The Big Three – Faith, Hope, Love

The Big Three – Faith, Hope, Love

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LogoCHURCH NEWS - March 2018


The Big Three – Faith, Hope, Love

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. For we know, brothers and sisters[a] loved by God, that he has chosen you. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4

Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote this letter to the church at Thessalonica. Some believe it was in fact the first book of the New Testament to be written. In it, we see both Paul and his for the Thessalonians and the strong and fruitful response among the Thessalonians to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Here Paul begins the letter with a greeting and a prayer. He knows that the Thessalonian churches have faced heavy opposition and are suffering for their faith and he commends them in his prayer for their faith, their love and their hope. These three realities have been part and parcel of their response to the gospel and the way they live their lives and he knows them to be right at the heart of God’s will for his people. Paul will mention them again- in 1 Corinthians and Colossians, suggesting that he thinks they are of great significance in the life of the disciples. He sees that each of these three have practical significance as faith promoted work, love promoted hard labour, hope enabled them to endure hardship. All that to say – that God wants us to be a people of faith, hope and love. May the life of Jesus produce these in us.

Grace and peace from Marcus


Elders Meeting: 4th March

Please pray for the Elders as they met to map out a 3 year plan for church.


Baptism Sunday: 11th March 

If you feel God's calling you to be baptised, please see Marcus or Ben.


Bible Study Leaders Meeting: 11th March 

Bible Study Leaders will be meeting at the Reid's place at 7:30pm


Family Service: 18th March

We would love to see everyone at our Family Service as we look at 'prayer'


Easter Services

Good Friday Service - 9am, 31st March

Easter Sunday Service - 10am, 1st April


Prayer Meeting 

Please join us before each Sunday morning service at 9:15 am near the kitchen to pray for our service and kid’s ministries, our home groups, Bridge Café, church growth and the Riverstone community. 


Bible Study & Prayer Group

We welcome you to join us in a small group to build long-lasting friendships and to grow together in Christ. 


The angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:5-6


Easter Reminder

Jesus Christ, the Son of God who came into the world from the Father, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, did wonderful miracles, loved people, blew all of our categories, but nevertheless, he was crucified for our sins, and then on the third day — this is Easter, the celebration of that Sunday — he was raised from the dead never to die again.


Regular Ministries of our Church

Bible Study and Prayer Groups - If you are looking to join a group please contact Marcus

Children's Ministries - Play Date, The Ark, WAVES, JAM Time

Stone Fish Youth - Years 6-12, Friday nights, 7-9pm at the church

Sermon Recordings - missed a service? download them for free from our website.


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