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Category: Devotions

Fruit of the Spirit…Peace

Jesus is the ultimate peacemaker! In-fact one of his names is ‘the Prince of Peace’. If job descriptions were around back then, I think that peace making would be an important part of his role. I love the time when Jesus and his disciples found themselves in the middle of a loud storm on a…
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Finding Joy

The most recent Marvel movie “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” ends with a question: “Are you happy?” How would you answer that? Are you happy? Happiness is fleeing isn’t it. I suppose in asking that question we mean, “Are you content?” It’s interesting how the Bible separates the notion of “happiness” from that…
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A Mother’s Day Prayer

Dear Father, we approach your throne on behalf of the mothers whom you have entrusted with the care of your most precious little ones. We thank you for creating each Mum with a unique combination of gifts and talents. We thank you for the sacrifice of self each Mum gives for her children. For the…
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Elephant on the Beach – John 21:1-19

Then he said to him, “Follow me!” ~John 21:19b Ever heard the term ‘elephant in the room’? Not sure if Peter ever encountered a real elephant in his lifetime, but I’ve got the feeling that there was an invisible one right there on the beach that day when Jesus cooked breakfast for his disciples. What…
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Taking Shelter

Some years ago I worked as a cleaner at a manufacturing jeweller. What started out as a favour to a friend turned into a task I actually enjoyed – once I got past dragging myself out of bed at the crack of dawn! The methodical work was a good time for prayer and reflection. The…
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The Story of Easter

The story of Easter is the story of God’s love… Broken relationships cause heartache and pain… and it often takes a lot of love, effort and commitment from both parties to see them restored. But when people chose to turn away from God, their relationship was damaged in such a significant way that there was…
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Washed Clean – 1 John 1:7

For this week’s worship, we had Eve (Youth Worker from Endeavour College) share with us a great visual reminder of what Jesus’ sacrifice as Easter means for us. Please follow the link in the school snippets section of the Weekly News to watch her message. While the science experiment she used was simply a chemical reaction, it…
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The Long Weekend (Part Two)

As mentioned last week, we are exploring Easter in our chapel services – the long weekend that changed the world! Last week, Mr Wain explored what happened on the Thursday night. It was a night full of drama – declarations of unending love from Jesus to his disciples, claims of future betrayal, claims of heartbreak,…
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The Long Weekend (Part One): ‘The Easter Gathering’ 

For the next few weeks of School Worship we are going to be talking about a very special time of the year… Easter! It is interesting to think that so much took place in such a short time frame… Thursday night to Sunday morning… just a few days. You could pretty well call it a…
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Bibles!

Yesterday was a special day for our Foundation students! Each child received their very own Bible, a gift from our Good Shepherd community (church and school). We chatted about two things: Children are important to Jesus. The Bible is one way to get to know all about Him! These days Bibles come in all shapes…
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