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Light versus Darkness

Community, View from the pew

Blackout! And just when the nurse was about to put drops in my eyes! What had been a small, well-lit room was now a completely black area with no defining characteristics. I couldn’t see the nurse and she couldn’t see my eyes. So, it was back to the waiting room.  While sitting here, I recalled…

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Sing Praise Together

People, View from the pew

When I was asked if I would write for the ‘View from the Pew’ my immediate reaction was, “No way, I wouldn’t know what to say”. However this started a thought process of what is it that I love about church? Well, I love the people – they are the church. I love the children…

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View from the Pew – Walking the Gospel Life

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I don’t know about you, but sometimes it feels like there are so many things in life competing for my time and attention (and I am only a Uni student!). Whether it is work stresses, relationships, financial hardships, health struggles, or loss of a sense of joy in the gospel, it can be so easy…

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View from the Pew – Favourites

Community, View from the pew

We all have favourite things. My favourite food is ice cream, my favourite singer (other than my daughter Skye) is Keith Urban, my favourite sport is Motocross and my favourite St Michael’s preacher is of course… (Noo – they are all great, aren’t they). We really enjoy doing, eating or thinking about our favourite things…

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Minister’s Letter – Booth’s Vision of the Lost

Ministers' letters, View from the pew

Friends, reading The Vine Project recently I was reminded of a most powerful piece of writing I first heard at Katoomba Youth Convention. It’s from “A Vision of the Lost” by from William Booth. As you read it, remember that Booth was the founder of the Salvation Army, and so was highly committed to social…

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View from the Pew – Providence

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Over many years I’ve seen God’s providence in so many ways. It has always been a great encouragement to me to see God work in ways that I wouldn’t expect. Sometimes he asks us to wait, other times he changes our direction. But in all situations I think it has helped me to trust him…

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View from the Pew – Getting excited about evangelism

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If I am honest, in the past, when I have thought about evangelism – telling others the good news of God’s perfect rescue plan – it has been with a bit of guilt for opportunities missed, and an awareness of my own lack of enthusiasm. At WOW last term, we were fortunate to have Joe…

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You are fearfully & wonderfully made

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We are wonderfully and perfectly made!  “For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  Psalm 139:13-14 This is a passage of scripture that has always spoken to me; it seems…

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You are indispensible!

View from the pew

Something that’s been on my mind lately, especially since Richard’s sermons at 7pm about persevering together (as a church) in the end times, is how we need to prioritise going to church during seasons of busyness. When we’ve got lots on at home, school or work, it’s easy to slip into ‘tunnel vision’, where we…

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An Ordinary Gathering?

Community, View from the pew

  It seems rather ordinary to gather Sunday by Sunday. You get your bulletin (including this letter!), sit where you normally sit, sing some songs, pray some prayers, hear the bible read and taught, have a superficial chat with a cuppa, and then head home. But what we do week by week is anything but…

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