Join us this Saturday at 5pm where after church we have dinner together at 7pm followed by ‘Nightlife’, or join us Sunday at 9am where we’ll gather for church, and then enjoy morning tea and tasty espresso, together!
This weekend our Bible talk is from chapters nine and ten of 1 Kings as Jodie McNeill teaches us on the topic, ‘Warning, wisdom and wealth‘.
If you have any questions, simply fill out a response slip during the service, email us at email@example.com or send an SMS to 0439 890 086. Here are the questions Jodie plans to answer this weekend:
1 Doesn’t Hebrews 13:10 say that Christians still have an altar?
2 Has the ark of the covenant been found today?
3 Are the Nephilites in Genesis 6:4 angels, and if so, didn’t they have children?
4 Is there literally no sea in the new heavens and earth, or is it just saying there’s no more fear?
5 In a life-threatening situation, should a husband choose to save his wife over his kids?
6 In what way does love “endure through every circumstance” (1 Corinthians 13:7)?
7 Are we disobeying God by having stained glass windows with images of Jesus?
8 Does God judge people today or only when Jesus returns?
9 If God knew Solomon was going to be such a bad king, why did God anoint him?
We have kids programs at both of our service times! We would love to have your children hang out with us at ‘Joeys’ (toddlers through to preschool), ‘Junior Roos’ (for school years K to 2), and ‘Senior Roos’ (for school years 3 to 6). Our service is live streamed to the TV in the hall so if you need to stay with your child, you won’t miss out on church.
During my truck driving test during the week, my examiner helped me relax by asking lots of questions about what I believe as a Christian and what my church does.
He asked me if my church had a confessional, where members of the church could go to a special meeting with the minister, to confess to him their sins so that he could then present those sins to God.
My answer was simple: we don’t have a confessional because we don’t need one: we can go straight to Jesus and tell him our sins, knowing that he will hear us, and will forgive us if we ask him.
I explained to my examiner that in the Old Testament, before Jesus, there were special people called priests who would act as go-betweens to God on their behalf.
But when Jesus came along, he replaced the priests so we now can confidently speak straight to Jesus, because not only is he the priest, Jesus is also the temple and the sacrifice… and, of course, the king!
Here’s how the writer to the Hebrews puts it:
And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean, and our bodies have been washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:19-22)
I was pleased to pass my truck driver’s licence test, but even happier to have another opportunity to talk about how good Jesus is!
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