C3 Church Eastern Suburbs
By C3 Eastern Suburbs
We are a C3 Church located in the Eastern Suburbs of Auckland. Our heart is to lead people towards Jesus. We are a vibrant, modern community church in the Eastern Suburbs of Auckland. We would love you to come along and check us out, Sundays 10am Te Oro Music & Arts Centre in Glen Innes. Kids are very welcome, we have a brilliant programme for them.
UP & GO A Day on the life of the Disciples | Glenn Bilby | 15 May 2022
What did a day in the life of the disciples look like? Walking with Jesus, experiencing the miraculous. We track through Mark Chapter 6 and find a very long day. Sometimes we can be in the midst of God moving and miss it.
May 15, 2022
FAITH FOR THE JOURNEY | Roadblocks & Roundabouts | Glenn Bilby | 13 Feb 2022
Ever felt stuck, or going around in circles? This weeks message is on Roadblocks and Roundabouts as we kick off our series on Faith for the Journey. We follow the path of Moses and the Israelites and the challenges they face as the Red Sea, and we discover Jehovah Jeshua - the God that saves
February 13, 2022
CHURCH ONLINE | RECREATE | Staying Fruitful | Glenn Bilby | 6 Feb 2022
This Sunday we wrap up our series on Recreate and how to maintain a faith that is alive and fruitful. We look at Jesus' words in John 15 and his instructions to stay connected to the vine.
February 06, 2022
CHURCH ONLINE | RECREATE | A New Church | Glenn Bilby | 30 Jan 2022
If Jesus was to restore the Church what would it look like? What did the early church look like? Essentially Church is simple, and whatever season we are going through the life-giving power is available to us. This week we look at Acts 2:42 and how we operate during this season of Covid
January 30, 2022
CHURCH ONLINE | RECREATE | A New Community | Glenn Bilby | 23 Jan 2022
This week in our series on Recreate we talk about how to rebuild and restore relationships, how do we ensure in a divided society remain connected and that the lost and broken are brought back. We look at David and Absolam and Gods heart for reconciliation. Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that a banished person does not remain banished from him. 2 Samuel 14:14
January 23, 2022
CHURCH ONLINE | RECREATE | Restore my Soul | Glenn Bilby | 16 Jan 2022
We are in a season on Recreate, January is a time of recreation. What restores your soul? Finding that place of green pastures and still waters, or maybe some good waves. The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. Psalm 23:1-3 Full recording of the service is available on our Facebook page
January 16, 2022
CHURCH ONLINE | RECREATE | A New You | Glenn Bilby | 9 Jan 2022
God has made and is making all things new – this includes you. What does it mean to be a new creation in Christ? Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 What does it mean to be born again? Here Ps Glenn breaks it down with a look at our body, soul and spirit FULL CHURCH SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
January 09, 2022
CHURCH ONLINE | RECREATE | A New Day | Glenn Bilby | 2 Jan 2022
New Years message God’s mercies are new every morning Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23 Every morning we have the opportunity to start over, the ability to turn over a new leaf, start a new day Mercy is a beautiful aspect of Christianity and the antithesis of cancel culture
January 02, 2022
CHURCH ONLINE | RECREATE | Glenn Bilby | 26 Dec 2021
God is a creator Always making new things, and things new. I am making everything new!’ Revelation 21:5 January is a time for recreation, today Ps Glenn introduces our new series and looks at what recreates us and the difference between recreation and entertainment
December 26, 2021
ADVENT | A Christmas Message | Glenn Bilby | 19 Dec 2021
How often do we ask the question 'How will this be?' Mary asked this question of the Angel Gabriel and I love the response How will this be,’ Mary asked the angel, ‘since I am a virgin?’ The angel answered,‘The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. The Holy Spirit is still at work, He overshadows, us hovers over us, brings new life
December 19, 2021
ADVENT | Prepare the Way | Glenn Bilby | 5 Dec 2021
ADVENT 2021 | CHURCH ONLINE The lead up to Christmas is a time of expecting, waiting, hoping. What are you hoping for? Expectant about? This week we look at John the Baptist and his task to prepare the way for Jesus Full Service is available online on our Facebook page
December 05, 2021
WHY WOULD I? Is Heaven & Hell still a thing? | Glenn Bilby | 14 Nov 2021
In our series on 'Why would I? Glenn looks at Heaven and Hell and what Jesus had to say about it. Should we make fear-based decisions or is a bit of healthy fear good for us?
