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Daniel

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Daniel 2:1-49 – Tell him he’s dreamin’… (19th November 2017  – Liam Doyle)

 Our next look at Daniel, gives us a look at how we respond when the going gets tough…


Daniel 1:1-21 – Strangers in a Foreign Land… (12th November 2017  – Rob Warner)

The first in our series through Daniel, we see what it looks like to be a stranger in a hostile world, both for Daniel in Babylon and for us in our world.


Ecclesiastes

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Ecclesiastes #10 – The Big Finale… (5th November 2017  – Rob Warner)

In our last look at Ecclesiastes, we wrap things up and consider what the conclusion says- what does it mean to fear God?


KIDS SERVICE – The Meaning of Life for Kids – Ecclesiastes… (29th October 2017  – Rob Warner)

At our latest kids service we have a look at the biggest question of all~ The meaning of life!


Ecclesiastes #8 – How to avoid being Grumpy, Old & full of Regrets… (22nd October 2017  – Liam Doyle)

Ecclesiastes reflects on the reality of ageing and how it should impact our lives today!


Ecclesiastes #7 – How to live if there’s nothing more… (15th October 2017  – Liam Doyle)

Our next talk from Ecclesiastes


Ecclesiastes #6 – Death (8th October 2017  – Liam Doyle)

Our next look at what Ecclesiastes has to teach us – this time we face the stark reality of death.


Ecclesiastes #5 – The Pursuit of Happiness (1st October 2017  – Rob Warner)

Most if not all of us spend much of our life pursing happiness, this week we look at where the Bible tells us we can find a Happiness the lasts!


Ecclesiastes #4 – Wisdom in Wealth (24 September 2017  – Liam Doyle)

We ask the question – How should Christians treat money?


Ecclesiastes #3 – Working in vain (17 September 2017  – Rob Warner)

The Teacher claims that all toil under the sun is meaningless, where does that leave us? As Christians, what does God want us about work…


Ecclesiastes #2 – Making Sense of Time (10 September 2017  – Liam Doyle)

This week we look at the cycle of time, thinking through how the seasons of life point to something more in God.


Ecclesiastes #1 – Intro (3 September 2017  – Liam Doyle)

The first in our series on Ecclesiastes, a look at what’s going on in this tricky book and the search for meaning.


2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 (27 August 2017  – Liam Doyle)

Don’t be lazy!


2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5 (20 August 2017  – Rob Warner)

A reminder of what counts when it feels like you’ve bitten off more than you can chew as a Christian…


2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 (13 August 2017  – Liam Doyle)

This world can be hostile to Christians, what does it mean to follow Jesus in the midst of that hostility.


2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 (6 August 2017  – Liam Doyle)

How can it be that the return of Jesus can be so different for those who reject him and those who follow him?


Kids Service – The Return of the King (30 July 2017  – Rob Warner)

Our first ever Kids Service – we think about when Jesus will return!


Matthew 13:54-14:14 (23 July 2017  – Liam Doyle)

This world can be hostile to Christians, what does it mean to follow Jesus in the midst of that hostility.


Matthew 13:44-52 (16 July 2017  – Rob Warner)

Our last week in the Kingdom parables – the greatest treasure there is!


Matthew 13:24-43 (9 July 2017  – Rob Warner)

The Parable of the Weeds- How can God tolerate evil?


Matthew 12:46-13:23 (2 July 2017  – Rob Warner)

The Parable of the Sower explained! Where do you land?


Matthew 12:14-45 (25 June 2017  Liam Doyle)

Spiritual Switzerland…


Matthew 12:1-14 (18 June 2017  Liam Doyle)

Where do rules fit into the Christian life? How do we know how to live?


Matthew 11 (11 June 2017  Liam Doyle)

All the signs are there, are you paying attention?


Matthew 10:16-42 (4 June 2017  Liam Doyle)

If you’re going to follow Jesus, make sure you read the fine print!


Matthew 9:35-10:15 (28 May 2017  Liam Doyle)

We continue to look through the book of Matthew and learn about the King and His Kingdom.


Matthew 9:18-34 (21 May 2017  Rob Warner)

We continue to look through the book of Matthew and learn about the King and His Kingdom.


Matthew 9:1-17 (14 May 2017  Liam Doyle)

We continue to look through the book of Matthew and learn about the King and His Kingdom.


Matthew 8:18-34 (7 May 2017  Liam Doyle)

We continue to look through the book of Matthew and learn about the King and His Kingdom.


Matthew 8:1-17 (30 April 2017  Liam Doyle)

We continue to look through the book of Matthew and learn about the King and His Kingdom.


How Can We Trust the Bible  (23 April 2017  Scott Curtis)

This week we hear from our guest speaker Scott Curtis about why the Bible is worth listening too…


Easter Sunday (16 April 2017  Liam Doyle)

Have a listen to how Easter changes everything!


