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  • Core Values: We value the reading and teaching of God’s Word, the Bible

    The values of our church can sometimes vanish behind the activity – although they inform what we do. Often the Core Values will be so obvious it feel like they go without saying – but we think they are worth defining and clarifying. The core values give shape to our activity. One of our core values is: the reading and teaching of God’s word, the Bible. We believe that to make disciples, to help them grow, to give godly shape to our activity we need a solid diet of the Word of God. We believe that it is good to hear God’s word read aloud; it is good to read it together; and it is good to teach it to one another. This core values explains why we read the Bible on Sunday, why we call our small groups ‘Bible study groups’, and why we have a weekly Bible talk.

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  • Songs of Hope

    Over the Sundays of the school holidays, we will dig into three Bible songs that give us hope in the challenges of modern life. Some of our challenges come from outside, the wrong-doing of others; and some of our challenges come from inside, the wrong that we know we do (we wish we didn’t, but it keeps happening). What hope does God offer us? Through three Psalms (songs in the Bible) we will find a strong message of how God offers genuine hope, the kind of certain hope that helps us to keep going, facing challenges in God’s strength and with his help. We’d love you to join us, we meet in Gordon school hall at 10am and 4:30pm each and every Sunday.

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  • Understanding the sayings of Jesus No#5

    “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in another’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” (Luke 6:41) Jesus tends to use memorable word-pictures when he speaks. This time it’s the huge mismatch between the size of someone else’s flaws and the size of our own. With a touch of humour, Jesus is suggesting that we can be ‘blind’ to our own massive character flaw, while drawing attention to a tiny problem in someone else. To be really clear: Jesus isn’t teaching that we should never point out someone else’s problem or mistake. He is saying that we should approach such an action carefully, with some self-awareness. Knowing our tendency is to fail to see the magnitude of our own errors, we should have an excess of humility and be open to hearing from others about the log in our own eye. Jesus

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