Matthew 5:13-16 Reflection Sheet Our country is becoming more and more secular. The church is being pushed more to the edges. And the resultant changes don’t seem to be all that positive! This grieves God! And he has a plan to bring life back into Australia! What’s his plan? He calls us Christians to be […]
John 1:43-51 Faith is never private! People discover what we believe by how we live. Our lives are lives of invitation. How do we help people to ‘come and see Jesus’?
Philippians 3:13-14 Romans 8:28 Matthew 6:33 Reflection Sheet Most people have regrets over the past; of opportunities missed, of bad choices made. Given more thought, we woulda done things differently. Given more determination, we coulda gone down a different track. Given more insight, we shoulda tried a different approach. But the woulda – coulda – […]
John 1:1-18 In exploring this well-known text, we’ll look at 4 comparisons between the sun and The Son 1/ The earth’s sun is great, but God’s Son is greater 2/ The earth’s sun is bright, but God’s Son shines brighter 3/ The earth’s sun gives warmth to some, but God’s Son offers warmth to all […]
Luke 2:22-32 Children love to dream big! But their dreams are often unrealistic, so they don’t come true. Out text for today talks about a man who had a big dream. And it did come true! His name is Simeon. His dream was to see Jesus. And when he saw him, he discovered what contentment […]
Luke 1:26-55 Mary had an unexpected surprise. Betrothed to be married, and still a virgin, she finds herself pregnant. How she responds to this provides us with a wonderful example of what it means to trust in God – in the midst of unexpected surprises!
1 Thess 5:19-22 We live in a postmodern world where all truth is considered to be relative, and where people go to all sorts of places to validate their views/foundations St Paul – in our text – tells us to test everything. But test by what criteria? Acts 17:11 says – test by Scripture The […]
Isaiah 40:1-11 Mark 8:1-8 Preparation is the key to most things. But how do we prepare for the birth of Jesus? It’s not really about lighting the house, buying gifts, or being nice. Preparation for Christmas is about preparing the heart. And we do that by honest with ourselves and with God.
Phillipians 1:9-11 Growing never stops! For relationships to stay healthy, the people in them need to keep on growing. If we think we have arrived, the relationship will already be in decline. Our Focus for 2014 has been “Growing Deeper”. We will look at how this has unfolded, and celebrate how this growth has made […]
Matthew 25:14-30 There is a lot of fear mongering in our world… and there was in Old Testament times as well. Fear mongering is a profitable business; we purchase insurance, and all sorts of things, just in case. As we look at this story, we are reminded of some of the basic dynamics of fear […]