Shine like Stars Series

Shine like Stars

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."

 Shine like Stars: New Generosity

Paul’s writings to the Church have for ages opened mankind to the awareness of a more inclusive understanding of our shared humanity, through the infallible, expansive and undeniable love we find in Christ. His continued writings to the church in Philippi expand on this, as he teaches them the importance of seeking satisfaction and contentment in Christ and putting aside the treasures and riches in this world that only weigh us down. Join with Lead Pastor Stuart Starr and the NewLife@10 series, as we continue to Shine like Stars.

 Shine like Stars: New Resources

Where do our thoughts turn to when our mind is quiet? Do they look in regret at the past? Do they spiral to worry about things that might come to pass? Paul teaches us that rejoicing in the Lord actually guards your lives and relationships from the onset of anxious thoughts. Filling your mind with uplifting, positive thoughts, media, books, relationships and literature releases your heart to know the joy that is found in rejoicing in the Lord. Join with Lead Pastor Stuart Starr and the NewLife@10 service, as we work through this very practical service on how to guard...

 Shine like Stars: New Ambitions

Ambition is often a term that many Christians view only as remnants of their old, sinful lives. But for Paul, it was absolutely necessary, even vital that his ambition remain, as his attitude and focus changed. Senior Assistant Pastor Geoff Leader reveals the dramatic shift in focus that led Paul’s heart to seek the Christ and turn his ambitions towards Heaven.

 Shine like Stars: A New Covenant

Circumcision was a covenant and a sign of tribal identity. A mark that the Israelites took thousands of years ago, to show God, that they were committed to being a new type of people in the world. Paul brilliantly identifies that it is absolutely necessary to use human construct, language...

 Shine like Stars: New Friendships

Lead Pastor Stuart Starr looks at how our hearts and lives are inevitably shaped by the people we honour. An honest look at our hearts would reveal that most often times, it can actually seem counter-intuitive to hold anyone in higher esteem than ourselves, except if they are a famous influencer, a political leader or a prominent athlete. Paul’s reassuring message to the Philippians is reassuring for us - that if our hearts’ baseline and focal point is of Christ, then our actions will naturally follow - actions that speak about the work that has to be done for the...

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