COVID restrictions eased

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.

Our shield and our defender

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

The battle of Beersheba

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

Ephesus

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

Church in the outdoors

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

What is singing for?

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