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Reformation Sunday – Amazing Grace

For a few years in the 1960s my football coach was Jack Oatey. “Keep your eye on the ball!” he said (yelled) over and over again. “No matter who or what is coming at you, remember the objective – to get the ball.” History has shown that as individuals and as churches it is easy…
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When in a fix… Philippians 4:6!

Fear is something that we all struggle with. Some fears are more extreme than others and some seem completely irrational, but they are still genuine fears. Today we looked at some different phobias and learnt that Numerophobia is the fear of maths and numbers, Nomophobia is the fear of being without your mobile phone (something…
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Listening To God’s Voice

You are a Christian; a follower of The Way – Jesus. Great. Now what? Jesus isn’t here “in the flesh” to talk to you. God is invisible. From a purely pragmatic perspective, interaction with God isn’t like interaction with other human beings. So how do we have a relationship with Him? How do you hear…
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Did you know?

At the end of this month an increasingly popular cultural event takes place.  It gets families and their kids off their screens and on the streets laughing and interacting with neighbours and friends. It is marketed heavily in stores as “the thing to do”. It is of course Halloween.    The word is a contraction of…
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Welcoming Strangers

Jesus had a lot to deal with in his earthly ministry, but on one occasion he overflowed with joy when his disciples obeyed him. Is it possible that our response today could bring him the same joy? Craig Heidenreich Bible Readings: Matthew 25:35, Luke 10:1-9 (NLT) Please check the website www.paravista.org.au for podcasts and video archives of…
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Exclamation Mark!

‘Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgements, and His paths beyond tracing out! … To Him be the glory forever! (Romans 11:33,36b) Romans 11:25-33 In our early married years, before children and before Netflix, my husband and I used to love watching Seinfeld every night…
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Power And Authority – Adventurous Discipleship

Jesus sent his 12 disciples out with His authority to preach the good news, heal the sick and drive out demons. He then sent out another 72 of his disciples with that same authority and instructions.  What does it look like to be a modern-day disciple with that same authority? Bible Readings: Luke 10:1-20 (NLT)…
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Jesus Fuel

You don’t have to look far these days to find a magazine or newspaper article, or a lifestyle programme on TV, radio or podcast, that focuses on healthy living and gives guidance on how to avoid many ailments and conditions ranging from the common cold to heart disease, diabetes and overweight. All kinds of advice are…
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Making Songs for Saints

‘Making Songs for Saints‘ is Robin and Dorothy Mann’s theme for Sunday. They’ve made songs for over 50 years with tunes to sing, words to understand, the story of faith to believe. Join us on Sunday to hear Robin and Dorothy bear witness to how God is using them to place a song on the…
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Faith Stories…

I’d love to travel back in time to visit some of the people I read about in the bible. I’d love to ask them questions! For example: Can you tell (me/us) about a time when it was hard to trust God? How did that story end? I’d be curious to hear Abraham reflect on when…
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