Philemon (2 April 2017  SMBC Mission Team)

A guest speaker who’s part of the SMBC Mission team with us this week, takes us through the book of Philemon


Colossians 4:2-18 (26 March 2017 Rob Warner)

The last in our Colossians series, find out what it means to seize the day!


Colossians 3:18-4:1 (19 March 2017  Liam Doyle)

This week Liam leads us through this tricky part of the book of Colossians.


Colossians 3:1-17 (12 March 2017  Liam Doyle)

Find out where a Christian finds their true identity.


Generosity –  2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (5 March 2017  Liam Doyle)

We took a week out of our Colossians series, to stop and think about what it means for Christians to live the life of Generosity we’ve been called to.


Jesus Plus –  Colossians 2:6-23 (26 Feb 2017  Liam Doyle)

What additives do you need for the Christian life? What will help you do better? See what Colossians 2 has to say…


Fully in Christ –  Colossians 1:24-2:5 (19 Feb 2017  Rob Warner)

See how far Paul will go to achieve his mission – to see God’s Word FULLY known, and to see God’s people FULLY mature.


You have my sword –  Colossians 1:15-23 (12 Feb 2017  Liam Doyle)

In this second sermon from the book of Colossians we see just who Jesus is and why Paul is willing to become a servant to his Gospel


 God from start to finish –  Colossians 1:1-14 (5 Feb 2017  Liam Doyle)

The first in our series through Colossians, where we see it’s all about God from start to finish.


The Lord’s Prayer Part 2 –  Matthew 6:11-13 (29 Jan 2017  Rob Warner)

A close up look at the second half of the Lord’s Prayer.


The Lord’s Prayer Part 1 –  Matthew 6:9-10 (22 Jan 2017  Rob Warner)

A close up look at the first half of the Lord’s Prayer.


The Narrow Road?  Matthew 7:13-29 (15 Jan 2017  Liam Doyle)

How Narrow is the Narrow Road to life?


What is God Like?  Matthew 7:7-12 (08 Jan 2017  Liam Doyle)

Cruel? Vindictive? A Genie? An interested observer? What is God like? And what does He want for us?


How to offer Correction?  Matthew 7:1-6 (01 Jan 2017  Liam Doyle)

Having worked through much of Jesus Sermon on the Mount – we ask – How do we apply this to one another? Is there a place for offering Correction to one another – and if so – How?


No Worries!  Matthew 6:25-34 (18 December Rob Warner)

As Christians how should we relate to earthly possessions/money?


Treasures…  Matthew 6:19-24 (11 December Liam Doyle)

As Christians how should we relate to earthly possessions/money?


Hypocrites…  Matthew 6:1-18 (04 December Rob Warner)

Why do we do what we do? To be seen?


Repay Evil with Good…  Matthew 5:43-48 (27 November Rob Warner)

Leading on from last week… It only gets harder…


Do Not Resist an Evil Person…  Matthew 5:38-42 (20 November Liam Doyle)

Perhaps the hardest teaching from Jesus in this sermon on the mount…. Would you give up your rights to justice when you’re been personally mistreated?


Liar – Liar – Matthew 5:33-37 (13 November Rob Warner)

‘Cross my heart hope to die’… whats Jesus say about oaths? Promises – or even ‘not lying’….


What’s Gods Heart for Marriage?Divorce? ReMarriage? Matthew 5:31-32 (06 November Liam Doyle)

  In a world where marriage is changing – and divorce and remarriage happen everywhere… Have we stopped to ask – What is Gods heart in this? For Marriage? For Divorce? For Remarriage?


Lust. Cut it out. Matthew 5:27-30 (30th October 2016 Rob Warner)

  In a highly sexualised society – how should Christians treat Lust?


What should we do with our Anger? Matthew 5:21-26 (23rd October 2016 Liam Doyle)

We’re broken people living in a broken world. Often we get angry – about silly things and serious things. What should we do with our Anger?


 

So I’m a Christian… How do I live? Matthew 5:13-20 (16th October 2016 Liam Doyle)

We know what we need to believe to follow Jesus – but what does the Christian life look like?


For more info on the Purpose of the christian life and the place of the law – check out these past sermons

 Where does the law fit?…  Matthew 5:17-20  (21 March 2016)

Where does the OT law fit with Jesus?


Why are we here?…  Matthew 5:13-16  (14 March 2016)

What is the purpose of the Christian life? Why are we here?


PAST Series


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Making Sense of Suffering – a Glimpse into the Suffering of Job and the Glory of God….


