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The Pharisees || Jesus vs… || Mark 12:13-17

The Pharisees || Jesus vs… || Mark 12:13-17

October 31, 2019

No one really enjoys paying tax. Some of us don't mind, but tax is generally regarded as a "necessary evil" in our modern society. In Jesus' time, however, tax served as a harsh reminder of foreign rule - of Roman occupation.

This week, Tim continues the story as the teachers of the law send in the Pharisees to confront Jesus with a question about this controversial tax.

The Teachers of the Law || Jesus vs… || Mark 11:27-12:12

The Teachers of the Law || Jesus vs… || Mark 11:27-12:12

October 21, 2019

This week marks the beginning of a new series looking at some of the altercations between Jesus and various opposing groups.

In this first talk of the series, Tim explores an interaction between Jesus and some of Israel's highest authorities as they confront Jesus and challenge his authority.

A Spectacular Love || Tim Foster || 1 Corinthians 13

A Spectacular Love || Tim Foster || 1 Corinthians 13

October 20, 2019

Our Bible reading for this episode is a famous one. It's one of the most well-known passages on love and you've most likely heard it at a wedding at some point.

This week, our talk comes from guest speaker and Vice-Principal of Ridley College, Tim Foster. Tim offers a different perspective on Corinthians than the one most commonly preached at weddings and encourages us to base our lives on a spectacular love.

Elijah Is Taken up to Heaven || Spring Sagas || 2 Kings 2

Elijah Is Taken up to Heaven || Spring Sagas || 2 Kings 2

October 9, 2019

In this final installment of Spring Sagas and the end of the story of the prophet Elijah, we meet his devoted student, Elisha, as they walk and talk their way through ancient Israel.

This week, Julie presents the story at the end of years of hard work endured by Elijah and the handing over of God's power from one great prophet to another.

Elijah and King Ahaziah || Spring Sagas || 2 Kings 1

Elijah and King Ahaziah || Spring Sagas || 2 Kings 1

October 3, 2019

Continuing our storytelling series on the prophet Elijah, we jump forward to the book of 2 Kings as King Ahab is succeeded by his son, Ahaziah.

This week, Kirk, aided by Jack and Lachie, tell the story of an injured king and his reliance on false gods, while tackling the reality of God's violence.

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