Come hear Bob Mendelsohn, national director of Jews for Jesus Australia, as he shares from the Scriptures and the richness of his Jewish heritage about Yeshua, the Messiah and Saviour of the world. During this time, Bob will conduct the ‘Christ in Passover’ presentation. Christ in the Passover shows the link between the ancient Festival
Today we will look at the final sola of the Reformation, the one that sums up the point of all the others. While the Reformers were well able to summarize their distinctive teaching into neat phrases, they were mindful to keep in focus the goal of it all, the glory of God. In our text
In Daniel 1 we read about Daniel and his friends, and how they take a stand for their faith, but they do it in a way that’s maybe different than what we think of when we hear that phrase “take a stand for Jesus.” They do it so graciously that other people are just kind
What’s your reaction to the phrase, ‘God wants bad people in heaven?’ Do you think’ ‘Isn’t it he good people who go to heaven?’ Trying to understand these two phrases forms the basis of the Reformation cry, ‘Grace Alone’. If grace means, ‘We owe everything to God’, what part do I play in my salvation.
Increasingly as the world becomes more hostile to Christianity and the values we hold dear, it is easy for us to become fearful and discouraged. In the Old Testament, Israel went through similar experiences, but in Isaiah 51 we see an encouragement from the Lord on why we don’t need to give up or give
This morning is a very important and special occasion in the life of the church. We are ordaining and installing elders to serve and to shepherd this congregation. It is visible sign that Jesus is pouring out his gifts on the church. In our text today, Peter is calling the Elders to ‘be shepherds of
Dangerous is not a word we normally associate with praying, but I think that’s because we don’t really understand prayer. Prayer is not soft or sedate. Prayer is an adventure. It’s like riding a really big wave when you are surfing. It is a battle where we engage with the God who defeats the forces
What was it that changed Martin Luther 500 years ago and brought on the Reformation of the church and a recapturing of the gospel of grace? It was the rediscovery of the righteousness of God passed to people, as described in Romans 1:16-17. The aim of this evening was to watch a movie on the
John was preaching, not in city or village, but in desert. The place he chose to cry out loud is significant. The way he live was significant. The message he preach was so significant. He was the one looking Jesus Christ and shouted “Behold, the Lamb of God”.
In John 3, Jesus tells Nicodemus that he needs to be born again. Nicodemus is utterly confused at the thought, as are many today in how to interpret Jesus’ statement. On Sunday morning, we are going to unpack this intriguing passage and see what it means for a person to be born again and whatRead More +
“I just don’t know what I want. Despite all my efforts I can’t figure out what I want to do.” These are words that Cathy Caprino, career coach and writer for FORBES magazine, hears all too often. In a world saturated with opportunities and options it’s amazing how little we seem to know of whatRead More +
When hardship strikes some people will try and bring comfort with the saying, If you have your health, you have everything’. The idea is that you can cope with things that annoy, some economic hardship and some inconveniences as long as you are healthy. People might have been encouraging Pharaoh that way but the nextRead More +
“Jesus love me this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” Perhaps the greatest strength of this children’s hymn is it’s sheer simplicity of truth. Yet any critic has to ask: “is ‘… for the Bible tells me so…’ a good enough foundation to build a worldview on and indeed entrust your very lifeRead More +
We all like to feel useful in some way or other. No one wants to feel like they are useless. So it is good news that as the gospel of Jesus Christ changes us it makes us useful in a whole new way. We see that in a delightful way in Philemon, Paul’s shortest andRead More +