Matthew 3:1-16

Readings: Isaiah 40:1-11 Matthew 3:1-12 Matthew 3:13-16 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Isaiah 40:1-11 Isaiah 40 is God’s word, after a long and terrible silence, to Israel in exile. The people have been conquered, captured and subjugated by Babylon, losing their land and their freedom, and

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Matthew 2:1-23

Readings: Matthew 2:1-12 Matthew 2:13-18 Matthew 2:19-23 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 2:1-12 This well-known story of the Magi—or wise men—is told year after year at countless Christmas pageants. Yet we seldom stop to think about its significance. Here, at the birth of Jesus, who

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Matthew 1:1-25

Readings Matthew 1:1-17 Isaiah 43:14-44:8 Matthew 1:18-25 Devotion 1 Wait: Take time to sit in silence together, allowing space for God’s voice to be heard. Read: Matthew 1:1-17 “Call me Ishmael.” “’To be born again,’ sang Gibreel Farishta tumbling from the heavens, ‘first you have to die.’” “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own

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Words Create Worlds

by Gordon Griffiths The murder of local shop owner Navtej Singh in 2008 was a catalyst that started a dialogue for change in Randwick Park, Manurewa. Randwick Park had reputation as a deprived neighbourhood with significant social issues. Often represented in the media as a crime ridden and dark place. The community had also internalised some of this discourse. What

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John 13

Grace To be reproducible models of nurturing, training and raising up of others. Readings John 13:1-20 John 13:21-30 John 13:31-38 Examen Devotion 1 Wait: Take a few moments to be still and thank God for his mercy and goodness. Read: John 13:1-20 Reflection: Jesus knew the time was approaching when he would be betrayed and begin his journey to the

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John 12

Grace To see God’s Kingdom come in the whole life of our neighbourhood, the way Jesus would, using Word, Deed and Sign. Readings John 12:1-11 John 12:12-19 John 12:20-36 John 12:37-50 Devotion 1 Wait: Spend some time waiting on God, letting God reshape your heart and vision. Read: John 12:1-11 As we approach this passage, the tension is building dramatically.

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John 8:1-47

Grace To live out God’s priority for those facing poverty and seek the full life God has for each person and neighbourhood. Readings John 8:1-11 John 8:12-20 John 8:21-30 John 8:31-47 Devotion 1 Wait: Play the following video from “The Passion” showing Jesus drawing a line in the sand and soak in what it was that Jesus did that day in

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John 6:25-71

John 6:25-35 John 6:35-59 John 6:59-71    Grace To discern and share what I’ve been learning and needing from God with the broader Body of Christ. Devotion 1 Read: John 6:25 – 35 As we read, we find a people who are misunderstanding what Jesus is saying.  Firstly, they ask Jesus in verse 28 about what work they must do

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John 1:29-51

Grace That we would we met God afresh in our daily communion times and life together and follow through on any challenges that emerge. Devotion 1 Light a candle  Listen: “The Lord is My Shepherd” by Keith Green, asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you. Sit in silence for 5 mins Read: Acts 2:1-21 Pray: Use your time of

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