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Harvest Thanksgiving – 7 April 2024

2024-05-20T20:52:27+09:30

This week, I have been very thankful for our Easter gatherings and for God’s people shining bright in our community! Thanksgiving seems like a right and good to celebrate today. I read this quote from the late Tim Keller: “It’s one thing to be grateful. [...]

Harvest Thanksgiving – 7 April 20242024-05-20T20:52:27+09:30
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Easter Sunday – 31 March 2024

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When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 [...]

Easter Sunday – 31 March 20242024-05-20T20:33:35+09:30
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Good Friday – 29 March 2024

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‘Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he had said this, he breathed his last.’ We hear these final words on all that Jesus ever did and said in his brief but brilliant and often bamboozling life. [...]

Good Friday – 29 March 20242024-05-20T20:32:48+09:30
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Maundy Thursday – 28 March 2024

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It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The evening meal was in progress, [...]

Maundy Thursday – 28 March 20242024-05-20T17:23:14+09:30
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Lent 4 Made Again – 10 March 2024

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14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.’ 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him [...]

Lent 4 Made Again – 10 March 20242024-05-20T16:52:53+09:30
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Lent 3 New Temple – 3 March 2024

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13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both [...]

Lent 3 New Temple – 3 March 20242024-05-20T16:34:58+09:30
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Lent 2 Tough Pre-Season – 25 February 2024

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31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and [...]

Lent 2 Tough Pre-Season – 25 February 20242024-05-20T15:29:15+09:30
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Press on toward the goal – into the water – 18 February 2024

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1 Peter 3:18-22 The flood a symbol of baptism 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit. 19 After being made alive, he went and made proclamation [...]

Press on toward the goal – into the water – 18 February 20242024-05-20T14:46:37+09:30
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Transfiguration – Sunday 11th February

2024-05-20T14:27:06+09:30

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. 4 The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5 For [...]

Transfiguration – Sunday 11th February2024-05-20T14:27:06+09:30
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Press on Towards the Goal – 4th February 2024

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If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as [...]

Press on Towards the Goal – 4th February 20242024-05-20T13:06:03+09:30
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