Faith for Living. Today we start looking at faith – and we are starting by looking at the faith of Abraham. Faith we can understand as a step of confidence in response to God reaching out to us. One of the big things that we discover is that it is a journey along which God encourages us to trust Him. The degree and how we include God as we live our daily lives can result in a friendship. … [Read more...] about Preacher’s Pen 5 February
Weekly Devotional Thoughts from our Pastor (Julie) or Elders.
Threads of life Many threads weave our lives together. Some light, some dark. All are part of the fabric of our lives, and weave together to form something beyond just threads when God does the design work. His design for each of our lives has been set in many ways from the day he created Adam. To live in harmonious relationship with Him. The finer details He works out later and allows the … [Read more...] about Preacher’s Pen 29 January
Good morning, Church We are having another week of storms in our life. Ex-cyclone Hale hammed the East Coast of the North Island. My son was stuck in a cabin with his family on the Kaipara Harbour. Julie arrived with her father on the East Coast as Hale was releasing its power. Many have had holidays damped down or washed out as we say, including my family last week. Friends have lost loved … [Read more...] about Elder’s Pen 15th January
Jesus grew in wisdom; and so can we; Luke 2:39-52 Do you know how the 12yo boy Jesus grew in wisdom? After His parents went up to Jerusalem for the Passover Feast Jesus went to the Temple. He sat in the Temple courts listening to the teachers and asking them questions, for three days. Jesus was teachable. People who believe they don’t need the Scriptures taught through preaching are deceiving … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen Jan 8
It’s a New Year and a great time to focus on our Spiritual Gifts Happy New Year’s Day, Church 😊I hope you are getting a chance to kick back and rest, whether you like to chill at the beach doing very little or prefer actively relaxing doing things you enjoy. Make time for yourself because you are important. It’s a New Year and I’m really excited about what Christ has placed on my heart about … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen Jan 1, 2023
Pastor’s Pen, Dec 18 The rich message of the incarnation I love the stories of Christ’s incarnation, recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John. God reveals His desire for a very personal relationship with us, in his loving, gentle interactions with Joseph and Mary, through His messengers, the angels (Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 1:20-21). The Holy Spirit empowered them to do God’s will. … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen, December 18