February 19, 2018
Kirk continues unpacking our new church vision, Vision 2022, looking at our desire to be an intergenerational community. Jesus asks his followers, "Who is my mother, and who is my brother?". As Christians, we are all a part of God's family, and should treat each other as such. Doing life together, with people from generations outside of your own, can be one of the best examples of Christian life.
The bible reading for this talk is Matthew 12:46-50.
January 15, 2018
Our Look at Jesus series continues with Kirk exploring why John the Baptist would call Jesus the "Lamb of God". What the heck does that mean? Kirk refers to the bible, John 1:29:34.
December 13, 2017
Delle Matthews, self-proclaimed grumpy old woman, tears apart the commercialisation of Christmas, and looks deeper into the meaning of Christmas. Our society is trying to reclaim the "true meaning of Christmas" to be to love one another, to be kind, and to give some meaningful presents. A season of love sure sounds great doesn't it? But what is love? Where does it come from? The message of Christmas being a season of love is close to the truth, but misses a critical element, twisting the truth in subtle ways.
December 5, 2017
Tim continues our Walk in the Light series. Advent is a time of remembering the first coming of Jesus, and looking forward to the second coming, still to come. You can tell a lot from a snapshot of a single point in time, like an old family photograph. Who we are is shaped by whose we are; our identity is closely tied to our parents. John speaks of Christians as being children of God, and so as Christians, we should find our identity in that relationship.
June 15, 2017
The finale of our I AM series, Delle Matthews concludes with Jesus referring to himself as "the vine", and his followers as "the branches". How do we remain in Jesus, and attached to the vine?
February 13, 2017
This is the first in our new series called 'The Heart of Life', where we think about how we can put God at the centre of our lives in practical ways. We will be looking at the book of Leviticus, a strange and difficult book of the Old Testament, which is probably the least favourite book of the Bible for many Christians. But it contains many images and concepts that make sense of the coming of Jesus. Kirk Mackenzie starts off the series by looking at Hebrews 8, where the 'shadow' of Jesus in the Old Testament is discussed.
February 7, 2017
We began the first Term of the year together with a combined service, reflecting on our calling as Christians. Tim Johnson gave an interactive retelling of the calling of the first disciples in Luke 5:1-11.