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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…

Christianity Explored – Register here

  Do you have questions about faith, Christianity, God, life and its direction? This programme gives you an opportunity to discuss this, to bring your questions and to see what the Bible says about your questions. You do not have pray, sing, or read aloud. You can just have coffee and a discussion based around…

Distractions!

Recently, the Holy Spirit has been drawing my attention to the fact that I have been letting the world, the everyday and the busy become distractions and draw me away from Him. I have been slipping into an attitude of complacency.  The seemingly immediate needs of the day-to-day demand my attention and my desire for…

Infinite worth or infinite worthlessness?

“Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer At the end of another week, I often look back on days dominated by things that may seem important at the time, but in the end hold no value in God’s view…

Winter Bible School

Winter Bible School – Book it in

Winter Bible Scho`ol Its Full – email us if you would like to join us.   Details are on www.winterbibleschool.co.nz Book the Winter Bible School into your calendar now. Three days – Friday 22nd June – Sunday 24th of June – Two days, twelve sessions, three outstanding speakers. Options for each day.  Each day – doors…

Messiness

We live in a messy world. We are surrounded by messy situations in our relationships, our families, our friendships, our parenting, our bodies, our hearts, our priorities, our businesses, our jobs, our schools, our homes, our churches, our government, our country, our world – it is not hard to feel down about the mess things are in. This is no surprise…

CK is here from Myanmar this week

Learning about Myanmar We have built up a good relationship with partners in this country- You can find out more here. This week we have a visit from CK Hrang Tiam.  Join us on Thursday night to meet CK and here a little of his story. About CK CK is the principal of Myanmar Evangelical Graduate…

Shadows

Shadows

Shadows My eyes shifting around me Always followed by shadows There is no escaping their folds, Cast by your glaring brightness The closer I come, the thicker they fall Hanging off the skin of my back Dragging me down, gripping and tearing But as I look to you they disappear I had thought: the brighter…

Tender Hearted

The miracle and becoming tender hearted The disciples had been out with Jesus and had seen the miracle of feeding thousands of people with five loaves and two fish.  After everyone had eaten they gathered up twelve baskets of left overs.   Jesus then told them to get into the boat and go ahead of him…