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The God of Second Chances

“I’ve messed up too many times; I’m too far gone… God could never save me” “I’ve done too many horrible things for God to ever forgive me” “I’ve ignored God for so long, there’s no way he could use me to do anything significant for him” Have you ever had one or more of these thoughts? Believe me, they’re more …

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Is it possible to give thanks in all circumstances?

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thess 5:18 Is this really possible to do? Is it really possible to ‘give thanks’ when our circumstances are horrible? What fuels thankfulness when life seems to be one discouragement, disappointment, disease, disaster, and death after another? It’s such a great question …

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Praying for those who Grieve on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day when we recognise and honour the mothers in our family and community. It is a day when we thank our mothers and show them our appreciation. It is meant to be a happy, positive experience as we see how we have been blessed and then to bless others. One day a year we devote to …

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Praising God

As we all know our Life Church is serious about praising God. It is part of our life and ministry. I am not sure if we can make the distinction between praise and thanking God, for the Psalmist seems to use both. “Everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord” Psalm 150:6. We praise and thank Him for …

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The Eroding Freedom of Faith

For many of us we might know that the Ruddock Review into Freedom of Faith will be reported to the Federal Government on the next few weeks. There have been over 17,000 submissions for this review. During the lead up to the changing of the Marriage Act plebiscite last year the Prime Minister and the Attorney General said that faith …

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We desire to Grow as a body working together

As the body of Christ at Life Anglican, we are privileged to be connected to our God and being directed by Him in the things that He calls us to say and do. There is great diversity in our church of age, backgrounds, personalities, and giftedness. There are no appendixes or obsolete or non-functioning members of the body of Christ …

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Crossroads: Palm Sunday

The first Palm Sunday was the ‘coronation of Jesus’ as our loving king entered his own city to establish the rule of the long-awaited Messiah King. The crowds were excited and waved their palm fronds and put down their cloaks on the ground before their Saviour King. They were welcoming him, they were excited and shouted out Hosanna. Jesus was …

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Replanting a Church in Riverstone

Already work has begun on launching new relevant programs to connect with the local community. This new church community has begun running a kids computer club during the school holidays as well as launching a toy library to partner with local families to build better communities and share the love of God with the people around.

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I need to hear the stories of God’s love on repeat

Have you ever been ‘stuck’ with your favourite elderly grandfather and he is telling you a story that you have heard from him 8 or 9 times in the last 12 months? It’s hard to listen with enthusiasm when you can complete his sentences and you know the punch line. Paul Tillich once said, “The first duty of love is …