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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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Questions That Lead to Wonder

Children are renowned for asking questions. While an incessant “why?” may grate, questions are how they discover and mature. We can learn from them. Jesus engaged people through questions, giving them time to reflect, process, and take ownership of the discovery process. It was an empowering aspect of their discipleship journey. It led to wonder.…
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How Acceptance Changes Everything

The good news, the gospel, is all about acceptance. This is the message Jesus brings and it’s the reality he lives out. He embodies the heart of his Father and the security of his identity as a son by accepting those who were deemed unclean, misfits, and outcast. The good news is that you too…
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Where To Put Worried Eyes

So where do you look when you worry? Where do you place your attention? Where do you put worried eyes? The problem with anxiety and worry is that they take our focus and we see nothing else. Jesus is the great God who became small for you. Jesus is the One who put each star…
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Prayer: What A Privilege!

Prayer actually grows out of hearing God’s Word. Prayer is talking with God but it’s also important that we hear what God is saying to us as well. And prayer is a growing thing. It is more than just saying table grace and the Lord’s Prayer. It is about speaking with God – asking, seeking,…
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Discipleship Prayer

Being a disciple of Jesus – what does it mean to you? This Sunday Pastor Fin Klein from St Michael’s Hahndorf explores this topic via video. The primary function of disciples is to prayer for all people. Do we pray for everyone – even those who we don’t like or don’t agree with? Pastor Finn Klein…
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Shovel, Sceptre or Shotgun

How do you feel when you hear Jesus calling you to be a ‘servant’? This seems the exact opposite of a world that encourages us to constantly promote ourselves, get ahead, accumulate ‘likes. We’ll explore some of the ways we can be a servant in 2022 suburban Adelaide, and how that can lead us to…
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How the Bible Teaches us to Lament

The book of Lamentations isn’t necessarily the most popular or well-known book in the Bible, but it has some important messages to teach us. A specific focus of Lamentations is the lament of the Israelite people, and they show us in this poetic book what lamenting can look like and how we should be lamenting as followers…
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Our Core Business

The Church does many good things in our world and so we should. But we mustn’t neglect our core business. Paul tells us that God appointed him a herald and apostle because “our God and Saviour wants all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.” Pr. Steen Olsen Bible Reading…
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