Archive for October 2017

 Lord Please make my Church: Compassionate

This Sunday Geoff helped us engage with our Compassionate value as we head towards vision Sunday on November 12th. Compassion takes us out of our own shoes, and puts us in the shoes of our neighbour - wherever they are, whomever they are. Join with the NewLife@10 service and see how compassion meets people where they are, and never leaves them there.

 Lord Please make my Church: Adventurous

Lead Pastor Stuart Starr talks alongside Justice International Mission advocate Andrew Starr, in helping us understand the critical role adventure plays in shaping our wealth, our habits, our lives and ultimately our heart. Join with the NewLife@10 service as we seek to reshape our lives to be adventurous in seeking God’s heart.

 Lord Please make my Church: Faithful

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...

 The Forgiving Flow

Whatever preconceived notions or ideas we have about God, and who He is and what He has planned for us for the next life, forgiveness is not exclusively what happens after we are buried, it has to do with the way we live right now. The fundamental power of forgiveness in our lives actually changes the direction of your feet and the ground on which we tread. Forgiveness is a gift, something that isn’t earned or won, but given freely. It is part of a flow that naturally needs to flow on, and when you enter into this flow, you...

 Coming Kingdom

As Christians, we have frequent familiarity with the words, “Your Kingdom come.” We say it during prayers at church, in reciting the Lord’s prayer in schools, and it wouldn’t even be uncommon to hear during official secular ceremonies. But how often do we let the words sit with us, to let the mission and advocacy resonate with us, to be drawn into the enveloping awareness that for millennia, Christians around the world have sought the coming Kingdom and our Lord’s will to be carried out? Our scientific, empirical society built the modern world, and in doing so, left out any...

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