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A hope that establishes justice

Posted: 16 December 2016

Earlier this year I watched the HBO documentary, The Jinx. It tells the story of Robert Durst — a man who has either gotten away with three murders, or someone who is strangely jinxed, because people around him keep getting killed. At one point in the doco, just after Durst has been acquitted, an investigator turns to the camera and says, "As a homicide...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

A hope that restores peace

Posted: 09 December 2016

It’s summer and we’re having a great time at church this month!

We’ve had one Christmas Party, and have the Kids Christmas Party coming up soon.

We’ve shared the joy of seeing people baptised, and we’ve been comforted by the news that light has pierced the darkness with the coming of Christ.

And this week we’ve got more in store.

Joel Hollier is...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

A hope that pierces the darkness

Posted: 02 December 2016

This Sunday we’re starting our Christmas series called A Thrill of Hope.

Human beings cannot live without hope. I do not mean wishful thinking, I mean absolute certainty about the future.

Hope is the way we overcome the lurking suspicion that all our getting and spending amounts to nothing more than fidgeting while we wait for death.

Are your moments...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

At the heart of God

Posted: 18 November 2016

Somebody asked me once, 'If what you think about God is wrong, would you want to know?' My answer was 'Yes, of course!' I said this because how we understand God radically shapes how we relate to him. Isaiah 1 throws us into a tumultuous period in Israel's history as God reveals himself to be the surprising pursuer of people's hearts. In this rich chapter,...

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Author: Joel Hollier / Categories: News, Sermon Series

A thrill of hope

Posted: 17 November 2016

In a world where hope is elusive and uncertainty abounds, the story of Christmas promises peace on earth, justice for the oppressed and comfort to the afflicted.

2,000 years ago, the universe watched on as a baby was born – he was God become man to rescue our broken world. This Christmas, join us as we discover the hope that dawned with the birth of Jesus...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: Events, News, Sermon Series

Devoted to liberation

Posted: 11 November 2016

This Sunday we’re wrapping up our series on devotion by looking at what it looks like for our church to be devoted to liberating people from the power of Satan and sin from Luke 11. The subject of deliverance and spiritual warfare is a key theme in the Bible, but one which many Christians either ignore or obsess over. We need to study the life and ministry...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Devoted to community

Posted: 28 October 2016

"[A] community of love is meant to comfort the person who’s discouraged, to strengthen the person who’s weak, to encourage the person who has no hope, to come alongside the person who’s alone, to guide the person who’s lost his way, to give wisdom to the person lost in foolishness, to warn the person who’s beginning to wander, to correct the person turning...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Devoted to the body

Posted: 21 October 2016

One of the radical things which the Bible teaches is that there are no little people in the kingdom of God. We need each other because we are a body. And the body of Christ is not one big eyeball or nothing but a toenail: it is made up of many parts (1 Cor 12), and we are to function together in mutually helpful ways, recognising that while there are...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Devoted to growing

Posted: 14 October 2016

"Growth is the proof of life. It's natural and normal for all living things. Life never stands still. If you're not growing, you're dying." (Rick Warren)

One of the things we are devoted to as a church is growing. We want to be growing in faith, hope and love. Where there isn't growth there's decline and death. But where there is growth, there is joy and...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Are you satisfied yet?

Posted: 30 September 2016

Are you satisfied yet? The search for fulfillment has plagued humanity for millennia, and doesn't seem to be going anywhere any time soon. We live in a society driven by a seemingly insatiable desire for more- more wealth, more comfort, more knowledge, more experiences; and yet we are some of the least satisfied people in history. Have you ever thought that...

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Author: Joel Hollier / Categories: News, Sermon Series
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