Messages from our Pastoral Team
Letters from Home
Stu Cameron • May 5, 2019 • Stu Cameron
Way back in 1982, back when I was ‘peak-mullet’, I had moved to Adelaide, while Sue was finishing school in Naracoorte. We’d already been dating three years. There was no email, messenger, whatsapp, mobile phones or texting. Communication was limited to the occasional and expensive ‘long distance’ phone call, after 8pm on a Sunday night when the rates were cheaper, as well as good old fashioned snail mail - hand written letters. As I recall, there were lots of letters tracking backwards and forwards on the Duke Highway that year. I loved getting a letter from Sue; a letter from home. I would read it, read it again, and then some more. Every letter spoke of the ordinary, as well as the extraordinary - that this amazing young woman loved me through and through. With every letter received I was inspired to respond in kind. While this was a long distance conversation, the physical separation we still experienced was narrowed by the strength of the emotional connection catalysed by all those letters. The fourth century church father Augustine said that ‘the Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.’ I love this. Every time I open my bible and prayerfully read, love dances across the page. Through its grand narrative God speaks of, and demonstrates radical love for me, and I’m caught up again in the beauty and wonder of a Divine Romance I neither deserved, nor expected. Any gap I feel between me and God narrows; in fact there are moments when reading my bible I sense God up close, and very personal. And with my frail hand and fallible heart, in my journal I pour out my jumbled thoughts and feelings. And I sense God smiling on me as I do. I love reading letters from home.
Truth & Grace
Scott Wrigley • December 2, 2018 • Scott Wrigley
It's how you perceive Jesus and your revelation of him, that determines how you relate to God, to others and to the world. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. - Proverbs 9:10 "As you look at Jesus dying on the cross the most powerful thought you should think is: this is the true meaning of who God is" - N.T. Wright
The 'With God' Life
Stu Cameron • September 23, 2018 • Stu Cameron
Stu shared on the story of Mary & Martha and how we can live a life for God, from God or with God. Before we 'go and do' like Martha, we first must 'sit and be' like Mary. Before we worship God doing service, we enjoy God reveling in his presence. Before we can change the world, Jesus has to change us.
More People More Like Jesus
Stu Cameron • September 16, 2018 • Stu Cameron
We loved hearing from Stu Cameron on Sunday around our vision statement, 'more people, more like Jesus'. Stu shared on the story of Lazarus, the subject of a prominent miracle of Jesus in the Gospel of John, in which Jesus restores him to life four days after his death.
We Are Community
Brad Foote • April 29, 2018 • Brad Foote
Brad Foote preached at our Crossroads Sunday services where our Crossroads and Sunday congregations came together. Brad talked about our community and the idea that the more multifaceted we are, the more we represent the kingdom of God and the image of God. It is such a privilege to be part of a church community that celebrates unity in our diversity.