Blue Flower

 
A Quick Look Over The Fence

Jesus' parable of the 'Good Samaritan' can cut a bit close to the bone sometimes. It's a requirement to love our neighbour and honour those whose history, background and faith may different from ours.

Below are links to a high point of the three major traditions of the readership of this newsletter. It may be challenging (and interesting) to spend a few minutes looking over a fence or two!

Billy Graham is a well known evangelist. Last year, aged 95, he made a call to America to face the Cross of Christ.   He's still got it!

Pope Francis is breathing new life into the Catholic Church. The Sydney Morning Herald has an article which tells some engaging stories about the Pope which would challenge people from any denomination. His relationship with evangelist Luis Palau is well known in Argentina
 
Heidi Baker is a significant leader from the Pentecostal stream. Her testimony of what the Lord is doing in some parts Africa is incredible. 

                                                     

Significant Events:

Web 19th Feb 2014 Steve Grace Shed Night
Steve Grace, one of Australia's leading gospel performers over the last 25 years, will be returning to Wollongong, his home town, for one concert on the 19th February as part of his most recent national tour. This will be held on the 19th February at 7pm at the new Wollongong Baptist Church premises at 330 Keira Street, Wollongong. There is no fixed entry fee but donations can be made when entering the church to support the work of Steve Grace Ministries. Steve has particularly asked those attending to invite a non Christian friend.

 

Sat 8th March 2014,

Sons of Korah at Gateway City Church.
World acclaimed Psalmist Music Group in Wollongong. The Psalms have been the primary source for the worship traditions of both Judaism and Christianity going right back to ancient times. With their unique acoustic, multi-ethnic sound Sons of Korah have given this biblical songbook a dynamic and emotive new musical expression. They endeavour to lead their listeners into an impacting encounter with this book that is often described as the 'heart' of the bible. From lamentation to songs of jubilant praise, from battle cry to benediction, from exclamation of awe and wonder to reflections of tranquility and perfect wisdom, Sons of Korah provide a compelling portrait of the world and experience of the psalms. Sons of Korah have offered Illawarra Pastors and their families FREE TICKETS to this event in Wollongong on Saturday Match 8th. To claim your FREE TICKETS please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number of tickets you would like along with your church name. Tickets will then be emailed to you by return.

 

5 March to April 13 2014, 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting, with a National Day of Prayer and Fasting March 2. Three senior Christian leaders have put together a call to be involved in this important event. See link (with two video clips) for details.   

March 7th, World Day of Prayer   

 

7th to 11th April 2014, Christ for the Coast Mission(website coming soon)
Evangelistic events will be held in Wollongong city, North Wollongong area, Wollongong University and in Shellharbour.
Al Stewart is booked to speak at each event. He is a gifted and experienced evangelist, who will clearly, faithfully and persuasively proclaim Christ. Details are yet to be announced. 

 

26-28th June, Chris Gore healing conference at Shellharbour.

See Kingdom Releasers website for details so far. Chris is a New Zealander and is the Director of Healing Ministries at Bethel Church Redding California.   

 

Stay Tuned, City Serve is coming to Shellharbour!  

 

Friday Morning breakfasts 0730 (another change of time) 

Venue is the Hope Centre Food Barn behind the Harvey Norman Warehouse at Warrawong. It's great fellowship, and occasionally there are special items!

And it's FREE (but any support for the Hope Centre is welcome)

 

Fred Nile has asked asked all those on his mailing list to watch and forward this remarkable clip, now being called  The Brave German Woman. She publicly took on a Muslim cleric who made a call to prayer in the German cathedral that especially honours Martin Luther.  

 

Jesus promised his disciples three things: that they would be
1. Completely fearless,
2. Absurdly happy,
3. In constant trouble.

   -G.K. Chesterton.

 

So you want to have a Men's Shed? (This is just so funny!) 

Pray with, and for, other Christian leaders in your area.

Please note and forward any event items which you would like included in the website  

Blessings, Darryl