Loving God for God – or for what we can get? – Job 1 (24 September 2016 Connon O’Shea)


The ‘alone-ness’ of Greif – Job 2-3 (24 September 2016 Connon O’Shea)


A Simplistic View of Suffering – Job 4 (25 September 2016 Connon O’Shea)


2 Corinthians

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While we live out our lives as Christians, we are fully aware that we are broken and struggle in many ways. This part of God’s Word speaks directly to our present situation, in order to give us comfort while we wait. The amazing result of the gospel is that God places His glorious power within our hearts; it is like treasure found in jars of clay (2 Corinthians 4:7). Join us each Sunday for this series which will encourage us, re-focus us, and develop endurance and patience while we wait for the glorious day of the Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout this series we have provided daily reading notes so you can follow along more closely the letter of Second Corinthians.


Am I in Danger> – 2 Corinthians 13 (11 September 2016 Liam Doyle)

  Before the 2004 Tsunami there were families playing on the novel exposed beach revealed by the Tsunami drawback. They had no idea they were in Danger. As Church going Christians – could we be in danger? enjoying the novel blessing of this world – not realising that a tidal wave is on its way?


Talking with Teens – 2 Corinthians 12:11-21 (04 September 2016 Liam Doyle)

We’ve all been there – the teenage years. The Corinthian Church is behaving a bit like a Rebellious teenager – How will Paul talk to them and what drives Him to do so?


What Impresses you? – 2 Corinthians 11:16-12:10 (28 August 2016 Liam Doyle)

We boast about what impresses us. What impresses us and what should? What do we boast in and what should we?


Why Speak out? – 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 (21 August 2016 Liam Doyle)

Overprotective Fathers…. We all know one – Why does Paul behave like one here – and when should we?


The danger of Drifting – 2 Corinthians 10 (14 August 2016 Rob Warner)

THere’s great danger in drifting – but is it inappropriate to point it out?


Joy in Unexpected places – 2 Corinthians 9 (07 August 2016 David Sheath)

Where can we find joy? In giving our money away!!?


2 Corinthians 8  (20 December 2015)

Money. What does how we use our money say about our Faith? With Christianity is – ‘put your Money where your mouth is’ and accurate slogan?


2 Corinthians 7:4-16  (13 December 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_12_13_2Corinthians_7.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] How to Give and Receive Rebuke. How can sin – conflict and rebuke turn to Joy?


2 Corinthians 6:1-7:3  (06 December 2015)

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2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2  (29 November 2015)

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2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10  (22 November 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_11_22_2Corinthians_4_10-5_16.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] It’s reasonably easy to understand what you need to believe to follow Jesus – but what’s it Like? And Could do it?


2 Corinthians 4:1-15  (15 November 2015 Mark Bevan)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_11_15_2Corinthians_4_1-9.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] It’s reasonably easy to understand what you need to believe to follow Jesus – but what’s it Like? And Could do it?


2 Corinthians 2:11-3:18  (08 November 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_11_08_2Corinthians_2_12-3_18.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] It’s reasonably easy to understand what you need to believe to follow Jesus – but what’s it Like? And Could do it?


2 Corinthians 1:12-2:10  (01 November 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_11_01_2Corinthians_1_12-2_10.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] The divorce rate is up – and all our relationships are tense – fractured or broken at some point… With all our relationships made of at least 2 broken people – how do we expect to survive as a church?


2 Corinthians 1:1-11  (25 October 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_10_25_2Corinthians_1_1-11.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] In a World of Pain where can we turn for Comfort?


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The people in Zechariah’s day felt like there was a big gap between what God had promised and the difficult time they were having. In the end, they put the tools down on the project of returning and rebuilding the temple. God mercifully comes to them and speaks saying that he is with them and what they are doing with rebuilding is the start of something big. The messages of Zechariah will be a huge encouragement for us as Christians who have seen the great work Jesus has done for us, but still wait for his return and the new creation to emerge.


The Big Finish – Zechariah 14 (31 July 2016 Liam Doyle)

All the Best stories have a Big Finish – and Zechariah certainly doesn’t disappoint!


The Beginning of the End – Zechariah 12-13 (24 July 2016 Liam Doyle)

What does the Future Hold for the People of God? What does God have planned for us?


 

Shepherds – Zechariah 10-11 (26 June 2016 Rob Warner)

  What makes a good Shepherd? And how do we find one?


Where to Invest? – Zechariah 9 (19 June 2016)

We are constantly bombarded with demands to invest our lives somewhere. Health. Fitness. Finances. Experiences. Family…. But where should we focus? Where should we invest our lives?


Do you have Faith or just Religion? – Zechariah 7-8 (12 June 2016)

Ever wondered if your faith is real? How do we know?


The Price of Peace – Zechariah 5-6 (05 June 2016)

We all want Peace – but @ what Cost?


Not by Might – Nor by Power – Zechariah 4 (29th May 2016 – Rob Warner)

When the odds are stacked against us – how do we move forward? IS there any hope? What part does the Holy Spirit Play in all this?


The Cost of Discipleship – Luke 14:25-33 (22nd May 2016)

  What is the Cost of Discipleship?


