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About Stuart Starr

Follower of Jesus, husband, dad, cyclist, photographer, and Lead Pastor. Keen to see new life in Jesus come to every home. Thankful for those partnering in doing that here at NewLife.
09 AUGUST 2021

 The Head of the Body – Acts 9

Jesus is the head of the Church and the Church is His body.  So Paul tells the Colossians, “And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.” (Colossians 1:18...

04 AUGUST 2021

 Degrees vs Apprentices – Acts 4

How much do we value education? I remember (pre ministry) one of my days was spent helping HR sift through a desk of resumes for a graduate position. We were asked to look for the number on their HSC (back when that was a thing) and their grade average in...

03 AUGUST 2021

 A bigger plan than yours – Acts 3

Everyone would love their church to grow. We’d love to see a crowd come running. We’d love miracles to be happening every week. But what would we say when they come?  “You’re welcome!” “Feel at home!” “Stay for morning tea.” “No rush to figure God stuff out we’re just glad...

30 JULY 2021

 Guidance & Protection – Psalm 139

You aren’t invisible. You aren’t forgotten. You are loved. “If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:9–10 NIV11) Psalm 139 is one of...

16 JULY 2021

 A bigger vision of Church – 1 Corinthians 16

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:13–14 NIV11) How big is your Church? Not the size of the building. Not the number of people on a Sunday. Rather, how big is your vision of The Church that...

15 JULY 2021

 Hope bigger than death – 1 Corinthians 15

“If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith.” (1 Corinthians 15:13–14 NIV11) If the resurrection isn’t true then you can forget about everything else.  If Jesus was...

14 JULY 2021

 We are here for you – 1 Corinthians 14

“So it is with you. Since you are eager for gifts of the Spirit, try to excel in those that build up the church.” (1 Corinthians 14:12 NIV11) It seems like 1 Corinthians is a letter written to a church struggling to work out who should be at the centre....

 Everyone a part to play – 1 Corinthians 12

“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to...

10 JULY 2021

 Paying attention to the exits – 1 Corinthians 10

“So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide...

09 JULY 2021

 Free slaves? 1 Corinthians 9

“Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible.” (1 Corinthians 9:19 NIV11) What would you be prepared to do so that everyone might hear of Jesus? We’ve already seen that Paul is engaged with...

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