Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, January 27th, 2019
Paul hears that the Church in Corinth has fallen into dissension and quarrelling because some believe they are more spiritual than others because they believe some gifts are greater than others.
Paul corrects this by teaching that all gifts come from the one Spirit, all gifts come from the one God. And he teaches, that these gifts are given, not on merit, but for God’s purposes, and the common good.
If God has spiritually gifted each member of his Church, and he has done so to benefit all, the clear and obvious question the text asks of us, is how are we using our gifts?
Thursday, January 24th, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
This January, Aunty Jean Phillips, in partnership with Common Grace, invites Australian Churches to hold services of acknowledgement, lament and prayer as we approach January 26th – a day of mourning for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters.
In Hobart on the evening of January 24, 2019, you’re invited to join us at St David’s Anglican Cathedral from 5:30 pm for a service of prayer and lament for the 26th of January.
Aunty Jean Phillips is inviting us to respond to Jan 26 by attending her prayer services across the country. Find your nearest service at commongrace.org.au/jan26 and please SHARE her invitation widely.
Light refreshments will be provided following the service.
During the service, an offering will be taken up to support Aboriginal Christian ministry through the Grasstree Gathering. Please consider how you can generously support this ministry and resource Aboriginal Christian leaders across the country.
Preached by Rt Rev Dr Chris Jones on Sunday, January 13th, 2019
An encouragement to engage more with the Psalms this year, to celebrate our ‘Baptism Birthday’, and to reflect on the promises made as God Parents, to better support those welcome into the Church of God.
Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, January 6th, 2019
From Matthew 2.1-12 we read a familiar story of the wise men traversing afar, to see the newborn king of the Jews. From within this story, we read of three very different responses to the news of Jesus’ birth. One of hostility, one of indifference, and one of faith. As we enter this new year, how are you responding to the news of Jesus?