For many people, Christmas is a time of feasting and fullness. Whether it’s a baked meal with all the trimmings or steaks on the BBQ, Christmas lunch is a big event on many families calendars. An event where we often enjoy things, without too much moderation! According to the Bible, fulness is what Christmas is about. Jesus’ birth fulfilled many of God’s ancient promises. Jesus is the fullness of God. Read more
What are you searching for? Last year ‘What is Good Friday good?’ was one of the most searched questions on Google. Join us this Easter as we hear Jesus’ answer to what we are searching for. Good Friday: 8:30 am || Easter Sunday: 9:30 am 11 Crown Road, Gympie During the Good Friday service, we’ll take up a collection for the PresAID Easter Appeal. This year, funds from the appeal will go towards building an amenities block in Zambia and a clean water supply for a prison in Malawi. Read more
At Christmas there are lots of things to celebrate: family, holidays, food, summer, presents.. On the first Christmas, there was the greatest reason to celebrate—the birth of ‘a saviour, who is Christ the Lord.’ This newborn child caused angels to sing and kings to tremble. This Christmas we invite you to join us to celebrate the saviour, Jesus. Carols: December 21. You’re invited to a free sausage sizzle from 5 pm, and we’ll some some great Christmas carols and hear the Christmas story together from 6 pm. Read more
Jesus said he came that people might have ‘life, and have it to the full’ (John 10:10). He said he came to give eternal life (John 3:16), that he gives living water (John 4:10) and is the bread of life (John 6:35). Despite these claims, his own life was tragically cut short, executed through a conspiracy of religious leaders and a failure of political justice. Yet, it is through this darkness Jesus offers life. Read more
There were many strange things around the time of Jesus’ birth—angelic appearances, shepherds announcing new kings, visitors from distant lands, and a maiden who became a mum. These strange things were all pointing to one momentous event—the baby in the manager who is ‘God with Us,’ the promised saviour and king—it’s strange but true. Please join us this Christmas as we reflect on strange Christmas things and celebrate the coming of Jesus. Read more
In partnership with Gympie Baptist, we recently hosted a team of students from Queensland Theological College for a week of mission and ministry training. As part of the week one of the QTC lecturers, Dr Wes Regen, spoke on the nature and purpose of crucifixion in the Roman Empire. During the lecture, he explained why, out of the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people crucified under Rome, is Jesus’ crucifixion considered significant by Christians 2000 years later. Read more
Big thanks to the Gympie Times for this article about our upcoming event, ‘Jesus’ Crucifixion: One Among Many?'. It’s looking to be a stimulating and enjoyable night. If you’re thinking of coming along, you can RSVP via Facebook.
During the time of the Ancient Roman Empire, ten’s, if not hundred’s of thousands of people were executed by crucifixion. It was a painfully cruel method of execution reserved for the lowest of the low—slaves, pirates, and enemies of the state. However, out of all those crucified by Rome, there is one whose name is remembered and whose death is celebrated around the world—Jesus of Nazareth. What makes Jesus’ crucifixion different? Read more
Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. (Colossians 3:16) Join us for an afternoon of sharing in song and fellowship. June 4, 2 pm at 11 Crown Road, Gympie. Please bring a plate to share.
This term we’ve been following Jesus on his way to the cross as recorded in Luke’s biography of Jesus. In this final week the King came to his capital, the Son of God came to his temple, but he faced rejection and betrayal. Join us this Easter weekend as we reflect on the dramatic conclusion to this week and the astounding new beginning of the next. 8:30am Good Friday, 9:30am Easter Sunday, 11 Crown Road, Gympie. Read more