It’s time for a fresh start

There’s something cleansing about the fresh start that the new year affords us every time we turn over the last page of our calendar. The idea of clearing the debts in our personal conscience account is strangely appealing; I might have over-eaten, under-exercised, over-criticised, under-loved in 2013… but the new year gives me a chance … Read more…

The Blessed Mary

Many people throughout the history of God’s people have received a great honour from God that was completely undeserved. Mary, like those people, was nothing more than an ordinary human with an extraordinary privilege. It is hard to conceive just how amazing it would be for a woman to receive news that she would give … Read more…

Are you feeling full or empty?

Christmas is about filling things up: our stomachs with huge meals… our stockings with presents… and our letterboxes with junk mail! Yet it’s often at this time of excess that so many of us feel empty. At its heart, Christmas is not about food, gifts or family: it’s about the real birth of the real … Read more…

News and events for the week beginning 15th December 2013

New Sermon Series – Reasons to live – Psalms for today Continuing today, we’re in a three-week series on the Psalms entitled, ‘Reasons to life: Psalms for today’. Today’s preacher is John Wilson on Psalm 34 with the topic, ‘Reasons for thanks in an age of suffering’. Next week in the morning only, Geoff Kyngdon is preaching on Psalm 35 … Read more…

Billy Graham and ‘The Cross’

It is difficult to overstate how God has used our brother Billy Graham to see countless men, women and children come to know Jesus as their personal saviour. In what may prove to be his final message, Dr Graham featured in a half-hour-long documentary, in which he reflects on his past ministry, but more than … Read more…

The difference Jesus’ death really makes

Our world-wide Anglican fellowship is a pretty ‘broad’ church in many ways. There are people from all continents, who gather together in lots of different ways, speaking different languages and bringing God’s word to many different tribes and nations in a way that is meaningful to the individual contexts. Unfortunately, there are some ways in … Read more…

News and events for the week beginning 1st December 2013

Men’s Dinner Our next Men’s Dinner is this Tuesday night 3rd December and features guest speaker, Mark Thompson. It will be held at the Shell Cove Brasserie. The price is $25 per person (or $16 for pensioners and students), payable at the door. Bookings are essential, and can be made by emailing mensdinner@oakflatsanglican.com or phoning John Wilson on 0439 561 373. RSVP the … Read more…