Grateful

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

The goal of this plan is to take you through 7 days of thankfulness. It will help you explore different aspects of thankfulness and our need for thankfulness every day. To sign up for the 7-day devotional click on this link to read: with our church individually

Hearing God Through the Year

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Uncategorised, Update

Dallas Willard urged us to learn and practice prayer as a two-way dialogue with God. These excerpts from his best-selling book Hearing God, assembled by Jan Johnson, are an invitation to meet God, to allow his voice to shape your choices, and to encourage your heart. As you begin this four-week reading plan, thank God that he promises to meet … Read More

A MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

As the song chimes, Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year”. In Australia we may not have kids jingle belling, nor carolling out in the snow, but it is still wonderful. We have gift giving, delicious foods, and summer holidays to come. For those with small children it is especially wonderful. They have so much anticipation. An early rise, present … Read More

Who can change the world?

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Advent Reading: Luke 1:47-55 What kind of power changes the world? Common wisdom states such power includes the political, intellectual, financial, social. By this calculus a charismatic billionaire will have greater opportunity for change, then the average citizen. How then do we make sense of a young woman from a small, dispossessed people positively impacting more than a billion lives … Read More

THE GOOD NEWS OF REPENTENCE. 

Alice YoungFrontPage, Pastor

Advent Reading: Luke 3:7-8  “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?” There’s an opening line to a memorable speech! In Luke 3 we read John the Baptist’s words to the crowds coming to be baptised by him. He had clearly never read “How to win friends and influence people” by Dale Carnegie. Especially the classic lesson #1 … Read More

HOW TO PREPARE FOR JESUS 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Luke 3:4-6 “A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him. Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth. And all people will see God’s salvation.’”  Across our city major infrastructure projects are redesigning our roads. By the time it is … Read More

Advent

Jason HoetDaily Bible, Update

This four-week plan incorporates animated videos, short summaries, and reflective questions to help participants explore the biblical meaning of hope, peace, joy, and love. To sign up for the 28-day devotional click on this link to read: with our church individually

DON’T FORGET TO INVITE SOMEONE 

Alice YoungUncategorised

Would you throw a party, but not invite anyone? Well, maybe, but that is not usual for parties. Normally you make sure those closest to you know about it. Hopefully not via Facebook. Otherwise, I at least will never know. Over the coming weeks we have Christmas ‘parties’ it would be great to invite your family friends too. They could attend in-person or online. For young families we have our Kids Christmas concert next week (Dec 5). Our … Read More

Seasons

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

There are only 37 days until Christmas! We are well and truly into the Christmas ‘season’. As the end of year approaches it brings a whirlwind of activities and celebrations. For some, these activities signal the end of a ‘season’ and the transition to something new. For me personally, I’m feeling a little nostalgic. My youngest is finishing primary school … Read More

THE BLESSING OF RECEIVING 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Work ‘with’ people, not ‘on’ people. I learnt this a long time ago working with youth. Don’t run youth group ‘for’ young people, as if they were consumers. Run it ‘with’ young people. Treat them as contributors in their youth community. I have learnt as a pastor we don’t provide care ‘to’ people, but ‘with’ people. People are not projects. They have dignity and capacity for their own wellbeing. In even the … Read More

PRAYING WITH THE PERSECUTED 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.” Eph 6:18-20 (NIV)  Across our world Christians seriously suffer for their faith in Jesus. This year alone we have heard accounts from Myanmar of Christian sisters and … Read More