Year: 2012

Living Generosity

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 I want to tell you about an experience that happened …

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A Giving heart

I want to share with you part of an article that really brings home the meaning of one of the gospel stories today. It’s a story of  a young Pastor who was working in the Philippines. One morning, the pastor told us that we would be going to an elderly woman’s house to pray for …

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Staying Connected

Staying connected is an important part of being part of the church, the body of Christ. Actually, I would go, as far as to say it is a vital part of the Christian life. Just look at the scriptures, John 15:5. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and …

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Being Prepared

As a family we watch a wonderful movie last Friday night called “Facing the giants”, from the makers of Fireproof and Courageous. All of these movies are wonderful and well worth seeing. Now I do not want to spoil the movie for you, but I am going to share one line from the movie that …

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Compassion Update

A number of people have sponsored children through Compassion in Haiti, and as a church we are trying to create a special link with the work of the church in Haiti. So, I would like to highlight the latest update from Compassion about the damage done by tropical storm Isaac in Haiti. “Compassion Haiti reports …

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Radical Hospitality

I wanted to share with you an article that was sent to me this week about being a hospitable church. It was written by Tom Bandy and serves as a good reminder on how to welcome the stranger in our midst, especially in worship. For as Dietrich Bonheoffer once penned, “The church is only the …

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Having a sense of fun is not a bad thing

I am writing this article after the first day of the Kids Club. Not surprisingly my voice is a little hoarse the day and from leading a great game of “sock hockey” as well as singing some of the great kids songs and being a little silly. Children often bring out the silly side of …

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Begging

A photo taken in the CBD of Sydney. The people keep on going about their lives completely ignoring the person begging. ©Simon Lee 2012 [button link=”http://newbeginningschurch.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Begging.jpg” type=”icon” newwindow=”yes”] Download the photo[/button]

Who’s my neighbour?

All around the world there are people who go un-noticed, actually more to the point ignored. We see them and because of who they are we walk around, or find any other way to avoid them. The photo above is one that I used to display at a recent bible study that I ran on …

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