July 17, 2017

Key verses from James

Hello all, here are the key verses from James. In his book James uses the term “My dear brothers and sisters” 10 times. These introduce some of the main themes… Book summary – My dear brothers and sisters. James 1:2 – Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for […]

July 7, 2017

Having the attitude of Christ

From our July newsletter… In Philippians 2:1-11 the Apostle Paul urges us to have a Christ like attitude in all we do. In particular he touches on three areas. 1. Be unified Paul urges the believers to be unified in Christ. He asks them to make him happy by “agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, […]

June 25, 2017

Communion: The power at Jesus’ arrest

This week as I have been thinking about communion my mind kept on returning the arrest of Jesus before His trial and crucifixion.  This can be found in both John 18 and the parallel passed in Luke 22. As I read I saw some examples of Jesus’ power when He was arrested. Normally we think […]

May 29, 2017

Communion: The victories Jesus won

Last time I led communion I shared about how Jesus set His face like flint when he turned towards Jerusalem. Today I want to stop and take the time and focus on the victories that Jesus won for us nearly 2000 years ago. The first victory that Jesus won is the victory over sin. The […]

May 14, 2017

10 things about being generous as a Christian

Here is a snippet from our May newsletter… I was reading through 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 recently. It is the section where Paul writes to the Corinthian church about their offering for the Christians in Jerusalem. As I read through this passage I noticed 10 things about being generous. 1. It inspires others to give (v2) […]

April 12, 2017

Easter Sunday Service at 9.30am

Come along this Sunday to our Easter Sunday Service. Our service will begin at 9.30am at our building on Butcher Street. We will have singing, communion and an Easter message from our Pastor. This year he will be looking at “The greatest surrender and intervention of all time”. If you are planning to go to […]

April 12, 2017

The challenges of the Easter message

Here is a snippet from our April newsletter… The challenges of the Easter message As I have been preparing for Easter 2017 I have been reflecting on the challenges that come with the Easter message. There are two that really stand out to me – one for the unbeliever and one for the believer. 1. […]

March 12, 2017

Communion: Christ is supreme

For communion, today I want to read a passage from Colossians 1. In my NLT Bible, it is titled, “Christ is Supreme”. Colossians 1:15-20. 15 Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, 16 for through him God created everything in the […]

March 6, 2017

What do Pastors do?

Here is a snippet from the March newsletter… What do Pastors do? As a Pastor I recently started to look at the Pastor’s role according to the Bible. We all have our ideas of what the Pastor should do, but I think it is important to start from what the Bible says. The term Pastor […]

February 12, 2017

Wait patiently on the Lord

A snippet from our February newsletter… Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord”. Waiting patiently is not always a strong point for us as human beings. We want things now and we want to get moving. David who wrote this verse knew what it […]

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