WHAT IS THE QUESTION?

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Jesus is the answer, but what is the question? I am not being tricky in asking. It is simply an observation that people have different motives for following Jesus. You hear it in our stories of faith. People have found in Jesus belonging, others healing, intimacy, proof. There are multiple reasons why Jesus is the answer for the world today. … Read More

IS IT TIME TO BE MORE POLITICAL?

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Is it time to be more political? Politics can be like watching a street fight and trying to decide whether to intervene. Mostly Aussies, and evangelical Christians don’t. There is a sense, unless it spills onto my lawn, let it be. This is not a noble position, but it is pragmatic. I wonder if Christians are feeling like political issues are now at the front door?  Last night the “Voluntary … Read More

ONE IN CHRIST JESUS

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor, Uncategorised

We’ve had a challenging and encouraging May Missions month! The passage I offer you to memorise for June is intended to hold in our minds and hearts all we have experienced in May. “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptised into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There … Read More

OUR BAPTISM AND COMMISSION

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

When we baptise at Unley Park, we commission people with these words: ‘As a follower of Jesus, enjoy the love, peace and hope that comes from following Him as your Lord and Saviour and go, share the good news of the gospel!’ Helping other people follow Jesus is not for super saints. It is for every baptised believer. The Message … Read More

MAKE GIVING PERSONAL

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

When it comes to giving financially, relationships matter. I notice for our family, the organisations and people we support, all have a personal connection. The missionaries are friends, the agencies or churches align with personal values, causes or significant times in our lives. We give first to those we have a relationship with. Generally, other causes get our spare change.  New causes or people become a priority in our giving when it is personal. Devastating disaster, a person’s tragedy, the observable impact … Read More

SUPPORTING COMPANY OF GRACE

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

This May Mission Month one of our support projects is Company of Grace. Please read this brief overview to be inspired by a ministry that was “started by a person with disability, run by local staff with disability, to help others with disability, have a brighter future” Peter Hoa Stone founded Company of Grace and had been himself abandoned as … Read More

THE INFLUENCE OF SINCERE FAITH

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

What image describes a core aspect of your Mum? My image is the Bible. I am not the only one who had such a mother. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy:  2 Tim 1: 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.  There is no record of Timothy’s father apart from … Read More

A WONDER-PACKED VERSE TO LEARN

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

The Son is the radiance of Gods glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:3 (NIV) This month’s passage for us to memorise is only one verse long but the mindboggling truths … Read More

THE GREAT LOVE OF JESUS

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Heroes and monuments say a lot about a nation. America has the massive marble statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln memorial. Scotland has William Wallace and his 5’6” sword. Britain is littered with monuments to conquerors such as Wellington, Nelson, Churchill.  In Australia – where are our monuments capturing our great moments?  Across our country crowds large and small gather around humble pillars or statues on … Read More

A WELCOMING COMMUNITY

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Have you noticed churches struggle to welcome? A friend of mine shared how he waited in the post-service fellowship area of a church. He counted twelve people who walked past him without eye contact or hello. I have found this experience too common. Regularly there is too little welcome from the entrance to exit. I do not mind as I am an extrovert. I … Read More