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Being Single does not mean being lonely.  This week we are considering what it means to be single in the church.  We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren.  1 John 3:14 Singleness Third Wheel

We look at a sunset and say, “That’s Beautiful”
But when the Song of Solomon says, “How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! ” (Sol 1:15), I don’t think that’s what they have in mind.
This week we look at the question.

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We are created forIntimacy - cell-phones-bed intimacy, yet so often we do not find it.  This week we are examining what the Bible tells us about intimacy.

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”  32 This is a profound mystery–but I am talking about Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:31-32

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Are you sure?

Join us this Sunday as we look at what

the Bible has to say about angels.

When Gideon realised that it was the angel of the LORD, he exclaimed, “Ah, Sovereign LORD! I have seen the angel of the LORD face to face!” Judges 6:22

How do I know God’s will? How does God speak to us?

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The Bible has the answer.

Join us and explore these questions with us.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Services at 8.30am & 10am

CommunionThis Sunday we are looking at what the Bible teaches us about the Lord’s Supper.   We will then celebrate the Lord’s Supper together.

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,  24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

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This Sunday we are looking at God’s sovereignty expressed in the context of his character and his plan for creation.

6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,  7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation.” Exodus 34:6-7

Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea.  2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband.  3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.  4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”  Revelation 21:1-4  NIV

Join us in January & February as we look at questions raised by people in our Congregation.

Perhaps you have questions also.

This Sunday 3rd January 2016 we ask “What is Faith” & “How were people saved in the Old Testament”

The Bible- Is it Reliable?
Faith – in the OT & NT.
God’s Sovereignty – Our Predestination.
Guidance.
The Lord’s Supper — What it is What it is not.
Singleness – Gift from God?
Women in God’s Economy.
Created for Intimacy.
Angels Watching Over Me.

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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.

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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.

join us
8:30am & 10am

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, 830am & 10am

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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 photo Youthinto 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.