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The following are books read and highly recommended by the church staff. You can order these books from a number of online stores including The Wandering Bookseller – Koorong.com.au – BookDepository.com – Amazon.com.au
- The Reason for God (Tim Keller)
- The Christ Files (John Dickson)
- A Sneaking Suspicion (John Dickson)
- A Fresh Start (John Chapman)
- The Essential Jesus (available from the info table at church)
- Mere Christianity (C.S Lewis)
- The Holy Bible (downloading YouVersion on your smartphone and reading the NIV or ESV is recommended)
Work on your faith
- Knowing God (J.I Packer)
- God’s Big Picture (Vaughan Roberts)
- Knots Untied (J.C Ryle)
- A Praying Life (Paul Millar)
- The Cross of Christ (John Stott)
- Guidance and the Voice of God (Philip Jensen and Tony Payne)
- The Trellis and the Vine (Colin Marshall and Tony Payne)
Help teaching young people
- The Big Picture Story Bible (David Helm)
- Exploring the Bible – a bible reading plan for kids (David Murray)
- TheOlogy (Marty Machowski)
- Case for Christ for Kids (Lee Strobel)
- Age of Opportunity (Paul Tripp)
- God’s Big Picture Plus+ starting on the 8th.
- Children’s and Youth Minister
- The nation’s draught
- The peaceful protest in Mawson Park
- The French family
The Bible is the Word of God (2 Peter 1:5-21)Simon Twist, January 12, 2020
Part of the What we still believe (Summer 2020) series, preached at a Sunday Evening service
In our series on things we still believe in 2020, Simon examines why the bible is the most important book in the world and why we trust it.
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2 Peter 1:5–21 (Listen)
5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, 7 and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. 8 For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 For whoever lacks these qualities is so nearsighted that he is blind, having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins. 10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall. 11 For in this way there will be richly provided for you an entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
12 Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. 13 I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder, 14 since I know that the putting off of my body will be soon, as our Lord Jesus Christ made clear to me. 15 And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.
16 For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” 18 we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, 20 knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. 21 For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.