Summerhill Baptist Church in Launceston, Tasmania is a community that seeks to follow an open hearted God to be formed into an open hearted people displaying the open hearted acceptance of Jesus Christ to all.
In a world of radical uncertainty and ambient fear and anxiety, peace as an absence of conflict or resolution feels out of reach. But what if peace was more than that? What if peace is more presence than absence?
One of the ways in which God transforms us is through his Scriptures. As we remain in the Scriptures, the God breathed words do their work in us to equip and prepare us for the good work he has for us.
One of the most dominant themes for the people of God through Scripture is family. In a world where the concept of family is changing and loneliness is such a prevalent reality, is there a space for a family that goes beyond biology? We think there is.
What happens when community doesn't really measure up to our expectations? Can we grow into Christlikeness when community doesn't look like Acts 2? We can, if we take our cues from what Jesus has done for us.
When we talk about becoming like Jesus, the Holy Spirit gets a lot of airtime. Rightfully so I reckon, but why? Why do we even need the Holy Spirit? Surely we can figure it out. But what if we are part of the problem? 🤔 What if we need something (someone) beyond ourselves can work within us to posture us towards maturity in Christ.