Author Archive: Paul Avis

Our Mission

Recently, we explored what we believe God is calling us to be as a church meeting in Molonglo. We are convinced that, under God, we are to be a ‘Christ-Centred Community of Disciple-Making Disciples’ in the Molonglo Valley and beyond. Click below to listen to each sermon in our 4-week series called ‘His Mission: Our Mission’. […]

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An angry and vengeful God?

In Exodus 32 we see a terrible picture of Israel’s idolatry and willful rejection of God. Mere days after God rescues them from Egypt – miracles and all – they turn away and worship a statue of a golden calf. Here is how God responds: 9 “I have seen these people,” the Lord said to Moses, “and they […]

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Responding to Domestic Violence

1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3 though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3) Dear friends, this week you would have seen the news regarding Domestic Violence and Christian churches (click here for a […]

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What’s the deal with ‘grace’? Part 2

God’s grace to us in Jesus – the Gift – is truly amazing! We have it all in Christ now. And we have an incredible future of revelling in the glory of God’s grace for all eternity (Eph 1:14, 18). One reason why God’s grace is so amazing is that it is multifaceted, kind of like a […]

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Getting into Ephesians

This term we’re kicking off our sermon series in the book of Ephesians. I am really excited by this because this book has had a significant impact on me as I have grown in my maturity as a Christian. The letter drips with rich theology and yet is also immensely practical. Most significantly it is […]

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What’s the deal with ‘grace’? Part 1

‘It is by grace you have been saved’ – so Paul writes in Ephesians chapter 2. For many of us (myself included) these are amongst the most precious words in the Bible. And rightfully so! God’s grace is truly amazing. It quietens our fears. It brings hope, comfort and assurance. However, I wonder if sometimes we […]

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Getting real about sharing Jesus with others

By Pauline Babbage As Christians, we long to share Jesus with others. However, at times this can feel overwhelming. This is especially the case if we feel unequipped and unsure about how to do it. Recently, Chris Murdock and I attended Sam Chan’s very helpful Requip training event called ‘How to tell your friends about Jesus’. Sam […]

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