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Christmas Message 2022

Christmas is traditionally a time for us to come together and to celebrate the warmth and security of God-given family relationships.  Yet we live in a world that is increasingly anti-family in many different ways and the traditional family unit is constantly under attack, sometimes from surprising …

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Zoom - 27 November 2022

Online Worship Service

Our Online Worship Service is now hosted on Zoom every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.  Anybody is welcome to join, by logging on between 9:20 and 9:30 a.m. and using Meeting ID 287 359 2166.

Meetings via ZOOM

With the corona virus disrupting lives across the world, and without access to our usual meeting place at Opal, we took the bold step this week of setting up this morning's worship service via ZOOM.  In four localities, instead of one, we linked up just before 10:00 a.m. to break bread and to fellow…

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25 August 2019

Our meeting at Opal today.  From left:  Jacob, Meci, Marie, Nane, Bill, Tevita, Maria, Grace, Rick (Photo by Bevan)

16 June 2019

Our first meeting at Opal... From left:  Marie, Nane, Tevita, Bill, Grace, Rick (Photo by Bevan)

New meeting place...

From Sunday, 16 June 2019, we will be meeting in the Ground Floor Meeting Room at the Opal North Lakes Aged Care Centre (2 North Lakes Drive, North Lakes) at the new time of 10:00 a.m.

The Example of Philip the Evangelist

This morning's lesson looked at Acts 8:26-40 and the example of the evangelist Philip, called by the Holy Spirit to minister to a nobleman travelling along the desert road which lead from Jerusalem down to the Philistine city of Gaza.  The eunuch held the distinguished position of Treasurer in the g…

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The Fruit of the Spirit

This morning's message came from the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatian church, Galatians 5:22-23:

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law."

  • Love – The ability to overlook the sins and f…

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Salt Cleanses

In this morning's lesson we looked at the Bible's teaching on salt and on how it preserves, how it flavours, how it cleanses, and how it creates thirst.

If we are to be "the salt of the earth", our teaching must also act like salt.

Firstly, it must preserve the integrity, the purpose and th…

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Singing Files

Singing has always been one of the key activities of the Lord's church.  From the days of the apostles, Christians have sung psalms, hymns and spiritual songs to teach one another and to praise God.  Acts 16:25, 1 Corinthians 14:15 & 26, Ephesians 5:19-20, Colossians 3:16, James 5:13, for example.

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Merging of Websites

Jesus of Nazareth was one of the most interesting characters ever to walk the earth.  He was a God-fearing man who lived and taught under the Law of Moses, including the Ten Commandments and all the laws and regulations bound on the Jewish people.

In 2017 we will be looking more closely at the li…

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Hymn Book

Our group uses the new Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs hymnal from Sumphonia.

The book contains 850 old and new songs written for four-part harmony.

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Bracken Ridge

From this Sunday we will be meeting in the Community Space, part of the Jabiru College in Barrett Street, Bracken Ridge, Queensland.  9:30am each week.

The Bracken Ridge area is well serviced by public transport even on a Sunday morning, with a 330 bus service passing the Community Space and Libr…

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Coming Soon

In the next few weeks we will be starting a new work on the northern side of Brisbane.  No man-made doctrines, no un-Scriptural titles for leaders... just a simple copy of the New Testament church.  Back soon...

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