CAP Sunday - 17 September 2017 (David Kendall)

September 23, 2017

CAP Sunday - David Kendall  

Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a global organisation created to help people who find themselves in difficult financial situations.  David Kendall helps us to understand the ministry of CAP in the light of the heart of God and the teachings of Jesus.  

 

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What’s Love Got To Do With It? - 10 September 2017 (Joe Habermehl)

September 13, 2017

What's Love Got To Do With It?  

Part of our human condition is that we sometimes portray our personal 'truths' as though the are 'The Truth'.  Sometimes it is the minority squeaky wheel that gets all the focus and attention.  Sometimes we get clouded to the bigger issues and realities by the abundance of noise and our own attachments.  

 

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SEPTEMBER 2017

September 13, 2017

SEPTEMBER 2017  

What's Love Got To Do With It?  

Other than being an awesome song? On the Eve of our 25th wedding anniversary, I ask myself that very question. As 22 year olds, Joe and I thought we knew love, 25 years later, we are confident about it. So how much has love got to do with something that lasts?

The answer to the question in the song is, love has nothing to do with it and at the same time everything to do with it.  Nothing because the love we started with was immature and relied on feelings.  The love we have now has everything to do with it, we have confidence in that love.  

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Our relationship with God is the same. We start off with an immature understanding, thinking His love is conditional and we grow into knowing God’s love deeply, confident that His love never changes. God says, “I will betroth you in righteousness and justice, in love and compassion.” Hosea 2:19  

How do we grow to this confidence?  Like any relationship, it takes time and effort.  

Invest your love in Him today.  

 

Love Jodie and Joe  

 

The Love of a Father - 3 September 2017 (Ashley Downing)

September 7, 2017

The Love of a Father - Ashley Downing  

Father's Day  

In an era where fathers are becoming less important to society by the day, Pastor Ashley shares with us his experience of father, and fathering, and why we need to be careful when dismissing fathers as less important parents.  

 

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The Jesus/You Switch-a-roo - 27 August 2017 (Joe Habermehl)

August 30, 2017

The Jesus/You Switch-a-roo  

Romans 5:12-21  

Sometimes we need a big picture to make sense of suffering, and that's what Romans gives us - the victory of Jesus over the "sin that brought suffering" of Adam; and in that victory He gives us the right to reign in Life.  

 

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Is This Wrath? - 20 August 2017 (Joe Habermehl)

August 25, 2017

Is This Wrath?  

Romans 5:6-11  

One of the hardest things to separate out in our Christian growth is learning to tell the difference between discipline and punishment.  In this passage Paul helps us see God's love at work so that our pain doesn't become the pain of rejection.  

 

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An Excellent and Profitable Message - 13 August 2017 (Kevin Hodges)

August 16, 2017

An Excellent and Profitable Message  

Pastor Kevin Hodges  

Have you ever had that experience where you and someone else are disagreeing on a topic, only to find that the cause of the conflict is a differing of topic definition?  What is the definition of 'good'?  What is the definition of 'bad', 'positive', 'negative', 'holy', 'sin' etc.?  For different people these have different meanings and definitions than they do for other people.  Pastor Kevin takes us on a journey to help us clarify a topic that many Christians have differing definitions of.  

 

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[SLIDES] Know Pain, Know Gain (Joe Habermehl)

August 9, 2017

Slides for the message 'Know Pain, Know Gain' given by Pastor Joe Habermehl on 6th August 2017.  

 

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Know Pain, Know Gain - 6 August 2017 (Joe Habermehl)

August 9, 2017

Know Pain, Know Gain  

Romans 5:1-5  

This may be the hardest question your soul will ever have to face.  Pain makes life feel unfair and leaves us wondering where is God, which is why Paul uses it to help us feel the firm foundation of God's love beneath our feet even when we experience suffering.  

 

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AUGUST 2017

August 9, 2017

AUGUST 2017  

Why Suffering?  

Wow that's a hard one!  Of all the topics in the Bible, this one carries the most confusion and fear.  This one can make even "strong" Christians doubt and cry out, "My God, My God, Why?"  You may want, even hope to avoid it, but the truth is we all experience suffering and pain and we need God's help to maintain and even strengthen our faith while we go through our trials.  But chin up, it all leads to love.  

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One day Jesus was asked to come to a house where a young girl was dying, and while on the way there she died.  The girls father was immediately overtaken by the new reality and began to lose hope, but Jesus just looked him in the eye and said, "Don't be afraid, just believe." (See Mark 5: 22-43).  
Do you need to hear that from Jesus today?  We are all facing difficulties that confuse us and confront our deepest fears.  In that uncertainty we need to hear the voice of God telling us to keep our faith and trust in Him.  
"You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." Isaiah 26:3  

Your Pastors,  
Joe and Jodie  

 

Un-Believable Hope - 30 July 2017 (Joe Habermehl)

August 2, 2017

Un-Believable Hope

John 11

What if there was no logical reason to believe that something good would happen to you?  What if the circumstances were so bad that you really thought, "No chance- ever."?  What kind of hope comes in hopeless situations?  

 

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The Expectation of Grace - 23 July 2017 (Joe Habermehl)

July 26, 2017

The Expectation of Grace  

John 8:1-11  

Have you ever gone to somebody for help and wondered if they would?  Have you ever thought- "Do they like me enough?".  A lot of people are the same with God.  What do you expect?  

 

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