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It’s only a week away from the start of our 8-day Real Hope Week ‘mission’ in conjunction with Moore College.
We’ve got new signs, T-Shirts, brochures, fridge magnets, a new coffee machine, and even jumping castles and slushies! We’re pulling out all the stops to make as much noise as possible in our community.
But why bother? Why go to all the trouble of trying to connect with the community?
The answer is pretty simple. Anyone who doesn’t trust in Jesus as lord and saviour is destined to eternal hell, which is the most awful thing possible. And we have the words of eternal life… so we should be compelled to share them with the world!
But how does this work with our church gatherings, especially the main ones on Sunday? How do they fit into evangelism?
This Sunday’s sermon addresses this very issue… and we’ll see that the same gathering that is designed to strengthen believers will also work to bring unbelievers to come to know Jesus… because God’s word is dual action!
This Sunday will feature the last talk on our series about the church, called ‘I will build my church’. We’re going to consider just how it is that God is making his church bigger… or ‘evangelism’, to use the technical term.
As we examine this, we’ll also get a good idea of just how we should be reaching out to our community with the news about Jesus, and what that means for our Sunday services, our midweek small groups, our youth and children’s groups, and our special events. Read more
On Sunday at church, we’re going to stand up and sing some songs, sit down and pray, stand up and say a statement of belief, sit down and listen to the Bible read and taught, then eat a strange, mini-meal of bread and juice.
Why? Like so many things, it’s a tradition we do. We did it last week, and we did it last year, and hundreds of years before that other people did it… at least it seems that way. Read more
When I first started here at Oak Flats Anglican back in October last year, I was quick to try and find out if our church had its own mission statement.
A mission statement is simply a short and pithy sentence that describes just what it is that any particular organisation is on about.
In other words, it’s kind of like a mini ‘job description’ for the whole organisation, something that tells us what we should and shouldn’t be doing.
When I had a look around, I couldn’t find one. Read more
This Sunday at Oak Flats Anglican we’re continuing our six-week series on the topic, ‘I will build my church’, something Jesus said to his disciples, and something that he keeps doing to this day and beyond.
We’re going to look at the big question about what it is when we come together ‘to church’.
Is it worship? Is it edification? Is it evangelism? Is it for teaching? Is it for serving?
And what about things like baptism and the Lord’s supper?
Lots of things to think about, and lots of things to consider.
But, come along and hear what Jodie’s got to say about these things, because it’s likely you might be a little surprised by some of the things you hear.
We’re also having our Annual General Meeting at 11am, which is a time we vote in our office holders and we report on how things have gone over the past twelve months.
Hope to see you on Sunday!