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Category: Devotions

A Chapter or two from Mrs Levy’s Faith Story

Can you share the story about the time when you first remember hearing about God? Can you tell us about a time when it was hard to trust God? Can you tell us about a bible verse or story that is important to you and why? This week we began a new theme of ‘I…
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A Chapter or Two from Mrs. Kluge’s Faith Story

Can you share the story about the time when you first remember hearing about God? Can you tell us about a time when it was hard to trust God? Can you tell us about a bible verse or story that is important to you and why? This week we began a new theme of ‘I…
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God at the Movies: Wreck It Ralph

Ralph is a ‘wrecker’, but he is tired of being the bad guy in his computer game. He wants to be appreciated. He wants to do something different. One of the villagers tells him, “you’re just the bad guy who wrecks the building”. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt! So, Ralph goes on a mission to see if…
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An Act of True Love

Disney’s Frozen was a massive hit when it came out in 2013 and for a movie that is almost 10 years old, it hasn’t aged in popularity. Elsa princess dresses and Olaf plush toys are still lining shop shelves and with the recent visit of the Broadway production of Frozen to Adelaide, it seems that…
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Grateful

‘If only I had this one thing God… then I would be happy and content…’ Have you caught yourself thinking along these lines… maybe even praying for ‘the one thing’? There is nothing wrong with coming to God with requests… But isn’t it interesting that once we have the ‘one thing’, something else seems to…
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Belonging

How many times do you think: I don’t belong, I’m not good enough? I know as an adult that happens to me. I may feel rejected, unsure, lacking courage, misunderstood. In those times I may try and prove myself, or be someone I am not. This week we began our journey through movies, looking at…
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The Door of Temptation

We have all experienced it… Temptation! We desire something that is a little out of our reach… and it looks good, really good!  And so, we are faced with a choice to make. In yesterday’s School Worship service some Stage Four students shared a story. ‘Matilda’ really wanted to win the race so she could…
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Choices

How do you respond to the circumstances that come your way? (To be honest, sometimes I respond… and sometimes I react!) Our emotions can bubble up and inform how we respond (or react) to things that happen to us, especially if we feel that we have been treated unfairly.  It is easy to lash out…
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Temptation

Sometimes we think of the Bible as a book of “don’ts”; don’t steal, don’t cheat, don’t lie, don’t kill etc. Now we might THINK that, but when we read Jesus’ re-teaching of the Old Testament (Mathew 5-7, Luke, we find he took all the “don’ts” and turned them into “do’s”! As I was preparing for…
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What if God were One of Us? – Hebrews 2:13-18

‘Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted’ (Hebrews 2:18). The author of Hebrews was writing to a people under pressure. The early Christian community were struggling to persevere in the face of persecution. Some were considering turning back to Judaism to escape it. Was…
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