Going Deeper

Last Opportunity to Order: 2019 Lenten Study Guide

Last Opportunity to Order: 2019 Lenten Study Guide

In 2019, we will be looking at Acts 1-9 to help us prepare to celebrate Easter. Acts records the incredible way in which the first followers of Jesus were so compelled by Jesus’ death and resurrection, that they were convicted to take the Gospel to the World. Through the lens of Acts, we’ll be prepared to celebrate the same Good News and how it compels us to follow Jesus as well. To help us with that, we’re preparing a 13-Week Study Guide that begins on January 14, 2019. Each Day (Monday-Saturday) includes a Bible reading from Acts, a short reflection, some questions, and a prayer. Each week also includes instructions for a family activity.

2019 Lenten Study Guide Available for Order

2019 Lenten Study Guide Available for Order

In 2019, we will be looking at Acts 1-9 to help us prepare to celebrate Easter. Acts records the incredible way in which the first followers of Jesus were so compelled by Jesus’ death and resurrection, that they were convicted to take the Gospel to the World. Through the lens of Acts, we’ll be prepared to celebrate the same Good News and how it compels us to follow Jesus as well. To help us with that, we’re preparing a 13-Week Study Guide that begins on January 14, 2019. Each Day (Monday-Saturday) includes a Bible reading from Acts, a short reflection, some questions, and a prayer. Each week also includes instructions for a family activity.

Prayer Night Booklet

Prayer Night Booklet

On Monday night we had a wonderful time (with every generation and congregation represented) sharing dinner and praying for our church, city, and world. We gave thanks for 2018, prayed for 2019, committed our Christmas preparations to the Lord, and said sorry. If you missed it, you can download a copy of the prayer booklet and also check out some of the prayer stations on Sunday.

Ridley Courses Begin This Week

Ridley Courses Begin This Week

We are really excited to be able to offer two more great Ridley Certificate courses that run over six weeks beginning on October 16. The core subject this time around is Knowing God which looks at questions of who God is and how we can know him. This great subject is being offered at 1:30pm and 7:30pm on Tuesdays. The other subject being offered is 1 Corinthians which is an amazing letter which speaks to us ask much today as it spoke to those in Corinth 2000 years ago. This subject is being offered at 7:30pm on Tuesdays.

Violence and the Old Testament

Violence and the Old Testament

As we continue to explore the book of Judges, one of the common questions that arises is, “why does God command violence in the Old Testament?”. Whilst we had some opportunity to explore this question last year in our Joshua series, it is very relevant question to continue to ask. If you would like to explore this more, listen to the sermon on the topic by Rory Shiner from Providence Church in Perth. It is an excellent sermon and I’d highly recommend it. Of course, if you would like to ever discuss this topic more, please feel free to contact me.​​​​​​​ 

Going Deeper: Joshua Week 6

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Video

Talks & Other Audio

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: Joshua Week 5

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Video

Talks & Other Audio

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: Joshua Week 4

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Video

Talks and other Audio

Articles and other Reading

Going Deeper: Joshua Week 3

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Video

Talks & Other Audio

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: Joshua Week 2

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Video

Talks & Other Audio

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: Joshua Week 1

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Video

Talks & Other Audio

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: Easter

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Talks & Other Audio

Study Guide for Lent

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: A Sting in the Tale Series - Look Who's Serving Jesus!

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Talks & Other Audio

Study Guide for Lent

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: A Sting in the Tale Series - Look Who's the Good and Faithful Servant!

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Talks & Other Audio

Study Guide for Lent

Articles and Other Reading

 

Going Deeper: A Sting in the Tale Series - Look Who's Ready for the Groom!

Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Talks & Other Audio

Study Guide for Lent

Articles and Other Reading (Recommended Last Week)

 

Going Deeper: A Sting in the Tale Series - Look Who Will Be Given God's Kingdom!

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Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Talks & Other Audio

Study Guide for Lent

Prayer for Lent

  • Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing you have made and forgive the sins of all who are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (BCP)

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: A Sting in the Tale Series - Look Who's Believing!

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Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Talks & Other Audio

Study Guide for Lent

Articles and Other Reading (Recommended Last Week)

Going Deeper: Following Jesus Series - Sow

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Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Keep this Activity Going!

  • For the application question this week (identify five people in your sphere of influence who don’t yet know Jesus), write their names down (or make do something visual) so that you can have their names before you every day. It could be as simple as a post-it note or something more creative. Try to use it as a reminder to pray for each person daily and to actively seek opportunities to share the Gospel with them.

Talks & Other Audio

Study Guide for Lent

Articles and Other Reading

Going Deeper: Following Jesus Series - Go

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Each week, we provide additional resources that can help to go deeper with whatever series we’re currently focusing on as a church. These are optional extras! Please don’t feel under pressure to look at every resource, but consider what could be useful to you.

Download the Sermon, Small Group Questions, and ‘Going Deeper” Resource.

Something Experiential

  • For the application question this week (identify five people in your sphere of influence who don’t yet know Jesus), write their names down (or make do something visual) so that you can have their names before you every day. It could be as simple as a post-it note or something more creative. Try to use it as a reminder to pray for each person daily and to actively seek opportunities to share the Gospel with them.

Talks & Other Audio

Video

Articles and Other Reading

  • BOOK: “Matthew for Everyone: Matthew” by Tom Wright.
  • WEBSITE: “Talking Jesus”. Talking Jesus is an initiative of the Church of England (in partnership with others) to help followers of Jesus to share the Good News with the world. The website contains some key findings on research regarding evangelism along with key recommendations and resources for churches/individuals to use. Go to: http://www.talkingjesus.org