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Running Scared! An Entry from the Journal of Steven Soldatos

Anxieties and fears are as much a part of the first-century church as they are today. Jesus says so! "Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life . . ." (Matthew 6:26). The apostle Paul says, Philippians 4:6, "do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Some may argue...

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Ten Things I Have Learned

On Saturday the 22nd of August someone sent me an email seeking advice as to what they should do regarding a compulsory event at Burwood Girls High School the following Friday where classes for all years were to be cancelled for two periods and every student was instructed to dress in purple clothing, eat purple cup cakes, celebrate a parade under the rainbow flag and watc...

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Introduction to the Exodus Sermon Series

Exodus Of all the key events in the OT, perhaps none are more central than God's redemption of his people from Egypt. The events described in Exodus shape the rest of the OT the way the redemption work of Jesus shapes the New. The most important lessons in this series have to do with the identity and character of the God who rescued his people from slavery in fulfilment...

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Gay Marriage and the “slippery slope”

Gay Marriage and the "slippery slope" I can still vividly remember as a young boy when homosexuality was not only viewed as a psychological illness but a criminal offence. Indeed, it is only as recently as 1997 that homosexuality was decriminalised in the state of Tasmania. At the time, people talked about this being the start of a "slippery slope" that would inevitably l...

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Are You Converted

Acts 9 and the Conversion of Saul This week we return to our series on the book of Acts. Throughout the year, we have preached that the Book of Acts is, in fact, a record of the Act of the ascended/enthroned Jesus. In chapter 9, Jesus enters the centre stage in the conversion of the Saul. Once a murderous Pharisee, after meeting Jesus Saul becomes an unstoppable preache...

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RICE Rally 2015

RICE Rally is an inter-church evangelistic event run by the RICE Movement for high-schoolers and their friends. Cornerstone was one of the original churches involved when RICE first started in 2002 and has been attending ever since. Over the years, thousands of youth have attended the rally and many hundreds have recommitted their lives to Christ or have become Christian...

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What Time Is It

Introduction: Why is it important to get to church early? What time is it? Seriously what time is it? Its Sunday, 9.00 am, the music team has practised and prayed during the week, then they arrive before 9am to set up, the welcomers are there early, Ckids teachers, the elders are present, the set up people - sound, chairs, coffee - all this happens well and truly ...

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Connecting Sunday & Monday

Many Christians work in business as owners or managers, yet they sometimes feel that it isn't the right place for a Christian. Scott Rae will encourage you to see that business life is a way to serve God by serving your neighbour and help you think about how to do that well. He will help to build the connection between Sunday church and Monday work. Encouraging Christian...

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CS Tang reports on the Launch of TGC Australia

Last week CS Tang attended the launch of the Gospel Coalition Australia. Following is his report....

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Greenhouse - Ministry for Young Adults

Loving our Young People I've heard it said that our personality is the same regardless of age. As we grow older, we gain wisdom and experience that refine us, but the fun-loving, child-like (or childish!) parts of us remain at heart, though sometimes hidden. The Greenhouse is a ministry to young adults, however it is not restricted just to those who feel like young adul...

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