November 13, 2021
WHY WOULD I? | Priscilla Bilby | 31 Oct 2021
We are in a series on 'Why would I?' Why would I choose to follow Jesus This week Priscilla shares her why, a bit of her origin story in coming to faith in Christchurch and her love for the community of faith
October 31, 2021
WHY WOULD I? | Why follow? | Glenn Bilby | 24 Oct 2021
Why would I? Why would I follow Jesus? Glenn kicks off our new series looking at the early disciples and their response to Jesus' call to 'come follow me' and what that means for us 2000 years later
October 24, 2021
THE GREAT TURN AROUND | Resurrection Power | Glenn Bilby | 17 Oct 2021
We are in a series looking at the great turnaround moments in the Bible, the 'but God' moments when everything shifts. The resurrection of Christ is the greatest turnaround moment in history. It changes everything, and we can have confidence it can change our world today. Recorded during Covid Lockdown, full video of service can be located on our Facebook page
October 17, 2021
THE GREAT TURN AROUND | The Art of the Pivot | Glenn Bilby | 10 Oct 2021
In these Covid times the ability to pivot, change directions, have another go is really important to getting through. Here Ps Glenn looks at the story of Jonah and how God redirects him to get on the right track
October 10, 2021
THE GREAT TURN AROUND | Prison to the Palace | Glenn Bilby | 3 Oct 2021
This Sunday we look at the life of Joseph and how in one day he goes from the prison to the palace. Glenn brings us three 'but God' moments in the life of Joseph, where God turns up and shifts everything. Recorded during Covid lockdown. Full video can be found on our Facebook page
October 03, 2021
THE GREAT TURN AROUND | Michael Jenkins | 26 Sept 2021
Today we hear from Michael Jenkins, a bit of his story on Gods ability to turn your life in a totally different direction and work all things together for good. Recorded during Covid Lockdown. The full video is available on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/C3EasternSuburbsNZ/videos/405573731013549
September 26, 2021
THE GREAT TURN AROUND | The Cave | Glenn Bilby | 19 Sept 2021
Today we kick off a new series on The Great Turn Around, the 'but God' moments in the Bible where God turns things together for good. We look at the life of King David and lessons from the cave, being stuck and how to come through well. Recorded during Covid lockdown - full video is available on our Facebook page
September 19, 2021
THE BLESSING | Glenn Bilby | 12 Sept 2021
What does it mean to be blessed? This Sunday we take a look at The Blessing or the Benediction. We hear from Emma with her son Ethan, Glenn looks at the scriptures around it in Numbers 6 and Diane shares her thoughts around it. Recorded during Covid Lockdown. For full video including the song The Blessing and Diane's encouragement go to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/C3EasternSuburbsNZ/videos/1626421081083088
September 12, 2021
JESUS STORIES | Parable of the Sower | Glenn Bilby | 25 July 2021
How come one person hears the gospel message and responds eagerly and another hears the same message and stares blankly? The Kingdom of God comes by hearing, but are we really hearing and understanding. We look at the Parable of the Sower from Matthew 13 and the call to sow. Also the remarkable story of Rawiri Taiwhanga from the Nagapuhi Iwi, one of the earliest Maori chiefs to embrace Christianity
July 25, 2021
JESUS STORIES | Incredible redemption story | Paulie & Frances Pupualii | 4 July 2021
Paulie and Frances tell their incredible story, from violence and abuse, growing up in Samoa and the streets of Glen Innes, to a change in mindset and a place in God's story of redemption.
July 04, 2021
CHASING MONSTERS | battling anxiety | Mark Stevenson | 27 June 2021
Guest speaker Mark Stevenson shares his story and also his daughters in the battle against anxiety and depression. Mark is an author, educator and storyteller. He keeps it real and tells it how it is, combined with hope and courage for the journey.
June 27, 2021
JESUS STORIES | Tarore, The Alabaster Box and Les Mis | Glenn Bilby | 13 June 2021
We are in a series of Jesus Stories of redemption. Telling the Stories of the Land and early NZ and the gospel, stories of the Bible and Jesus' Parables. This week Glenn asks the question 'what would it look like if we lived as though we had been redeemed? The story of Tarore and the transformation her death was a catalyst for, the story of the woman with the alabaster jar of perfume and the redemption story of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables
June 13, 2021
BUILD | Redeem your Finances | Glenn Bilby | 27 May 2021
Did you know that sowing will leave you poor? So often we are taught to sow and you will reap a harvest. But as any good farmer knows there are other factors that determine a good harvest. Here Ps Glenn shares some strategies around financial success.
