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Lest We Forget

On April 25, dawn ceremonies across Australia will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landings at Anzac Cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula. No event in the last century has captured the hearts and minds of generations of Aussies like this one. Australian and New Zealand troops, along with

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Australia's Amazing Grace

Join us on Vision radio and be part of celebrating Christian Heritage Sunday on 1 February. Quick quiz: What do William Wilberforce (the driving force behind the abolition of the slave trade) and John Newton (the writer of the beloved hymn Amazing Grace) have to do with the founding of a British colony in Australia?
  The Good News crushed into 6 words:

God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone. Life.

Still not sure what this means? All it takes is four minutes to watch this epic presentation of the Good News. It's about the greatest story ever told that's hardly ever told.

JC Denim & Destiny Rescue

Need some new jeans? Consider supporting JC Epidemic and Destiny Rescue. Jim Bartle speaks about the inspiration behind JC Denim: 'JC Epidemic, the extreme sports ministry I founded with two friends, has been running 10 years this year. We’ve seen more ups and downs than one of our FMX/BMX
   
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BLOCKS OF BOREDOM

'Make up your mind not to put any stumbling block...in your brother's way.' Romans 14:13 NIV

 

Ok. So we’ve thought about how people may have been hurt, and how that can put up a block. There’s another big reason people can be put off Christianity: they have a certain idea of how it’ll play out. People see the Church in a million different ways, and some of the ways they see it can be less than inviting. And, by extension, they think the same of Christianity in general: centuries out of date with the real world, full of restrictive rules and weird lingo (splagchnizomai, anyone?), obsessed with emptying your wallet. We know that idea isn’t quite right, but it’s still a real barrier between some people and God.

So what do we do? We think the best thing to do is be honest. Opening up to the fact that the Church is a huge body of believers is a good start, but it also leaves plenty of room for error. Sometimes the preaching is boring. Sometimes the conversation and after–service tea are equally weak. But there’s a flipside: that isn’t what Church is about. Church is about welcoming everyone. Maybe to change someone’s idea of Church, you’ll not only have to be honest about its shortcomings, but confident in the fact that God moves through Christians. What has God done in your life, through the Church or in a personal way? Don’t shy away from sharing it.

Check out www.word4U2day.com.au/whatisthegospel to watch an excellent video presentation of the Gospel message which you can also share with your friends.

 



SoulFood: Num 11-13, Luke 7:1-10, Ps 107:17-22, Prov 3:21-24

word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia. 2015 UCB International Ltd
   
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