A letter to our LGBTIQA neighbours (and their friends).

The last four weeks have revealed deep divisions in the Australian community; divisions that show no sign of simply disappearing with the announcement of the results of the postal survey today, or even with the legislation that will follow; divisions that we churches have been part of widening — and

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Lord’s Supper at Creek Road

The Lord’s Supper is a wonderful way to celebrate our salvation in Jesus together as a church family. It’s a meal given to the church by Jesus himself as a special way to remember his death on the cross – that he broke his body and shed his blood to

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Giving

“Now about the collection for the Lord’s people…” (1 Cor. 16:1) The Corinthians had written to Paul with some questions about “the collection”. We don’t know what those questions were, but we know this wasn’t a new matter for the Corinthian church – since Paul mentions in 2 Corinthians that

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What Women do in Churches

10 things women can do in churches (according to 1 Corinthians) There’s a couple of passages in 1 Corinthians where Paul talks specifically about how women (more specifically wives) are to participate in the life of the church because of their relationship with their husbands (1 Corinthians 11:2-16 and 1

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What are Spiritual Gifts?

“Now about the gifts of the Spirit, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed.” — 1 Corinthians 12:1 What are your spiritual gifts? If you’ve been around church circles for a while (or been to Koorong) you might have pondered what exactly ‘spiritual gifts’ are, and

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9 things to know about 1 Corinthians 11

1. It’d be a mistake to pull 1 Corinthians 11 out of the rest of the letter Paul has been systematically addressing issues in the Corinthian church where they have adopted or not yet put off the Corinthian approach to life; Paul has consistently been urging the Corinthian church to

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Church & Growth Group

A great way to ‘Love My Church’ is to join and commit to a Growth Group. Here are 5 reasons why- 1. To grow your servant heart. Are you looking to build your understanding of God? Are you ready to be challenged in how you see and feel the world?

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What’s the Gift of Prophecy?

What is Prophecy? “Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.” — 1 Corinthians 14:1 Paul has spoken of how men and women (particularly husbands and wives) are to approach prophecy in church (1 Corinthians 11), he’s called prophecy and those who prophesy ‘gifts’

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Sickness & Judgement

Is Suffering God’s Punishment? Facing suffering and death is always awful. When you face it as a Christian there can be an added element of confusion; why would a good God allow or even cause something like this to one of his children? To add salt in the wound, there

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Evangelism and Church

Evangelism. E-van-gel-ism. Let that word roll around in your mouth for a while. Does it bring into your mind an image that is warm, or cold? To me, the word “church” brings to mind warm images – community, sharing, diversity… but when I sat down to start writing this blog,

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