Entries by Jodie McNeill

(Re)considering Christianity

This week on holidays I read a short book called ‘Seven reasons to (re)consider Christianity’ by musician, minister and author, Ben Shaw. As I read it, I was struck again by how much sense it makes to be a Christian and to follow Jesus. For his seven chapter titles, he says that people should (re)consider […]

Saturday 4pm update about church this weekend

[UPDATED 4pm Saturday 26th June] Well, we’ve all just heard that Greater Sydney has gone into lockdown. Our church is not in Greater Sydney, but we’re now affected in many ways, nonetheless. Even though the new rules don’t start until 6pm, the Wardens and I have decided that we’ll run church tonight as though the new […]

Important update about church this weekend

This week has seen Greater Sydney respond to a serious outbreak of Covid-19, and we pray that it is contained quickly so we can resume normal life as soon as possible. Due to the blessings of geography, our church is located outside of Greater Sydney plus Shellharbour, so most of the current restrictions do not […]

What is Fellowship? Acts 2:37-47 Graham Errington – 26-27 June 2021

Acts 2:37-47       What is Fellowship? Introduction – Tarzan and Robinson Crusoe  Romans 14:7 – For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. Acts 2:41 – Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.  42They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, […]

Growth Groups

Even though we are blessed at our church with great gatherings around God’s word each Saturday night and Sunday morning, there are still many excellent reasons to be a part of a small ‘growth’ group. Most obviously, a weekly or fortnightly group offers the ability to sit down with a few other people to carefully […]

Confirming Faith

Confirmation is a special event in our church which gives people an opportunity to say as a grown up what was promised on their behalf as a baby. Our church believes that the promises of God apply to whole households… which means that babies of Christian parents are also Christians. My kids have been Christians […]

Know Domestic Abuse

When a newspaper article this week ran with the headline, ‘Scripture used to justify violence’, it was a sad reminder that some Christians have distorted the meaning of the Bible to serve their own sin. The Bible is very clear: we are to love one another, and that there is no place for any abuse […]