Archive: 2017

Fully engaged in reaching out

Posted: 10 November 2017

This week we're thinking through our mission to connect 1,000 people to the life, love and freedom found in Jesus Christ. We've also got updates from our mission parteners, another video from Sean & Alan, plus it's Commitment Day.

Can't wait to see you then.

Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Commitment Day

Posted: 09 November 2017

Last Sunday we spent time as a church reflecting on a very basic principle of life: we give generously to the things and people we love. We were challenged by King David's love for God that overflowed with abundant generosity, and God's love for us which overflowed with abundant generosity in sending his Son to die for us.

We also celebrated the abundant...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News

Fully engaged in paying it forward

Posted: 03 November 2017

My favourite food in the world is roast lamb. All Liz has to do to make me feel loved is to welcome me home in the evening with the smell of roast lamb wafting through the air. That smell is the sweet aroma of deliciousness.

The Bible says that when God’s people give with a generous heart, that our gifts are a fragrant offering that rises to God and...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Fully engaged in digging deep

Posted: 27 October 2017

Worship in every direction is the idea that worship involves our whole selves and our whole lives in ascribing worth to the God who made us and redeemed us. If you've missed the first two weeks of the series, you can grab them here.

On Sunday we will be looking at what it means to worship God by digging deep. We live in a fast paced world. We jump...

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Author: Andy Bryan / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Fully engaged in drawing together

Posted: 20 October 2017

Christian worship is an act of defiance. It is the daring [statement], in the midst of a lost, divided, unbelieving and disordered world, that despite appearances to the contrary, evil has been defeated and has forfeited its dream of conquest. Sin does not have the last word... Christ has conquered... All this is to be anticipated in our weekly worship...

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Author: Toby Neal / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Worship in Every Direction

Posted: 09 October 2017

A Christian is someone whose life is bigger than themselves. They look up and out, not just down and in. They dig deep and draw together when life is tough. And because they’ve been given so much by Jesus, they give back and seek to enrich the lives of others. This is a life fully engaged in worshipping Jesus. Join us this October as we look at what it...

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Author: Meg Chatterton / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Special service + party this Sunday

Posted: 06 October 2017

I can't wait to see you this Sunday for our special service and party celebrating the new name of our church and the life God has given us in Jesus. I will be preaching on Jesus teaching about the vine and the branches. Nate has pulled together a big band, and we're going praise God with all we've got. After the service there will be live jazz, free food...

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Don’t Waste Your Life

Posted: 29 September 2017 /

How do I make sure that I don't waste my life? Plenty of people have an answer for this question. Some will say travel the world. Others will insist on making an impact in whatever you do. Still more will see the answer in chasing and catching your dreams. But do any of the suggestions that we hear actually matter once our life is over?

This Sunday...

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Author: rebecca / Categories: News, Sermon Series

Changed Lives

Posted: 22 September 2017 / Titus 3

This is our final week in the book of Titus looking at the healthy church. We have seen Paul give instructions to his young protege on the church and the household. In this final week he turns his attention to living in society. How are Christians to live out their changed lives in society? Christians are often seen as out of step with society on a bunch of...

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Author: rebecca / Categories: News, Sermon Series

A new name for an old church

Posted: 20 September 2017

You may have seen St Michael’s Anglican Church on the corner of Albion and Flinders St, Surry Hills – an old church with 163 years of history. Over the past few years, we've experienced a rejuvenation – there are new people coming along, kids being born and people exploring Jesus for the first time.

To reflect this renewal, we have decided to change our...

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