People of Good News

We are a church that holds to God’s truth as it is clearly taught in His word – the Bible, the Holy Scriptures. We have to do this, since the whole teaching of the Bible points us to Jesus Christ (Lk24:44), the only One who can give us salvation and fullness of life (Jn 6:68).…

Wild Goose Chase

In the Celtic tradition the Holy Spirit is represented as a bird, but not the peaceful and serene dove landing on Jesus at his baptism. For their symbol of the Holy Spirit, the Celtic church people chose the Wild Goose. The symbol has also been embraced by the Iona Community. The New Testament likens the…

Prepare to be served by God

What happens when we come to worship? We serve God, right? – as we praise Him. Well, yes, but that’s not the most important thing that happens, and if we leave this most important thing out, we won’t be worshipping at all! The first and most important thing that happens when we worship, is that…

So Right, It’s Wrong

“There are two kinds of lostness. That’s why Jesus puts the elder brother in the parable. You can escape God as much through morality and religion as you can escape God through immorality and             irreligion…. Elder brothers obey to get things from God, and, if those things aren’t forthcoming, they get very angry.” [Timothy Keller]…

Imperfect

“Imperfect” the sign read above a case of pears in the supermarket. At a reduced price, I welcomed the opportunity to buy fruit with slight defects that normally would have been  discarded. A pear was still a pear with nutritional value, even if it had a slight flaw. As a Christian, we don’t have to…

The Lost, and the Lost

In the Trump era we have often heard public designations of individuals and populations as “bad people”, or just plain “baddies”. I’m sure that in a lot of cases these claims could well be correct. These claims would usually be made by those who consider themselves or the group they belong to as “good people”.…

Rev. Gordon and His Bar of Soap

“I don’t know them from a bar of soap.” This is a strange idiom which probably means that you are completely unaware of or know nothing about a particular person. Applied in a spiritual sense, we could ask, “Do you know God?” Most will say that they do, but there is a vast   difference between…

Every Kind of Worship

On the day of Pentecost, when the fullness of the Holy Spirit came upon every member of God’s people, they miraculously spoke in the tongues of every nation on earth. This means that every language and culture on earth was “baptised” by God into the eternal worship of Him. God’s Word and truth will guide…

Think Much, Much Bigger!

Many people say that, after our life in this world, there is nothing. They say it will be just like “the power gets turned off”, and then there is no action, no light, no life, just darkness, nothing. Some add what is supposed to be a compensating idea that we then just “become a part…

An Open Letter to the National Assembly

On behalf of the Golden Grove Uniting Church, we write to express our deep concern regarding suggested possible changes to the Uniting Church’s received doctrine and practice of marriage at the forthcoming Fifteenth Assembly of the UCA…

Read more, Download