Bishop’s News March 2013

This month, Bishop Justin writes: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” Deut 31:6 I share this as I realise that many of us in the Diocese at this time have a levelContinue reading “Bishop’s News March 2013”

Trust me

Sunday, 24 February 2013 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Luke 9:28-43 “I’ll always be your friend.” “You can count on me.” “I’ll always love you.” Like me, you’ve heard those promises before and probably spoken them as well. Also, like me, I’m guessing that you’ve experienced those promises being broken or not fulfilled. That’s part of beingContinue reading “Trust me”

Family learning activity: Light in our lives (24 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 9:28-36 One day Jesus asked Peter, James and John to come and pray with him. He led them to the top of a steep mountain, where it was peaceful and quiet, and they could be alone. Jesus started to pray to his heavenly father when suddenly he appeared to change! His face andContinue reading “Family learning activity: Light in our lives (24 February 2013)”

Bishop’s News February 2013

This month, Bishop Justin writes: I was deeply impacted as I read the end of Psalm 77 (The message translation) in the morning office; “Ocean saw you in action, God, saw you and trembled with fear; Deep Ocean was scared to death. Clouds belched buckets of rain, Sky exploded with thunder, your arrows flashing thisContinue reading “Bishop’s News February 2013”

Family learning activity: Stepping closer to God (17 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 4:1-13 Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus went into the desert to pray and be close to God. He stayed there for forty days. During that time he had nothing to eat, because he was fasting. He knew he could turn the stones around him into bread, but he chose not to. AsContinue reading “Family learning activity: Stepping closer to God (17 February 2013)”

Family learning activity: Jesus calls us (10 February 2013)

Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 Simon and his team had been out fishing all night and had not caught anything. These were hard times. Their families would not see food on the table for another day. As they were washing their nets on the beach, a big crowd gathered to listen to the new teacher. He wasContinue reading “Family learning activity: Jesus calls us (10 February 2013)”