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Upcoming on Sundays

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More about Sundays

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.

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.

 

Our gatherings are public. Anyone is welcome - religious, secular, atheist, sceptic, 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.

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.

During school term we run a Kids Church parallel with 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, then move to Kids Church about 15 minutes into the service. 

Please join us this Sunday.

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Upcoming Teaching


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Sundays 9:30am

July 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27

6 talks from 1 Corinthians 11-16

Series: Love is at the Heart

Sept 1-3

Church Weekend Away

Bible talks, fun, food, all at Mapleton

NOTE: Due to church camp, there is no church service at Moorooka on Sunday Sept 3

 

Sept 10, 17

2 more talk from 1 Corinthians 11-16

Series: Love is at the Heart

Oct 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26

8 talks from Ephesians 4 to 6

Series: Walking in the Way of Love

Dec 3, 10, 17

3 talks from John 1

Series: Christmas - The Word Became Flesh

 

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For whom?

 

Who can come to church?

 

Anyone. You might be a believer, sceptic, curious, atheist, or unsure. We welcome anyone to come and learn with us.

Believers

 

The Bible assumes believers will be wrestling with their faith.

 

Two examples.

 

a) 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.

2. 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.

Sceptics

The Bible also assumes people will be sceptical 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 sceptic. The process of interacting with the Bible can provide an opportunity for the sceptic 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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