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January Week 2

Rest and recreation

It’s the only the second week of the year. RELAX! We are going to focus on the discipline of Rest for the whole month of May, but it’s worth remembering its importance here too. Most of us are enjoying at least a few days of holiday right now and most of us need it—we are in rest and recovery mode from the year that has just been. 

During this time, reflect some more on the biblical passages describing Creation. Ponder the implications of its derivative word: re- creation. “Recreation” derives from Latin and literally means, “to create again.” It was first used in the late 14th century to describe “the refreshment, restoration or curing of a person.” 

To ponder: What does this, and the Genesis account, tell you about the potential significance of this holiday time? What decisions are you making to actively ‘re-create’ as opposed to merely ‘chill out’?

Recommended Read: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, by John Mark Comer. Podcast here.

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A Blessed and Holy Christmas to you!

On behalf of the team at St Andrew’s Roseville, I would like to wish everyone a blessed and holy Christmas for 2020. This year my Christmas message– a meditation on Romans 8:18-39 — has come in two parts, over the past two Sundays.

Part 1– Romans 8:18-27 The Gift of Hope is available by clicking this link

Part 2– Romans 8:28-39 The Gift of Certainty is available by clicking on this link

From January 1, 2021 we will begin a new program called GrowingDisciples. It will be a development of this program, but aim to take us further as a Christian community, with rich resources for personal and small group engagement with God’s word, prayer and discipleship. To access this material, we will use the web address growingdisciples.net.au — please bookmark this address in your browser and use it everyday. Our Daily Devotionals will resume there in mid-January.

Stuart

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Christmas 4

A Christmas message from Grant van der Merwe, Youth Minister at St Andrew’s Roseville

A Christmas message from Mel Bell, Children’s Minister of St Andrew’s Roseville.

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Christmas 3

A Christmas message from Ness Hughes, Assistant Pastor of St Andrew’s Roseville.

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Christmas 2

A Christmas message from Mal York, Senior Minister of St Andrew’s Roseville.

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Christmas 1

Stuart Holman brings his Christmas greetings, along with some thoughts on Luke 2:1-20. For more of Stuart’s Christmas reflections on the Gift of Hope, follow this link to Sunday’s sermon.

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Revelation 21:1-26, part 6

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The book of Revelation gives us 6 visions of the risen, resurrected, and returning Jesus. In this season of Advent, Craig Roberts leads us to reflect on Jesus ‘the Coming One’, especially as revealed to John while in exile on the island of Patmos.

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Revelation 19:1-21, part 5

Daily Devotionals

The book of Revelation gives us 6 visions of the risen, resurrected, and returning Jesus. In this season of Advent, Craig Roberts leads us to reflect on Jesus ‘the Coming One’, especially as revealed to John while in exile on the island of Patmos.

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Revelation 14:1-20, part 4

Daily Devotionals

The book of Revelation gives us 6 visions of the risen, resurrected, and returning Jesus. In this season of Advent, Craig Roberts leads us to reflect on Jesus ‘the Coming One’, especially as revealed to John while in exile on the island of Patmos.

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Revelation 12:1-17, part 3

Daily Devotionals

The book of Revelation gives us 6 visions of the risen, resurrected, and returning Jesus. In this season of Advent, Craig Roberts leads us to reflect on Jesus ‘the Coming One’, especially as revealed to John while in exile on the island of Patmos.

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Revelation 5:1-14, part 2

Daily Devotionals

The book of Revelation gives us 6 visions of the risen, resurrected, and returning Jesus. In this season of Advent, Craig Roberts leads us to reflect on Jesus ‘the Coming One’, especially as revealed to John while in exile on the island of Patmos.

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Revelation 1:4-20, part 1

Daily Devotionals

The book of Revelation gives us 6 visions of the risen, resurrected, and returning Jesus. In this season of Advent, Craig Roberts leads us to reflect on Jesus ‘the Coming One’, especially as revealed to John while in exile on the island of Patmos.