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Welcome to church today.

It was a delight for us as a church to have 24 hours of prayer. God is in control of all things, and it is such a privilege to be able to pray. When I went, it was such a joy to see so many coming and going to pray. Thank you so much to Renee Sheedy for organising it. 

The most powerful message in the world is the death and resurrection of Jesus. Through him we have forgiveness, and we have life, and we have the magnificent privilege of approaching God in prayer. Ordinary people like us can encounter the extraordinary God.

However, Jesus also provides forgiveness and life for our friends and neighbours. In the 2145 and 2146 postcodes, there are 87,000 people (2016 census). And, we live in one of the most multicultural parts of Australia, in which the nations have come to us, and we have a wonderful opportunity – indeed, a privilege – to invite ordinary people to encounter the extraordinary God.

Have you ever been the bearer of good news? It is a great joy. In Jesus death and resurrection, we have the greatest news possible – life and forgiveness. 

Easter provides a wonderful time, one in which people typically slow down, for us to invite people to reflect on the man who changed the world. May we, as a church, continue to pray to the God who is in control of all things, to transform the lives of many in our neighbourhood.

Raj Gupta