Christians either ignore or obsess over. We need to study the life and ministry...Continue Reading