HOW TO SHARE YOUR FAITH IN JESUS 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Do you want to learn how to share your faith in Jesus with others? Recently after church, someone asked me about this. The conversation must have been positive as the suggestion was, I write a book or run a workshop to help more people.  A book or resource may come, but I think the workshop is achievable, sooner. Sharing the … Read More

ARE YOU STILL GROWING? 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

In John 15 Jesus asks us if we bear the fruit of God’s life? In the chapter Jesus indicates the fruit God is looking for is our obedience (v14), loving others like Jesus loves (v12), and contributing to God’s work in rescuing the world (v15). Do we bear this fruit? If not, the implications are:  “He [God] cuts off every … Read More

INVITE SOMEONE INTO THE HEART OF OUR STORY 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

What Church service in a year will tell the core message of the Christian faith? Easter! The Easter story is the heart of our faith. Our sin, our saviour, the cross, the resurrection, forgiveness, rescue, love, hope. It is all there. In our church we try to tell the story twice over the Easter weekend. Once from the perspective of … Read More

WHEN THINGS DON’T MAKE SENSE 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Reading: John 12:12-16  How many times in life have you wondered what God is doing? When have you not understood where God is, how the challenge you are in could be good? When have you asked God, why this is happening? Humans are wired for patterns and to form meaning. We can look at clouds and our minds turn … Read More

Washed Clean

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Years ago, when Owen wore white business shirts to work, a blue pen was inadvertently left in the pocket and made its way through the laundry with all the whites. I remember the efforts I went to, to clean the blue stains out of the clothes that were contaminated by the blue ink. It took heavy duty stain remover and … Read More

WHAT WILL WE THANK GOD FOR INTO ETERNITY? 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Passage: Ephesians 2:1-10  What can you thank God for today? Take a pause, have a think, what comes to mind? Now, focus your thanks on what Paul describes in Ephesians 2:1-10. Once you were dead in your sins, serving first your desires, disobedient and out of relationship with God, under judgement. Now, through faith in Jesus you are forgiven, … Read More

DOES THE CHRISTIAN MESSAGE MAKE SENSE? 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:16  “Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” (1 Cor 1:22-24)  Does the Christian message make sense? Yes and no. Paul says to ‘No’ for those who rely … Read More

WE NEED FAITH FOR GRACE 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

Lent Reading: Romans 4:13-25  We need faith for grace. In Romans 4 the Apostle Paul says Abraham, while he and his wife Sarah were unable to conceive, was given the promise by God to be “the father of many nations”. This is grace. God in his generosity appointed Abraham for this promise. Abraham did not have to win a competition, … Read More

What is Jesus calling you to?

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

During Lent, our Link articles will bring a brief devotional each week on Jesus’ journey to the cross from the Lent readings for this year. This past Sunday at Unley Park Kids, we took a journey back in time to the Jordan River – diving head first into the story of Jesus’ baptism in Mark 3:9-15. It’s this small section … Read More

40 DAYS OF PRAYER AND PREPARATION 

Alice YoungFrontPage, News, Pastor

This week, on Ash Wednesday, Lent begins. This is a period of 40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays, where Christians fast by giving up something. Don’t know about Lent? You can read more here.  In our church we use the period of Lent for 40 Days of Prayer. We are asking our people to dedicate time in the day to … Read More