Fruitful times in spite of…

Jul 21, 2021

In a season where waves of lockdowns can present a daunting challenge. If we view it as robbery of freedom, we move one step closer to victimhood! That is a state of being no-one enjoys. In renewing my mind through the question “What can God do during a lockdown?” I found many uplifting experiences referenced in scripture that relates to being locked down:

  • The epistles to Ephesus, Phillipe, Colossae and to Philemon were all written from prison

  • The disciples’ faith was confirmed, commissioned, and empowered in a lockdown (John 20)

  • The prophet Jonah was redirected towards God’s will in a lockdown (more like a fish’s belly)

  • Joseph’s destiny was taking a huge step after spending time in a pit (Gen 37:28,26)

  • Daniël had supernatural protection during a lockdown (Daniël 6) 

The list goes on and on… One of our greatest dangers is not embracing the opportunity of God doing something special for us in this season. It may be a bend in the road, but it is surely not the end in the road. Let’s live from our deeply rooted relationship with Christ and be fruitful in this season! His Spirit can fill you with life and peace while in this lockdown:

'The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. '
Romans 8:5-6 NIV


New series | Fruitfulness



Fruitfulness in spite of the mental barrage launched at us by anxiety, bitterness and grief in this season is possible. We have seen so much heartache through this pandemic - from weddings postponed to people missing out on loved ones’ funerals. How can we make the best of this very, very uncomfortable season? It starts with having a grip on how Christ is our reference for life and applying the guidance he has given us in his word on these issues. We expect this series to be mostly online… so diarise to join us on Sunday mornings at 10am for this. Should gatherings be permitted we will inform you through YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and the blog as to how we will move forward.
 
You can watch live stream this Sunday via our socials.





Commissioning Sunday



Due to the impact of the lockdown we could not be onsite to do the commissioning the way we wanted to. We will now have the Commissioning Sunday on the 12th of September. It will be a very inspiring and exciting experience!!! Make sure you don’t miss it… and bring your colleagues and employees with you for a very special and empowering experience!


89.9 The Light | Pastor Michael



1 year on from being one of the first Covid cases in Melbourne, Pastor Michael Rojales shares about the physical and emotional pain. He will share what he has learnt about forgiveness and his faith.
If you missed Pastor Michael’s interview on 89.9fm on Sunday, you can listen here.


Fuse Youth | Friday 23rd July online



This Friday get pumped because FUSE TV is back!! We are going live at 7pm with Jamo and Courtney attempting the ‘Whisper Challenge!’ and of course getting creamed! We will also be hearing a word of encouragement from Gen and Jordan on ‘Lockdown, What Now?!’ and worshipping together! See you there Fusians! 

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Kids Church | Zoom fun!



Kids get ready for a morning of fun and excitement! Parents will be emailed a Zoom link to join Kids Church which starts Sunday 9.30am. If you don’t receive Kids Church emails, please send us a message at [email protected] and we will add you to the email list.


GTM 1 Young Adult | Zoom Sunday 25th July



Young Adult GTM 1, Session 1 will be on Zoom Sunday 25th July starting at 12.30pm.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5283996709
Meeting ID: 528 399 6709
Passcode: GTM

Young Adults Service | Postponed



Sadly due to the current covid lockdown, we have made the decision to postpone this week's Y&Y service to the 1st of August!

Make sure you save the new date in your diary and we will look forward to seeing you there! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

GTM 2 | Tuesday 27th July rescheduled



GTM 2, Session 1 is rescheduled for Tuesday 3rd Aug 7:00pm. Further details will come once restrictions are updated.


Food Pantry | Open


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've entered another lockdown in our beautiful state of Victoria and there appears to be uncertainty as to when it will end. We know that this is a season where there are many people struggling to make ends meet. As a church, we want to be available to meet the needs of our community, especially during these times. As such, until further notice, the Food Pantry is available on Tuesdays from 10:30 - 12:00 noon operating in a drive-thru fashion. Please advise friends, family and people in need who would benefit from this community service. Let us be a light in this pandemic darkness! Blessings, Pastor Michael


Search & GTM 1 | Zoom Wednesday 28th July



Search to Find, Session 1 on Zoom starting at 7.30pm.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84539007121
Meeting ID: 845 3900 7121
 
GTM 1, Session 1 on Zoom starting at 7.30pm.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89438016469
Meeting ID: 894 3801 6469
Passcode: 397355

Office closed | But we are still here!



The office maybe closed but we are still here for you working from home.
 
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BRAAM BOTHA
Senior Pastor