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Why the City is a Great Place to Raise Kids

Posted: 17 February 2012 / Jeremiah 29:4-14

Here are five reasons Liz and I think the city is a great place to raise kids:

  1. The great diversity of people will teach them how to relate to people who are different from them.
  2. The smallness of their kids church will teach them that they are missionaries to the city.
  3. The art and culture will teach them to appreciate common grace and the gifts...
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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

Gospel in Life

Posted: 12 February 2012

How is the gospel lived out in all of life?
Starting 12th of February we are having a series of 8 talks on 'Gospel in Life'. The first week we will open with the theme of the city: our home now, the world that is. The last week closes with the theme of the eternal city: our heavenly home, the world that is to come. In between we will look at how the...

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You Can Change

Posted: 06 February 2012 / Mark 5:1-20

Last night I spoke about the life changing power of Jesus in the life of the demonised man in Mark 5:1-20. The point of the sermon, and this is the mission of our church, is that when people meet Jesus, their lives get compleatly changed. That is what our church is about: meeting Jesus and having your life changed.

A good book on this subject is You Can...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Reflection

Christmas Offering Update

Posted: 04 February 2012

In December 2011 we set a target to raise $10,000 as a Christmas Offering to target three new initiatives this year:

1) Scholarship for Student Pastor Zac & Amy Miles
2) Support for Salt Church Plant, Wollongong
3) Establishment of a Justice Fund

Watch the video to see how we went.

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Christmas Offering - Zac and Amy Miles

Posted: 16 December 2011

Over the next six weeks at Vine Church we are taking a special Christmas Offering to target our giving toward three special initiatives for 2012.

The second initiative is to create a scholarship for our student pastor Zac Miles as he completes his study at Moore Theological College next year.

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Christmas Offering - Salt Church

Posted: 15 December 2011

Over the next six weeks at Vine Church we are taking a special Christmas Offering to target our giving toward three special initiatives for 2012.

The first initiative is to support the 2012 Salt Church plant in Wollongong led by Daniel and Renae Godden.

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What Australians think of Christian faith

Posted: 07 December 2011

One of Australia's most respected social researchers, Mark McCrindle, has recently done a study on what Australian's really think about Christian faith titled, The Australian Communities Report. Some important findings include:

  • 40% of Australians identify as Christians
  • 49% of Australians are to some extent "open" to changing their religious...
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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

Is Christ still relevant at Christmas?

Posted: 22 November 2011

Please join us this December as we ask whether Jesus Christ is still relevant at Christmas. We asked people in the area this question and we hope to continue the conversation. Is Christ still relevant at Christmas?

‘A 2,000 year-old fairy story?’
The historical Christ
Sunday 4 December, 4pm

‘Religion is irrelevant. Christmas won’t change that’
The...

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The King’s Kingdom

Posted: 11 November 2011 / Mark 3:28–29

This Sunday we come to one of the hardest sayings of Jesus in the whole gospel. He says,

"Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.” (Mark 3:28–29)

The greatest atheist of the 20th Century, Bertrand...

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Psalm 63

Posted: 28 September 2011 / Psalm 63

If you are thirsty, what do you thirst for? And if you are in a desert, what do you long for? A drink of water, right? It's simple. It’s not rocket science.

But King David, when in a desert, and with his enemies bearing down on him, was able to say what he really thirsts for in Psalm 63:

O God, you are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for...

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