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Devoted

Posted: 05 February 2016 / Acts 2:40-47

This Sunday is VISION SUNDAY. It’s a chance to come together to hear what we are committed to and where we are going as a church.

I’ve called the message ‘Devoted’, because I believe that’s what God wants us to focus on this year — being devoted to him and one another. We’re going to look at the end of Acts 2, and marvel at the devotion of the early...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

“How could anybody be sure?”

Posted: 22 January 2016 / 1 Corinthians 15:1-26

This Sunday at church we are spending our second week on the question "What do you think happens to you after this life?” In particular we are looking at how we can be sure that our hope is not merely wishful thinking, or a hoax.

Also coming up next week is our first Prayer & Praise Night for the year. These are really valuable times together seeking God...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

What do you think happens after this life?

Posted: 15 January 2016

We asked a bunch of people this question and over January we are exploring the top three responses. We would love to have you join us to think, ponder, argue and debate this question.

Sun 17 Jan     Don’t we just rot in the ground?

Sun 24 Jan     How could anybody be sure?

Sun 31 Jan     Don’t good people go to heaven, bad people go to hell?...Continue Reading

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Tamar

Posted: 04 December 2015 / Genesis 38

There are five women in the Bible mentioned in Jesus’s ancestry. All of them were real! They weren’t perfect and things weren’t easy for them. They were let down by the people they loved, but ultimately they were fearless in trusting God.

Over the next couple of weeks leading up to Christmas, we are going to spend our time looking at those women in...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

How to be known

Posted: 27 November 2015 / Psalm 139

This week at Vine Church we're finishing off our series in Psalms as Josh Thorp comes and speaks on Psalm 139 and the fundamental desire in every human to be profoundly known and accepted. Josh is one of our Community Group leaders, has a great love for Jesus, and has much to share on this great passage.

Also, after church this week we're heading over to...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Christmas in the City

Posted: 20 November 2015

There are five women in the Bible mentioned in Jesus’ ancestry. All of them were real! They weren’t perfect and things weren’t easy for them. They were let down by the people they loved, but ultimately they were fearless in trusting God.

Join us this Christmas as we look at five stories of real women in Jesus’ family and discover that no matter how messy...

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Making a difference in the world

Posted: 06 November 2015 / Revelation 21

"The quality of a culture may be changed when two percent of its people have a new vision."
— Robert Bellah

Over the past 4 weeks we’ve been asking God to give us a new vision and to show us the purpose of life and our church. Each week, we’ve seen a vision of heaven and earth, and how you and I are engaged in a great spiritual conflict in which we fight...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

A cause to live for

Posted: 30 October 2015 / Revelation 12

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning is a best-selling book by Chris Hedges, a New York Times war correspondent and journalist. In it, Hedges tries to explain why he became so addicted to war that he could not live without it. He writes:

"Only when we are in the midst of conflict does the shallowness and vapidness of much of our lives become apparent....

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Belonging to the family of God

Posted: 23 October 2015 / Revelation 7

One of the most counter-cultural things you can do in our world today is become an engaged member of a local church.

In our flighty and noncommittal age, we are not naturally inclined to find a place to put down roots and make longstanding commitments for the good of others. We want to keep our options open and, above all, preserve our own freedom of...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

How do I grow and become spiritually mature?

Posted: 16 October 2015 / Revelation 17

We had a wonderful time last week at the Commencement Party with over 250 people celebrating the coming together of Vine Church and St Michael's. If you haven't yet caught the video Kelvin Saik put together interviewing various people at each church, you might like to check it out now.

This Sunday we are continuing our series on living a life with purpose...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series
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