Have you started planning for Christmas? Gifts, trips, and outfits! Do you ever get stressed out about the holiday expenses? Truthfully I have before, in the past our budget hasn’t been hefty enough to cover all the the ideas and wants that I have, and If I’m not careful I can find myself feeling sad by the things I can have, cant spend, or can’t do during the holidays.
And that’s exactly where Satan wants me! Stuck in a selfish pity party. What this whole season is for is giving God glory and to rejoice in the fact that our savior was born!
As I’ve made our Christmas budget I’ve been praying for a content heart, and that my focus this entire season is not on what I give, what I get, but on what God has already given me! You are loved ❤️
House on the Rock - Praying Together 7:00 PM "Praying until we hear from heaven & submitting ourselves to pursuing God's wisdom as a lifestyle, ensures longevity in successful ministry." -JSP #quote#faith#prayer#GodsWord#TheChurch
A prayer from Elizabeth celebrating the baptism her sweet friend Emma! "We praise you for this really clear picture of the way you redeem a life Lord. We praise you that Emma has made this decision Jesus to follow you and to submit to you. We praise you for the breath of fresh air she is in cell group every week, she has a uniqueness, an honesty and a genuineness that is an encouragement to us all. We pray that you would be constantly reminding her of the peace you give and the comfort you are, and the fact that you want to carry her burdens for her Lord. We thank you that every time we think of this day and when we think of Emma that we can praise you. In your name, amen." #thechurch
"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life." - Romans 6:4
Had the pleasure of talking about #DonnieDarko for an hour with @x_rayheart on his brand new #FEATURE podcast series. It also features an exclusive SG cover of #UnderTheMilkyWay by #TheChurch which will be officially released in January alongside a brand 👏🏻new 👏🏻single!! Have a listen here:
From John: ⠀
Christians living faithfully will always suffer under governments—regardless of political promises, regardless of party affiliation, regardless of political alignment. If our political goals are to ease our own suffering, they have nothing to do with living out the gospel.⠀
Reflection: The Church, Politics, and the Future⠀
By Steven Dilla⠀
“Christians in the first-century were a minority in a hostile world,” observed John Howard Yoder. A theologian and ethicist, Yoder believed that ancient Christianity’s minority status was radically different than the posture every Western Christian after Constantine would embrace. This historic standard is part of why the rapidly diminishing power of cultural Christianity in the U.S. has been so traumatic...⠀
...Though leaders change and the appearances of majority diminish, the call and foundation of the Church remain. Stanley Hauerwas, again quoting Bonhoeffer, concludes:⠀
The church names that community that lives in radical hope in a world without hope. To so live means the church cannot help but be different from the world. Such a difference is not an end in itself but “automatically follow[s] from an authentic proclamation of the gospel.”⠀
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🎉LIVE EVENTS THIS WEEK!🎉⛪ November 13th Tuesday
pre-drinks, Knot again 17:00
November 15th Thursday
Jam Session Nicky 20:30
November 17th Saturday
Last Man Standing Classic Hits 20:45
November 18th Sunday
Destry "The Soul Train" 17:00
Catholic women from throughout Australia will gather in Adelaide early next year to explore how to create a Church that is inclusive, missionary and discerning.
Registration is now open for the triennial Council for Australian Catholic Women Colloquium with the themes of the conference being drawn from the Plenary Council 2020 process.
The Stirring the Waters: Catholic Women Responding to the Spirit event, from February 22 to 24, will engage deeply with the vision of the Plenary Council and involve women in creating the Church of the future.
Council chairperson, Dr Trish Madigan OP, said: “The colloquium program is dynamic and purposeful and I am confident that those who attend will find the experience of shared learning and collaboration, very life-giving.
“We are hoping for a huge number of registrations from across Australia and for at least two women to attend from every diocese,” she said.
As 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the ground-breaking research project Woman and Man: One in Christ Jesus, the event will commence with a facilitated conversation to review the progress and possibilities for Australian Catholic women today.
Keynote speaker and scripture scholar, Dr Michele Connelly, will use key texts from the New Testament to explore what it is for women in the Church today to walk the path of faith with others.
Debra Zannella, an experienced leader in the health and community sector, will draw on her experience in working with people who experience significant disadvantage to reflect on what Pope Francis offers us as a framework for who we, as Church, are called to become.
The workshops will be split into two streams: one to allow the experience of women in diverse situations to be acknowledged, such as refugees; and another to draw on the expertise of women researchers and professionals, such as Dr Trudy Dantis from the Pastoral Research Office.
For more information and to register for the event, go to:
...we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin... Romans 6:6
2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the release of our Core Album of the Week, Starfish, the fifth album from @thechurch_band. We’ll play the entire album on Tuesday, one song per hour, starting at 6am.
"Faith is the reality of living out the belief that God is telling the truth." -Apostle Shon Mark Henry
How did you all like yesterday’s service? This is a message you’re going to want to show everyone you know!
You can stream our latest sermon on our Facebook page! Our link is in our bio.
True it is that often our evil and blind flesh, or the prince of this world, who dwells in our simple flesh, whispers to us that the Sacrament contains only bread and wine, and not the very Body and Blood of our Lord Himself, and sends sight, taste and feeling as his crafty witnesses to this. But we do not allow ourselves to listen to these calumnies and reason thus. To Thee, Lord, everything is possible: Thou createst the flesh of men, animals, fishes, birds, reptiles, of all creatures, Is it possible that for Thyself, Thou, "Who art everywhere, and fillest everything," wilt not create flesh? Not only this, Thou changest a dead substance into a living one--as, for instance, Moses' rod into the serpent--and there is nothing impossible for Thee. Canst Thou not, therefore, create flesh for Thyself out of bread and wine, which are so near to our flesh, being used for our food and drink, and thus being converted into our own flesh and blood? Thou dost not test our faith more than it can bear, for Thou dost not transubstantiate a lump of earth into Thy most-pure Body, but white bread, soft, clean, pleasant to the taste; and Thou dost not create Thy Blood from water, but from wine, called in Holy Scripture the blood of the grape(Sirach 39:26), corresponding in colour to that of blood, agreeable to the taste, and rejoicing the heart of man. Thou knowest our infirmity, the weakness of our faith, and therefore Thou condescendest to employ in the Sacrament of Thy Body and Blood the substances most suitable to them. Let us, therefore, firmly believe that under the form of bread and wine we communicate of the true Body and of the true Blood of our Lord; that in the mystery of the Holy Communion, Jesus Christ Himself will dwell with us "always, even unto the end of the world." (Mt 28.20) - St John of Kronstadt
When I was at highschool each boy had this kinda haircut. So eighties.
Lately I have been diggin deep into The Church's catalogue. It is a vast body of work on which I will have to work some more to really get it. Guess this is my favorite of the moment. I am a sucker for jingli-jangli guitars.
'Heyday' by The Church - 1985 Dutch press on EMI