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 Two doors, two prayer meetings – one God. Acts 12

Peter faces two closed doors in this story. The first is the closed door of the prison where he has been placed to stop the spread of the message of Jesus. This could have been the end of Peter. There were four squads of soldiers guarding the cell and he...

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...

02 AUGUST 2021

 For all who are far off.. Acts 2

I’d love for you to be reading through the book of Acts with us this month. I won‘t be hard to work out where we are up to - the day of the month is the chapter in Acts :-) Today is Acts 2 and it’s the day of Pentecost...

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...

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