God’s Opening Ceremony

Every four years the Winter Olympics shows up on our TVs. And for a couple of weeks Australians get interested in activities very distant from our daily lives. We learn to say ‘luge.’ We have opinions on ski-jump landings. Images of snowboarders, speed-skaters and skiers fill our screens. For all

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Jubilee and Jesus in Luke

Recently, we have probably heard the word ‘jubilee’ used in connection with Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, a celebration for her sixtieth year as Queen. The use of ‘jubilee’ in this context has little, if anything to do with the biblical idea of Jubilee, except as a marker of a length

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A listening Heart

A failure to listen is at the heart of sin. Learning to listen again is the new heart Jesus gives us. Have you ever thought of the Christian life that way – as learning to listen again? In our recent ‘A Home in the Mess’ series at Creek Road, we

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What is home?

On Sunday our South Bank campus will start the process of settling into our third home in four years; we’re taking residence in the afternoons (4pm) in the home of another church in West End – LifePlace. Since moving out of home as a 19 year old (15 years ago),

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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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