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Becoming Members

It is pretty special that God has called all who follow Jesus to be a part of His family. In many ways local churches are called to function like families. They are the context where we belong to, and are blessed by, the body of Christ. Do you consider yourself to be a part of the Christ Community family?

If you do, I encourage you to consider coming along to our Becoming Members sessions. We are hosting them on 4 Sunday […]

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Seven Stanzas at Easter

Make no mistake: if He rose at all
it was as His body;
if the cells’ dissolution did not reverse, the molecules
reknit, the amino acids rekindle,
the Church will fall.

It was not as the flowers,
each soft Spring recurrent;
it was not as His Spirit in the mouths and fuddled
eyes of the eleven apostles;
it was as His flesh: ours.

The same hinged thumbs and toes,
the same valved heart
that-pierced-died, withered, paused, and then
regathered out of enduring Might
new strength to enclose.

Let us not mock God with metaphor,
analogy, […]

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Prayers for Lent

Where are you seeking joy?  What do you turn to?  What do you long for?  There is only One who brings true joy.

‘You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.’
Psalm 16:11

JOY
O Christ,
All your ways of mercy tend to and end in my delight.
You did weep, sorrow, suffer that I might rejoice.
For my joy you have sent the Comforter,
multiplied your promises,
shown me my future […]

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Prayers for Lent

‘I have cast my anchor in the port of peace, knowing that present and future are in nail-pierced hands.
REPOSE
HEAVENLY FATHER,
My faith is in thee,
My expectation is from thee,
My love goes out toward thee,
I believe thee,
accept thy Word,
acquiesce in thy will,
rely in thy promises,
trust thy providence.
I bless thee that the court of conscience proves me to be thine.
I do not need signs and wonders to believe,
for thy Word is sure truth.
I have cast my anchor in the port of peace,
knowing that […]

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Prayers for Lent

If you were fortunate enough to attend Julie Sparkman’s talk at the Phillip’s home on Tuesday night, you will have been taught (or reminded) that, as a believer in Christ, child of the Rescuing God, your heart’s desire is to be holy, as he is Holy.  But every day, we seek fulfilment from things created or from personal achievement and position, rather than from our Creator.
The author of this prayer pleads with the Lord to let him see God’s […]

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