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    Friday 27 November, 2020

    A note from the Minister

    Welcome! 

    Today, as we celebrate our Parish Foundation Day, we have much to be thankful for. 


    As you look around this morning and see people from across our Parish - we give thanks!


    Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving

    (Ephesians 5:4)


    As we say farewell to our Diocesan Administrator Tom Henderson-Brooks and his wife Caroline, we give thanks for their gracious leadership and their care of our Diocese through this difficult time of transition - we give thanks!


    Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6)


    As we reflect upon yesterday’s Christmas Tree Festival and all those who attended - we give thanks!


    Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7)


    As we look forward to Christmas and remember the coming of our Lord Jesus into the world as a human; to live, suffer and die for us - we give thanks!


    Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2)


    We have so much to be thankful for. 

    Let us pray for our church community.

    Let us consider how we might be generous with our love, time, money & skills.

    Let us reflect upon all that God does for us - and be thankful.


    Grace and peace. 

    Rob

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      Friday 20 November 2020

      A note from the Minister

      John316

      Welcome to church today. 

      You may have heard it before, in fact, you may even say it, “I’m not good enough.”


      Maybe you have heard someone say, “My prayers aren’t good enough.”


      Over the last couple of weeks, we have had some interesting conversations with the Local Shire Council here in Livingstone Shire. We thought we had done everything we could to ensure our Christmas Tree Festival signage was placed correctly. But we were wrong. Since then, many meetings later, we have been working with the Shire to ensure we are following their rules in every way. The Council has been superb, and they continue working with us to make things right.


      Have we sinned? Yes. 

      Did we know we were sinning? No. 

      Are we forgiven? Well. That is an important question. 


      Jesus told us he would die for our sins. He said, For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son [Jesus], so whoever believes in him [Jesus] will not perish but have eternal life.’ (John 3:16)


      Jesus died for our sins of the past, our sins of today and our sins of tomorrow. Jesus died not only for the sins we know about and the sins for which we seek forgiveness, he also died for the sins we don’t know we have committed. Jesus forgives ALL our iniquity and sin. Jesus makes us righteous. Jesus MAKES US good enough. So, our salvation depends on Jesus, not on us.


      We also see this in the psalms, Bless the Lord… who forgives all your iniquity… who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy…’ (Psalm 103:2-4) God does it all. He redeems us, he forgives our iniquity and sin, and he crowns us with love and mercy. We have a crown, because he has made us part of his royal family. He has made us righteous. God made us right with God.


      Like icing on a cake, the Bible then tells us, The prayer of a righteous person is powerful.’ (James 5:16) Prayer is powerful. All prayer? No. Only the prayer of those he has made righteous. Jesus has saved us and made us righteous. And God calls OUR prayers powerful! 


      You are good enough, you righteous child of God. In fact, your Heavenly Father has made you powerful!


      Grace and peace.

      Rob

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        Friday 13 November 2020

        Message from the Minister

        Over the last month we have been looking at Philippians. This letter to the people of Philippi has shown us the importance and centrality of Jesus in all of history. Since God created Adam and Eve until the return of Jesus, Jesus remains central to God’s plan, not just for humanity, but for all of creation. 


        Have you ever thought of the Bible as one book with a single message? The Bible reveals one single plan being worked out by God. A plan to resolve the mess that humans made (starting with Adam & Eve). From the very beginning of the Bible, Jesus was a necessary part of God’s plan to resolve this mess. More importantly, the focus of the whole Bible is on Jesus.


        As we read in 2 Corinthians 1:20, ‘For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in [Jesus] Christ…’

        So, this is not just our story. This is the story of all creation. This is not just a story that saves you and me and gives us hope of a bright future; this is a story of hope for all humans. Hope for those living comfortably in Yeppoon. Hope for those with a new born baby in Emu Park. Hope for the guy caught in drug addiction in Rockhampton. Hope for the single woman in Cooee Bay struggling to make it through the day. The Bible is a story of hope for the whole of the Cap Coast. For the world. A message to cling to in our deepest and most difficult times of need. Hope for us to share with a hope-less world. 


        Thank you, Jesus, for giving us your words of hope in the Bible. 


        Grace and peace.

        Rob


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