First Things: Why Community Matters | Hebrews 10:14-25

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We all long for friendship and community, and yet there is a rise in individualism and isolation within our culture. In what way does Jesus not only transform our idea of community, but also the very core of our own lives? 

First Things: Knowing & Loving Jesus | John 21:15-22

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With a new year comes new opportunities– and new obstacles. How we face them all is a matter of priorities. What are some of the priorities of the Christian life and how can they be practised?

We begin the first few weeks of 2019 by exploring key passages in the New Testament on what it means to be a follower of Jesus, seeking the renewal of our city.

Your Hope Restored | Isaiah 40:1-5; 27-31

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As we look to the year ahead, what reason do we have to hope? In the face of pain in our own worlds and the world around us, how do we hold onto the hope that the gospel offers us?

As we end our year and look to the one to come, we see how God responds to the questions we hold within, and calls us to hope in Him alone.

Advent: The God Who Gives Us Light & Life | John 1:1-14

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The gospel writers describe the arrival of the son of God as light overcoming darkness. In what way is our world in darkness? And how is the coming of Jesus in the world and our lives a light that darkness cannot overcome?

As we continue our advent series in John 1, we discover what the arrival of Jesus means for the world and for our lives.

Advent: The God Who Gives Us Grace | Matthew 1:17-25

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What does the familiar story of Christ’s birth teach us about our truest needs and God’s grace? Our Advent series continues in Matthew 1:17-25 exploring how the Christmas story is not about inspirational principles, but life-changing news. 

Advent: The God Who Gives Us Rest | 2 Samuel 7:1-16

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In a culture where running on empty is not only the norm but the expectation, we realise our need for rest. But what if true rest is about more than changing busy schedules? How do we change busy hearts?

Continuing our Advent series in 2 Samuel, we discover how the arrival of Jesus transforms our hearts and how we rest.

Advent: The God Who Keeps His Promise | Genesis 12:1-9

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In the Bible, God makes staggering and extraordinary promises. And yet, in a world of so many broken promises and unmet expectations, we may wonder what makes him any different. Why should we trust him? And what happens when we do?

As we begin our Advent series, we look at Genesis 12:1-9 and discover why the coming of Jesus is essential to understanding the promises we read in the Bible.

Never Stop Remembering | Esther 9 - 10

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When troubles arise, many of us live in fear of the outcome. But what if our future was not something to be faced with fear, but embraced with hope? What if we always had a reason to live in confidence, even in trials?

As we conclude our series through the Book of Esther we discover why always remembering the victory of Jesus is the key to living with hope.

Your Joy Restored | Esther 8

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How can we know joy in life when the odds seem to be against us? How does the Christian faith restore our joy and give us hope beyond all circumstances?

Pastor Chris Lazo from Reality Santa Barbara shares insight from Esther 8.

What Will Become of Us? | Esther 7

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Living as a citizen of God's kingdom means to live out of a brand new identity. How does that shape our desires, and change where we end up in life?

As we continue our series on Identity through the Book of Esther, we uncover who we are and how our new identity in Jesus changes everything.