On Sunday 18th November 2018 we baptised a young couple. This is the message preached on that day to joyously reflect on the gospel that saved them so powerfully.
Every week in church we preach the gospel. Why? I mean if the congregation are already believers why do we persist with this same message? As we begin our Gospel Drama series, we take a look at preaching and why it is vital for both the church and the world.
The question of the Millennium for many Christians is one of confusion, controversy and division. For others it is the critical issue in studying Revelation. As we work our way through this tricky passage, we will see that this 1000 year reign has far more to offer than controversy.
We often speak about the coming of God’s Kingdom like it will just one day appear… but kingdoms do not come silently. The Scriptures tell of the Kingdom of God like it will be a stone that crushes all other kingdoms to dust. Well in Revelation 15-16 we catch a glimpse of this earth-shattering arrival. […]
There are few phrases that sum up the Australians ethos better than; “she’ll be right”. We love this phrase because above all it communicates that we relaxed and chilled. The problem is, when we think about it, the mantra of “She’ll be right” is nothing more than prolonging the things that we should be doing […]
God’s gracious provision of an instant sin offering to cure the uncleanness of his people reminds us that in Christ we have one who cleanses us not externally and temporarily, but internally and eternally. Michael Howell from City North Baptist shares this powerful truth with us.
For some reason Christians seemed to be obsessed with blood: we celebrate it, we sing about it, we champion its power, and we drink a cup of wine that represents it. This is pretty strange behaviour. This obsession can make us feel pretty confused and uncomfortable. But it is necessary that we embrace the concept […]
As we have been journeying through the book of Hebrews we have seen the preacher calling his people to see that Jesus is far greater than anything the old system of Judaism had to offer. But it seem he is fearful that his preaching is falling on deaf ears… And so he issues a stern […]
Our culture has turned the idea of angels into feminised images of niceness and beauty… but when a Jew thought about angels they envisaged a powerful warrior-like creature who exercised significant power. Angels were the source of assurance for the Jews as they verified the messages that God sent them. With Jewish Christians being tempted […]
The church in Antioch was seriously passionate about spreading the good news of Jesus. So they send Paul & Barnabas out into the Gentile lands to share the message of the gospel. But as the gospel goes out into the world we will see that there are highs and lows in this mission. In this […]