Tag: Holy Spirit


12
Mar 2019
Melbourne Pastors Conference

Humble, purposeful, clear, direct, incisive, practical and no-nonsense. These are some of the attributes and attitudes of Paul the Apostle considered over the Pastors Conference held last weekend. Pastors from Australia and New Zealand met in Melbourne to discuss the Church from spiritual and practical angles, reconfirm purpose and direction, and enjoy fellowship. A diverse group of pastors with a shared vision, a common purpose and a clear direction. Pr Simon spoke of the legacy of the Apostle Paul and how we had entered into the labours of those who have gone......

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01
Feb 2019
Melbourne Youngies Launch Camp

Over the Australia Day weekend the Melbourne Youngies made their way to Freshwater Creek for the annual launch camp. The weather turned it on with warm days so we could spend our afternoons frolicking in the sun at rivers and beaches and spending some quality time with our fellow brethren. There was plenty to do with people joining in on Finska, beach cricket, water frisbee, back of the bus and much sunscreening. Each morning started with breakfast prepared by some of our young people and the last day Eddy Vanderstadt graciously filled......

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23
Oct 2018
Christchurch NZ Convention

The Christchurch Assembly hosted the New Zealand Convention for 2018, at ‘The Piano’ in central Christchurch. The theme for this year was ‘In His Image’ reminding us that we were created in God’s image, and now we’re called to have a connection to Him through the Holy Spirit experience. We were treated to a variety of talks on the theme, with speakers from all over New Zealand and Australia. The Piano (Christchurch Centre for Music and the Arts) was the venue for the convention and it had terrific acoustics. This meant amazing......

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02
Oct 2018
Newcastle Youth Outreach

With the coffee overflowing and banana bread by the bucket load, the “Say Something” outreach highlighted Newcastle as place to be over the long weekend. The weekend kicked off with great encouragement from Pastor Mark Wade: if we love God our desire is for everyone to have a relationship with God, as it is God’s will to have a relationship with His creation. In a refreshing format, workshops and group exercises were run on Saturday morning to discuss how to talk to others about our personal experience in receiving the Holy Spirit.......

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02
Oct 2018
Victorian Young Revivalists Camp

The sky was blue, the sun was shining, the kangaroos were hopping and the spirit was moving. In the first week of Victoria’s school holidays, Melbourne hosted our annual Young Revivalists Camp at Camp Weekaway in Lancefield, Victoria. It was another successful year. This year’s camp theme was strength: ‘He giveth power to the faint, and to them that have no might he increaseth strength’ Isaiah 40v29. Fittingly, our three teams represented strength as illustrated in the Bible: Unicorns, Lions and Eagles. We heard talks during the week from our very young......

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26
Sep 2018
Personal Story: Louise

I grew up in a very loving family. We didn’t go to church, but I always believed in God. Never went without anything. Finished school started my first job. Not long after I was married. Due to the loss of my dad, a pregnancy which didn’t work out and having achieved financial goals, I began thinking there must be more to life. I started asking questions about life and God, went along to a friend’s church to see what it was like. I worked with a guy for seven years and noticed......

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23
Sep 2018
Personal Story: Rhonda

I met my husband and we married young, we had three children and were very happy.  When I was 32 I had a stroke and went into a coma for ten days.  When I woke up my right arm and leg were paralysed, I had palsy of the face and I couldn’t speak.  I ended up in a wheelchair and became very angry and frustrated with my life.  After having the stroke for ten years my husband left me and the children and when I turned 50 I was diagnosed with breast......

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05
Jan 2017
Is the Good News fake news?

Is the Good News fake news? In a time of misinformation and fake news, what about the Good News (the gospel)? Is it just another story made up to trap the unwary?   How do you know what you know? Who remembers the olden days: “it must be true – there it is in black-and-white!” we would say, pointing to a newspaper. Of course, even then, being in a newspaper was no guarantee of truth, but reputable papers cared about their reputation, even printing retractions when they got something wrong (ok, in......

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06
Mar 2016
a new path - what is the holy spirit experience

What is the Holy Spirit experience? So what is the Holy Spirit experience? I’m glad you asked. God provides proof of His presence in your life through the Holy Spirit experience. It’s accompanied by a tangible, miraculous, sign. It’s your personal revealing. It’s the reason Jesus came to earth. In the bible, the Holy Spirit is referred to in a number of ways: Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, Spirit of God, and Spirit of Christ are all terms used to describe God’s Spirit that He sends to the world to live inside those......

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17
Dec 2015
salvation - open the door to a new life in God

Salvation & God’s Plan for all mankind We believe the directive to repent, be baptised, and receive the Holy Spirit Peter the Apostle told the crowd clearly what must be done for Salvation. Peter specified the response they should have to their newly-found knowledge that Jesus had died for them and was risen from the dead. Repent and be baptised… receive the gift of the Holy Spirit He told them to “…repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you......

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