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FINANCIAL THANKFULNESS

FINANCIAL THANKFULNESS

The Churchwardens have asked me to thank you for your generosity and faithfulness concerning your support of God’s work through the first six months of 2014. Our General Ministry Account has remained on budget for the year. While we are marginally down on income (but 15% up on 2013), expenses are less by a greater…

IF GOD CREATED THE WORLD, SO WHAT?

IF GOD CREATED THE WORLD, SO WHAT?

One of the core beliefs of Christianity is that God created the world. We also believe He is the all powerful ruler of the universe. How does this have relevance for our lives? Firstly our world was created to be a home and place of rest. A place where we could enjoy the beauty and…

SINGING NEW SONGS

SINGING NEW SONGS

Every year in Australia a Christian CD hits our best seller list.  Hillsong’s new album which gets released during it’s annual conference sells well enough to influence our national music market.  It includes the best of their new songs for the year. In the Psalms we are encouraged to sing “new songs”. It doesn’t necessarily…

Charles – June update

Charles – June update

The Charles family are back in Chile and World cup fever has hit! Read more by clicking  on the link – 2014 06 Jun 26 Charles – Prayer News 139

UNDER REPORTING THE TRUTH

UNDER REPORTING THE TRUTH

  The importance of seeking the truth in any given situation is again reinforced to us in James 5:12 ‘Above all, my brothers, do not swear–not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. Let your “Yes” be yes, and your “No,” no, or you will be condemned.’   Nowhere is truth more important…

EVERYDAY HERO CLIMBS KILIMANJARO FOR KIDS

EVERYDAY HERO CLIMBS KILIMANJARO FOR KIDS

To promote the importance of access to healthcare for millions of vulnerable children and their families, Michael Vesey is taking on UNICEF’s Kilmanjaro Climb for Kids this July. Already in training for this amazing experience, Michael is seeking donations. All donations are tax-deductible and go directly to UNICEF (Michael is personally funding his costs for…

WHAT DO YOU BOAST IN?

WHAT DO YOU BOAST IN?

What do you boast in, given the shortness of your days on earth and the meaninglessness of ‘possessions’ and the sovereignty of God, in all things? What is your life? These are some great questions that come out of our passage in James today. Bryson Smith writes some wonderful words in his song “Nothing Can I Boast In”.…

Chins – June update

Chins –  June update

RICHARD CHIN – National Director of AFES – Working in Universities throughout Australia. Click here to read more about their prayer requests and updates 2014 06 June 10 Chins Newsletter.  

WISDOM TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES

WISDOM TO SEIZE OPPORTUNITIES

As Australia moves further away from their Christian roots, things that have been taken for granted are being questioned. School Scripture and Tax Exemptions for churches are well and truly in the firing line.  Our Government has chosen to recognise the enormous contribution that churches have made by providing tax deductions for some of our…

Gary & Julie Haddon – Special Edition May2014

Gary & Julie Haddon – Special Edition May2014

Gary & Julie Haddon are serving with CMS and training leaders in Chile to serve and grow the Church. Read their latest Newsletter and hear answers to prayer and give thanks with them. Download by clicking here:  2014 05 May 26 SPECIAL EDITION Haddon – Prayer News

WHY ARE WORDS POWERFUL?

WHY ARE WORDS POWERFUL?

Where does our self-understanding come from? A major contributing factor is the words spoken into our lives.  The reports written at school, the names our friends call us and the words spoken to us by our parents, all contribute to our sense of self. Words make or break families and communities, as once words are…

MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGEMENT

MERCY TRIUMPHS OVER JUDGEMENT

Because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!   James 2:13 Does this work out in your personal spiritual life? Does this work out in your home and family life? Does this work out in your church life? Does this work out in your work life?…