Funerals – Guilt and Shame – Zechariah 3 (15th May 2016 – Liam Doyle)

Why can’t we talk about someone bad points @ their Funeral? Why do we believe the whispers that tell us we’re not good enough for God?


The Gap Between Promise and Reality – Zechariah 1:7-213 (8th May 2016 – Liam Doyle)

Ever been let down by the reality after high expectations? Perhaps thats the way to feel about Christianity? Being one of Gods people? Hear what God has to say to a group of people in precisely that situation…


The Point of No Return – Zechariah 1:1-6 (1st May 2016 – Liam Doyle)

What’s the point of No Return with God? When have we wandered away so far we can’t come back?


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Do What is good…  Titus 3  (24th April 2016 – Rob Warner)


The Good life in the World…  Titus 2  (17th April 2016 – Rob Warner)

What does living the good life look like?


The Enemy of The Good Life…  Titus 1:10-16  (10th April 2016 – Rob Warner)

  Every hero needs a villain – What’s the enemy of the Good life?


The Good Life…  Titus 1:1-9  (3rd April 2016 – Rob Warner)

What is the good life – And where should we be to find it?


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Why did Easter Change Everything?…  (28 March 2016)

Easter Changed everything. Changed our culture or Society – Even Split our calendar! Why?


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Come and See the Real Thing… Matthew 1-5

 Where does the law fit?…  Matthew 5:17-20  (21 March 2016)

Where does the OT law fit with Jesus?


Why are we here?…  Matthew 5:13-16  (14 March 2016)

What is the purpose of the Christian life? Why are we here?


Blessed…  Matthew 5:1-12  (07 March 2016)

What does a ‘blessed life’ look like?


Irresistible…  Matthew 4:1-11  (21 February 2016)

Temptation…. For you -what’s an offer too good to refuse? What’s irresistible? Who can resist Temptation?


Prior warning and how to Prepare for an arrival…  Matthew 3  (14 February 2016)

How do you prepare for a Visitor? And how much difference does some notice – some prior Warning make?


Come and See the Real King…  Matthew 2  (7  February  2016)


Come and See the Real thing…  Matthew 1  (31 January 2016 – Rob Warner)

The beginning of our series into the first 5 Chapters of Matthew – Where did Jesus come from? What Make a Messiah? Check out this great video from The Bible Project on the book of Matthew… https://jointhebibleproject.com/?video=1-9


 

  PAST SERIES


Vision Series – the Purposes M's image


Lake Mac Vision Series – Mission and Maturity  (10 January 2016)

As a Church – Why are we here?


Lake Mac Vision Series – Ministry (17 January 2016)

Where do I FIT @ Church? What role should/do I play?


 

Lake Mac Vision Series – Membership  (24 January 2016)

How do I ‘BELONG” to Lake Mac Church? What sort of Relationships are we in @ Church?


 


John 6, Ezekiel 37  (03 January 2016 Peter Cargil)

Where can we get the Bread of Life?


dark_copyChristmas Sunday –  (27 December 2015)

  Is a World of Darkness and Death – What does Jesus have to offer?


2 Corinthians

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While we live out our lives as Christians, we are fully aware that we are broken and struggle in many ways. This part of God’s Word speaks directly to our present situation, in order to give us comfort while we wait. The amazing result of the gospel is that God places His glorious power within our hearts; it is like treasure found in jars of clay (2 Corinthians 4:7). Join us each Sunday for this series which will encourage us, re-focus us, and develop endurance and patience while we wait for the glorious day of the Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout this series we have provided daily reading notes so you can follow along more closely the letter of Second Corinthians.


2 Corinthians 8  (20 December 2015)

Money. What does how we use our money say about our Faith? With Christianity is – ‘put your Money where your mouth is’ and accurate slogan?


2 Corinthians 7:4-16  (13 December 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_12_13_2Corinthians_7.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] How to Give and Receive Rebuke. How can sin – conflict and rebuke turn to Joy?


2 Corinthians 6:1-7:3  (06 December 2015)

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2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2  (29 November 2015)

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2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10  (22 November 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_11_22_2Corinthians_4_10-5_16.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] It’s reasonably easy to understand what you need to believe to follow Jesus – but what’s it Like? And Could do it?


2 Corinthians 4:1-15  (15 November 2015 Mark Bevan)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_11_15_2Corinthians_4_1-9.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] It’s reasonably easy to understand what you need to believe to follow Jesus – but what’s it Like? And Could do it?


2 Corinthians 2:11-3:18  (08 November 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_11_08_2Corinthians_2_12-3_18.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] It’s reasonably easy to understand what you need to believe to follow Jesus – but what’s it Like? And Could do it?


