Sunday Worship at 9.30am
Sunday service 9.30am via ZOOM
for rostered attendants
wearing of face masks is a
from Monday 4th January 2021
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The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. When he got there, he ran across Philip and said, “Come, follow me.” (Philip’s hometown was Bethsaida, the same as Andrew and Peter.)
Philip went and found Nathanael and told him, “We’ve found the One Moses wrote of in the Law, the One preached by the prophets. It’s Jesus, Joseph’s son, the one from Nazareth!” Nathanael said, “Nazareth? You’ve got to be kidding.”
But Philip said, “Come, see for yourself.”
When Jesus saw him coming he said, “There’s a real Israelite, not a false bone in his body.”
Nathanael said, “Where did you get that idea? You don’t know me.”
Jesus answered, “One day, long before Philip called you here, I saw you under the fig tree.”
Nathanael exclaimed, “Rabbi! You are the Son of God, the King of Israel!”
Jesus said, “You’ve become a believer simply because I say I saw you one day sitting under the fig tree? You haven’t seen anything yet! Before this is over you’re going to see heaven open and God’s angels descending to the Son of Man and ascending again.”
John 1:43-51 The Message
Jesus meets a man named Philip who becomes Jesus’ disciple. Philip was probably Andrew and Simon’s friend and he wanted to tell the good news about Jesus to other people. So Philip went to find his friend called Nathanael. Nathanael was surprised that Jesus was from Nazareth, perhaps he thought that the Messiah would come from a more important place than Nazareth.
Philip doesn’t argue but invited Nathanael to see Jesus for himself. We can learn from this. We can argue with people about religion, but it is better to tell the good news about Jesus and how he has changed our lives.
Jesus had never met Nathanael, but he knew Nathanael’s character and attitudes. Jesus knows everything, he knows the good things and the bad things about us. We cannot hide anything from him.
It was a common custom to sit under a shady fig tree and think about God and the scriptures. Nathanael was surprised that Jesus knew this about him, it convinced him that Jesus was God’s Son.
Verse 51 may be a reference to Jacob’s dream (Genesis 28:12). In this dream, Jacob saw a ladder that reached from earth to heaven and God’s angels were going up and down on this ladder. Jesus is like this ladder, because he connects people to God, he is the conduit, the go-between.
You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain. Amen.
Psalm 139:1-6 NIV
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Main Church Hall
6 sided room with seating for 200. Small raised area. LVT floors and good acoustics. Tables available. Air-conditioned.
Rectangular room with kitchen access seating 80-100 or approx. 65 seated at tables. Able to be divided. LVT flooring. Air-conditioned. External access to safety gated grass area.
3 available for permanent exclusive hire or casual hire with the largest 26.3 sq.m. All have Air-conditioning. 2 have external and internal access. Carpet flooring.