May 23, 2021
REDEMPTION Not by human effort | Graeme Dixon | 16 May 2021
Graeme Dixon shares a great word of freedom, we are not called to strive harder to earn God's favour, it's a God thing
May 16, 2021
MOTHERS DAY | Priscilla Bilby | 9 May 2021
How do we build a home where people want to come to?
May 09, 2021
THE PRODIGAL SERIES | The Older Brother | Glenn Bilby | 25 April 2021
Ps Glenn shares a message on the Older Brother, and asks the question 'have we become the modern day Pharisees? How do we combat older brother lostness? Who's side is God on? The older or younger brother? How does the father respond? Apologies for the quality of this recording, it was recorded from the back of the auditorium rather than through the sound system
April 25, 2021
THE PRODIGAL SERIES | The Father's Heart, the robe, the ring & the sandals | Glenn Bilby | 18 April 2021
We continue our series on the story of the Prodigal Son. This week we look at the Father's response and the simple but profound theology of grace. God's heart for total redemption and restoration. The significance of what he gives to the returning son and what it means for us today.
April 18, 2021
David & Greta Peters | An Unshakeable Hope | 28 March 2021
Special guests David & Greta share their incredible story of redemption and hope. Where hope is found and God's ability to turn around a situation. I will transform the valley of trouble, into a gateway of hope Hosea 2:15
March 27, 2021
THE PRODIGAL SERIES | He came to his senses | Glenn Bilby | 21 March 2021
We continue to unpackage the simple but brilliant theology contained in the short parable Jesus told of the Prodigal Sons in Luke 15. Here Ps Glenn looks at that moment of clarity that sets us on the path back to the Father. What if repentance wasn't a scary thing but just turning towards the father and what does that look like for us today?
March 21, 2021
THE PRODIGAL SERIES | Intro, lost sheep + lost coin | Glenn Bilby | 21 Feb 2021
Older Brothers and Younger Brothers We kick off our new series looking at the two groups of people Jesus was talking to and the reason he tells these three short parables.
February 21, 2021
REDEMPTION The story of Esther | Nicole McCracken | 14 Feb 2021
Nicole continues our series on redemption with the story of Esther. Someone who was in the right place at the right time despite what looked like a disaster
February 14, 2021
REDEMPTION | The story of Joseph | Glenn Bilby | 21 Jan 2021
God has the incredible ability to turn our lives around and what looks like an impossible situation gets turned to good. Our theme for the year is redemption. Ps Glenn here shares the story of Joseph. Joseph makes this incredible grace filled statement "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives."
January 24, 2021
KIDS TAKEOVER | Andy Nicholls | What's important about Christmas?
All-round legend Andy shares around what makes Christmas special in our family service, complete with balloon illustration
December 13, 2020
WIDE-EYED WONDER | Passing on faith to those following | Priscilla Bilby | 22 Nov 2020
How do we pass our faith on to our kids? When the kids aren't perfect and expectations seem to mount up. Let's remove the guilt and look at what God requires of us, and what God promises to us.
November 22, 2020
CHEERFUL GIVERS | Glenn Bilby | 15 Nov 2020
Ps Glenn shares a message on how we want to operate as a church around giving, both in finances and also in serving. That there would be no arm twisting or spiritual manipulation, but our hearts and our mouths and our actions would align allowing freedom and the blessing of God to flow.
November 15, 2020
WIDE EYED WONDER | Doug McCracken | 8 Nov 2020
How does child like faith actually operate? How does that trust work? Doug shares his insights laced with humour and stories
November 08, 2020
Julia Grace | Gratitude and Wellbeing | 1 Nov 2020
What is the real effect of gratitude? Guest singer-songwriter Julia Grace sings and shares her journey, laced with humour, and insight
November 01, 2020
DJ Forbes | Legendary All Blacks Sevens Captain | 18 Oct 2020
DJ Forbes is a Kiwi hero, former Captain of the All Blacks Sevens team during a highly successful era. He shares his journey of faith and also keys he has found to success Recorded on Pasifika Sunday at C3 Eastern Suburbs
October 17, 2020
WIDE-EYED WONDER | Child like faith | Glenn Bilby | 4 Oct 2020
Glenn starts our new series on wide-eyed wonder based out of Matthew 18:3 Learn about heaven’s kingdom realm, with the wide-eyed wonder of a child We need to recapture that wonder, curiosity, not cynical and burnt out, but with the excitement of going on a journey, an adventure into the unknown, that we explore the mysteries of faith. Also here's the link the clip My Octopus Teacher we played https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s0LTDhqe5A
October 04, 2020
GRATITUDE | Bless the Lord O my Soul | Glenn Bilby | 13 Sept 2020
Feeling frustrated, maybe a little disappointed about how this year is going? Ps Glenn looks at the words of King David as he instructs his soul to honour God, to look at what we do have, not what we don't have or can't do. then how we can make sure our soul is restored.
