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Men’s dinner – 14th September

by Mark Calder

  Men’s Dinner – Monday 14 Sept, at River Deck Restaurant 6.00 pm. Don’t miss this opportunity for fellowship and to hear the Rev’d Simon Manchester. Contact Rob Nicolls at Sunshine Beach and Peregian and David Vos at Tewantin, or call David on 0407 662 631.

Reflecting on common misunderstandings about the Bible

by Mark Calder

Let’s deal with a few common misconceptions about the Bible: “You can’t trust the Bible because it’s been translated so many times” A person claiming this, has no idea that we have an abundance of manuscript copies in the original languages of Greek and Hebrew from which our current translations are made. The Bible has NOT […]

Joshua series – reading notes – wk 9

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Notes and readings for the week beginning 30th August With a PDF found here Notes by Simon Keith for next week’s sermon on Joshua 24 – Will we lead our family? Next Sunday is Fathers’ Day and will be the last in our Joshua series DAY 1: Read Joshua 23 Since chapter 20, which we looked […]

Three common traits of kids who don’t leave church

by Mark Calder

What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in church. This does – and its a must read. By Jon Nielson “What do we do about our kids?” The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes. I’m a high school pastor, but for once, they weren’t talking about 16-year-olds […]

Joshua series – reading notes – wk 8

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Notes and readings for the week beginning 23rdAugust With a PDF found here Notes for next week’s sermon on Joshua 20– Is Christ our refuge? DAY 1: Read Joshua 13:1-6 By the end of Chapter 14, Joshua had successfully completed the first half of his task: namely, he had conquered the enemy and was in […]

Sex is more AND less important than you think

by Mark Calder

“Sex is everything,” goes the idea in the 21st century. “And sex is nothing.” This paradoxical view of sexuality in our society requires a paradoxical response from the Church. Our Christian witness must “put sex in its place” – meaning, we will need to take sexuality more seriously and lessseriously than the rest of society. “Sex […]

Archbishop of Sydney backs plebiscite plan

by Mark Calder

The Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Glenn Davies, has congratulated the Prime Minister and the Coalition for backing a plebiscite on same-sex marriage. In a statement released on Friday, the Archbishop said  “I believe that marriage is a foundational concept to our society and indeed to human civilisation as a whole, in accordance with God’s own […]

Leading your church into growth

by Mark Calder

Dear friends I’m writing this on Wednesday night from the Gold Coast where I have been attending the annual clergy conference. In addition to clergy from the Brisbane diocese, this year we have also welcomed ministers from Rockhampton Diocese, the Diocese of North Queensland and even some from the Diocese of Grafton. The conference this […]

Joshua series – reading notes – wk 7

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Notes and readings for the week beginning 16th August With a PDF found here Notes for next week’s sermon on Joshua 14 – Will we follow whole heartedly? DAY 1: Read Joshua 14:1-5 Chapter 14 opens a section dealing with the tribal allotments in the land of Canaan – that is, the land west of the […]

Joshua series – reading notes – wk 6

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Notes and readings for the week beginning 9th August With a PDF found here Notes for next week’s sermon on Joshua 9 – Do we leave God out? DAY 1: Read Joshua 9 – the whole chapter, but today we will focus in v1-2 After the stutter in chapter 7 – brought about by the disobedience […]