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Category: Weekly News

Love Comes to Life Where You Are

I was at a youth camp recently and the young people were talking about wanting to do something for God – to live out their faith in a truly meaningful way. They talked about various missions they would like to go on. They were inspiring in the vision they had for how they could serve…
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Celebrating the Reign of God in 2023

Jesus was the Messiah, the promised Saviour, who ushered in the Kingdom of God (the reign of God).  The Scriptures tell us that the Kingdom of God exists, wherever Jesus reigns as King – wherever people acknowledge him as their Lord and Saviour. Usually, royal power is exercised in a way that benefits the one…
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Safe Zone or Faith Zone?

This Sunday we look at Moses who was possibly the greatest person in the Old Testament. Moses led the people of Israel out slavery from Egypt to the promised land. It was an incredible fete. Moses spoke directly with God. God gave us the 10 commandments through Moses. Yet none of us would have known…
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Joy

A blessed Christmas to all of you as we celebrate the birth of the Christ Child and share in the joy that only He brings to all the world. Bible Readings: Christmas Eve- Isaiah 9:2 (NLT), John 1:4-5 (NLT), John 1:9 (NLT), John 1:29 (NLT), John 12:46 (NLT), Luke 2:10-12 (NLT), Luke 1:26-28 (NLT), Matt…
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Immanuel – The Power & Possibilities of Presence

The alarm blared at 5 am. It was a cold, foggy autumn morning. I wasn’t overseas on a ministry trip heading out early, there were no appointments in my diary, and I only planned to start writing at 8.30. Why the early start? There was no hesitation, however. I leapt out of bed, dressed appropriately,…
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Dealing With Doubt

All Christians experience doubts at times. John the Baptist shows us what to do when the devil whispers such thoughts into our ears. He points us to Jesus. Pr. Steen Olsen Bible Reading for this Week: Matthew 11:2-11 (NIV) 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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Advent: The Repentance of God – From Law to Love

How many Lutherans does it take to change a lightbulb?  Does this riddle apply to you?  So, here’s the Good News – it’s not about you.  It’s about God, and it’s about how change and transformation were part of his story long before it was part of ours.  From Guilt to Grace – From Law…
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Advent: The Repentance of God – From Lost to Life

How many Lutherans does it take to change a lightbulb?  Does this riddle apply to you?  So, here’s the Good News – it’s not about you.  It’s about God, and it’s about how change and transformation were part of his story long before it was part of ours.  From Guilt to Grace – From Law…
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The Repentance of God – From Guilt to Grace

How many Lutherans does it take to change a lightbulb?  Does this riddle apply to you?  So, here’s the Good News – it’s not about you.  It’s about God, and it’s about how change and transformation were part of his story long before it was part of ours.  From Guilt to Grace – From Law…
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A Surprising God

This week’s service is titled “A Surprising God”.  When we look back over our lives, we might find that God has prepared the way or guided us in surprising ways. This is the second in a series of interviews with people who will share their faith journey and how God has guided and shaped their…
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