Joseph: Reaping the Rewards of Righteousness

Date 31st July 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Genesis 41

Driving a car when the wheels are aligned right makes driving easier. Living life when wisdom from above directs your steps make living easier. Old Testament Joseph models this as well as anyone. There were times he had to consciously realign his heart to stay the course he’d committed his life to. Tonight we’ll discover

Joseph: Why and How Long?

Date 24th July 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Genesis 41

Tonight, I want us to wrestle with the questions all of us face more often than we perhaps want to admit: Is it really possible that good can come through bad? Are there silver linings to dark clouds? Why do we have to face sad and bad things in life? Doesn’t the Bible say; ‘…

The World vs Jesus

Date 24th July 2011  by Ryan Hemelaar - Operation 513 Leader  Bible passage John 15:18-25

Australians love watching their favourite team. But did you know that everyone is actually part of a team? The passage we’ll be looking at this Sunday morning comes from the gospel of John where Jesus outlines for us two teams. These two teams encompass the whole of humanity, with some in one and the rest

Be All You Can Be?

Date 03rd July 2011  by Bevan Burnes - Elder  Bible passage 2 Peter 1:3-11

How much would you be willing to pay for a piece of fruit? In Japan someone paid more than $6000 for one Densuke watermelon. Grown only on the northern island of Hokkaido, this beautiful dark-green fruit looks like a bowling ball. The fruit’s rarity brought an astronomical price on the market. Christians have fruit that

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