A Message from Dr. Andrew Ball, Freshhope

by dhargreave

The following was reproduced from the FreshHope website (www.freshhope.org.au) as it was such a well written piece that we felt we had to share it: Loving the Church Dear friends, I am surprised at how often I hear people critique or criticise the church. Barely a week goes by without someone commenting on how the […]

Preaching Series – Missio Dei

by dhargreave

Throughout April we are preaching through what mission should look like.   Michael Frost’s new book – Surprise the World comes with a preaching series. Here is a taste of what it offers: Introduction Why does the word ‘evangelism’ cause some people so much anxiety? Do you get images of door- knocking or approaching strangers […]

Afternoon Service Suspended for Winter

by dhargreave

During winter we have found very few people have been attending our 4pm service.  For this reason we are encouraging people to come to the morning service.  The morning service is targeted at all ages so should appeal to the widest variety of people.  Once the warmer weather returns we will look to resume the […]

Fundraiser for Belle

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Belle was accidentally backed over by a truck while playing at her home in Pitt Town(which is in Western Sydney), back in 2013, when she was only 3 years old. Belle suffered spinal damage and as a result is now a paraplegic. Berkeley Vale Church of Christ is holding a Special Fundraiser for Belle on […]

We’re Hiring!!

by dhargreave

Berkeley Vale Church of Christ is growing and we need the help of passionate, God-loving staff that want to see God’s kingdom grow in our local community.  We have 2 roles currently available. Clerical Assistant (Part-Time) Children’s Pastor and Centre Director  (Full-Time) – Must meet qualifications for a Nominated Supervisor of our Care and Learning Centre (2-5 […]

God is Faithful

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“The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does. The Lord upholds all who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.” Psalm 145:13b-14 Have you ever had a relationship with someone who was faithful? You knew you could depend on that person to do what he said. You learned that their word was completely trustworthy. If they said […]

Live as children of light

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“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light” (Ephesians 5:8) There are a number of beautiful metaphors used in the Bible describing those who have become true “children of God” (1 John 3:10) by the new birth. As children tend to take on the characteristics of […]

Accept this gift

by dhargreave

“He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” (John 1:11 NIV). Even though we hear the nativity stories, and even though we have the real joy of giving and receiving presents, we can leave God’s great gift to the world unopened. For centuries people had been seeking a […]

For by him were all things created

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“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.” (Colossians 1:16) The Old Testament uses several names for the One who created. For example: “For this […]

Amazed at His Teaching

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“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.”  (Mark 1:22). It is not enough to simply teach; you must also impart to others. One of the spiritual gifts God has given to us is the gift of teaching (Rom. 12:7). […]