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
Many churches have moved to using songs projected on the screen, usually meaning selection of songs is restricted to a small number of people. We continue to use a songbook. Why? 1 Corinthians 14:26 says “When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation.Continue reading
Why do we do things in church the way we do? Although not by itself, our society’s religious history influences us. In New Testament times, the believers were surrounded by many different religions. The Jews had the Temple in Jerusalem, and synagogues in many of the towns. There were many pagan temples. The synagogues wereContinue reading
The New Testament has three words that are translated “worship” in our English Bibles. These greek words are: proskeneo – meaning prostrate sebomai – meaning revere, adore, pay homage latreia – meaning serve, obey These words are sometimes translated worship and sometimes are translated to other words, depending on the Bible version. Examples of theirContinue reading
This is the sign out the front of our church building. There is a difference between saying “[church name] meets here” and just having [church name] on the sign.