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Missio Dei
Sep 2016 - Oct 2016

Mission is a word that often means different things to different people. What should the ‘Mission Dei’ (i.e. the mission of God) look like for us as a church as we endeavour to fulfil our vision of reaching our city, state, nation and globe for Christ?
Well over the next five weeks, we will be exploring a story recorded in Luke 10 that involves the sending of the 72. We’ve called this series ‘Missio Dei’ and
we hope it will inspire each of us to think afresh about our calling to make a difference, both across the street and around the globe, as followers of Jesus Christ.

BIG Questions; Real Answers Part 1
Jul 2016

Living a distinct life as a follower of Jesus in this world can be a challenging task. Each day is often filled with a variety of issues that leaves us wondering how we should respond to the BIG questions in life.

Focussed on what really matters
Jun 2016 - Jul 2016

The letter that was written by the Apostle Paul to the Christ-followers in the city of Rome is packed with many powerful truths. Nestled in the middle of this ancient letter is a section that deals with the big issues you and I often face in life: Grace or Guilt, Spirit or Flesh, Hope or Despair, Fear or Faith and Victory or Death. Our study through Romans 8 will help us focus on what really matters as we endeavour to live and love like Jesus.

One Another - Loving God; Loving Others
Apr 2016 - May 2016

Relationship with God offers the precious opportunity to live in His presence, converse with Him and know Him more. God does not need us as He is Complete in Himself. The Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit have a beautiful, perfectly collaborative relationship sometimes referred to as ‘the dance of God.’

And yet, God made us, and went to great lengths to redeem us, for relationship with Him. Part of this intimacy, is the awesome privilege of partnering with God in prayer and seeing lives changed, healed and set free!

E.M. Bounds said “Talking to men for God is a great thing, but talking to God for men is greater still.”

Jesus said the world would know we are His disciples: by our love for one another. We have the incredible benefit of sharing this journey together as brothers and sisters in Christ and bringing one another before the Lord in prayer. John Calvin said “To make intercession for men is the most powerful and practical way in which we can express our love for them.”

Brand New Start - Easter 2016
Mar 2016

Human history is littered with a variety of significant events that have greatly impacted the world in which we live.

There was the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in 570 A.D. While his birthdate is just another date in history, Muhammad grew up and became the founder and promoter of Islam – one of the most influential religions in our world today. And no one could overlook the invention of the first movable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th Century. His invention is still regarded as the one seminal event that ushered in the Renaissance, Reformation and the Age of Enlightenment. And what about the medical revolution brought about by the discovery of Penicillin. Just imagine a world today with antibiotics and vaccinations? Such medical advances have quite literally saved the human race from possible extinction.

While each of these might be recognised as quite significant events in world history, they pale in comparison to a single event that transpired just over two thousand years ago on a hill outside the city walls of Jerusalem. While many on that day might have overlooked the significance of all that was unfolding in the crucifixion of Christ, John who was a close friend of Jesus tells us exactly what was happening. He said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17)

Easter is much more than just another date on our calendar and a good excuse for a holiday. Easter reminds us that Jesus did die on a cross but three days later, he conquered the grave and by rising again He promised those who placed their faith and hope in Him a bright and an eternal future – an opportunity for a brand new start. What you choose to believe about the cross and Jesus Christ really matters this Easter!

Unite 16
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016

2016 sees us commence our new teaching series entitled ‘UNITE’. Our series will focus on the beauty that can found when we are one in discipleship, connecting with our community, caring for one another, calling people to faith and engaging with the people on the fringes of a lost world. Linked to the 2020 Vision for BBC, we will spend time over the course of the year in each of the 5 key areas (Discipleship, Connection, Care, Evangelism and Community Engagement) from the pulpit and in small groups.

discipleship  connect  care  evangelism  community engagement  

Summer 2016
Jan 2016

The dictionary defines summer as "the warmest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from June to August and in the southern hemisphere from December to February." But summer is more than that: it is time for family, friends and fun; it is relaxing, rewinding and refreshing. We love summer at BBC - the Summer gives us the opportunity to give some of our local folk the opportunity to share the pulpit and to give us a different perspective on God and His work in the community, both locally and abroad.

Why don't you join us?

Find out more here.

The Names of God - Christmas 2015
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015

In the Old Testament and the New Testament, God is known by a lot of different names besides just “God.” Names are important to God, and while His given name is Jehovah or Yahweh, there are a number of different names throughout the Bible that are used to describe who He is and what He does.
When we talk about lifting up the “name” of God or praising His “name,” we don’t just mean the word “God.” In Scripture, He is referred to by many names that signify or call attention to one of His attributes, and each of those literal “names” helps us know Him better. Each one reveals something about His identity.
In this Christmas season, we know that we want to celebrate the way God revealed Himself to us in Jesus, but the picture we get at Christmas time of Jesus as the baby in the manger is actually not the first time God has introduced Himself to us. God has been introducing Himself to us throughout Scripture, and it all culminates in the birth of Jesus when God is not only introduced to us, He is with us. 

Over the next four weeks, we’ll look at several of these different names: Jehovah Jireh - God Provides; Yahweh Sabaoth - God Almighty; Elohim - God Most High and Emmanuel - God with us.

Follow
Feb 2015 - Nov 2015

The Gospels are a narrative that describe the birth, life and the ministry of Jesus Christ - the Son of God. They don’t cover every event that happened during the course of his life but as you read through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, you get a clear picture about who he was and why he was born. Join us over the coming weeks as we FOLLOW the story of Jesus and get to know him together. It’s a journey that will completely change your life.

 

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