2 Corinthians 1:12-2:10  (01 November 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_11_01_2Corinthians_1_12-2_10.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] The divorce rate is up – and all our relationships are tense – fractured or broken at some point… With all our relationships made of at least 2 broken people – how do we expect to survive as a church?


2 Corinthians 1:1-11  (25 October 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_10_25_2Corinthians_1_1-11.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] In a World of Pain where can we turn for Comfort?


Numbers…

The book of Numbers – also knows as Wilderness or Desert. This book tracks the journey of Gods people from their rescue from slavery in Egypt – all the way to their arrival at the promised land…. A book we often avoid – Numbers is full of real life application and references to Jesus

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Numbers 32  (20 September 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_09_20_Numbers_32_rest.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio]   It’s been a long trip – flowing god through the desert for 40 years…. Surely they deserve a break? To stop and Rest? We can find ourselves longing for true Rest – where can we find it?


Numbers 27  (06 September 2015 – Peter Cargill)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_09_06_Numbers_27.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] ever been confronted with your own sin? When you’ve stuffed up? How did you respond? How will you respond when God confronts you?


Numbers 26-27  (31 August 2015 – Jeremy Crooks)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_08_31_Numbers_26-27.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] Keep calm and focus on your inheritance…. Having ‘an inheritance’ coming too you can be a ‘calming’ thing… For Gods people – how sure it that inheritance? And what it is exactly? It it automatic or do you have to put in a claim…


Numbers 25  (23 August 2015)

[thaudiohref=’http://lakemacchurch.com.au/archived_sermons/2015/Sermon_15_08_23_Numbers_25.mp3′]Download Mp3[/thaudio] Gods people can’t be cursed – they have nothing to fear from the outside… But there is a enemy tactic that works…


Numbers 22-24  (16 August 2015)

In a society that is increasingly hostile towards Christians and Christianity – how will Gods people survive?


Numbers 21  (09 August 2015 – Nafe Stanbridge)

When Sin Bites… We all have poison in our veins… Where can we look for the antidote? Sermon_15_08_09_Numbers_21


Numbers 20 – Moses… A (little?) stuff up with (big) consequences (02 August 2015 )

Jesus died so that we might live – does that mean how we live doesn’t matter?


Numbers 18  (05 July 2015 – Nafe Stanbridge)


Numbers 16-17  (28 June 2015 – Nafe Stanbridge)


The Sabbath: What – When – Why? (21 June 2015)

Is the Sabbath that big a deal? How should we treat Old Testament Law?


Don’t miss out on the Inheritance (14 June 2015)

Facing impossible situations is tough. How to we have faith when we are faced with impossible situations and God says ‘Trust Me?”


The Holy Spirit and Prophesy (07 June 2015)

Ever had that ‘sick in the pit of your stomach – I just can’t do this’ feeling? How does God EQUIP His people for the Christian life?


Grumbling….  Numbers 11 (31 May 2015)

Here will grumbling get you?


Blessing To the Nations.  Numbers 10 (24 May 2015)

Can anyone get some of Gods blessing? Sometimes it feels as though in the Old Testament God just wants to site people – and He’s different in the New Testament – is this the case?


The Tabernacle.  Numbers 7-9 (17 May 2015)


The Nazirite Vow – Long hair and Sober?.  Numbers 6 (10 May 2015)

As we look at ourselves and others – it’s easy to wonder: what does a life devoted to God look like? what should a life devoted to God look like?


Dealing with Stains.  Numbers 5:1-4 & 19 (03 May 2015 – Nafe Stanbridge)

  Dirt on the outside is sometimes hard enough to get off – Dirt on the inside is something else. Do you wish you could wash away your past? Have you wondered if you can ever get rid of that stain on your conscience?


Random Numbers.  Numbers 1-2 (26 April 2015 )

The book of Numbers. It can seem confusing – boring or perhaps irrelevant. What’s it all about? Why is it here? And what does this book have to offer us? We’ll be asking these very questions over this next term as we work through the book of Numbers – and today – we’re going to make a start.


Gender – Sexuality – Marriage – July 2015


Gende_Sex_Marriage_Series_MainGender, Sexuality and Marriage are big topics in our culture at the moment, and everyone seems to have a different opinion about what is right. Over the next 3 weeks at Lake Mac Church we are going to see what God has to say about each of these topics in his word – the bible. So come along and check it out, because everyone is welcome. Upcoming Talks:

  • Gender –  (12 July 2015)
  • Sexuality –  (19 July 2015)
  • Marriage – (26th July)

Same Sex Marriage Resources Further Information There is some helpful information, updates and articles on the Australian Christian Lobby website. www.acl.org.au The senior pastor of EV Church – Andrew Heard was interviewed on ABC radio, and gives us a great example of how to respond when talking with others who disagree with us about SSM. His interview can be found here: http://blogs.abc.net.au/nsw/2015/06/another-side-of-the-gay-marriage-debate-on-the-central-coast.html Andrew Heard – more comprehensive talks on Homosexuality http://evchurch.info/media/89092 and Same Sex Marriage. http://evchurch.info/media/499a9 An article discussing the decades of research that shows that Children thrive better when raised by both their biological parents. http://discussingmarriage.org/the-argument-from-child-welfare/#.VbN6kUKZaV4 Taking Action

  1. Joining a petition www.marriagepetition.acl.org.au
  1. Write to a member of Parliament www.preservingmarriage.acl.org.au

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Unfinished Business.  Mark 16:1-8 (12 April 2015 )

Mark leaves us on a cliffhanger…. What happens next?


