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Pentecost – Moving in The Opposite Spirit

A friend emailed this quote to me recently: “There are so many ways to move forward, but only one to stand still.” Sinful selfishness will have us standing still, full of hurt and bitterness, wondering why others aren’t more accommodating of us. The fruit of the Spirit shows us many ways to advance and live…
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No Room for Prejudice or Walls

“There is no room for prejudice or walls” Acts 11: 1-17 Have we put up walls around the church? Or do we offer the water of life? Is our life one that shares the source of living water, or Do we put up fences to protect our faith? Do we trust that God is still…
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What To Do While Waiting

While Paul waited for them at Athens… he saw… he was provoked… he discussed… he debated… he proclaimed Jesus and the resurrection… he called people to a radical life change… Acts 17-34. What do you do while you are waiting? I was waiting at the KL airport on my way to Vietnam. I met a…
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Identity and Restoration

My Identity is in Christ, however, sometimes I still struggle with my brokenness and how I perceive myself. How can I reconcile that, is there hope for more freedom in this life? Michael Mavromatis Bible Readings: John 17:20-23, Luke 4:18-19, John 10:10 (NIV)   Please check the website www.paravista.org.au for podcasts and video archives of weekly messages…
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The Good Shepherd

These days we are very conscious of our mental health and also body conscious, but do you ever give much thought to your “soul”? On this “Good Shepherd” Sunday we reflect on verse 3 of the 23rd Psalm: “He restores my soul.” Pray that our Good Shepherd might do that for you and for those…
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A Surprising God – Fan into Flame the Gift of God

What does it mean for us to be chosen by God? What does it mean that God’s work in us is greater than anything we could do for God? What does it mean to faithfully serve God where we are? I’d love to share my story of how God has helped me wrestle with these…
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The Awe of Easter

The Easter season is one of celebration, and joy, and victory. It is a truly awesome time for Christians. In Sunday’s sermon we will reflect on just how AWEsome Easter is. Pr. Paul Fielke Bible Readings: Mark 16:1-7 (NLT) Please check the website www.paravista.org.au for podcasts and video archives of weekly messages or head to our Facebook…
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The Three Gardens

In the Garden of Eden our first parents disobeyed God and were ashamed.  They broke the close relationship with God.  In the Garden of Gethsemane, the disciples couldn’t stay awake to support Jesus in his suffering.  And, in the cemetery on Easter morning his followers came looking only for a corpse. What will you see…
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See, Your King Comes to You…To Be for You!

See your King comes to you…to be for you. But who cares? Who even wants a king these days. Our ideal leader has moved away from someone who commands and directs and rules. We want someone who collaborates and co-creates with us. Anyone and everyone can lead…can’t they? Maybe. The desire to have control over…
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Life In the Spirit

For many of us Christians, living as a child of God is a depressing struggle as we try to become better disciples of Jesus. We mostly feel ashamed and guilty when we take our “spiritual temperature”. Is this what God wants for us? Pr. Steen Oslen Bible Readings: Romans 8: 1-11 (NLT) Please check the…
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