Pastor’s Word: Febuary 2019

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Dear Church! The other day as I was reading Acts 10, the Holy Spirit reminded me of the traits of a healthy follower of Christ. In this chapter, we are introduced to a centurion from the Italian Regiment named Cornelius. He was a God-fearing man who: Gave generously (verse 2) Prayed regularly (verse 2) Was respected by many (verse 22). As I …

Pastor’s Word: January 2019

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Happy New Year Sonlife Church! I hope you have all had some time to rest after a very busy December! We all know that this is a busy period: Christmas gatherings, dinners, parties, Christmas shopping, Boxing Day shopping and much more! I believe that during this period you and your family have had the opportunity to reflect on the love …

Word from the Elders: December 2018

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Greetings Sonlifers, I am excited about the new approach to Connect Groups for 2019, which Ps Binh outlined for Connect Leaders recently. What excites me is not just doing something fresh and different, but the a renewed and intentional focus on discipleship. The Bible clearly tells us that our primary prerogative as Christians is ultimately to be and make disciples …

Pastor’s Word: November 2018

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Dear Church, Of late, I have been thinking about how can see more people come  to encounter our risen Lord on Sundays. I noticed at our grand opening of the new building that we had around 380 in attendance, but the following week we had just 250. Why is this the case? The increase in attendance was because we invited many people …

Word from the Elders: October 2018

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Greetings Sonlifers! I’m sure for most of us, Sept 30 was an awesome, almost surreal experience, as we came together to worship God for the first time in our new Oxford St venue. There’s nothing like pursuing a huge vision together as a church and finally seeing it realised… the fruit of the labour of many and answer to many …

Pastor’s Word: September 2018

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Dear Sonlife Church! In Matthew 5:14, Jesus said to the crowd: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.” When I think about the grace of God in allowing us to have a presence in the heart of Leederville, I am reminded of this passage. Light cannot be hidden. In fact, where there …

Pastor’s Word: August 2018

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Dear Sonlife Church, Recently I was invited to attend a breakfast gathering with a small group of church leaders in our city. The guest speaker was Hillsong Church’s Head Teaching Pastor Robert Fergusson. For those who know him, Robert is a gifted Biblical teacher and has spent the past twenty years at Hillsong teaching and training upcoming communicators of the …

Pastor’s Word: July 2018

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Dear Sonlife Church, Not too long now before we move into our new church building in the heart of Leederville! For those who have not been to the site on 338 Oxford Street, it’s just behind Aranmore Catholic College. Do find time to drop by and see how you can help us with the big move. Hop onto the What’s …

Pastor’s Word: June 2018

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Dear Sonlife Church, Over the past few months, I have been thinking about how we can grow in the area of church engagement. What exactly do I mean by ‘church engagement’? We should want to see our church actively living out the mission of bringing glory to God by making disciples through the gospel. We want to see Sonlifers more …

Word from the Elders: May 2018

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Friendship evangelism Dear Sonlifers! In the backdrop of our preparation for the Alpha course in our church is the great theme of evangelism. We know that personal evangelism is our primary objective as Christians because of the Great Commission, but many of us (including myself) have struggled with this aspect of our Christian walk. We may wrestle to avoid the …