September 13, 2020
BACK 2 LIFE | Lazarus | Priscilla Bilby | 12 July 2020
What are our expectations around when Jesus will turn up and what he will do? As C S Lewis wrote of Aslan in the Narnia series "He is not a tamed lion", but operates in His own time and way, but always with love and compassion
July 12, 2020
BACK 2 LIFE | Strike the Arrows | Glenn Bilby | 28 June 2020
Need some encouragement around your career or business? In the episode in our series on Back 2 Life Ps Glenn preaches on the final days of Elisha and his instruction to strike the arrows, which is followed by something random rising from the dead.
June 28, 2020
BACK 2 LIFE | Dawn Engelbrecht | Top Tips for Business
Entrepreneur and business guru Dawn Engelbrecht shares insight and wisdom for getting your business unstuck in this challenging season.
June 28, 2020
BACK 2 LIFE | Will the prodigal come home? | Glenn Bilby | 14 June 2020
Will the prodigal come home? A message of hope, Jesus is the restorer of brokenness, broken families, broken relationships. Ps Glenn looks at the story of Elisha and the Shumanite woman plus Zane share his family story.
June 14, 2020
BACK 2 LIFE | Are you awake? | Glenn Bilby | 7 June 2020
First service back after Covid lockdown. God wants to breathe new life into your situation. A look at Eutychus, the guy who fell asleep and out of the window
June 07, 2020
PENTECOST SUNDAY | a language that unifies | Glenn Bilby | 31 May 2020
On the day of Pentecost the disciples spoke in languages that foreigners understood. The Holy Spirit came to unify, to connect, to speak languages that reconnected people who had been divided. What does that mean for us today?
May 31, 2020
STRETCH OUT | What's in your hand? | Glenn Bilby | 24 May 2020
Recorded during lockdown due to Covid What's in your hand? Moses had a staff. God uses the ordinary, the familiar to perform the extraordinary
May 24, 2020
HOPE | Walk Through | Glenn Bilby | 29 March 2020
Recorded during lockdown due to Covid What are you going through? We all have situations that we would rather not have to face or experience. Christianity doesn't promise exemption from those times, but Jesus does promise to be with us through those times
March 29, 2020
BUILD | A time to Sow | Glenn Bilby | 15 March 2020
King Solomon wrote "there is a right time for everything, a time to plant, and a time to harvest" What season are you currently in? What does God require of you in this season? There is also a lag, the time between when we plant and when we reap, how do we live in that lag?
March 17, 2020
Glenn Bilby | More than Enough | 10th Nov 2019
Who likes leftovers, when there is more than enough? God is a God of more than enough. When Jesus feeds people there are leftovers. With Christ, we are more than enough, it's Christ in us, the hope of Glory
November 10, 2019
Carolyn Clerk | Healing Story | 10th Nov 2019
Carolyn is an amazing member of our congregation who is walking through cancer. You will be encouraged as you hear her story of healing, courage, faith and hope.
November 10, 2019
Ian Bilby | Restore our Sight | 22nd Sept 2019
Have you ever missed out on something or lost something because you have failed to see? Ian Bilby shares insight on how we can make sure we don't miss what God is doing, that our eyes would be open to see when Jesus is walking by.
September 24, 2019
FATHERS DAY | Peter Engelbrecht | 1 Sept 2019
Peter shares three propositions on how to dad, how to think generationally and how to do the best for your kids. A brilliant mix of humour and insight from one of the great dads in the church.
September 01, 2019
GLORY | Glenn Bilby | Filled | 21 July 2019
Ever feel like you are running on empty? No petrol in the tank? We are created to be filled with the Spirit of God, the Holy Spirit. Ps Glenn shares a message on how to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and tackles some of the fears that can causes blockages to receiving.
July 23, 2019
Julia Grace | Girl on the kitchen floor | 30 June 2019
Guest singer / songwriter Julia Grace shares her journey from the kitchen floor into mental well being. Dealing with life's crisis, anxiety and depression. Brilliantly funny, compassionate, refreshingly honest and articulate Julia shares her story interwoven with song.
