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Strange Turns (Genesis 12-50)

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...

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Faith & Theology

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...

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Counseling Those Who Are Depressed

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.

Topics include:

— Listening to Depression
— Loving Those Who Are Depressed
— Understanding Depression
— Helping Those Who Are...

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Baptisms at Nielsen Park

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...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, News, Community

Christmas Offering 2012

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...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

10 Questions to Ask in the New Year

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...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Community

Carols with vibe

Posted: 21 December 2012 / Isaiah 9:1-7

Come and join us this Sunday night for some carols with vibe. The band has been practising and have chosen 6 great carols including folky 'God rest ye merry gentlemen.'

Toby Neal is going to be finishing off the series on Reasons for Hope by opening up the famous prophesy in Isaiah 9:

The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light. . .
For...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Events, News

Christmas in Surry Hills

Posted: 02 December 2012

Come and join us this Christmas to explore  how Jesus brings hope to our lives, our city and our world. This hope has the power to dispel the lurking suspicion that all our getting and spending amounts to nothing more than fidgeting while we wait for death. There are reasons for hope…

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Crown Street Public School Auditorium...Continue Reading

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New approaches to religion in the east

Posted: 30 October 2012

Toby was recently interviewed on 89.7 Eastside FM by Stephanie Watson in the episode "New approaches to religion in the east".

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God & Art

Posted: 21 September 2012

This Sunday we are incredibly fortunate to have Dr. Greg Clarke speaking on the topic: God & Art: Do the Arts give us access to the Divine?

What I am really looking forward to is hearing him combine a deep reflection on the gospel with an appreciation and understanding of culture. Greg has a great ability to make complex ideas clear and understandable and...

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