Category - News
Posted: 24 July 2012
On Sunday night we looked at the topic of singleness. We heard a great talk by Toby Neal which layed a worldview to think about singleness. Then a friend of Toby's from another church shared his experience of "pressing into Chirst" as a single man. You can listen here.
Here is some spoken word poetry in which Poet JANETTE...IKZ does a great job of...Continue Reading
Posted: 01 July 2012 / Genesis 11:1-9
It was a great afternoon at Vine Church in Surry Hills. Zac Miles our student minister spoke from Genesis 11, the story of Babel, about 'making a name for yourself'. You can listen to Zac's talk and all of the Genesis series. However it was a sad moment to have to farwell Dave & Ann-Marie.
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Posted: 22 May 2012
Whether you have been with us every week or have just joined us, we would love you to come to Engage Conference in the beautiful Blue Mountains. Engage is a great time to learn under world class preachers in a beautiful and relaxing setting with friends. We will be attending the second weekend, 24 – 26 August 2012, and will rent a...Continue Reading
One of the largest objections to faith is the issue of injustice: "How can there be so much injustice in the world? Why doesn't God do something about it?"
But, when you start to read the Bible, you begin to realise that God also has this objection. He is shocked and wounded by the injustices committed in the world, and outraged that his own people cause...Continue Reading
Posted: 03 March 2012
Join us for Easter in Surry Hills, come by yourself and meet some new friends or just relax in the back row. We don't expect everyone to be a Christian, in fact we love the fact that many are coming to check out Jesus for the first time. In the service...Continue Reading
Posted: 28 February 2012
Steph Lentz recently caught up with Toby and asked him a few questions about being on mission in Surry Hills and the inner city.
"'Prostitutes are in no danger of finding their present life so satisfactory that they cannot turn to God: the proud, the avaricious, the self-righteous, are in that danger.' (quoting C.S. Lewis) The biggest challenge we see is...Continue Reading
Posted: 17 February 2012 / Jeremiah 29:4-14
Here are five reasons Liz and I think the city is a great place to raise kids:
- The great diversity of people will teach them how to relate to people who are different from them.
- The smallness of their kids church will teach them that they are missionaries to the city.
- The art and culture will teach them to appreciate common grace and the gifts...
Posted: 12 February 2012
How is the gospel lived out in all of life?
Starting 12th of February we are having a series of 8 talks on 'Gospel in Life'. The first week we will open with the theme of the city: our home now, the world that is. The last week closes with the theme of the eternal city: our heavenly home, the world that is to come. In between we will look at how the...
Posted: 06 February 2012 / Mark 5:1-20
Last night I spoke about the life changing power of Jesus in the life of the demonised man in Mark 5:1-20. The point of the sermon, and this is the mission of our church, is that when people meet Jesus, their lives get compleatly changed. That is what our church is about: meeting Jesus and having your life changed.
A good book on this subject is You Can...Continue Reading
Posted: 04 February 2012
In December 2011 we set a target to raise $10,000 as a Christmas Offering to target three new initiatives this year:
1) Scholarship for Student Pastor Zac & Amy Miles
2) Support for Salt Church Plant, Wollongong
3) Establishment of a Justice Fund
Watch the video to see how we went.