Romans 15:7 The key to a healthy community is grace. It’s people who have received grace and who have been transformed by grace. Grace is the only thing that brings lasting change and true health to a community. When grace is at the heart of a community, it will have a culture of acceptance Reflection […]
Philippians 4:4-9 1 Corinthians 12:31 1 Corinthians 13:13 Luke 7:36-39 Some things just undermine and destroy relationships and community. Last week we looked at 2 of these Better Together Busters. Today we’ll be looking at 2 more A CRITICAL spirit An ARROGANT spirit. Reflection Sheet
James 4:1-6 This message considers two things stop us from being better together, Selfishness and Pride. There is an old adage; Pride Goeth Before a Fall. (It’s actually in the bible). The reality is, God gently pushes back on our pride, so that we can learn to be humble in him… and that helps us […]
Acts 2:42-47 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 Reflection Sheet For certain outcomes, there needs to be a context. Eg a peach seed needs a context – certain conditions to grow (soil, nutrients, sunlight, water, time). People need a context to grow. And the most important ingredient in our context of growing is other people. Growth happens best […]
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 Living life as a loner is tiring! It’s physically, emotionally and spiritually exhausting. Some choose to live life this way, but it’s not God’s design. God places us together so we can support each other. This message will unpack the various ways that happens.
1 Corinthians 12:12-27 Acts 2:42-47 150222 (Reflection Sheet) It’s not easy to gather together as Christians for Sunday worship these days. All sorts of things make that difficult (the busyness of life; Sunday work & sport; it’s the only day to sleep in!) It’s clear from God’s Word that it is actually part of his […]
Mark 9:2-9 Jesus went up the mountain to be seen. He came down the mountain to live. The story behind the Transformation is that mountain top experiences are great… but we cannot live there. Life is lived in the valleys. This message looks at the hope that God gives us for valley living
Prince of Peace’s theme for 2015 is “Better Together”. The Key verse (Romans 12:5) will be unpacked: “Since we are all one Body in Christ,” “We belong to each other,” “And each of us needs all the others”
Mark 1:21-28 What does it mean to have authority? For some, power and authority comes about by the use of brute force. But for Jesus, power and authority happen through the use of his Creative and Transforming word. Why do words have power? Because they fill us with hope and confidence.
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 […]