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Sep 30, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hey Church! 

Spring is here and it’s time to SPRING FORWARD into Daylight Savings! Daylight savings starts THIS SATURDAY NIGHT so turn your clock an HOUR FORWARD! 

ALSO….

PM Church starts at 5.30pm this week ….It’s going to be a powerful prophetic service THEN the NRL Grand Final at 7.30pm on the BIG SCREEN!!!

AND…

Tomorrow is HEROES ACADEMY!!! Call reception today to register your kids for the most incredible School Holiday experience ever!!!

THOUGH FOR THE WEEK
But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” - Acts 9:15

Murderer, hate-filled, cruel & callous….Saul was a dark force against the Christians of the first Century.

Then, out of nowhere, salvation supernaturally came to a terrorist.

Struck down on the Damascus Road (on the way to Syria), Saul, (later turned Paul, the most effective force for the gospel to this day) came face to face with Jesus Christ & was never the same.

After the event Ananias, a Christian disciple in Syria is sent by the Holy Spirit to pray for Paul, newly converted terrorist, restore his sight (lost in the supernatural encounter) get him baptised in the Holy Spirit & water & become his first discipler in the way of Jesus Christ.

Ananias was apprehensive! (many Christians had fallen at Saul’s hands) but he went.What emerged was an unstoppable, zealous, obedient and Spirit-filled leader who advanced the Kingdom throughout the known world. Paul….terrorist to super-apostle by the hand of Almighty God.

Selah.

When I read this encounter again in our Bible Reading Plan yesterday, my heart was on fire with passion! So many parallels and so much encouragement in the face of what is unfolding in our world right now :

  • desperate times call for supernatural encounters …PRAY that The Lord will move in troubled areas of our world. Like our reading in Habakkuk 3:2 said last week:LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known..”
  • the Holy Spirit is more powerful than terrorism. Therefore, I will not fear. Faith must be my response!
  • Seeing our world touched and transformed by the power of God requires courage.Who is God calling you to be Ananias to? His purposes are greater and I will be an instrument in His hand.

At a time when it seems every news report is filled with deeply concerning events, let usturn our face to heaven and see His power in the midst of troubled times.

ENEWS IS CHANGING!!!…….
As of mid-October, ENews will be sent to those on the Shirelive Database! This means that it’s time to update your details! If you would like to continue to receive your weekly ENews, please fill out a HELLO card & pop it into Reception even if your details have changed! We want to make sure the whole Shirelive family are in on it!

THIS WEEK:

SUNDAY AM (Sutherland Campus) 9.30am: Ps. Matt & Ps. Franca Heins
Senior Pastors of one of Melbourne’s leading churches, Matt and Franca have a heart to see the Body of Christ flourish.
Come and receive a prophetic revelational word that will change your life!

SUNDAY AM (City Campus) 10.30am: Ps. Shane Martin 
Shane Martin has a word that will encourage your heart! City Campus is on the move, new faces are in our ranks every week and with Spring here, it’s time to embrace the new thing!

SUNDAY PM (Sutherland Campus) 6.00pm: Ps. Matt & Ps. Franca Heins

Prophecy builds up, encourages and strengthens the church.

Matt & Franca, Senior Pastors with a strong prophetic touch are passionate about ministering in this dynamic. This ministry service will be dynamic, personal and powerful!

THEN……

Come and enjoy the NRL Grand Final on the BIG SCREEN! Kick-off is 7.30!

COMING UP…..

  • 5th October:                            Matt & Franca Heins in all Sutherland Services  (Daylight Savings begins! Hello Summer!)
  • 12th October                            Holy Ghost Film in PM service! Check it out:http://holyghost.wpfilm.com
  • 14th October                            Term 4 Life Group Leaders Launch with Ps Brad
  • 19th October                          PM “Live at the Chapel” …Our FIRST EP will be recorded tonight!
  • 26th October                          Vicki Simpson (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 16th November                      Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 29th November:                    Shirelive Women Breakfast with Ps. Sam MacPherson

Love, Ps. Kristy

Shirelive ENews

Sep 26, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

I trust this post finds you loving life this sunny school holidays!
Let me give you an ‘inside’ into the Gibson household when there are no lunches to pack, no uniforms to be washed and a general feeling of fun is in the home.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.” - John 15:1-4

During school holidays I go into organisation LOCK DOWN!

While everyone in my home is looking forward to some much needed down-time, I’m anticipating everything that could be accomplished!

EVERY cupboard MUST be rearranged and tidied, the underneath of ALL beds MUST be cleared of random toys, socks, hair clips and whatever else has made it’s way under there and there are lists of “Things To Do” that drive my husband Jarrad crazy! J

But I know I’m not the only person out there who does this! It is such a common phenomena that we even have a term for it -“SPRING CLEANING”

What is it in the human make-up that leaves us wanting to get things ready? (sometimes for something we can’t even articulate!)

Is there something within us that desires to make room for THE NEW thing that is coming?

Is there is a sense of dealing with the old so that whatever is NEW has the BEST CHANCE to flourish in our life?

What I love about the Holy Spirit is that He loves me just the way I am.

This scripture in John, reminds me that even with all my lists and my need to accomplish, He requires no “to do” list from me.

He does the work! He is the one that gardens, tends to, clears away and Spring-cleans my spiritual life!

All He asks of me is that I abide in Him, making my relationship with Him of utmost priority and spending time in His presence.

The next couple of weeks at church are going to be powerful, inspiring and most importantly PROPHETIC!

