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Sixth Sunday in Lent | 5th April 2020 | Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50:4-9a | Psalm 31:9-18 | Philippians 2:5-11 | John 12 | This Week’s Tasks: Being a True Disciple of Christ
How does our decision to be a disciple of Christ impact our weekly To-Do list? Palm Sunday’s Bible passages teach us, through Jesus example, what it means to be a true disciple in God’s Kingdom. Learn how your To-Do list now has six priorities.
Fifth Sunday in Lent | 28/29th March 2020 | Passiontide
Ezekiel 37 | Psalm 130 | John 11 | How to find faith and hope when it looks like the devil is winning
Our world is rapidly changing. We are self-isolating, and around the world, churches have closed. It sure looks like the devil is gaining significant ground. Yet Ezekiel, the Psalmist and Mary and Martha learn that God always speaks into times of despair, with words of hope and life.
Read “How to find faith and hope when the devil seems to be winning” preached by
Rev Melinda McMahon
Download the discussion notes for this message here.
Fourth Sunday in Lent | 21/22 March 2020 – Special Reflection
Psalm 23 | Walking through the Valley of a Pandemic
One of the most well-known psalms, Psalm 23 has brought comfort and hope to thousands. As the world travels through the Valley of the Shadow of a Pandemic, the words of David are relevant even more. Take time to meditate on these inspired words to find hope and courage in a time of crisis.
Read “Walking through the Valley of a Pandemic” preached by Rev Melinda McMahon
Fourth Sunday in Lent | 21/22 March 2020
Why Lord, Why?
When Jesus noticed a blind beggar, his disciples asked him what had caused his blindness? Jesus answer astounded the disciples, and the man’s healing caused a commotion in the whole community. There is much to learn from how each party responded.
Third Sunday in Lent | 15 March 2020
The Promised Refreshment
What happens when our basic needs are threatened or delayed? This message explores when God supernaturally provided water from the Rock in the Desert of Sin. Then we explore Jesus encounter with the woman at the well – both thirsty, dry places.
Read “The Promised Refreshment” preached by Rev Melinda McMahon
The Discussion Notes entitled “The Promised Refreshment” are also available.
First Sunday in Lent | 30 Feb 2020
The Perfect Kingdom becomes Polluted
We are all vividly aware that the first humans did not remain in the idyllic paradise, God’s pattern of the Kingdom, for very long. Within days, the early humans made a drastic decision to obey God’s command and attempt to reach autonomy without God.
Last Sunday after Epiphany | 23 Feb 2020
Mountain top experiences carry a prophetic message
When the first humans made a momentous decision on the mountain of God, the consequences of their decision drastically changed the course of human history. Again, when Moses was called up the mountain, his mountain experience changed the nation of Israel. Then, when Peter, James and John experienced Jesus transfiguration it profoundly changed their message.
Read Rev Melinda McMahon’s message “Mountain top experiences carry a prophetic message“.
The Discussion Notes entitled “Chapter 3 – God is present in the polluted Kingdom” are available.
6th Sunday after Epiphany | 16 Feb 2020
The Pattern of the Kingdom
The foundational truths outlined in the first two chapters of Genesis extend throughout the entire Bible. These truths can be regarded as God determining the Pattern of His Kingdom. In this week’s message we learnt how important it is for every human to be aware of our Origin Story – the story of our beginning.
Read Rev Melinda McMahon’s message “The Pattern of the Kingdom“.
The Discussion Notes entitled “Chapter 2 The Pattern of the Kingdom” will be available soon.
5th Sunday after Epiphany | 9 Feb 2020
The Eternal Author’s Mysterious Story
This year we are learning God’s overarching story revealed in the Bible. It has been called the greatest love story ever to be told. We call it The Eternal Love Story. In this first message, we learn that although it is easy to become worried and concern over the state of our world, God has a plan.