Miracles are natural. When they do not occur something has gone wrong.
A warm welcome to you. As you look through our website we hope that you will be inspired to come and join us at one of our services or at one of our other church activities. We are a community that strongly believes God loves and accepts all people and hope that you will find that love and peace amongst us.
I look forward to meeting you personally. Stephen
In truth, our measure is not one of comparison with others but rather against the values of the gospel, against the Ten Commandments, against the summary of the Law. How well do we compare with these standards? In doing so, we can stand to our full height, whatever it may be. But then we take the test of the truest measure. How high do we stand when comparing ourselves against the final, and only, model of our faith – Jesus himself? The ultimate comparison can only be between ourselves and God’s perfect desires for us. Of course, such a test leads us to only one conclusion. We fail, and can only offer the tax collector’s prayer: “God be merciful to me, a sinner.” pentecost-23c-16-labour-weekend
21 Oct 2016
Jesus spent much of his time discussing the law, Torah, with any and all persons he could. Jesus demonstrates that continual focus, discussion, and meditation on God’s law is what leads one in the way of life that is really life, and offers justice for all people. Torah, as understood at the time of Jesus, was a continual unfolding of God’s will, new each day, new in each age. Torah, or law, was not confining, but empowering, and necessary to being God’s people in the world. And meditating on the law day and night, as Jesus lives and instructs us to do ourselves, reminds us of our God-given responsibilities to love and care for our neighbours, especially those in greatest need. It turns out God does have a plan to care for those in greatest need: we are that plan. How wonderful it would be if all of us, every day, would read all of Psalm 119. How might the world be different if our love of God’s law was something we treasured in our hearts all day long? For Jesus this is faith: Torah in action every day. pentecost-22c-16
14 Oct 2016