Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

Recently, Daniel gave an introduction to the book we are going to study over the next season – Paul’s letter to the Romans.  He mentioned that although it is known for setting out much of Paul’s theology and some confronting sections on living as Christians, the central purpose is to talk about how to live […]

Salvation… the full story

by Mrs Jesus Follower

It happened one day quite suddenly when the pastor was preaching from John’s gospel. I’d been taught from a very young age that the story of salvation began with John 3:16 but something made me flick back to the beginning of the gospel. Why, here was where the story of salvation began; not in chapter […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

After preaching on Sunday, Simon left us with some questions to get us thinking how we can participate with the Holy Spirit in what He is doing. If you missed Simon’s message, it’s easy for you to catch up on what was said through the CBBC website (http://christiesbaptist.org.au); simply press the Sermons box on the […]

How Could They?

by Mrs Jesus Follower

I closed my Bible and sat there for some time lost in thought. I’d been reading Jeremiah and a feeling of sadness so deep and so real had come over me. I love the old testament and frequently reflect on the details God gave Solomon for him to build the temple. This temple was the […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

Last week Daniel spoke on Pentecost.  He explained the significance of the event which occurred on a festival already in the Jewish Calendar.  This festival was already in place to thank God for the harvest, to celebrate the provision of the law to Moses which both provided a way for humanity to have a relationship […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

This week’s Pastor’s Ponderings is a challenging message written by a Jesus Follower. Enjoy! Am I Comfortable or a Comforter? I’m a great believer in the principal that if I don’t care for my own health I’ll be no good to help others. So, I set my ‘self-preservation’ plans in place and sit back to […]

Mothers

by A Jesus Follower

Like many holidays and festivals, the origins of Mothers day (or mothering Sunday) were based in the Catholic and Anglican church calendar.  It actually wasn’t about mothers at all. In the 16th century it was a day where everyone returned to their ‘Mother’ church where they had been baptised and worshipped there with their family.  […]

Courage

by Mrs Jesus Follower

Schantelle’s baptism, a few weeks ago, raised a very interesting perspective that we’d love to share with you to think about. A beautiful young woman, a wife, a mother chose to be baptised the other Sunday. It was a God-honouring service and a joyful celebration of her new life in Christ as we walked to […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

This year in CBBC, it is like we are going on a journey where the Holy Spirit is the map reader and guide.  This journey started at the beginning of the year with the scripture from Psalm 51 which says, Create in me a clean heart oh God and renew a right Spirit within me.  […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

At Young Adults, we had a number of prophetic images and as we prayed after the meeting, I started to see several of them converging together. There is a believer standing in a hallway looking at an open door with light shining out. Inside is the banquet that God has for us, but the believer […]