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.
Over the last couple of weeks we have looked at the issues of love and unity within the church. We have been challenged by how living under Jesus, in the church, asks from us a completely different attitude from what we know anywhere else. One that seeks to constantly give, instead of receive. But with
This Sunday evening we have Kevin Rietveld preaching. Kevin and his wife Machi are CRCA missionaries in Solomon Islands. As well as preaching, Kevil and Machi will be sharing about some of their work.
In John 17 Jesus prayed for the church. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. But really, as we look at the church and the pressures that are applied we have to question whether this is
LOVE. It’s sung about, spoken about, written about, acted out in numerous different ways. For different people it can mean very different things- for some people love is equated to lust, for others, a strong liking. But generally our definitions and experiences of love are self focused. But for the follower of Jesus, knowing the
At the moment we are calling for nominations for the office of elder in the church. So this Sunday we want to look at eldership in the New Testament. Who are these people, how are they called, what is their role, and what qualifications should we look for as we nominate men to serve? It’s
No doubt the Redlands is a great and blessed place to live in. It is comfortable, clean, affluent. If you could be born anywhere in the world, few places would be as attractive as here. But the reality is that underneath it all the Redlands is as sick as any other community in the world,
There seem to be so many barriers to people becoming Christians. People are too comfortable, they don’t need God. People love their sin, who would want to give it up (we don’t want to, and we know the grace of God). And giving up a sleep in on a Sunday morning, really? But despite all
Did anyone really know on that first Good Friday, what was going on? Did people understand the significance of Jesus’ death on the cross? While at the time it might not have been clear, God left some pretty powerful signs for the world that this death was more than just an ‘injustice’ or a ‘mistake’
Whenever the queen visits Australia, many of us may wonder: ‘what’s it like living in a kingdom?’ or ‘what’s it like having a king?’ It’s something we Aussies are not really familiar with, are we? In fact, most Aussies probably dread the idea of living under a king. We find, however, that Easter – a
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain.” So begins psalm 127. But what does that mean for us? Does it mean we shouldn’t try? Does it mean we need a special word from God before we do anything? How can one live with this principle in mind? That is what weRead More +
What is a disciple? Why would we even want to use that word? It’s not a common one in Australia. The reality is the word disciple helps to capture what it means to be a follower of Jesus. It’s easy, in a way (though perhaps unpopular) to slap the label ‘Christian’ on ourselves, but whatRead More +
Last week Pastor Jono spoke about how Christ has set us free and so we are to see ourselves as dead to sin and alive to God. We were challenged to not go back to the slums, nor live like we are still part of it. Paul is continuing this train of thought, again, askingRead More +
The person who stands amazed at God’s willingness to forgive understands their own sinfulness and the extent of God’s ‘unfailing love’. That’s the Christian message of hope. There is hope for the hurting; there is hope for the hopeless; there is hope for the sinner. When you cry out for mercy, the Lord will hearRead More +