July 17, 2017
We all know life is busy, and probably more busy than we care to admit. So: what can we do? Scripture presents us with examples of solitude which draw us into its true purpose. This won’t be a matter of doing more, but it may involve doing some things differently…
July 3, 2017
Coming Sunday I will introduce a new series called “Come Thirsty”. This series will explore different ways we can go deeper with Jesus – and who doesn’t need that? My first message this Sunday will look at how our lives complicate our faith, and contrast that with what we find in God’s word.
June 26, 2017
On Sunday, Peter Abetz will be installed as an Elder here at Gateway. With that in mind I want to see what the Bible says about the heart and task of a leader. The images Paul uses are both warm and purposeful, showing why leadership – in any context – is something to be aspired […]
June 19, 2017
One of our strengths is helping people out. We’ll mow their lawn, bake a cake, look after their dog – with just about anything we are there. So, as we do that, how can we use those opportunities to share the good news of Jesus? Is it even right to want to do that? Or […]
June 12, 2017
Ever been in the middle of a conversation and realised ‘I really have to say something here, because if I don’t this person will get the wrong idea bout Jesus’ – and yet you also know if things don’t work out you may lose your friend. What will you do? How should you respond? This […]
June 5, 2017
This Sunday we continue our series on different ways to share the good news. This week we’re looking at how Paul does so on Mars Hill, and how his approach guides us as we seek to do the same. There will also be some resources to check out.
May 29, 2017
This Sunday we continue our series on different ways to share the good news. This week we’re looking at using our own story, and we’ll learn from Paul, and also hear from Michael Claes, who will chat with Dave about how to have hope even at the hardest times. All this impacts on how we […]
May 19, 2017
This Sunday is Mother’s Day. We’ll be celebrating what the Lord has given us through our mothers, and drawing some comforting conclusions. Dave will interview two of our own, and we’ll explore how much we’re shaped and influenced by our mother. We’re thinking it will be pretty special – come, join us.
May 19, 2017
We all love a good BBQ or get together with people on the street. Some of us are particularly good at getting people together. We can use meetings like this as an opportunity to open up the good news. Levi did it. So did the Samaritan woman. And the gift of hospitality is spotlighted in […]
May 19, 2017
This Sunday I start a new preaching series looking at different styles of sharing the good news. We’re all called to do this, but often we’re not sure how, where to begin, or what to say. Truth is, we’ll all tend to share the good news differently. This coming Sunday I’ll look at what may […]