Joseph: Grace Given to the Guilty

Date 07th August 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Rom.12:17, 19

Seeking revenge is so luring… but never heals the hurt. OT Joseph had serious reasons for seeking revenge from those who mistreated and misrepresented him. He’d been incarcerated in jail. Sold as a slave. Threatened with death. Joseph suffered heavy duty wrongs! The world screams ‘seek compensation!’ ‘You deserve revenge!’ But that’s not God’s way.

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

Joseph: Favoured Son, Hated Brother

Date 19th June 2011  by John Hoogenhout - Pastor for Bray Park Community Church  Bible passage Genesis 37 : 2 - 11

In this first sermon in a series on the life of OT Joseph, we see how dysfunctional Joseph’s family of origin was. Sad and bad events caused unbelievable heartache and hardship to this large family. Yet, their dysfunction didn’t thwart God’s plans for using this family to fulfil His plan for His people. What do

Jesus Is Enough

Date 19th June 2011  by Ryan Hemelaar - Operation 513 Leader  Bible passage Colossians 2 : 16 - 23

In the world there are all sorts of religious practices out there. From animal worship to flagellation, people do many various things in order to appease their so-called deity. This was the same in the Apostles’ day, with some groups of Jews insisting on festival and Sabbath keeping in order for forgiveness. While other Gentiles

Real Community

Date 12th June 2011  by Clinton Berends  Bible passage Philemon

On the surface the book of Philemon seems to be about a runaway slave, his conversion and then Paul’s attempt to have him reunited with his master. And that is certainly the story behind the letter. But interwoven in this story is so much teaching on the nature of Christian Community. That as the body

Real Community: Family Acceptance

Date 12th June 2011  by Clinton Berends  Bible passage Romans 16 : 1 - 16

So far in our series “Real Community” we have seen the call to love each other as Christ has loved us. But this week we are going to look at an aspect of Christian community that makes it unlike any other we could experience, as we see community forged on the front line of mission.

ME, ME, ME

Date 05th June 2011  by Clinton Berends and Mark Flynn  Bible passage Mark 10:35-45

This service is led by the HSM. The topic for the service is ‘Me, me, me’. Looking at the way our self centred culture impacts us and, most importantly, how Jesus calls us into a kingdom that is about service.  

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