Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Christmas Musical Praise Service 26th November 2023




We invite you to join us for our



Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2023


Jesus said: What Seek Ye? – Follow Me.   (John 1:38, 43)

Sat 7.00 pm:  Outdoor Brass Band Carol Recital

Oxford Square, Darlinghurst - followed by

From 8.15 pm Fellowship in the Church Hall


Sun 11.30 am:  Praise Service in the Church

Followed by Lunch in the Hall

At Christmas time we remember:

·         the birth of Jesus as we enjoy the Christmas festivities

·         that Jesus gave Himself as a sacrifice for all at Easter, and then He ascended into Heaven

·         the Bible tells us that Jesus Christ will return to this Earth.

Church Members:

·         hold a hope to be eye-witnesses of His return

·         hold a hope to be kept wholly alive by God in spirit and soul and body without physical death, and to be changed from mortal to immortal beings at that time

·         believe that this hope will be fulfilled as a promise to a remnant of the descendants of Biblical Israel who follow the Law and the Gospel as set out in the Scriptures.

Bible References: John 3:16 & 11:25-26; 1 Corinthians 15:51-53; 1 Thessalonians 5:23

If you would like to know more:

Phone:  1300 135 299    Web:  Email: 

Sydney Church:  196 Campbell St, Darlinghurst 2010


Note re Parking:  Parking is difficult:  Campbell Street is metered all the time, side street is limited parking period Sat night, unlimited on Sunday.  Paid parking is available around the corner at the end of Campbell Street, on the right, at St Margaret’s Car Park, 417-435 Bourke Street, entrance next to Woollies, down driveway, under St Margaret’s Building.  Cost Sat/Sun $2 per hour. But be early.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Evidence of God's Wisdom in New Testament Teachings



Web:   Contact:  1300 135 299

Outline of Service 22nd October 2023

Evidence of Wisdom in God’s Instructions:

New Testament Teachings

singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Eph 5:19.


Hymn 106:  God’s Greatness and Grace    

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)                  

Psalm 32:1-11   Be Glad in The Lord


Bible Readings: 

Selection of Mentors:  Exodus 18:1-6, 13-24

Jesus’ Teachings: Matthew 5:1-9

Christian Lifestyle:  Ephesians 4:17-32; 5:19-21

Back the Front?   Mark 8:34-38

The Catch 22!   Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-9; Romans 5:20-21, 6:1,15


Summary of Readings

·                     Moses picked “Christian People” as leaders as Israel journeyed through the desert and sought to follow strict rules set out by God

·                     The New Testament focusses on developing a relationship with God and our neighbours, as our salvation is a gift and not of works

·                     The Christian lifestyle is about Praise, Prayer and Participation in our Christian Community  - Jesus said we must give up our worldly life to find it!

·                     In the Beatitudes Jesus sets out the requirements of a Christian Lifestyle and we see the evidence of God’s Wisdom in following these Teachings

·                     The Catch 22 is that whilst we do not have to do “works” for our salvation, once “saved”, we will want to do the “works”!



Hymn 3:  The Mighty Day is at Hand




Hymn 79:  The Light of Life        


Thursday, September 21, 2023

Evidence of God's Greatness: Physical and Spiritual Dimensions



Web:   Contact:  1300 135 299

Outline of Service 24th September 2023

EVIDENCE: Physical and Spiritual Dimensions

… they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.… Acts 4:13.

Hymn 104:  Trust in God   

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)                  

Psalm 89:5-11:   God’s Great Powers


Bible Readings: 

Evidence of Spiritual Help:  2 Kings 6:8-17

Beyond Human Understanding: Isaiah 55:6-13

Promised Help from the Father:  John 14:15-22

Our Link with God - Prayer:  1 Thessalonians 5:15-24

The Whole Armour of God:  Ephesians 6:10-20

God’s Spirit Helps Our Spirit:  Romans 8:22-27

Summary of Readings

·                     The Bible gives many examples of spiritual and physical dimensions, and interaction between them

·                     Our link with God is through prayer – an action that comes from our minds – through which He has promised help in physical situations

·                     The proof that there is a physical and a spiritual dimension is today evidenced in the lives of believers

·                     Faith is the evidence of things not seen.


Hymn 57 - Tune 54:  Heaven and Earth




Hymn 90:  Evidence of God’s Presence     


Wednesday, July 26, 2023

A Nation of Promise - The Return to Jerusalem


Outline of Service 30th July 2023

A Nation of Promise – The Return to Jerusalem

… they had understood the words that were declared unto themNeh. 8:12.

