With 4 in 10 Australians voting no in the recent same sex marriage plebiscite, no doubt many will be disappointed with the result. I am certainly one of those people. I grieve for the trajectory of our society, the implications for future generations and, most importantly, the impact on freedoms that will no doubt have an impact on our ability to share the life saving message of Jesus.Read More
Welcome to church today, the day we have called Vision Sunday. For the last month, we have taken time to celebrate the unity that we have in Jesus, and the diversity that he has blessed us with. We have had so much to give thanks for – with diverse people with diverse ministries and gifts serving one another because of our unity in Jesus.Read More
You may have heard that we’ve just past the day of the 500th year of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. I imagine many of you acknowledge that something significant happened but don’t really know more than that.Read More
Today is a very special day for so many reasons. Last night was an amazing night to see the diverse ways that God is working among us. I was delighted to hear one of our youth saying that they didn’t want to miss the Boomers act! Today is also the middle of Vision Month – a time we have set aside for our church to refocus on what God has and is doing through our unity and diversity. However, today is also a special day for another reason.Read More
Today is the day that we encourage all across our church to join us in going for a “prayer walk.” Some have turned this into a prayer drive, which is totally fine (provided you don’t close your eyes and drive at the same time).Read More
I’ve been looking forward to today for a long time.
At Toongabbie Anglican we want to maximise the impact of our church for Jesus, making the most of the time and resources God has entrusted to us. We are passionate about seeing thousands of people in our area encounter the hope, community and purpose that only comes from a true encounter with the extraordinary God.
It’s been said that growing in your faith can be likened to the way your body feeds on meals. The analogy isn’t perfect, but it can be helpful. Your body gets its nutrition from your meals gradually. Each meal contributes to a more or less healthy diet. Skipping meals removes important nutrition from your body. Similarly, a steady diet of teaching and growing from the Bible is what feeds your faith. Poor teaching or skipping church or Growth Group or other opportunities to feed hinders your growth.Read More
This month marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.Read More
I wanted to use this column to say a big thank you to the many people who serve Jesus across our church. As I was reflecting recently, I really was quite humbled.
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