What’s Easter all about.  Mark 15-16 (05 April 2015 )

3 reasons why the resurrection of Jesus IS the best news you’ll ever hear!


Crushed.  Mark 15 (29 March 2015 )

How can the death of one Man pay for the Sin of us all? What was happening at the cross?


The unseen cost.  Mark 14-15 (22 March 2015 )

Many of the everyday thing we enjoy have an unseen cost – which we often forget. What does that look like for Christians??


How to be a true Disciple.  Mark 14 (15 March 2015 ) Nafe Stanbridge

Looking at Peter – how can we be a true disciple?


Jesus the Passover Lamb.  Mark 14 (08 March 2015 ) Nafe Stanbridge

Im afraid we missed the recording for this one – but Nafe Has Kindly provided His full text here to download if you missed it.


The Beginning of the End.  Mark 13 (01 March 2015 )

Mark 13 – whats it all about?


You can’t fool God.  Mark 12:35-44 (22 Febuary 2015 )

Hypocrites. We all hate them – Including Jesus. See how Jesus deals with the problem of religious Hypocrisy.


You can’t fool God.  Mark 11:27-12:34 (15 Febuary 2015 )

With Jesus acting pretty Crazy – a bunch of religious people come to question Him – trying to make a fool of Him What do you think? Is Jesus a fool or God?


A Fig Sandwich  Mark 11:12-16 (08 Febuary 2015 )

In Mark 11:12-26 we find some seemingly random accounts of perhaps 2 temper tantrums fro Jesus! Whats going on?


Expectations…  Mark 11:1-11 (01 Febuary 2015 )

 Today we kicked off our 3rd instalment of Marks Gospel – Over the next 9 weeks we’ll be working through Chapters 11-16 – Where Mark slows down and focuses on the business end of Jesus life. In Mark 11:1-11 we find people with expectations about Jesus – and what life will be like following Him. What do you expect of Jesus? Will He meet your expectations?


Jesus is… too picky. Luke 7:36-50 (18 January 2015 )

 Jesus is….too picky. Ever felt you’re not good enough for Jesus? Have religious people made you think you needed to get life sorted before you turn up @ church? is Jesus too picky?


Jesus is… NOT Strong enough. Mark 4-5 (11 January 2015 )

 Jesus is….NOT strong enough? Is Jesus strong enough to depend on? When it really matters? Even when it’s out of control?


Jesus is… NOT my Lord. Isaiah 44-45 (04 January 2015 )

 Jesus is….? Who is He to you? Fine for someone else but not for you?


Jesus is… NOT COMING BACK. 2 Peter 3 (28 December 2014 )

Download Mp3 Christians have been saying “Jesus is coming back soon – be prepared” for a long time… 2000 years! At some point surely we’ve got to assume He’s not coming?


Jesus is… Racist? John 4 (21 December 2014 )

Download Mp3 After a week where we fear that the religious hate and violence that covers the world has moved to Australia – we are all wondering – how do we respond? How do we respond to those from different races – cultures and faiths? How would Jesus respond?


Nehemiah 11-13 (14 December 2014 )

Download Mp3 We’re all looking for a ‘happily ever after’ – a good ending to our own personal story. Nehemiah 13 wasn’t quite the happy ending the Jews were looking for… Where too from here?


Nehemiah 9-10 (07 December 2014 )

Download Mp3 Marriage… Why would anyone make such big promises (that they probably can’t keep!). But if we though Marriage vows were big – check out the oaths the Jews make in Nehemiah 10! Why would you do it?


Nehemiah 7-8 (30 November 2014 )

Download Mp3 Gods word – we have such great access to it – have we forgotten it’s power and the privilege it is to have it in our language? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-DDtWbMMOI


Nehemiah 4-6 (23 November 2014 )

Download Mp3 Murpheys law… Turns out it applies to Gods work too. Both in our lives and the world. When opposition comes – what does Nehemiah do?


Nehemiah 1-3 (16 November 2014 )

Download Mp3 The question ‘who’s going to do it’ is never sharper than when we are faced with the state of Christianity worldwide. With approx. 66000 people dying every day without ever having heard the Gospel – the need to take it to them is urgent. Who’s going to do it? Nehemiah was faced with an overwhelming task too…


Ezra 7-9 (09 November 2014 )

Download Mp3 The question of ‘How different should Christians be’ really starts to get personal when we ask ‘Does God tell you who you can love?’ In Ezra 7-10 we find this very personal, challenging qn brought sharply into focus.