Songs of Praise – led by the Terrigal Singers

Hymn 106:  Praise God Together       

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)                  

Psalm 105:1-8:   God’s Greatness


Bible Readings: 

God’s Preparations:  Jeremiah 29:10-14; Isaiah 44:28; Ezra 1:1-11

Ezra Goes with the King’s Blessing:  Ezra 7:1, 6-13, 27-8; 8:21-23

God’s Word Proclaimed in Jerusalem:  Nehemiah 8:1-12

Jesus Sends Out His Disciples:  Matthew 10:1-6

Jerusalem From Above:  Revelation 21:1-5

Summary of Readings

·                     Although God allowed His Nation of Promise to be taken into captivity, He had accurately foretold that they would return after a period of 70 years

·                     Ezra and Nehemiah were actively involved in seeking these promises

·                     A large number of the Jews did return to Jerusalem at that time

·                     However, the Bible still contains many promises that relate to an ingathering of a remnant of the descendants of the whole 12 Tribes, which are yet to be fulfilled

·                     Scripture tells that these promises relate to the Latter Days, or the Day of the Lord, which will align with the return of Jesus Christ to reign on this earth

·                     Those seeking God in their hearts will have a desire to want to be obedient to His Commandments, and at Jesus’ return will enter the Promised Land – being the redemption of spirit and soul and body.


Hymn 88:  Clothed with God’s Strength     




Hymn 72:  Personal Response to the Promises 


And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  (Jeremiah 29:13).

Thursday, July 20, 2023

A Nation of Promise - The Promises Rejected

A Nation of Promise – The Promises Rejected

This is the Lord’s doing;..we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:23-24

Hymn 20:  Safety in Obeying God      

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)                  

Psalm 118:14-24:   I will praise the Lord


Bible Readings: 

Moses Calls-out Bad Behaviour:  Deut. 32:15-29

Continuing Rejection of God:  Jeremiah 44:1-10

Jesus’ Parable of Rejection:  Matt 21:33-46

God’s Everlasting Love: Romans 10:1-3, 13-21

Summary of Readings

·                     God chose Israel to be His peculiar treasure to Himself, to be a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation, and to receive His Promised Blessings (Exodus 19:5-6)

·                     However, even whilst journeying to the Promised Land, the people rebelled against the Lord – Deuteronomy 32:15-19

·                     There was a period in which the Nation experienced the Blessings promised by God under the reign of Kings Saul, David and Solomon, but subsequent to that most kings rejected God’s instructions, despite the continuing Promises

·                     The Nation was divided into 2 Kingdoms, and one, Israel, had no Godly King and was sent into dispersion, whilst the other, Judah, had a few Godly kings, but overall grew further away from God and was taken into captivity - Jeremiah 44:1-10

·                     Jesus told a parable about Israel’s rejection of God’s ways and how they did not honour His Son – Matthew 21:33-46

·                     Nevertheless, God still continues, to hold out His Hand to deliver His People from the power of their enemy, Satan; He will bring them to dwell in The Land – their physical bodies – when Jesus Christ returns to reign over this World.


Hymn 122 (Tune 123):  Overcoming the Enemy Within         




Hymn 83:  Truth Will Triumph   


The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.  I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.   (Psalm 118:15-16).

Sunday, June 18, 2023



Outline of Service 25th June 2023


…be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem Zep 3:14


Hymn 105:  Sing to God    

The Lord’s Prayer  (Luke 11:2-4)                  

Psalm 139:1-3, 14-17, 23-24:   Praise God in Everything!


Bible Readings: 

The Times of Zephaniah:  Zeph 1:1, 7-8, 14-18

God’s Judgement and Promised Revival:  Zeph 3:1-7, 13-20

Josiah’s Reforms: 2 Kings 22:1-2, 8-20

Jesus on Pure Hearts Towards God: Matt 15:10-20

The Day of the Lord Will Come:  2 Peter 3:1-2, 8-14

Summary of Readings

·                     As well as pronouncing prophecies of darkness and despair (which could have been the book that Josiah read), Zephaniah speaks of hope for the future

·                     Zephaniah reminded Judah that God’s judgment - The Day of The Lord - will come on them because they have been unfaithful to Him  

·                     Josiah did come later in Zephaniah’s life and brought reforms within the nation

·                     Josiah’s reforms were only temporary – a type of the final Day of the Lord - when God’s Kingdom will be established on the earth permanently

·                     Zephaniah recognised that the core of the waywardness is that people are not pure in their hearts towards God

·                     Zephaniah prophesied of a time when the evil will be removed from within God’s Israel, and they will dwell in the Land - a-type of our bodies - forever. 


Hymn 22:  God’s Word is Sure 




Hymn 51:  The Day of the Lord 



The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil any more

(Zepheniah 3:15).