Posts by Simon Marshman

Posts by Simon Marshman

Pastor’s Letter – January 29th

G’day Church, Next week we kick off term 1 in Mark’s Gospel which I am really looking forward to, but I also hope you’ve enjoyed our Summer of Hope as much as I have. It’s been such an encouraging time in God’s word hearing of the many and various ways our hope in Jesus plays out in the concerns of this life. I’d love to hear if there’s something that has stood out…

Sermon Outline – January 29th

Hope for The Planet 2 Peter 3:1-13 | Simon Marshman 1. Thinking rightly about the future because we’re thinking rightly about the past. 2. Real hope for the planet 3. How should we live? A – Look forward to the day 
B – Live holy and godly lives i – stewards not consumers ii – love your neighbour   Book recommendation: Lionel Windsor: Is God…

Pastor’s Letter – January 22nd

G’day Church, What a difference eternity can make! That was the conclusion I came to after finishing one of the least exciting sounding books on my reading list at Bible college: “The Rise of Christianity” by sociologist Rodney Stark. According to the very un-catchy subtitle, Stark set out to explain “how the obscure, marginal Jesus movement became the dominant…

Sermon Outline – January 15th

Hope for Our Bodies John 1:1-5, 1:14, 20:24-21:14 Jesus honoured our bodies by becoming flesh   Jesus knows our broken bodies because his body was broken too   Jesus shows he hasn’t finished with our bodies because he hasn’t finished with his     Book recommendation: Sam Allberry: What God Has To Say About Our Bodies (Crossway 2021) Next Week Hope for…

Prayer Points – January 15th

Our Church | Growth Groups will be restarting soon, so let’s thank God for the privilege of gathering together around his word during the week, ask him to strengthen and guide our leaders and to grow us all in the likeness of Jesus. Our Community | Pray for our neighbours in such a beautiful part of the world when summer can feel so idilic – yet our only real…

Pastor’s Letter – January 15th

G’day Church. I was down at the beach yesterday morning meeting with someone from church. It was a glorious morning: the sun was out, the sea was sparkling, the sound of happy kids drifted on the gentle breeze. It struck me that this is the kind of place that people long to visit on holidays – and yet it is our own back yard! It’d be so easy to drift into a sense of…

Sermon Outline – January 8th

Hope for Forgiveness LEviticus 19:17-18, Luke 7:36-50 Our problem with forgiveness…   Love your neighbour as yourself. Leviticus 19:17-18.   In this way God loved the world… John 3:16-17   Whoever is forgiven little loves little. Luke 7:36-50   Hope for forgiveness.   Next Week Hope for Our Bodies | Simon Marshman

Pastor’s Letter – January 8th

G’day Church. As a new year gets underway I want to encourage you with few outstanding books to read this year. Last Sunday we reflected on Matthew 11:28-29 where Jesus makes his simple yet profound invitation: “Come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart.” I…