- Who we are
- What we do
This Sunday we continue our series ‘The Heart of Truth’ as Simon preaches on the topic ‘God’s wrath is revealed’ from Romans chapter 1 verses 18 to 32.
During our services, we’ll have our weekly question and answer time, and Jodie will be answering these questions:
We will also share the Lord’s Supper this Sunday, so be sure to join us for this important reminder of the death of Jesus.
Our youth group, Refuge, meets at 4pm in the Neighbourhood Centre, and then head over to join us for church. Kids’ Club and Andy’s Club meets at our 5pm evening service for their program, followed by a great dinner together for the whole family.
As always, come along and visit us at 10am or 5pm at 35 Fisher Street Oak Flats, or if you can’t make it in person, jump online at www.oakflats.tv to watch a livestream of our services.
See you at 10am or 5pm this Sunday, God willing!
Last weekend the youth groups of Oak Flats and Jamberoo went away together for an encouraging and exciting weekend.
On Friday we travelled up to Katoomba to KYCK – a youth conference run by Katoomba Christian Convention (KCC).
The conference has around 2000 youth and leaders attending and it is always encouraging to see so many people gathering together to hear God’s word.
It definitely caters well for youth, with everything from Mario-cart, to co-ordinated dance moves, but overall the conference works hard to keep God’s word at its centre.
The three speakers gave excellent expositions from the book of 1 Peter. They spoke of the privilege it is to be chosen by God to be his special people, and so we are called to be different from the world around us, especially in the school environment.
God has worked in us to make us different so we are now “a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession” (1 Peter 2:9).
Our new identity is found in what Jesus has done for us – his atoning sacrifice.
The Saturday night talk was the climax focusing on 1 Peter 3:18, “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.”
One speaker described it like this:
“Who we are is not what you have done, or what others have done to you, it is what God has made you to be.”
This is what enables us to endure in a world where we are different and experience suffering.
What a wonderful hope for these youth and leaders to hear!
When we weren’t up at the conference centre, we were staying at a small cottage in Katoomba, sitting round a log fire, playing games and enjoying all the food Magda and Andy Peters cooked for us.
There was a great expression of unity shown amongst all the youth and the leaders in the way we shared together and lived out life as God’s special people.