- Who we are
- What we do
This Sunday we kick off our brand-new series in the New Testament book of Romans. Come join us as we journey into the heart of the Christian gospel and we learn together from the greatest letter ever written.
The series is called ‘The Heart of Truth’ and in the first talk, titled ‘The greatest news in the universe’, Jodie will be speaking from Romans chapter 1 verses 1 to 17.
This week also sees the return of our popular weekly question and answer time, and Jodie will be answering these questions:
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.
How would you calculate what you’re worth?
It’s not something that we normally need to work out, except if we’re organising insurance or preparing a will, or maybe answering questions from Centrelink.
But assuming you calculated a dollar figure for all your assets, then would this provide the real answer to the question, “what is your worth?”
Our materialistic world naturally looks to the things we own as a measure of our worth.
Yet these possessions have no, ultimate, eternal value.
But even in this life, our possessions don’t really contribute to our value, nor our pleasure.
In the Bible, in the book of Ecclesiastes, we read this wisdom about life and wealth:
“Whoever loves money never has enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income… And what benefit are they to the owners except to feast their eyes on them?” (Ecclesiastes 5:10-11)
If we find our value in our possessions, then we’re never going to be truly happy.
The words of a modern hymn summarise this perfectly:
My worth is not in what I own
Not in the strength of flesh and bone
But in the costly wounds of love at the cross
My worth is not in skill or name
In win or lose in pride or shame
But in the blood of Christ that flowed at the cross
Our true value in life can only be measured by how God views us.
This is all that ultimately matters.
And so, if you trust in Jesus, not in your possessions, you can join us as we sing the chorus of his song:
I rejoice in my Redeemer
Wellspring of my soul
I will trust in Him no other
My soul is satisfied in Him alone
(‘My worth is not in what I own’, Kendrick & Getty)