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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Church Council Meeting – May 2017

Summary of Council meeting – May 2017 The Stromlo Council met on 1 May 2017.  We prayed together and also discussed the following: Finances: We discussed the church finances as at April 2017, noting that giving remains significantly below budget for this financial year (by around $30,000). Mike Spark, Stromlo’s Treasurer, will speak to this at the upcoming AGM.  We […]

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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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Easter Traditions with Kids

By Miriam English The cool mornings are creeping back, and yellow leaves are starting to appear on the trees, reminding us all that it will be Easter time very soon. I really love this time of year. Aside from the fact that there are hot cross buns and chocolate everywhere you look! The time leading […]

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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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