June 29, 2019
GLORY | Doug McCracken, Marion Dixon and Steve Barratt-Boyes | 16th June 2019
Glory, how do we enter in and experience the presence of God? Here's three different perspectives, Doug the bloke who doesn't really do the touchy feelies, Marion who was bought up in traditional church setting, and Steve who's encounter with the Holy Spirit has shaped his life.
June 16, 2019
GLORY | Glenn Bilby | Glory Revealed | 9 June 2019
"That the Glory of God will be revealed, and everyone will see it together." Ps Glenn shares a message on Pentecost Sunday from Isaiah 40, how God's glory and presence is available to everyone
June 08, 2019
LET IT GO | Graeme Dixon | 26 May 2019
The trouble is we are human, I want to do what is right, but I don't do it, instead I do what I hate... Paul the Apostle wrote these words we can read in Romans chapter 7, Graeme shares this passage and how we can be no longer slaves to sin and the past, but live in freedom through Christ... it's time to let it go
May 26, 2019
LET IT GO | Glenn Bilby | Holding On or Letting Go? | 19 May 2019
Ever found that expectation and reality don't quite match up? Believed for something and been disappointed? Faith is holding on, Trust is letting go. There are time's we need to hold on, push through and believe, and other times when we need to let go and trust God. Here's a link to the video illustration in the middle of the sermon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y4vbS6c4p4
May 19, 2019
LET IT GO | Steph Priest | 5 May 2019
How do you stop picking up and revisiting the past? Connect with and allow the healing power of forgiveness to shift you into your future
May 05, 2019
Jade Membrey | Who are you? | 24 March 2019
Ever wondered if you are good enough? Hear Jade's incredible story of transformation, who you are in Christ, that you are chosen, you are royal and you are commissioned. Jade with her husband Trent are Pastors of C3 Whangarei, Jade was our guest speaker for our 2nd Birthday celebration.
March 23, 2019
BUILD | Glenn Bilby | Remove the Obstacles | 17 March 2019
Have you ever got stuck, faced obstacles? Ps Glenn shares the heart of C3 Eastern Suburbs from Isaiah 40: 3-5. Valleys raised, mountains lowered, paths made straight, so that people may find Jesus
March 16, 2019
MY STORY | Joel Malloy | From gangs and meth, to amazing grace
Hear Joel's story of involvement with the gangs, money, drugs, a life addicted to P, then God's rescue plan and amazing grace.
February 04, 2019
MY STORY | Peter & Dawn Engelbrecht | Out of the lions mouth
Peter and Dawn share their remarkable journey to faith. Where Peter literally leaps into a lion enclosure to rescue his daughter.
February 04, 2019
A NEW HOPE | Priscilla Bilby | Hope in spite | 20 January 2019
David writes in the Psalms of triumph and tragedy, a look a Psalm 119 and finding hope through the messiness and in spite of the circumstances.
January 19, 2019
A NEW HOPE | Glenn Bilby | Hope as an Anchor | 6 Jan 2019
Ever felt hopeless? The Christian message is one of a new day, a new hope, a fresh start. It is a solid rock where you can be anchored to prevent drifting.
January 05, 2019
ETERNITY | Glenn Bilby | Heavens Reward | 25th Nov 2018
Heaven is the ultimate reward, but on what basis are we rewarded in Heaven? How are we judged? What can we look forward to?
November 24, 2018
ETERNITY | Glenn Bilby | Eternal Glory | 28 Oct 2018
Thinking about eternity, challenges us to think how we handle life on this planet and the circumstances we face. Plus the story of Arthur Stace who wrote Eternity across Sydney.
October 27, 2018
BEYOND | Graeme Dixon | Identity | 23 Sept 2018
This Sunday we continue our BEYOND series, with Graeme Dixon speaking. Graeme is a bit of a legend, was Ps Glenn's Youth Pastor back in the day, ran a Bible College and now runs his own business.
September 22, 2018
MAKE ROOM | Priscilla Bilby | A place prepared | 26 Aug 2018
Jesus said "I am going to prepare a place for you". He goes before us to make a way, how do we also make room for others to find new life.
August 25, 2018
SEND & TRANSMIT | Glenn Bilby | Prayers that get answered | 29 July 2018
How come some prayers get answered? A look at how to pray specifically with 'shameless audacity' to move the hand of God
July 28, 2018