21 Jan. 2018 – Tony Mace: Prayer (3), Philippians 1:3-11 and Colossians 1:3-12

  PLACE, PRACTICE AND POWER OF PRAYER PHIL 1:3-11 and COL 1:3-12 A little about the setting; Paul is writing to both churches and it is around 60-64 AD He is a prisoner of Rome under house arrest. He was called to Philippi by a vision Acts 16:9-12 He had a fatherly...

14 Jan. 2018 – Alan Frauenstein: Prayer (2) – Praying In The Spirit, Ephesians 6:14-20 and Jude 19-22

  Praying in the Spirit Continuing with our theme of Prayer, our topic today is “Praying in the Spirit”. Last week Louise looked at what the Psalms teach us about prayer and next week Tony will be looking at the place, practice and power of prayer. But today our topic...

7 Jan. 2018 – Louise McLachlan: Prayer (1), Psalm 5:1-3

  Prayer– The ‘Lifeblood’ of our Relationship with God – Psalm 5:1-3 Why prayer? ·         Short 3 wk series on prayer ·         We want to earnestly seek the Lord for His plans/ministries for FBC rather than have a good idea/thought then seek the Lord’s blessing on...

31 December 2017 – Ross Woodhouse: Our Resolve in Life’s Challenges, Psalm 62

  “Our Resolve in Life’s Challenges” Psalm 62 In Psalm 62, in the chaos and the beat up and the difficulties that David was facing, the image he has given here with “my soul…” – the phrase that set’s up the balance of the Psalm – is stillness; is being still, before...

Devotional 17 December 2017

Jesus Is The Reason For The Season! Rejoice! Christmas is God’s gift that continues long after the holiday season ends. The guests are gone, the decorations put away, but the ministry of Jesus Christ continues in our lives. Luke 2 in the Bible tells us about the lowly...

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Devotional 10 December 2017

Can we pause and think about this for a moment: what was in the heart of God, in the sending of our Saviour? No, not a debate on when in His time that might have been, but to consider that it WAS in his heart at all, speaks to who our Father is. We cannot comprehend...

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Devotional 26 November 2017

Do you think that God cares what you do with your money? He certainly does! The Bible has 2,500 references about money and how to handle it. That is five times more than faith and prayer! One memorable story Jesus told is The Talents Story (Matt 25: 14-28). At the...

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Devotional 19 November 2017

Being an avid gardener, I love to get my hands in the soil and to tend and nurture all kinds of plants--unless, or course, that plant is a weed. I dislike weeds and can be ruthless when I see one in my garden. I do whatever is necessary to snuff out its life--chop it...

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Devotional 12 November 2017

THE DIVINE POTTER YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER Imagine that you are a piece of clay in the hands of the divine potter, your heavenly Father. What kind of clay are you? Do you yield to the pressure of His hand, or do you harden your will and refuse to bend? His goal is to...

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Devotional 5 November 2017

FACING LIFE’S OBSTACLES Joshua 1: 1-9 As Joshua stepped into Moses’ giant sized sandals, he faced the biggest challenge of his life - bringing the Israelites into the Promised Land. The responsibility was huge, and we can surmise from the Lord’s repeated commands to...

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Devotional 29 October 2017

"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His."  2 Chronicles 16:9. God's choices often seem so illogical from our point of view. We tell ourselves it can't possibly be what He really...

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Devotional 22 October 2017

Our lives are made up of moments in time. Some sad, some happy, some challenging, some tedious, some fulfilling and so on. How we live out those moments can depend on how we feel, how we think, what we focus on and who we mix with. I have several special people in my...

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Devotional 15 October 2017

Thank you God for our Children On the 29th October our Children’s Church officially starts. We thank God for the children and families joining us and helping us to make this happen. We have been praying for more children and God is answering our prayers. We thank God...

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Devotional 8 October 2017

FACING LIFE’S OBSTACLES Joshua 1: 1-9 As Joshua stepped into Moses’ giant sized sandals, he faced the biggest challenge of his life-bringing the Israelites into the Promised Land. The responsibility was huge, and we can surmise from the Lord’s repeated commands to "be...

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Devotional 1 October 2017

To go a step further in God …give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1Thessalonians 5:18.  As we see in the above verse, giving thanks in any circumstance is God’s will for us. We do not need to discuss if it is God’s will or...

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Devotional 24 September 2017

Song of Solomon 2:11-12 (New International Version) “See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.” Spring time is a favourite season. It is a sign of new...

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Devotional 17 September 2017

What Does it Mean to "Be Still and know that I am God"? This popular verse comes from Psalm 46:10. It comes from a longer section of Scripture that proclaims the power and security of God. Christians often interpret the command to “be still” as “to be quiet in God’s...

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