Ezra 3-4 (26 October 2014 – Dave Sheath)

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Ezra 1-2 (19 October 2014 )

Download Mp3 In this series we look at a couple of books from the Old Testament called Ezra and Nehemiah. At first glance they seem obscure and very very distance from life today. A quick skim through the books and you’ll see that God is focussing on a small group of people and giving them the task to renovate a small dilapidated and demolished site of the temple in Jerusalem. During this series we will see that these ‘distant’ books are God’s word to us today, and given by God to us in order to make a difference in our lives today. We’ll see that God shows the world, initially through Israel and a patch of land in Palestine and its demolition site, that he is a renovating God and has a plan to renovate the lives of many across the entire world. We’ll find that even today God is doing this work and gives us an invitation to be part of his people, and gets us to don on the hard hat to be one of his builders on God’s Block.


Perseverance. Luke 8:1-15 (5 October 2014 – Ellis McCulloch)

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Hows your attitude? Mark 10:31-52 ( 28 September 2014)

Download Mp3 Not the lippy teenage kind – the attitude that underlies everything we do.


Is it worth it? Mark 10:1-12 ( 21 September 2014)

Download Mp3 Jesus demands much less – and much more than we think, Is all the sacrifice Jesus demands really worth it? I’m afraid we had a recording issue – so my full text in pdf is available here.


Gods Big Plan. Luke 24:13-49 ( 14 September 2014)

Download Mp3 Trying to work out what to do –  trying to find the right plan is hard, or is it?


Divorce and Remarriage. Mark 10:1-12 ( 31 August 2014)

Download Mp3 Divorce – So what’s the deal Jesus?


Defining Discipleship. Mark 9:30-50 ( 24 August 2014)

Download Mp3 What is a disciple? Sometimes the job we wan’t isn’t the job the boss gives us….


Can we avoid failure, weakness and inadequacy? In this passage we find all 3 – and Jesus right in the middle. Mark 9:14-29 ( 17 August 2014)

Download Mp3 What does Jesus really expect? What must we do to follow Him?


Iraqi Christians: Is Jesus worth dying for? Mark 8:31-9:13 ( 10 August 2014)

Download Mp3 What does Jesus really expect? What must we do to follow Him?


Money, Money, Money ( 3 August 2014)

Download Mp3 Money. Probably the thing thought about most by this nation. How to spend it? How to get it? What to do with it? What to think of it? We’ll look at what Proverbs has to say before listening to Jesus – the only truly wise man.


Proverbs Ch 7-9 and 31 ( 27 July 2014)

Download Mp3 In proverbs we see gaining wisdom is a lifelong decision – And as we move through both Proverbs – and life our parents input changes – from who to hang out with – to who to marry.


Proverbs 1:1-7 ( 13 July 2014)

Download Mp3 Want the key to living Skilfully? A tool to help you navigate though the constant stream of crucial decisions we need to make? Check out Proverbs…


Acts 1 Part2 – Mark Bevan (22 June 2014)

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Acts 1 Part1 – Mark Bevan (15 June 2014)

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Lake Mac Church Purpose Series #5 – Maturity  (08 June 2014)

Download Mp3 The only thing worse than feeling like you don’t belong is feeling useless – See what Jesus has to say about this, you and Church.


Lake Mac Church Purpose Series #4 – Ministry  1 Corinthians 12 (01 June 2014)

Download Mp3 The only thing worse than feeling like you don’t belong is feeling useless – See what Jesus has to say about this, you and Church.


Lake Mac Church Purpose Series #3 – Membership  Ephesians 2 (25 May 2014)

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Lake Mac Church Purpose Series #2 – Mission  Romans 10:8-17 (18 May 2014)

Download Mp3 Jesus Vision – the Mission and how to do it….


Lake Mac Church Purpose Series #1 – Vision and the M’s 1 John 1:1-7 (11 May 2014)

 What is a worthwhile thing to devote my Life to?


How do we respond when what shouldn’t happen does – and we want to give up on God? (04 May 2014) JT

 When darkness if my closest friend…..


Stepping into the unknown – Joshua 3 (27 April 2014)

 Why take risks following God?


Easter Sunday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 (20 April 2014)

Is the New Life of Easter just another ‘Nice Idea’?


