Venezuelan refugees in Arequipa receive weekly food aid

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Concord Baptist Church members David and Christine Jeyachandran work with university students in Arequipa, Peru. Finding himself unable to go into the universities because only those doing essential work are allowed a work permit, David is helping with SIM‘s Disaster Relief project in Arequipa. Christine and their three children remain locked down except for the very recent approval for children to be allowed …

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

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Forgiveness. In theory, everyone loves the idea of forgiveness. When we make a mistake, we love it when other people are gracious and kind and forgive us straight away. But what happens when someone hurts us? In the parable of the unforgiving servant, Jesus is teaching us two key lessons about forgiveness. Join us at 10am on Sunday to find …

The Prodigal Son

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Have you ever been in someone’s bad books? Have you ever been on the wrong side of someone? In relationship with people, we can sometimes find ourselves in dangerous territory. And it’s in these moments we remember the difference between having a good relationship with someone and a bad one. Sometimes we need to ‘get right’ with people to have …

Interview – Brigitte Rakow

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May is a month where we highlight the activities of our members locally and globally. Brigitte Rakow is a long term member of CBC and you can meet her on our About Us page,  but with current restrictions on meeting in person we thought we’d do a virtual interview to learn even more: Concord Baptist Church: We hear you’ve been …

Hidden Treasure and an Expensive Pearl

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This Sunday’s stories come from Matthew chapter 13. They are the stories of the hidden treasure and the pearl of great price. Jesus talks here in story form to bring shape and reality to the abstract notion of the kingdom of heaven. He shows us that the kingdom of heaven is valuable and hidden and involves sacrifice. Ideas that might …

Stories Jesus Told: Parable of the Sower

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This Sunday we are starting a new series called ‘Stories Jesus Told’, looking at a series of the most significant parables that Jesus shared. We begin with the Parable of the Sower (or the Parable of the Soils). It sets the scene for what Jesus is doing in ALL the parables. He speaks and invites people to be hearers of …

Ephesians 1: Extra Blessing Therapy!

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This Sunday we are delighted to be having Greg Prosper bringing us a message from God’s Word. Greg is a full-time army chaplain and a long-time friend of Concord Baptist Church. He’s sharing EBT with us: extra blessing therapy! Paul wrote Ephesians from prison, most likely in Rome. He was isolated and separated from friends. How did he handle this …

Remembering those who served – Anzac Day 2020

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This week, in the lead up to Anzac Day, is an opportunity to remember some of the individuals from Concord Baptist who served in the First World War (1914-1918). Those who do not remember the past are destined to repeat it – George Santayana These notes have been compiled with best endeavours, but please let us know any inaccuracies so …

COVID-19 Easter Sunday

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This Easter weekend we’re looking at how John portrays the incredible story of Jesus’ death and resurrection and the good news that this proclaims for all people everywhere. May we truly know the life, the peace and the joy that Jesus brings this Easter. Our Easter Sunday session will premiere at our usual time (10am). We hope you can join …

COVID-19 Good Friday

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Easter has arrived – unlike any Easter we have celebrated in our lifetime. Instead of meeting together to take communion and celebrate the wonderful thing that Jesus has done, we are continuing to stay at home to help contain the spread of COVID-19. While we cannot meet face-to-face at this time, may you still know the loving presence of God. …