I spoke on Acts 20 recently. A few thoughts: In verses 1 and 2 Paul traveled around, giving much exhortation to the new believers. He arrived in Greece and spent 3 months there (v3). What do you think he was doing? Could he have been exhorting there too? Verse 4 lists the associates who traveledContinue reading
We have introduced the church COVID safe plan so are able to have a few more people each week. If you’d like to come along contact us to check there is a “seat” for you.
With the easing of restrictions, we are able to start meeting again, but with limitations on numbers. If you’d like to come along on Sunday mornings and are not a regular member of the church please contact us before the Sunday you’d like to visit.
I was humming this hymn to myself yesterday. We rest on Thee, our Shield and our Defender. Thine is the battle, Thine shall be the praise; When passing through the gates of pearly splendor, Victors, we rest with Thee, through endless days. It’s a great reminder of the confidence Christians can have in God’s oversightContinue reading
On Anzac Day we remember one of the biggest defeats the Australian armed forces ever experienced. In contrast two years after this in 1917 we were involved in a remarkable, we could say a miraculous victory at Beersheba in southern Israel. In another contrast, this victory was not often remembered until the centenary celebration ofContinue reading
Acts 19 records Paul’s first visit to Ephesus. There were disciples there who had not heard about the Holy Spirit even though they had responded to John (the baptist’s) message (v3). They heard Paul’s message about Jesus, believed, were baptized and received the Holy Spirit (v4-6). He spent about 2 years there (v10). He doesn’tContinue reading
In line with government requirements to reduce the impact of the coronavirus we will not be holding any church meetings until further notice.
We were able to continue meeting today because we have a great outdoor area with plenty of room, allowing for correct social distancing requirements. Guest speaker was Dan Leister (https://www.afes.org.au/profile/dan-leister) from Evangelical Students at University of Queensland. Musical accompaniment provided by a flautist. Being away from the road it was quiet, allowing us to hearContinue reading
We expect to meet as usual on 22 March (a benefit of a small church). We are taking “social distancing” precautions.
There are only a few references to singing in the New Testament. Jesus and the disciple sang a hymn before the crucifixion (Matthew 26). Paul and Silas sang hymns of praise in jail (Acts 16). In addition there are two passages that give teaching about the purpose of singing. Ephesians 5:15-21 Therefore be careful howContinue reading