Mother’s Day May 9, 2021: Although nowhere in Scripture supports the worship of Mary, mother of Christ, she is still to be honoured as one favoured by God (Luke 1:28). In fact, the angel Gabriel told the virgin Mary, “You have found favour with God,” (Luke 1:30). Mary, a descendant of King David, lived a righteous Jewish life. The Son of God could have come to earth without any help from a human, … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 9th May 2021
Weekly Devotional Thoughts from our Pastor (Julie) or Elders.
Living Room Fellowship: For the first 300 years of the church, God’s people gathered in houses. Church buildings weren’t a thing, so it was the intimate setting of a family home—something like a living room—in which early Christians learned to love God and one another. Typically, groups consisted of 30-50 people, often from diverse backgrounds, yet united in their common relationship with the … [Read more...] about Carey student Pastors Pen 2nd May 2021
ANZAC Day: ANZAC stands for Australian New Zealand Army Corps. During the First World War, many ANZAC soldiers died on Turkish shores. In 1915 ANZAC troops set out to capture the Gallipoli Peninsula. They planned to capture Constantinople (now Istanbul), which was the capital of the Ottoman Empire, an ally of the Germans. The ANZAC troops landed on the beach at Gallipoli on April 25, but the … [Read more...] about Pastor Pen 25th April 2021
Let’s evangelise and bring good News In a world bent with compromise, political correctness, self-centredness, and no absolute truth, how do we even begin to evangelise? The word “evangelize” comes from the Latin word evangelizare, which means "to spread or preach the Gospel." The Greek root, euangelizesthai, means to "bring good news." The word “Gospel” comes from the Anglo-Saxon term … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 18th April 2021
ABUNDANT LIFE : Jesus said in John 10:10, "I have come that they may have LIFE, and may have it abundantly. The Greek word for "life" here is "Zoe." This word means "the eternal, divine life of God." Christ did not come so that we could have a better human life, although that is definitely an outcome. Rather, God wants to share His "divine" life with us. Another word for "life" in the Bible … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 11th April 2021
What does the resurrection of Christ mean to you?: If Christ had just died and not been resurrected, He would have beaten the power of sin over our lives but not the power of death. Because he was resurrected back to life and the disciples walked and ate with Him for 40 days after his resurrection, we believers can also be assured that one day, we will also receive a resurrected, glorified, … [Read more...] about Pastors Pen 4th April 2021