Posts by Geoff Lawson

Advent 2 – Peace

Though the town of Bethlehem was small in size, out of it would come the Ruler who would reign as King of Kings and redeem us from our sin.  Reflect on the Peace that Christ our Lord brings this Christmas season or any time of the year and the miracle of the virgin birth that…

Hope – Advent 1

For 400 years, Israel had waited and hoped for the promised Messiah. The prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled in that a virgin would bear a son and His name would be called, Emmanuel, “God with us.” Christmas demonstrates our Hope in Christ and recounts the journey of Mary as she discovers her role in humanity…

Carols by the Lake

Sunday December 16th 5pm Come, bring your picnic rugs and join us for some Christmas Carols. Free sausage sizzle and face painting from 5pm. Carols start at 5.30pm. In the unlikely event of bad weather, the event will be moved inside North Porirua Baptist Church. Share This

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Celebration Time

Join us this weekend to celebrate 20 years of life, service and worship here at The Anchor Church. It is a milestone that could never be reached without God’s faithfulness and guidance.   We acknowledge all those who came before us for the vision to build what we enjoy today, but this life we all live goes…

Joy

Have a joy filled week

Recently we attended a wedding. Not such a common event in our diary currently, but what a blessing to be part of a joyful occasion. Because the wedding was out of town, there was even more enjoyment travelling to the event through our beautiful New Zealand spring countryside. Even the weather was a cause for joy, as the sun shone…

Living by faith

Living by faith. Recently, I was listening to a few new worship songs during a devotional time. One began to play that immediately caught my attention. It’s title: Give me faith. It made me realise that faith alone is not something I often ask for or sing about. As I began to dwell on the…

Love is the final fight

I’ve spent some time recently, reading about the life and work of John M. Perkins. An African American minister and civil rights activist, who grew up in the middle of the civil rights movement in America, and whose life since has been devoted to unity and love. He has a powerful testimony of seeking to…

Marriage

Marriage Course Refresher Evening

Welcome to our Marriage Course refresher. Having run the Marriage Course for about 10 years, one of the questions we often get asked is whether we run some sort of refresher. We’ve finally got around to putting together an evening which gives you the chance to take stock of how things are going in your…