Posts from January 2018

Posts from January 2018

What God Wants

Not only is it part of our human nature, we are conditioned by the constant bombardment of advertising¬† and media stories to think that life is all about us…. our wants, our needs, our way of doing things. This even can translate into our expectations in worship. Worship becomes what we want out of it, rather than what we give, or, to put it another way, what God wants from us. So ingrained is our thinking that life is all…

School community blessed

On the day prior to school returning, Mudgeeraba Uniting hosted a special service of blessing for the whole school community, which was very well received. Children were encouraged to return or begin school with confidence, and parents and grandparents were invited to stand with their children as we prayed a blessing over them and all local families. Teachers from several local schools attended and prior to blessing them we were reminded of the high regard¬† the community has for teachers.…

What the wise men teach us.

Ever wondered about the significance of those strange gifts given to the baby Jesus by the wise men from the east who followed the star? On January 6th Christmas is officially over! I know, Woollies and Coles moved on to Easter on Boxing Day with their hot-cross buns, but there are actually twelve days of the Christmas season. See, you didn’t have to take those Christmas lights down by New Years after all! Epiphany, celebrated on January 6th, marks the…