28th May 2020 - A Word From The Pastors Desk
Sourdough bread 🥖, the Bible, and following Jesus! What's sourdough bread got to do with growing as a disciple of Jesus? This week Pastor Eugene Hor talks about how growing as a disciple of Jesus and learning to make sourdough bread have much in common.
13 May 2020 - A Word From The Pastors Desk
Sometimes the past cripples us and we think we can't change. This week Pastor Eugene Hor encourages us from the Pastors Desk by reminding us that change is possible irrespective of our past - God can use you, transform you, forgive you and give you a fresh start irrespective of your past failures.
Empathy: Listening & Loving Well
Welcome to Christian community – an eclectic mix of broken, sinful, yet redeemed people. Church is beautiful in its testament of God’s salvation of the world, yet has all the hallmarks of living in a fallen world. People make up the church, and it is these same people like you and I who bring with them mountainous baggage, unspoken sins and unheard anxieties as they walk through the doors every Sunday, into every CG and meetup. Yet, we are called to love and to carry one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2) in the midst of the mess – how do we better show empathy? How can we share and understand the emotions of others?
22 April 2020 - A Word From The Pastors Desk
Pastor Eugene Hor gives us a short word from his desk this week to encourage us to look at what fuels our heart and minds each day. He gives us suggestions on how to develop the discipline of regular Bible reading, and outlines the 3 R approach to meditating on God's Word: Reading, Reflecting and Responding.
A Weekly Word From The Pastors Desk - 31st march 2020
Pastor Eugene Hor encourages us this week to, 'remember that in Jesus you have someone who is powerfully in control of the situation you find yourself in, and you have someone who is deeply committed to you.'
Taking Personal Responsibility For Your Growth In Godliness
“No Spiritual Discipline is more important than the intake of God’s Word. Nothing can substitute for it. There simply is no healthy Christian life apart from a diet of the milk and meat of Scripture.” - Donald Whitney, Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life
Are We Chasing With As Much Fervour?
The Apostle Paul states it most sharply when he says: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever (1 Corinthians 9:24-25) Are we running with as much fervour in the Christian life?
God's Amazing Grace For The Undeserving
Sometimes we think that God operates on the principle of our performance. Getting right with God or securing God’s approval depends on our work and our effort. Let me say to you that the Bible never teaches that. You cannot earn your way into his family and you cannot work your way into his good books. God doesn’t work on a performance scale where he judges you on the basis of whether your good works in life outweighs your bad works. God actually works on the principle of grace i.e. he gives us what we don’t deserve.
The Disruption Change Brings
Change is often painful because it disrupts our comfortable normality. Change can also sometimes brings out the worst in us because change can makes us resentful and angry. The fact that we are subject to seasons in life that we don’t always choose or want is actually a reminder to us that we need a firm and secure anchor. Navigating the changes you face with courage, joy and godliness is only as good as the place you’ve anchored in life.
Cultivating God-centered Loves
Our sermon last Sunday on 1 John 2:12-17 (The Collision of Loves) reminded us that Christian discipleship is not just about knowing God; significantly, it is also about loving God. Like any sort of love, our love for God needs to be carefully cultivated. Following our sermon, it would be worth committing some intentionality into recalibrating the unconscious, reorienting our hearts, and relearning our habits.