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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 […]

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Community Inclusion

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We recently hosted a family games night and it was a total blast! Watching folks from our church and local community interacting with one another and having such a good time was a real blessing and it got me thinking about the absolute importance of community inclusion. As a church in times like these it […]

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The Quiet Life

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1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 11 Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. 12 Then people who are not Christians will respect the way you live, and you will not need to depend on others.   As a community of […]

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Prayer and Fasting

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As a church we have just entered a season of prayer and fasting and would encourage you to do the same. The Bible makes it clear that fasting is not an option but a Christian discipline that we should pursue. This past Sunday, on the eve of starting our fast we read from James 1:2 […]