Category - Sermon Series
Posted: 22 November 2013
Join us this December as we look the story of our God backwards — starting with his death and finishing with his birth — in order that we might understand his life and the meaning of our own.
Sunday 1, This God could let himself hang on a tree:
December Jesus' passion
Sunday 8, This God could enjoy a woman of questionable
Posted: 25 October 2013
This week I have been reading some of the history of the mistreatment of indigenous Australians. Yes I was taught about invasion and genocide in year 7 history, but maybe I was too young because looking back I was numb to the tragic events I was taught.
This Sunday is the final in our series, The Impact of Jesus on History, and we are looking at Jesus...Continue Reading
Posted: 18 October 2013
This Sunday we are continuing our series by looking at Jesus Impact on Science. This might be a strange topic, especially if believe that there is a war going on between science and religion.
One writes explains that the world has been "flooded with books by scientists describing a caged death match between science and God — with science winning. . ."...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Posted: 04 July 2013
This Sunday we are starting a new series on Christian ethics called Joined-Up Life.
When it comes to ethics, most people think the Bible is a bunch of rules given by a God who is a moral policeman. Although there are rules in the Bible, that is not the best way to think about it.
It is better think think about Christian ethics as the way a fabric is...Continue Reading
Posted: 30 May 2013 / Genesis 29
This Sunday we are looking at the story of Jacob's marriage to two sisters: the irresistible Rachel and the unlovely Leah.
It is a heart-breaking story, especially as you consider Leah, a woman who lived her life in the shadow of her younger more beautiful sister. She dreamed of falling in love and getting married, but when her father deceitfully marries...Continue Reading
Posted: 21 May 2013 / Genesis 24
Yesterday morning I sat down for a coffee with my sister Hayley, and she grilled me on my sermon from Sunday night. While she found much of it helpful, she found a couple of things insensitive and unhelpful. Watch this video to hear our conversation.
Posted: 08 May 2013
As Community Groups seek together to Understand God's Story, Vine Church will be providing some helpful resources for you to go deeper, or catch-up on what you may have missed. There will be helpful books to read, video resources to check out, and weekly summaries of where we are up to in God's Story. So keep refreshing this blog post over the weeks to see...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
Posted: 28 January 2013
The Gospel Equation, a series in Colossians.
Join us for an 8 week series as we explore how Jesus + Nothing = Everything.
The Gospel Equation ≮ HOPE
Sunday 3 February, 4pm (Colossians 1:1-8)
The Gospel Equation ≮ PURPOSE
Sunday 10 February, 4pm (Colossians 1:9-14)
The Gospel Equation ≮ JESUS
Sunday 17 February, 4pm (Colossians 1:15-23)