Jesus is risen! He’s risen indeed! He’s Up! He’s up and about! We believe that a man rose from the dead. It’s an unusual thing to believe, apparently. But what’s really unusual is when an apparently sane man claims to glorify God, be God’s Son, and be God Himself- and then backs up his claims… Continue reading Easter 2020
Autumn in Sale is simply stunning. God’s good creation, continually held together by His grace and power, remind us of His promises and faithfulness to fulfill them. Praise the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who loves us! For the self-diagnosed “technologically impaired”, please don’t be afraid to reach out for help if you’re having trouble… Continue reading God is Sovereign
Ross started a new series with us this morning, which has been uploaded to the Sermons page of the website! We are looking at 2 Corinthians, and Ross started by focussing on Paul’s authority as an Apostle and what that means for us. It was so encouraging to meet this morning, and also to have… Continue reading Growth and Growth Groups
God’s presence among us is what sets us apart as believers. This is a tremendous truth, made possible by Jesus’ death on the cross. Hallelujah! Grasping the fullness of the biblical God who is with us, and who has saved us, is a lifelong journey which I truly enjoy doing alongside you all. On that… Continue reading God is with us.
FCCC has been without a pastor for over two years now. As the search continues into the new year and beyond please pray for the selection panel and potential applicants, that God’s will would be done and that we may have a Spirit of wisdom and understanding. My hope is that this church – all… Continue reading A note to the church.
This weekend, we were privileged to have the company and encouragement of Andrew Macpherson, visiting us from over the ditch; Palmy North NZ. Andrew preached from the challenging Old Testament scripture of 1 Kings 21. It was a delight to extract some encouraging truths from this fascinating story. Among other things, it is an assurance… Continue reading Perfect judgement
It’s been a while… Dan’s last post was on Abraham’s Thoughtful Faith. If you haven’t yet read it, may I recommend that you do. Dan’s faith was indeed a thoughtful one, and his faith, by the grace and gift of God, remained strong until the end of his time on this earth. Dan, our founding… Continue reading Alive in Christ
Often people characterise faith as the opposite of thinking. It’s a blind leap in the dark. Friedrich Nietzsche, the nineteenth century atheist philosopher said, “Faith is not wanting to know what is true”. A little more modern example is Richard Dawkins: “Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and… Continue reading Abraham’s Thoughtful Faith
Since January one of our pastors, Dan Godde, has been diagnosed with Leukemia and has been receiving treatment. This has meant long stays in Melbourne away from family and church. Rob, our other pastor, has happily stepped up into Dan’s role and is doing a great job. Dan’s journey with cancer looks likely to be… Continue reading A Journey with Cancer
The survey results are in. 162 people responded to the survey and the top 10 results are: Terrorism 15% Lack of respect 12% War 12% Poverty 11% Greed 8% Religion 7% Pollution 4% Drugs 4% Lack of belief in God 4% Humanity 3% Other answers included politicians, animal cruelty and overpopulation. Later in the year we’ll… Continue reading World’s Biggest Problem Survey Results