Australia Day 2011

Images Yesterday was Australia Day. I love Australia. I have travelled to 27 countries in my short time on earth and I love different cultures and places … but there is no place like home. Let's continue to pray for God to pour out His Spirit upon our nation … that we might be a light to all the nations of the earth.… Read the rest

A Picture of HOPE

P8_Hope#1# During January, our theme at CityLife is Faith, Hope and Love. This weekend our teaching team spoke about hope. Our Associate Pastor, Paul Molyneux, began his message by referring to a well-known painting by George Frederick Watts RA (1817-1904), entitled "Hope." 

Here is a description of the background of this painting from the book "Famous Paintings" printed in 1913 …

"This is one of the earliest of the great morality pictures by which Watts earned his fame.… Read the rest

Jesus and Prayer

Images-3 Here are a few insightful comments from Jesus about prayer …

When you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God.Read the rest

Life – Comedy or Tragedy?

Unknown-2 The ancient Greeks told a story of two philosophers. One used to come out of his front door in the morning and roar with laughter. The world was such a comical place that he couldn't help it. The other came out in the morning and burst into tears.… Read the rest

Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life (Pt.8)

Images Season #4 – Autumn (or Fall) 

Autumn is a time for harvest. This is when the crops are brought in. It is a time for celebration, satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment. [Of course, different crops are harvested at different seasons throughout the year, but for our purposes we are focusing on Autumn representing harvest time] 

For some people, autumn is a time for dreading another winter, for watching the trees lose their leaves and feeling a sense of loss, and the passing of time.… Read the rest

Devastating Floods in Queensland

Unknown-1 Australia's beautiful state of Queensland is experiencing horrific floods right now, the worst in our history. Over one third of the state is a disaster zone. Lives have been lost and many people are missing. The floods have now hit the city of Brisbane, Australia's third largest city, with many 1000s of people having to evacuate their homes.… Read the rest

Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life (Pt.7)

Images Season #3 – Summer 

In many ways, most summers are marked by long, hot, tedious days. Many people endure summer but do not enjoy it. It is easy to simply mark time, walking through one long day to the next, seeking relief and relaxing during the holidays. For the farmer, summer is a season for watering the seeds that have been planted and for fertilising.… Read the rest

New Year’s Resolutions

Unknown We are already one week into the new year – 2011. Did you make any new year's resolutions?

ABC NEWS ran a story explaining why many people fail to keep their resolutions. The Barna Group recently conducted an extensive research project about Americans and their new year's resolutions.… Read the rest