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Helping One Another Know, Grow & Proclaim Christ

Helping others is a wonderful thing to be doing. It’s the second greatest commandment, according to Jesus (“love your neighbour as yourself” Matthew 22:39). It’s no surprise that researchers find that people who help others report that their life is happier and has greater meaning than for those who are…
Sam Reeve
March 7, 2019
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Church Vision 2019

It’s been a tough week for the church with the conviction of George Pell on child sex offences. It’s easy to point the finger and say that we would never do that. And I pray fervently that none of us would. But the stark reality is that apart from God’s redeeming…
Sam Reeve
February 28, 2019
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Is Faith Blind

Is faith in God a blind faith, based on no facts or reason at all? Certainly not! Faith has never been defined that way. Faith in God is sensible, verifiable and reasoned. As it says in Acts 18:4, Paul reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews…
Lou Di Lorenzo
February 21, 2019
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“Remember me….”

One of the deepest needs we have as human beings is to be significant to someone else: to be remembered. Isn’t it encouraging when you meet someone you have known in the past and they remember not only your name, but who you really are? But the reality is that…
Sam Reeve
February 14, 2019
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Spiritual Blindness

“Once I was blind, but now I see”, (John 9:25). These are the words of the man born blind who was healed by Jesus. Yet, this healing was the beginning of a journey to faith. We all begin life spiritually blind, a prisoner to the evil one. We are captivated…
Lou Di Lorenzo
February 7, 2019
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Go in Peace

The rise of programs and mobile applications trying to help us be more ‘mindful,’ ‘calm,’ or at ‘peace’ is an indicator that people are looking for remedies to quell their anxiety. The digital age aggravates our natural tendency to be anxious by giving us unlimited options to pursue and limitless…
Abrahm Gunn
February 1, 2019
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True Faith

What does it mean to have faith in God?  Faith is to put your complete trust in someone.  Just having intellectual assent is not enough. As James 2:19 tells us, even demons believe that God exists. What we believe with our mind must translate into the way we live our lives. As James 2:17…
Lou Di Lorenzo
January 24, 2019
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True Generosity

It was early in primary school when a classmate saw that I didn’t have any food during the first break for the day. He regarded this as a serious problem and shared with me out of the abundance of snacks his parents sent him to school with. He felt it…
Abrahm Gunn
January 17, 2019
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Encounters with Jesus

I remember studying the life of Jesus through the four Gospels at my youth group in country Victoria. It was a great youth group and followed the same formats that most churches adopt for their Friday night activities - games, music, food and Bible study. For me though, it was…
Abrahm Gunn
January 4, 2019
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Happy New Year!

10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 'Tis one of the very few occasions that bring the world together, as all kinds of people in all places look forward to the new year with new hope and new expectations. There is a sense that…
Sandy Citro
December 25, 2018