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Hope for the fearful (for such a time as this)

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It seems the whole world is going mad right now: our hearts do go out to those who have lost loved ones; however it is clear from the scriptures that fear is never the right response. David knew what it was to live under the threat of death and the unknown, yet time and again […]

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Everlasting Love (Happy Valentines)

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Jeremiah 31:3 I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. This week as the world goes nuts over roses, heart shaped strawberry filled chocolates and 80’s power ballads, remember that the you are truly loved by LOVE itself, God almighty, the lover of your soul. He proved […]

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(Re)fresh Vision

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We have been really sensing The Lord encouraging us to take the opportunities afforded by the start of a new year to refocus on the vision He has given us for the mission of our church and also to seek Him for fresh inspiration of The Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore, go and make disciples […]

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Advent

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I was listening to an old Thee Pirates song today called ‘Happy Bloody Christmas’ and it got me thinking. The lyrics go like this: God Bless the skins, God Bless the punks. God Bless the whores and the winos and drunks God Bless the kids on the back of the bus. Because Jesus was born […]

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New Music

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As a faith community we are always seeking to improve and innovate what we do with music. A couple of our members just released new music again. Fair warning – this is a challenging listen and won’t be everyone cup-o-tea! However we feel it’s worth sharing because as Christians we should seek to emulate our […]

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Happy Halloween

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Psalm 74:16-17 Both day and night belong to you; you made the starlight and the sun. You set the boundaries of the earth, and you made both summer and winter.   Yes you did read the title correctly. We believe that every day belongs to God and that we as Christians are free in Christ […]

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A time for everything (Ecclesiastes 3)

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On Sundays at the moment Scott is teaching through the book of Ecclesiastes. This is an often overlooked book, perhaps in part because it is deeply philosophical and easily misconstrued as dark and depressing. Solomon is infact deconstucting all the foolish ways that humans think about meaning, value and purpose. Ultimately true meaning in life […]

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Evangelism

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We have recently been focusing on the theme of evangelism, including holding out yearly family outreach event which had a Hawaiian theme this year! God has really been impacting upon us the importance of each and every Christian taking seriously this vital aspect of Christian life. Roman 10:13-17 13 For “Everyone who calls on the […]

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Wise Stewardship

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Here’s the lesson: Use your worldly resources to benefit others and make friends. Then, when your earthly possessions are gone, they will welcome you to an eternal home. If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with […]

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The Son of Man

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Right now we are going through are series of teachings from the Gospel of Mark. Jesus regularly refers to himself as The Son of Man which at first glance can appear rather enigmatic. I mean, isn’t everyone a son or daughter of man?! But of course Jesus is referring to the Messianic prophecy of Daniel […]