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On Sunday, as part of our ‘Real Hope Week’, we’re hosting around 20 Moore College students for an eight-day ‘mission’ to connect with the community of Oak Flats and to talk about the real hope in the real Jesus at our Sunday services as well as many other events throughout the week.
On Sunday, we’re up for a treat as Adam Hotson speaks at 9am on the topic ‘Pride and Predjudice’ and as Rob Llewellyn speaks on ‘The Great Reversal’ at 5pm.
Every week is a great Sunday to come along if you’re not yet a believer in Jesus, but the next two are especially good, because we’re going to be making it crystal clear about how to put your trust in Jesus and know the real hope only he can provide.
The Moore College team joining us are one of thirteen teams across the world (yep… you read that right!) and you can track what’s happening across all the mission teams by visiting the specially-designed website at mission.moore.edu.au for details, or use #mooremission in Twitter.
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