Yes Christmas is just around the corner, ok it’s 2 months away, but in the lead up to Christmas we’re looking at the Book of Ruth together.
Ruth is an amazing Old Testament book. Although it’s only 4 chapters long Ruth so beautifully points us in so many ways to our Redeemer, the Lord Jesus.
Right after Ephesians, as we edge closer to celebrating the birth of Jesus, let’s be reminded together through the words of Ruth of this great Redeemer that we have.
This week we’re continuing our series through Ephesians, looking this Sunday at being “Rescued to be a New Creation”.
The love of God that we saw so powerfully last week is a love that has rescued us by grace, saving us out of lives of sin & death to become a new creation in Christ.
As we unpack this passage together, we’ll see how we’re rescued from being dead in our transgressions & sins, how this rescue comes by God’s grace, & lastly how as a new creation in Christ we’re enabled to represent God.
come & join us,
8:30am & 10am
Today we began a new sermon series on the book of Ephesians.
The Apostle Paul wrote to the early Christians in Ephesus, reminding them of the great God who saved them & what that means for their everyday lives.
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ– by grace you have been saved– & raised us up with him & seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesian 2:4-10 ESV)
Today we opened up chapter 1 together & saw “How God Loved Us”; God’s love is so unfathomable, & yet his love was shown so clearly on the Cross as Jesus died to bring us forgiveness, righteousness, & right relationship with God, adopted into his family as sons & daughter.
Join us over the coming weeks as we dive deeper into this great letter.
This week is a big week in CPC’s calendar, a great opportunity to reach out into our local community with the hope of Jesus.
Kicking things off we have a men’s breakfast, gearing up to a huge afternoon of setup for our Kids Holiday Program.
Then Sunday we have a combined service, 9am, for both our congregations at Coorparoo. This will be a great opportunity for our local church family to meet some students from QTC (Queensland Theological College) who’ll be helping us out over the week.
During the service one of the students will be opening God’s Word with us, speaking from 1 Samuel & looking at the story of David & Goliath, seeing the Glory that God brings, making known that there is truly a God in Israel.
Then comes out big Kids Program – Follow the Clues, discovering the man who defeated death! (Rego’s are still available @ coorparoo.org.au/follow-the-clues)
Also during the week our Growth Groups will be hosting some of our QTC students, & a special womens event is organised to help think through what it looks like to read the Bible one-on-one with others.
A huge week, but a great week
This week we’ll be opening up Hebrews chapter 3 & 4, as we look together at our 3rd sermon in our new Hebrews series.
Today we’ll see a comparison between Moses of the Old Testament to Jesus in the New. Jesus is worthy of more honour than Moses, Jesus is greater than Moses, where the rest that Jesus leads us to is greater than the rest Moses led the Israelites to.
Today we’ll see what that rest is, & how we must be careful to enter it.
This Sunday we’re continuing our new sermon series though the book of Hebrews, this week opening up chapter 2 together.
Jesus comes as our brother, our Saviour, & our King. Jesus is the only one able to do what man failed to do every since the garden; Jesus can accomplish that which Adam failed to do & fix our problem of sin.
Jesus is the King, Adam failed to be.
He is the Saviour of Adam’s people.
He is not ashamed to call us brothers.
Join us for our next Men’s Breakfast, 11th July, 7:30am.
This Sunday, with only 3 chapter of Mark left to go, we’re opening up Mark 14 to see Mary & Judas.
We’re talking about 2nd Hand Devotion, & we’ll be seeing how Mark 14 calls us to consider our attitude towards Jesus, especially in light of him being the Messiah.
Mary demonstrates the right attitude: absolute devotion, where Jesus is First, & where she is humbled before him, which Mark compares to that of Judas’ attitude of “self gain”, the disciples’ attitude of “self first”, & lastly the religious leaders attitude of pride.
join us as we work through these last few chapters together,
8:30am or 10am
We had a great opportunity this week to head into Coorparoo Secondary College to play some games with the kids during the lunch break. We’re hoping to make it a regular weekly activity, in the hope that we can build some solid relationships with Coorparoo families.
This Sunday as we continue our series through Mark’s Gospel, we open up Chapter 6 & witness Jesus Kingship as he demonstrates his power over creation.
Seeing Jesus come as the promised Messiah is a reality that demands a response – come & see how those witnessing Jesus here in Chapter 6 responded.
join us, 8:30am & 10am
This Sunday our new sermon series on Mark’s Gospel continues, where this week we’ll be opening up chapters 2 & 3 to see “A Gospel of Change”.
Here in Mark 2 & 3, Jesus, as the Messiah, challenges the religious attitudes of the people in showing that he brings about a new way to God, not one built upon man’s perfect obedience to God’s law, but one built on faith in Jesus as the Messiah
In establishing his Lordship & authority, Jesus brings about a new attitude, a new way to God, through faith in him & in following him wholeheartedly.
join us this week,
8:30am & 10am
This Sunday its all about “the Gospel Has Come”, as we launch into our new sermon series through Marks Gospel: Hear the Good News.
This week we kick off by opening up Mark chapters 1 & 2, to see Jesus coming as the long promised Messiah, which is the Gospel, or the Good News, of God for salvation. Jesus comes with authority, with healing & restoration, & with the forgiveness of sins as the breathtaking Son of God.
The Good News is Jesus – & what amazing news it is!
join us this week as we look at the book of Mark, to see & hear the Good News of Jesus Christ – the Messiah.
Sunday, 8:30am & 10am
This Sunday we come to the end of our Bible in 10 sermon series, capping off the whole story of the Bible with “Citizens of Heaven”.
Having seen the great salvation on offer through Jesus Christ death & resurrection, we’re looking this Sunday at how those who have come to trust & believe in Jesus are now citizens of Heaven, & how our citizenship should determine how we live in this world.
join us for the conclusion to the Bible in 10,
8:30am & 10am
After celebrating Good Friday, join us on Easter Sunday as we praise Jesus as our Risen Lord, Saviour, & King! & look to the new life that is found in him.
Sunday we’re meeting @ 8:30am & 10am to see that just as Jesus death brought forgiveness & redemption, Jesus resurrection brings new life in unity with God.
But Jesus doesn’t bring new life simply because he rose from the dead, but having died bearing the sin of the world Jesus is resurrected with full authority over sin & death & all creation, where Jesus as Saviour & King gives life through the Holy Spirit to those who believe.
Join us this weekend,