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Upcoming on Sundays 9:30am

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Share & Invite

Jan 28 - Feb 18

Matthew 21 - 22

Four talks from Geoff Tacon

Series: Here Comes The King

Feb 25

Matthew 23

One talk from Rohan Pieris

Series: Here Comes The King

March 3 - 24

Matthew 24-25

Four talks from Geoff Tacon

Series: Here Comes The King

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Friday March 29

Good Friday

9:30am Easter Service

Sunday March 31

Resurrection Sunday

10:15am Easter Service

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More about Sundays

Conference Meeting

 

Learning

 

At our Sunday gatherings we read and teach from a portion of the Bible. Our goal is to hear and understand the gospel of God, and to respond in faith and repentance. To aid understanding we have a short public question and answer time during the service every 3 or 4 weeks.

Relaxed

There is no dress code. We serve a light morning tea after the service. Please stay for a cuppa. We do not collect any money during the service. Instead, giving for the church is received online at www.moorooka.church/giving.

Welcome

 

Our gatherings are public. Anyone is welcome - religious, secular, atheist, skeptic, or believer. We often provide printed handouts of the text for the day. Bibles are also available at the door. You can also download Bible Apps such as www.biblegateway.com.

Timing

Services are at 9:30am. They typically conclude around 10:45am. We usually sing 3 or 4 songs. Lyrics are always displayed publicly. You are welcome to listen in or sing along.

Kids

During school term we run a Kids Church parallel with the service. It starts about 20 minutes into the service. This is a great place for children Aged 3 to Grade 6 to learn about Jesus. All children join for the start of the main service. When Kids Church starts, they are welcome to stay with their parents or move to Kids Church.

Please join us this Sunday.

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Church is for Everyone

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Matthew 9:11-13

 

“Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

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​So, church is for everyone

 

Jesus came to bring mercy. To bring forgiveness. To reconcile us to God. To bear God's judgement that we deserve. To restore us to a right relationship with God by turning to him as Lord.

 

So, you might be a believer, sceptic, curious, atheist, religious, not religious, or unsure. Anyone is welcome to learn with us, and be reconciled to God through Jesus.

So, for believers

 

The Bible assumes believers will be wrestling with their faith.

 

Luke's Example

 

Luke wrote his Gospel for his friend, Theophilus. Luke's express purpose in writing was so that his friend 'may know the certainty of the things you have been taught'.

 

This is instructive. Luke knew his friend was already believer. Luke was not saying that Theophilus did not understand Jesus, nor was his faith misplaced. However, Luke knew that his friend would still benefit from being able to read a thoughtful investigation of what had happened to Jesus. A rational examination of the evidence would strengthen Theophilus' faith and certainty.

Jude's Example

 

Jude's letter concludes with an exhortion to 'be merciful to those who doubt'.

 

Again, this is written to believers. The fact that Jude speaks of believers 'who doubt' shows that the lived experience of believers need not be doubt-free. What, then, does it look like to be merciful to doubting believers? At the minimum, it involves allowing believers to raise questions, discuss and examine assumptions, and will require looking more at the Bible, rather than less.

We encourage believers to come and learn, to wrestle with and strengthen their faith.

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And, for skeptics

The Bible also assumes people will be skeptical of the truths of Jesus.

 

This Bible is not averse to being questioned or explored. Its message is not mythology, but rather historical and literary. The same tools used for responsibly examining any document are also to be used on the Bible: seeking understanding rather than jumping to prejudice, seeking to read in context, and honouring authorial intent.

 

For sceptics, it is also important to let the process of interrogation run both ways. You will also bring your own assumptions to the table. Just as the Bible can be interrogated, so can the assumptions of the skeptic. The process of interacting with the Bible can provide an opportunity for the skeptic to better understand and assess their own assumptions, which in turn will allow a more fruitful interaction with the claims of Jesus.

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