Posts by Mudgeeraba Master (Page 2)

Posts by Mudgeeraba Master (Page 2)

The prayer of Jesus

Reality check! Believing in the Lord Jesus does not inoculate one from the trials and tribulations of life. There are those who suggest that if you just have enough faith, if you pray more confidently, if you will just ‘claim the promises’ you can have complete victory over every evil intent and your life will be trouble free. It’s often known as the ‘name it and claim it’ theology. While it is true that some Scriptures can be read that…

Love one another

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Jesus said ‘Love one another.’ He put a bunch of people from various backgrounds into a team and he told them to love one another. Have you ever heard anything so ridiculous? Welcome to the church! In John’s Gospel (Jn 15: 9-17) Jesus says that if we obey his command to love one another it will make him very happy. Well, actually he says so that…

Easter – It’s all about you!

I don’t know if you noticed it… but we live in a culture where we are conditioned and encouraged to believe that life is ‘all about you’… your needs, your ambitions, your desires, your freedom, your way! Be who you want to be! Live how you want to live! The self is elevated above all else, even to the detriment of others. One need only glance at social media to see that society has embraced the narrative that it’s all…

Journey to the Cross

We are now in the church season of Lent, a forty day time period, mirroring the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness at the commencement of his public ministry. Lent is traditionally a time of reflection in preparation for Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ life, leading to his crucifixion. Over the next six Sundays our church will embark on a ‘Journey to the Cross’ walking with Jesus beginning with his baptism by John and his time of…

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…

Christmas Services at MUC

It was standing room only at the MUC Christmas Eve service where participants were treated to a very entertaining evening of story, song, puppets and a nativity re-enactment performed by adults and children. On Christmas morning the congregation joyfully celebrated the birth of Jesus and heard how this action of God in coming among us in the Son was one of vulnerability,  self-giving and humility.
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