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Gospel Coalition Australia Launched

TheGospelCoalitionAustralia was launched in grand style last Thursday 23-7-15 in Brisbane Town Hall, 1,000 attending, Gary Millar (Principal, Qld Theological College) leading, Don Carson (Theologian of Renown) preaching. A great night for Christ and the Kingdom. Go to www.australia.thegospelcoalition.org for loads of helpful material. Full report in New Life on 1 August.

 

Nungalinya College, Darwin, Presents Mid-Week Lectures

The Rev'd Dr Bruce Kaye, Adjunct Research Professor, Centre for Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University, will deliver three lectures at Nungalinya College which are open to the Public.

Please pray for this new initiative of the College to make Bible teaching more accessible in Darwin. Please pray for Dr Bruce Kaye as he shares the fruit of his research.

The series of Mid-Week Bible Lectures will run on Wednesdays 29 July, 5 and 12 August between 7.30pm and 9.00pm. These will be substantial lectures suitable for thoughtful students of the Bible. Pastors are especially encouraged to attend. Please park in the Dripstone Rd Carpark.

Dr Kaye will speak on Living the Gospel in Different Cultures - Paul as Cross-cultural Apostle 

 1. Being a Christian in an Imperial city (Philippi)

 2. Being a Christian in a Free City within an Empire (Thessalonica)

 3. Being a Christian in a Cosmopolitan trading city (Corinth)

 Each of these cities is identifiably different and the way Paul presented the Gospel and built a church was also discernibly different in each place.  

Why not bring your home group for some in-depth teaching and encouragement? Supper will be provided.

These lectures will be presented as a service to the Christian Community at no charge.

 

SEX TRAFFICKING VICTIMS IN NEPAL FIND SECURITY

Nepal (MNN) -- When women are trafficked into sexual slavery, their identity is stolen and self-worth is destroyed. This is especially true for women in Nepal, where trafficking increased significantly after the earthquake. But through a Vision Beyond Borders safe house, many are finding healing. VBB’s Dyann Romeijn says, “We’re trying to give women an opportunity...’

Suicide Bomber Attacks Church In Nigeria

On Sunday afternoon 5 July a motorized rickshaw pulled up in front of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Potiskum, the capital of Yobe state in Nigeria. The driver was a suicide bomber allegedly sent by Boko Haram. The explosives detonated after the bomber entered the building.

The explosion killed six in all: the bomber, the church pastor, a mother and her two children, and one other congregation member. Four worshipers died instantly, the last succumbing to her injuries later in a local hospital.

The building was under construction, but after the devastation of the explosion, it will have to be rebuilt–not only as a building but as a church of believers. The congregation will be forced to find a new pastor in the midst of the chaos

Although Boko Haram has not actually claimed the attack as of yet, Potiskum has been attacked repeatedly. As the church is situated just on the outskirts of the city, it wouldn’t be a stretch to source yet another suicide bombing to the insurgent group.

As Boko Haram continues to launch attacks against believers across Nigeria, Open Doors is asking you to pray for the situations surrounding the assaults. In some situations, local Muslims are even blaming Christians for some of the attacks. Nigeria is already #10 on the Open Doors World Watch List for countries where persecution against Christians is the most severe, and it could quickly rise in rank if the terrorism and religious extremism doesn’t stop. – mnnonline.org 

 

CITY BIBLE FORUM, MELBOURNE

‘Frustration to Fulfilment’ broadcast on Logos Live starts on Wed 8 July, from 12.35pm-1.10pm. Challenging, enjoyable, stretching, fulfilling? Necessary, painful, difficult, frustrating? 

What are we to make of work? 

Over four lunchtime sessions, Logos Live explores work, life, and meaning. 

Logos Live is a radio show recorded in the CBD of Melbourne, which asks the bigger questions. Be a part of the live audience! Enjoy the show, ask your questions, and discover if there is something more to be found at work. 

All sessions 12:35-1:10pm, Ross House (247 Flinders Lane, Melbourne) 

Wednesday 8 July - 'Frustration: I am frustrated at work' with Kara Martin, Associate Dean, Ridley Marketplace Institute 

Wednesday 22 July - 'Fulfilment: I am what I do?' with Andrew Laird, Director of LIfe @Work

Wednesday 5 August - 'Finances: I am what I earn?' with Jenny George, Melbourne Business School

Wednesday 19 August - 'Future: I am going ... where?' with David Knox, Mercer Superannuation expert