Love Like Jesus – Combined Churches Worship Night

The Thursday before Easter saw the first combined churches worship night. Six different churches from various denominations joined together to celebrate the great love of Jesus. Often the Thursday night before Easter is called Maundy Thursday by mainline protestant churches (The word “Maundy” comes to us as an Anglo-French word derived from the Latin “mandatum,”

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My God Who Can

My God Who Can “My God who can” began with the idea of writing a song that would unite us as a community of God.  It was when we had decided to combine our “traditional” and “contemporary” services into one combined service.   One of the main differences between the two services was the music (hymns

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Message Series for July – Together in Song 🙂

Singing is an important part of worship. In fact, we spend one third to over half our time singing when we are in church. More people remember the lyrics in songs than any point from a message/sermon. So in our new message series, we are going to explore some of the theology behind the songs

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Establishing a Community of Believers

June is the last month of our 3-month preaching series called “Establishing a Community of Believers”. Each month we are focusing on a different aspect of this theme. In April we focused upon how Jesus revealed himself following his resurrection to the Believers. Over the 4 weeks we focused upon 4 resurrection appearances: Firstly to Mary

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The Sacrifice of Worship

Worship, Our expression to God of how much we love, adore, admire and wonder Him. Paul writes about worship in Romans 12:1 saying “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers (and sisters), by the mercies of God, present your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” I don’t think

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Spring Clean Your Life

This Sunday we will be looking at how to spring clean our lives to make way for the new vision God has for us. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.   See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in

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We are creatures of Habit

All of us are creatures of Habit! I pride myself on being willing to change and accepting of change. Having said that, I find myself realising that I am still a creature of habit. I realised this morning that there are certain activities that we do that make us feel comfortable and secure. These can

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Finding your personal vision

A man without a vision is a man without a future. A man without a future will always return to his past. (P.K. Bernard) We are all busy people, with much happening in our lives. More often than not we go from day to day just trying to get through the day without much thought as

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 7

Today is another day of travel. We are travelling from Cap-Haitien in the northern part of Haiti to Port-a-Prince, the Capital of Haiti. It is the shortest of our plane trips, only half an hour. However, it will take us most of the day. We have to get to the airport in Cap-Haitien then organise

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 6

Today we travelled back into the city area of Cap-Haitien to visit a Compassion centre running a Child Survival Program. This is where mothers and babies are cared for to help the baby thrive and to help the mother gain skills. It’s a great program as it teaches much-needed parenting skills and important hygiene skills.

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 5

Today is Sunday and church. We were told that church starts early to avoid the heat and we should leave the hotel at 7.30 am to be at church around 8 am and that it was going to be okay that we are arriving half way through the service. The church where we went starts

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Compassion Insights Trip -Haiti Day 4

Today we spent the day at a rural church and compassion centre just outside of Cap-Haitien. After about an hour bus ride we arrived at the church/centre and were greeted by a brass hand playing Advance Australia Fair, a very impressive welcome. We were then ushered into the church and formally welcomed by the senior

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