This series, Lord Please Make my Church..., will be looking at our four values and asking God to make us more and more in their image as we seek to live the message of new life. Faithful. Adventurous. Compassionate. And Enduring.
Throughout the term we will be starting a brand new series called "Shine like Stars". This series will be exploring the new life that Paul describes to the church in Philippi and taking its inspiration from verses 15-16 of the 2nd chapter, "Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life."
This term we will be working our way through the Old Testament and delving into Gods constant plan for His world in mission. Through the series we are utilising the Bible Timeline pictures to keep where we are in context. As we dive in deeper, we will find that Paul did not invent global mission, and that on the contrary, God has had it on His heart from the very beginning of time.
Christianity has only ever been one stinky corpse away from being disproved. But the account of the tomb has rung out consistently for two millennia just as it was spoken first to the women who went to anoint His dead body;
You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him.
Our society too often gives the message that we must "tick off" a certain list of things in order to find happiness and joy. When we think about it, even subconsciously, our lives are cultivated to seek happiness in materialism and things that will ultimately fall away - like our lifestyles, homes, fashion, economics, the right car, the right job, the right home in the right suburb and 2.4 children attending the right school. It is an inward attitude that begets "self", and is often starkly contrasted in the Scriptures. The Scriptures talk about a different set of checklists. They talk about fruit and hope and endurance and adventure, and even faithfulness. The scriptures paint an entirely different picture of happiness - one found in Christ.
But how does being faithful in a world of indifference matter? How does it evoke change and growth and openness? How does an inward reflection of our dependence and security in Christ, lead outwards to make a daily difference in the lives of those not just those around us, but to live a life of purpose that ripples throughout Eternity.
Lead Pastor Stuart Starr begins our new series, devoted to seeking out the Lord to guide our church to be Faithful, Adventurous, Compassionate and Enduring. Join with the NewLife@10 service and find beauty in a life devoted to peaching the gospel and being forgotten. For being faithful, not famous.
Our society too often gives the message that we must “tick off” a certain list of things in order to find happiness and joy. When we think about it, even subconsciously, our lives are cultivated to seek happiness in materialism...
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The sermons from our weekly series at NewLife Anglican Church in Oran Park, Sydney, Australia. Sermons are preached by Lead Pastor Stuart Starr, Senior Assistant Pastor Geoff Leader and Kids, Youth and Families Pastor Michael Mak.
About NewLife Oran Park
New Life Anglican is a group of Christians who live in and around Oran Park, starting a brand new church with the express goal of seeing new life come to every home in Oran Park and the growing South West.