Posted: 26 October 2018
Last week we kicked off a new series, Rediscovering Joy, looking at the way we glorify God by enjoying him. This week Andy Bryan will be speaking about the joy that comes from the word of God. Psalm 19 says,
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
The precepts of the LORD...
Posted: 20 October 2018
This Sunday we're starting our Vision Series. This year we are looking at the theme of joy in the Christian life, and the life of our church.
When I was growing up I always thought there was a tradeoff between doing what is right and doing what brings happiness. I wonder if you ever feel that.
I thought that God's highest goal for my life was to live a...Continue Reading
Posted: 12 October 2018
This Sunday we are super excited to be welcoming guest speaker Dave McDonald to church as he speaks on how to pastor your pastor. Dave is a humble and down-to-earth speaker and writer. He has written Hope Beyond a Cure, which contains his reflections on his battle with cancer. Dave lives in Bonny Hills, is national director of FIEC and blogs here.
Posted: 09 October 2018
Joy. We all want it. We’re driven by a desire to experience happiness, pleasure, satisfaction and relief. We’ll do anything for it. But the surprising reality is that the desire for joy is from God and the source of joy is God himself. The problem is, we forget. Join us as we rediscover the joy at the heart of knowing God.
Loyal as anything: joy in God...Continue Reading
Posted: 05 October 2018
I am really excited to be coming and speaking this Sunday on the topic "Following Jesus in the workplace". How does following Jesus impact our work in a deeper way than simply not lying to our boss, not gossiping and not getting drunk at work drinks on Friday nights? What positively are we to do?
Plus this Sunday we are celebrating the Lord's Supper...Continue Reading
Posted: 28 September 2018
This Sunday we're excited to have Frank Tully coming and speaking on the secret of joy. Frank is one of our long-time members at Vine Church, and serves with the Australian Navigators helping young Christians grow as disciples of Jesus.
Also this Sunday we've got an update from our global partners Josh and Suz Apieczonek.
Can't wait to see you Sunday....Continue Reading
Posted: 21 September 2018
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It's been said that there are three things needed to make close friendships: proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting that encourages people to let their guard down and confide in each other.
This Sunday we are wrapping up our series in 1 Samuel as Al Stewart speaks on the friendship between...Continue Reading
Posted: 31 August 2018
I can't wait to see you this Sunday for a special Father's Day service. I'm preaching on the famous David and Goliath story from 1 Samuel 17, plus in the morning we have a BBQ and special kids spot. It's going to be a great day, so why not invite your dad along.
See you Sunday.
P.S. Don't forget we've started including prayer points at the bottom...Continue Reading
Posted: 24 August 2018
This Sunday we're excited to have Al Stewart, a gifted preacher and friend of Vine Church, speaking on the kind of leadership God chooses to lead his people from 1 Samuel 16. As we think of the possibly (or reality depending on the time you read this) of a change in national leadership, this sermon is set to be very relevant as we consider the values and...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 August 2018
“We all lie to ourselves to be happy.”
— Leonard Shelby (Memento Movie)
Before Inception and the Dark Night Trilogy, Christopher Nolan directed the amazing mind-bending film Memento. It's about a man who has amnesia and in order to know teh truth about himself, he tattoos his story onto himself. But as the movie goes on we come to realise that the man is...Continue Reading