Posted: 18 January 2019
The question of what matters most in our lives is a tough one to answer. It is hard to put our finger on just what it is that we need more than anything else. After all there are lots of important things in our life. But if there is something more important, then how would I find out? And if I did find out, what would change in my life?
I'm excited to hear from Al Stewart as he looks at these questions from Mark 2:1-17. Join us this Sunday to find out what really matters most and how that truth will change our lives.
Posted: 18 January 2019
Our aim this year at Vine Church is to grow godly men. There is great confusion in our society about what it means to be a man. Many voices shout about toxic masculinity or boys clubs; masculinity is so often portrayed negatively. When that’s combined with the confused and often negative view of what it means to be Christian, often Christian men can feel ‘beat up’ or confused, or always on the back foot.
Join us at one of our breakfast or dinner events for fellowship and to hear from a great lineup of speakers.
Friday, 22 March – 6.30pm
How to live well
Speaker: Dr John Best
Friday, 3 May – 6.30pm
Posted: 11 January 2019
Sometimes people get up and speak and it is all too easy to ignore them and not listen. But sometimes someone comes along and the way they speak and what they say is captivating. You can't not listen, and hang on their every word. There aren't many speakers around like that.
Come along this Sunday to see why Jesus is described as being like no other speaker. He spoke with authority, power, and conviction. When he spoke, things happened and people took notice. But what has he come to say? Brian Leung is going to be preaching to us and it will be a challenging and encouraging.
Don't forget that we have Summer Sessions on for the next three Wednesdays, starting at Bondi this...Continue Reading
Posted: 04 January 2019
It's a new year and we are turning, as a church, to a new book of the Bible: the gospel of Mark. Over the next few months we will be diving into what I would consider to be the most exhilarating and breathless account of Jesus' life.
I'm not sure how 2018 was for you or how 2019 will go. If it is anything like mine there will be ups and downs and plenty of times where you wish for a life less broken, less hurt or less fragile. The beginning of Mark's gospel is a mind-blowing announcement that there is something better for us in this life even with its ups and downs.
Join us this Sunday as we listen to this great announcement.
Posted: 28 December 2018
Christmas is over for another year but the message of the saviour born in David’s town is still there for us to think about. This week Simeon Cumberland will say farewell to us by speaking to us from an important passage in Luke. His namesake was there in Jerusalem soon after the birth of Jesus ready to welcome the king. The challenge for us will be to maintain a similar attitude.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday,
Posted: 28 December 2018
The most successful election campaign ever run in Australia was the 1972 “It’s time” campaign which brought the Labour party out of the political wilderness. Most people over 45 still know the song that went with the campaign. For Australians, it was something like Obama’s famous “Yes we can” campaign.
The very first words of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark are, “The time has come.” Jesus says, “It’s time!” and his campaign is not political spin, but the genuine announcement by the one who has the power to bring us out of the spiritual wilderness into a better world.
Join us as we start 2019 looking at what Jesus offers the world.
Starting Sunday, 6 January
Posted: 22 December 2018
Part of the Christmas tradition involves getting the family together. You might not have family around, but we'd love to have you part of our church family this weekend.
On Sunday we've got an amazing service lined up. I am speaking about how Christmas involves waiting: we live between the first Christmas and the second Christmas. We have peace in our hearts but long for Jesus to come and make peace on earth.
Then on Christmas Eve (Monday) we have two special services.
- At 5pm, we have a massive family Christmas service. There will be interactive talks, carols and a BBQ dinner afterwards.
- At 9pm, we have a candlelight service with carols plus wine and cheese before the...Continue Reading
Posted: 14 December 2018
As we near Christmas, we are spending our time as a church reflecting on the early moments of Jesus' life. Last week we heard about Jesus' family tree. This week Al Stewart will be speaking on his birth and the way he presented a threat to the rulers of his day, and how even as a baby they sought to kill him.
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Posted: 05 December 2018
We are finally in summer and into the swing of the Christmas season. We've got a bunch of special services over the next couple of weeks, the highlight of which will be our Christmas Eve and Day services which you can see here.
This Sunday and next we've got Al Stewart speaking on the gospel of Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus. This week Al is looking at Jesus genealogy, something surprisingly rich in meaning. Remember that our afternoon service will be starting at 5pm from this week.
Also, last Sunday we finished our vision series on joy. If you missed any of the messages you can catch them here.
Hope you have a great end to the week, and look forward to seeing you...Continue Reading
Posted: 03 December 2018
Whether you go to church or haven't been in years, we'd love to invite you to celebrate Christmas with us.
Christmas Eve family carols service – 5pm
With BBQ, jumping castles and activities for kids
Christmas Eve candlelight service – 9pm
With cheese and wine
Christmas Day service – 9.30am
With special program for kids