Here is a prayer exercise I prayed at church today after a sermon on John 1. As we pray, I invite you to imagine an image of light that is meaningful to you. For some, it may be a candle burning, for others it may be the sun sparkling on the water, a torch, a… More John 1 Prayer – The Light Shines in the Darkness
Sing a new song to the Lord! Sing his praises from the ends of the earth! Sing, all you who sail the seas, all you who live in distant coastlands. (Isaiah 42:10 NLT) Dear Beloved Friends and Family, As the Bible commands, we seek to sing a new song to the Lord and pour out our… More 12 New Songs to Sing
The letter you sent has been translated and read to me. (Ezra 4:18 NLT) Happy International Translation Day! For many years, the church has celebrated September 30 as a day to honour the Bible translation work of Jerome, who translated the Bible into the Latin Vulgate, the lingua franca of the 4th Century AD, so… More Happy International Translation Day!
Printable PDF version here His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. ~Acts 17:27 (NLT) Dear Beloved Partners, What demonstrates to you that God is not far from any one of us? One way… More A Huge Answer to Prayer! Graham and Ellie’s September News
Printable PDF Version here We love each other because God loved us first. (1 John 4:19) Dear Beloved Friends and Family, ‘What’s your secret?’ We lost track of how many times Ellie’s parents were asked this question as we celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. ‘Everyone keeps asking us what our secret is, but what I want… More Experiencing the Love of Christ – Graham and Ellie’s July News
Printable PDF version here For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NLT) Dear Beloved Friends and Family, How wonderful is it that God loves and so he gives! We are so grateful to the… More Graham and Ellie’s May News
We celebrate our Lord’s resurrection! Happy, joyful Easter! We proclaim the new life made possible only through Jesus Christ. We long for all the world to be filled with the knowledge of God’s love for us all through Jesus. And we work to see a plentiful harvest of new lives brought to Jesus for his… More Easter Blessings
During God Focus time today, our lovely friend Ros invited us to reflect on those things that may be cluttering our hearts right now and distracting us from the Lord. She shared a brilliant illustration that invites us all to examine, confess and declutter our hearts in order to make more room for God in… More Decluttering Our Hearts
You are not alone. Some weeks the news bears tragedy after tragedy that breaks our hearts. This past week or two have been like that for us. We are especially grieving for our brothers and sisters in Sentani, where we used to live and work in Indonesia, who are being devastated by landslides and floods.… More Is your heart breaking over recent news?
We praise God for the opportunity to share at our church this past Sunday. We hope you enjoy the message: What does your name mean to you? What about other titles you’ve been given to describe you? How has your name or title influenced your life? Names certainly can be quite meaningful and influential. They can speak to our identity. Parents often take months to think up names for their… More ‘What’s in a Name?’ Acts 4:1-22 Sermon