Mark Series – Talk 10 Mark 7:24-8:10 (06 April 2014) JT


Mark Series – Talk 9 Mark 7:1-23 (30 March 2014) JT


Mark Series – Talk 8 Mark 6:30-56 (23 March 2014) JT


Mark Series – Talk 7 Mark 6:7-30 (16 March 2014)


Mark Series – Talk 6 Mark 4:35-6:6 (09 March 2014)


Mark Series – Talk 5 Mark Mark 4:1-34 (02 February 2014)

Sorry – we lost the audio for this one! Here’s my notes instead…


Mark Series – Talk 4 Mark 3:7-35 (23 February 2014)

How do you know that you’re ‘in’ with Jesus? Better check it out because in this passage Jesus shows us that no one can assume they’re automatically ‘in’…


Mark Series – Talk 3 Mark 2:13-3:6 (16 February 2014)

How does God’s own Religion (the law) fit into the Kingdom of God’s Promised King Jesus?


Mark Series – Talk 2 Mark 1:21-2:12 (09 February 2014)

Got real needs that need fixing? Don’t we all! See what happens when Jesus (Who has real power) comes face to face with people like us who have real needs….


Mark Series – Talk 1 Mark 1:1-20 (02  February 2014)

With no secrets about who Jesus is in Marks gospel – the question is – ‘How is Jesus going to save His people?’ and ‘How are people going to respond to the arrival of Gods Promised King?’


1 Thessalonians Series – Talk 7 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28 (26  January 2014)


1 Thessalonians Series – Talk 6 1_Thessalonians_5_1-11(19  January 2014)


 1 Thessalonians Series – Talk 5 1_Thessalonians_4_12-18 (12  January 2014)

It’s your Funeral…. Hopeless grief or see you later?


 1 Thessalonians Series – Talk 4 1_Thessalonians_4_1-12 (06 January 2014)

What should the life of Christians look like? Hear what Paul has to say about work faith and sex….


 1 Thessalonians Series – Talk 3 1_Thessalonians_2_17-3_13 (29  December 2013)

What sort of Church should we try and be? As a Church – who should we imitate? Check out this church plant in Thessolonica!


1 Thessalonians Series – Talk 2 1_Thessalonians_2_1-16 (22  December 2013)

Do you need re-assurance that your faith is real? It’s seems we all do sometimes – Even these guys in 1 Thessalonians 2…


1 Thessalonians Series – Talk 1 1_Thessalonians_1 (15  December 2013)

 As a baby Church – who should we look up to? Who should we imitate?


Leviticus Series – Talk 9 Leviticus26_Blessings (08  December 2013)

What should our expectations be for the Christian life? Material blessing? Prosperity? What was it for Israel and what does that mean for us now? Join us in Leviticus 26 and find out…


Leviticus Series – Talk 8 Leviticus23_Sabbath (01 December 2013)

What is the concept of ‘Sabbath’ in the Old testament – and what does that mean for us?


Leviticus Series – Talk 7 Leviticus_18&20 (24  November 2013)

Our society wants to be ‘sexually un-restricted’ in that that happens behind closed doors is OK as long as it’s between 2 consenting adults. Leviticus 18 & 20 lay down some pretty explicit ‘sexual restrictions’. What did that mean for Israel and what does it mean for us today?


Leviticus Series – Talk 6 Leviticus_19_OT_Framework (17  November 2013)

How do we interpret the Old Testament Law? We’re keen to uphold the law of looking after the poor – but seem to forget about poly-cotton being forbidden! How to be consistent?


Leviticus Series – Talk 5 Leviticus16 (10 November 2013)

What do you think of ‘priests’? What is your general gut-reaction when that term is used today. However, what most Australians think of priests is quite far removed from what God is getting at when he introduced the priesthood in Leviticus 8-10. This talk looks at whether or not priests are relevant and whether or not we need one today.


Leviticus Series – Talk 4 Leviticus11-15_Clean_and_Unclean (03 November 2013)

What do you think of ‘priests’? What is your general gut-reaction when that term is used today. However, what most Australians think of priests is quite far removed from what God is getting at when he introduced the priesthood in Leviticus 8-10. This talk looks at whether or not priests are relevant and whether or not we need one today.


Leviticus Series – Talk 3 Leviticus_8-10 (27 Oct. 2013)

What do you think of ‘priests’? What is your general gut-reaction when that term is used today. However, what most Australians think of priests is quite far removed from what God is getting at when he introduced the priesthood in Leviticus 8-10. This talk looks at whether or not priests are relevant and whether or not we need one today.


Leviticus Series – Talk 2 Leviticus_03 (20 Oct. 2013)

Sometimes we flatten out the Old Testament sacrifices as though they all deal with atonement. The peace or fellowship offering looks at the grand celebration God wants to have with his people because they are now within his presence.


Leviticus Series – Talk 1 Leviticus_01 (13 Oct. 2013)

Imagine launching a church by beginning in the book of Levitiucs. We’ve done that! Our official launch looked at how a Holy God is going to dwell amongst sinful people. The answer is good news for us!


Hell – Why Launch (06 Oct. 2013)