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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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Where Do You Stand?

The Christian’s foundation for life is found in Jesus Christ as the only way to salvation and eternal life. One of the key passages for guidance on the foundation for life is found in the book of Matthew, where Jesus tells the parable about a wise man who built his house on a rock, and…
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1st Sunday Lent –Telling Tales & Punchy Parables Finding the Lost

Are you a jigsaw puzzler? Are you easily drawn into an amusing tale or an absorbing parable? Do you enjoy music and singing? Worship this coming Sunday will be a little different as Chris Jaensch refreshes us with a different angle on the Gospel. The focus will be on three of Jesus’ parables, his lost…
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A Surprising God

This week we continue our interview series with people from our community sharing their faith and prayer journey. This week Perry Campbell shares how God has placed him in a place where he can use his Gifts to share his faith with young people and use his personal interests to witness to others. Come and…
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God’s Heart for Us

The Church makes many claims about God – about who God is and what God does and what God is like—and the biggest claim of all, the one that is at the core of all its claims is that God is love—above all else, God is love. We sing songs and hymns about the God…
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Choose Kindness

We live in an increasingly polarised and cynical society. There is deep division, mistrust and hurt. Sometimes we find ourselves caught up in this fragmentation and we find it seeping into our lives, our homes, our schools, and our churches. When Saint Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica, he was writing to a church…
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