Friends, whether this is your first time at TAC (welcome!) or you’ve been coming for years, it’s so great that you’re here today to join with us as we gather together to meet with the living God!Read More
Welcome to church today. We had a wonderful “If I were God …. ” week at Toongabbie Anglican. I hope that you made the most of the week.Read More
Welcome to the culmination of our “If I Were God …” week.
If you were God, what would you do? Different people have many different responses. For some, it is relieving pain and suffering. For others, it is trying to make a difference in the world. For others again, it is an opportunity make the confusion about God clearer. And these examples are just scratching the surface.
A couple of weeks ago, with the help of Robert O’Donohue, I ran a session designed to help people make sharing Jesus a part of their everyday life. You see, because we believe that each and every person needs to know and trust Jesus, the most important priority is sharing Jesus with people and praying that they will indeed trust Jesus.Read More
I am a tad excited.
In 3 weeks from now, our Mission Week begins. Did you know that the Lord has left us in this world to be his agents and, in particular, so that more people will come into his glorious kingdom?
Have you ever met someone whose life journey stirs genuine awe in you? In the days following the end of WWII, one fair skinned and blue eyed baby found himself alone, unclaimed, with no known name or birth date in the Babies Home in Jerusalem. A war orphan.Read More
It is not often that I write about developments in the broader Anglican world in this column. However, in recent weeks there have been some interesting events that will see ramifications.
In the last few weeks at TAC, we have had the great privilege of looking at Romans 1-8. Some have called Romans the greatest letter ever written, for it sets our sights on the future.Read More
This week the world has been rocked with news of the Grenfell Tower fire, in the UK. The death toll is 17 people, and may grow. This year, it seems, there have been several tragedies. It is worth sparing a thought and prayers for loved ones of those who have perished.Read More
The greatest treasure in the whole wide world is…(*clap, *clap)…Peace with God!Read More
There are now just over 4 weeks to go before Toonie Kids Week commences.Read More
When it comes to our condition before God, it is a terrible mistake to misunderstand or under estimate the seriousness of our situation.Read More
Have you ever wondered why you? Why am I the one with the tricky child? ..who has to live with depression? … who finds it so hard to find a job? …who has to deal with this, when others don't?
Esther asked herself a similar question as she considered why she had to be the one to marry the King, and then stand up for her people.
Did you hear about the school in Canada that decided not to celebrate Mother’s Day? The decision has sparked a range of reactions across the world. While for the particular school, the decision may have been driven by wanting to accommodate those in non-traditional families, it also highlights the reality that Mother’s Day is a tough time for many.Read More
Hi there, it's great you are at church today. If this is your first time here then I hope you feel really welcome as you get to know new people in a new place. But even if you’ve been around for a while, you may have noticed a few new things recently.Read More
It was 500 years ago that Martin Luther understood the meaning of Romans. One of the most significant moments came when he understood Romans 1:17.Read More
Did you know it’s only 21 days until Easter!
So, 3 weeks before this momentous date in the Christian calendar I wonder where your heart is? Are you feeling tired and ready for the (school) holidays? Or perhaps tired and not ready for the (school) holidays? Are you feeling excited? indifferent? not sure?
The most powerful message in the world is the death and resurrection of Jesus. Through him we have forgiveness and we have life. It changes our relationships with everyone, and Jesus breaks down barriers of all kinds. Some of the sharpest divisions in the world exist between the people of different countries in the world. And the death and resurrection of Jesus can provide a unity for all.Read More
Lifting my vision to God’s work in places far from my influence reminds me that, apart from prayer, I am helpless. Too often, however, I forget that apart from prayer I am helpless in all areas of my life. This week I finished reading The Praying Life by Paul Miller. It was a timely read for me. I have been reminded that I am completely dependent upon God for all things, big and small, in Toongabbie and overseas. There is nothing that I should be attempting or desiring or deciding or thinking about without prayer.Read More