Chosen people can live a life of divine influence

Jul 1, 2021

There’s this lie that is going around: Only chosen people can live a life of divine influence on their circumstances. This lie does not hold against the general revelation we see in scripture. We have been made part of the most important “promise from the father”.

I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high. Luke 24:49 NIV

For me, one of the unique aspects of this statement by Jesus is that he places the receiving of power in the context of a Father/Child relationship. A Father whom Jesus has revealed to us as absolutely trustworthy and consistent. Unfortunately, we sometimes function as if we have to beg and grovel for this promise to become a manifested reality. The good news is that it is included in your inheritance as a child of God. You can merely receive this promise for yourself! It is and individual, personal and recognizable experience:
 
This coming Sunday we will talk on this receiving of power from on high! Do not miss the service, either online or onsite (only 300 people allowed – so book through trybooking!).

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. Acts 2:3-4 NIV

This is our expectation…that the content of this experience will be yours as we discover the work of the Holy Spirit in greater depth. ​


On site and livestream services this weekend



We are thankful that the Covid restrictions have been eased in Melbourne. This will give us the opportunity to allow up to 300 people onsite. To secure your necessary seats please book via our website calendar or Trybooking.com. You are also welcomed to contact the office should you not have access to the web.
 
The service will be livestreamed as well. You can watch on YouTube or Facebook. Due to limited space for kids, we urge families to book as soon as possible. Mask wearing will be compulsory. We do as each head of the household to make sure this is adhered to. This will be the arrangements as long as these restrictions are in place. Book here.

Safe Church Awareness Workshop



Saturday, 31st July 2021, 9:30am - 4pm
BYO Lunch - morning tea provided
Cost: $45 - Church will pay for volunteers
 
This Workshop is for anyone who is in ministry (or who is considering serving in a ministry) with vulnerable people or those under the age of 18 years (e.g. prayer ministry, youth ministry, kids church, schools ministry, playgroup, life groups, etc.).  It provides important legal information that you are required to know when serving in any area of the church if it includes anyone under the age of 18 years or anyone who may be vulnerable (i.e. those with mental illness, seniors, etc.).
 
Topics include:
Foundations and principles of a safe church
Protecting vulnerable people—definitions, indicators, and response procedures
Information about training, recruiting, and supervising safe leaders
How to establish and run safe environments for church ministry programs 
The Workshop is facilitated by a trained presenter from the Churches of Christ Vic/Tas, and attendance is recognised by members of the National Council of Churches in Australia Safe Church Training Agreement.

This workshop is not suitable for persons under 15 years of age.
If you would like to attend this Workshop – book here.
 

Thank you sound desk team!



What a team of volunteers we have! Thank you all so much for your making our Sunday services come alive. Your gifts and talents are truly blessing us all, onsite and online!


Fuse Youth | Holidays



Due to school holidays, Fuse Youth is now on a 2-week break. We will be back to kick things off on Friday the 16th of July. We have a massive term 3 reveal coming soon so make sure you are following us on both Instagram and Facebook! LIKE us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram

Kids Church | Holidays



There will be no Kids Church this Sunday. Kids Church will return the following week on July 11th.
In term 3 we have a special focus on engaging children in worship. As part of this focus, I will be sending parents the songs that children will be singing via email for children to familiarise themselves with them.
Have a wonderful break, Pastor Andrew.
 

Food Pantry | Open hours


Matthew 25:40 NIV
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

We are so thankful to everyone who serves, supports and helps fund this essential service to the community. The Food Pantry is available on Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Please advise friends, family and people in need who would benefit from this community service.
 

BRAAM BOTHA
Senior Pastor