David Rock, the pastor of 'Church by the bay' in Port Arlington, spoke to us today about talking to people about Jesus, praying for them and seeing what God will do in their lives. Is the God we see at work overseas, in the remote areas any different to the God at work in the Western District amongst Australians? We don't think so. What do you think? Listen to the sermon and find out.
“Church attendance is not the barometer of how Christianity is doing. It is not enough to fill our churches. We must transform our world. Society and culture should change if the church has been truly effective” – Neil Cole.
As disciples of Jesus it is our calling to ‘Bring the Kingdom’ to the ‘field’ or region Christ has placed us in. YKC stands for 'Your kingdom come.' The spirit of the YKC training has emerged from Jesus’ own instruction to his disciples when they asked, 'Teach us how to pray’. He said, ‘Pray like this: 'Father, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.' (Mt 6:10)
YKC is not a ‘program’; it is a simple reproducible skill set for all disciples of Jesus. It is not a ‘program' but a basic toolkit of skills that can be learned and then practiced inside the programs, or community services, that your people are already involved in.
Next Saturday at Warrnambool Baptist Church 'sower' training starts and you are invited.
The Naringal Baptist Church are excited to invite applications for the position of Family Worker. This is a part time position that will work with our Pastor and Elders in delivering pastoral care and ministry to the many young people, children and families in our church and community. A Position Description is attached. For further information or inquiries please contact Pastor Malcolm Ward.
Proverbs 1:1-7, Matthew 7:24-27
Proverbs 1:7 (NIV2011) "7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
Colossians 2:2-3 (NIV2011) "2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."
There is a distinct difference between Godly wisdom and worldly wisdom. In order to be wise in God’s eyes, we need to understand the following:
• We naturally lack wisdom Proverbs 3:5-7, James 1:5
• We desperately need wisdom Matthew 7:24-27
• We must actively seek wisdom Proverbs 4:5-9
Today we begin a sermon series on wisdom, which will also be taught to our children in Kid’s Alive. Have you noticed that common sense is not very common these days? Proverbs 19:3 (MSG) 3 “People ruin their lives by their own stupidity, so why does GOD always get blamed?”…
John 6:1-15, John 6:8-9 (MSG) "8 One of the disciples—it was Andrew, brother to Simon Peter—said, 9 "There's a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But that's a drop in the bucket for a crowd like this."
A little boy with an ordinary cut…
Mark 5 1:20 "They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes.[a] 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not…
Luke 23:32-43, Luke 23:42-43 (NIV2011) "42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”
Radical, confronting and amazing grace
The thief on the cross deserved to die for his crime,…