Category - Reflection

5 questions to ask of 2016

Posted: 28 December 2016

Just recently as a staff team, we took stock of what has been a busy and exciting year. Someone described the year as like being on a rollercoaster. Only the whole year was like the drop as we held on to the safety bar for dear life.

As we looked back on the year we could see the way that God had been working through each of the team members and in our...

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Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: Reflection

Pray for uncompromising truth

Posted: 08 May 2016 / Revelation 2:12-17

Over the next couple of weeks we are looking at the seven things Jesus longs for for his church, from Revelation 2-3. We’d love you to pray that these seven things would indeed characterise our church.

This week, please pray that we’d be marked by uncompromising truth.

Day 1 That we would hold fast to the truth in God's word (Titus 1:9)

Day 2 That we...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Reflection, Sermon Series

Pray for fearless endurance

Posted: 24 April 2016 / Revelation 2:8-11

Over the next couple of weeks we are looking at the seven things Jesus longs for for his church, from Revelation 2-3. We’d love you to pray that these seven things would indeed characterise our church.
This week, please pray that we’d be marked by faithful endurance.

Day 1 That as we endure we would be marked by hope (Romans 5)

Day 2 That we would be...

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Author: Steph Toose / Categories: Reflection, Sermon Series

Pray for deep love

Posted: 17 April 2016 / Revelation 2:1-7

Over the next couple of weeks we are looking at the seven things Jesus longs for for his church, from Revelation 2-3. We’d love you to pray that these seven things would indeed characterise our church.
This week, please pray that we’d be marked by deep love

Day 1 Pray for Deep Love: That our hearts might burn with desire to know God more. (Luke 10:27)

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Author: Joel Hollier / Categories: Reflection, Sermon Series

Oxygen Conference

Posted: 10 August 2014

Oxygen Conference...an opportunity for church leaders to take 4 days out to breath in the goodness of God. This could not have come at a better time for Jules and I as last Monday, having dropped the kids off in Berry for 4 days, we walked out of our place into our local cafe (Salt), picked up our FW and XFW, and walked another 2 mins to Australian...

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Author: James / Categories: Events, Discipleship, News, Community, Reflection, Reviews

How to Prepare to Lead in God’s Word

Posted: 29 July 2014

Vine Growth Short Courses

 

As we seek to provide Vine Church with practical training in different areas of ministry life, we come to looking at how to prepare to lead other's in God's Word. But firstly, we need to understand that this training is not 'how to lead other's in God's Word' but instead 'how to prepare to lead other's in God's word'. In my...

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Author: James / Categories: Discipleship, Reflection

Is it ever right to complain about your church?

Posted: 11 June 2014

On Sunday night we looked at Exodus 15-17 and the way God's people grumbled in the desert. Someone asked me afterwards if it is ever right to complain about the church. I said that it is never right to be a grumbler, but it is always right to have holy discontent.

You can tell the difference because a grumbler is someone who:

  • is never satisfied
  • ...
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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: Discipleship, Reflection

How do I stop knowing about God and start knowing God?

Posted: 20 May 2014 / Exodus 3-4

On Sunday night at church, we looked at Exodus 3–4 and how we all need to move from knowing about God to knowing God personally. But how do you do that?

In his classic, Knowing God, J.I. Packer answers that exact question. He writes,

How can we turn our knowledge about God into knowledge of God? The rule for doing this is demanding, but simple. It is...

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

Band-Aids to Promote Healing

Posted: 23 August 2013

What is a band-aid? Well its a couple of things. Firstly it is an acknowledgement that their is a hurt. This is why my daughter will ask me first for a band-aid, to which my response is "where does it hurt honey?". Secondly, it is a promoter of healing, providing protection for the hurt to be restored again. The larger the wound the larger the band-aid, so...

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Author: James / Categories: Discipleship, Reflection, Sermon Series

Learning from Gospel Farmers

Posted: 06 March 2013 / Colossians

5 Christian books in 5 weeks.

As we have been making our way through our Jesus + Nothing = Everything series in Colossians, we have been called to see the importance of maturity as a Christian and placing ourselves in good soil, under 'good farmers, drinking in nutrients, pulling out weeds, and seeing fruit grow. One of the blessings we have been given by...

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Author: James / Categories: Discipleship, Reflection, Reviews
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