The Holy Spirit is poised to bring a SPECIFIC word to us that is going to clean away the old, breathe life into that which is new and create possibility for fresh, amazing and influential growth into something new!

Can I encourage you to take some time in His presence this week?
Let Him get you prepared for this new and exciting season that awaits your life.

…and who knows, maybe you’ll even find time to clean out a cupboard too!

HEROES ACADEMY!!!!!! JUST 5 sleeps away Kids!!!!!

Heroes academy will be the most power-packed, action-packed, super-charged, exciting and memorable day your kids will have this school holidays! AND parents, it’s a chance for you to have a break while your kids are in the care of some of the most amazing leaders in Australia!

Rego your family this Sunday for an AMAZING holiday experience! AND why not encourage your kids to bring their school friends!

ENEWS IS CHANGING!!!…….
As of mid-October, ENews will be sent to those on the Shirelive Database! This means that it’s time to update your details! If you would like to continue to receive your weekly ENews, please fill out a HELLO card & pop it into Reception if your details have changed! We want to make sure the whole Shirelive family are in on it!

COMING UP…..

    • 1st October:                            Heroes Academy (Best Kids holiday program this side of the North Pole!)
    • 5th October:                            Matt Heins in all Sutherland Services (Daylight Savings begins – Hello Summer!)
    • 12th October                          PM “Live at the Chapel” …Our FIRST EP will be recorded tonight!
    • 26th October                          Vicki Simpson (Prophetic Ministry)
    • 16th November                      Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)
    • 29th November:                     Shirelive Women Breakfast with Ps. Sam MacPherson

God Bless Church,

Sarah x

Shirelive ENews

Sep 18, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

The word is out; I have taken up body boarding! I have saltwater in my veins and a goal by the end of summer 2015 to be a pro-body boarder – well sort of anyway Ha!

I recently took my shiny new board complete with flippers, fin savers & socks I might add, and headed in search of the perfect tube. As I jumped in and started paddling toward the 4-5ft waves, stroke by stroke, after 5mins I realized I had paddled all of a few meters off the bank  – This was going to be harder that I anticipated…

…AND the pain in my feet from not being used to flippers almost immobilized me, and staying on that board – man what a physical challenge!

Great thing was I caught a small wave… and for but a short moment I felt what it was like to glide down the glassy tube that surf dreams are made of.

Have you ever been in a place in your life, all charged up to achieve the purposes of God for your life, and midway through your realise, “This is going to be harder that I anticipated!”

Our Bible Reading plan had a word of encouragement just for you this week:

Hebrews 1:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Faith –  you may not be able to tangibly touch it,  but it is a substance.

Faith may seem purposeless, but without it plans fall to the wayside.

Faith is the mortar that holds hope together.

We all need faith.
So how do we get Faith?
We activate it.

Keep faith close today
Take it with you

Faith… it’s the body board that will carry you to the wave of your dreams!

ENEWS IS CHANGING!!!…….
As of mid-October, ENews will be sent to those on the Shirelive Database! This means that it’s time to update your details! If you would like to continue to receive your weekly ENews, please fill out a HELLO card & pop it into Reception if your details have changed! We want to make sure the whole Shirelive family are in on it!

COMING UP…..

  • 25th – 27th September:           Awaken Young Adults Retreat….REGO TODAY!
  • 28th September:                     Dustan Bell in all Services (City & Sutherland combined in AM)
  • 1st October:                            Heroes Academy (Best Kids holiday program this side of the North Pole!)
  • 5th October:                            Matt Heins in all Sutherland Services (Daylight Savings begins! Hello Summer!)
  • 12th October                          PM “Live at the Chapel” …Our FIRST EP will be recorded tonight!
  • 26th October                          Vicki Simpson (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 16th November                      Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)
  • 29th November:                     Shirelive Women Breakfast with Ps. Sam MacPherson

Much love
Shane.

Shirelive ENews

Sep 11, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Spring has sprung and there is anticipation in the air! We have great things ahead of us as a church!

THOUGH FOR THE WEEK

Luke 24:49
“And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”

Demolished in 1993, Hong Kong’s notorious Walled City was a scary place. It was lawless and dominated by the Triads, gangs that even intimidated the police so much they would not enter the area. Drug trafficking, heroin addiction, prostitution and every kind of depraved and dark thing was rife.

When young English woman, Jackie Pullinger left her home, she had no concept of what God was about to do. Yet, as she simply shared Jesus Christ, brutal gangsters were converted, prostitutes were touched by the love of God…. and heroin addiction was overcome with the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Baptism in the Holy Spirit saw literally thousands of the ‘walking dead’ find life and wholeness…miraculously. So mind-blowing was the impact that The HK Government gave Jackie a training facility to house what God was doing!

Where rehab programs had failed, lives were hopeless of an answer and people’s lives were in ruination, when Jackie prayed and they were filled with the Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, chains broke and they were clothed in power to live a life of victory.

You may not be a drug addict or even struggling with anything life controlling! BUT, you too can have the power of the Holy Spirit empowering your life. In fact, Jesus was so adamant that this was an essential part of every believer’s walk that He instructed His disciples to WAIT for it and be clothed in power because He knew that anything without it would be ineffective human effort…a life beneath the incredible intimacy, power and effectiveness He had destined them for.

Next Tuesday Pastor Brad will be hosting a night of teaching and ministry on the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit.” It will be a laid-back, informative and practical night  forEVERYONE who desires to know more about the Baptism, wants the Baptism or wants to be refreshed in how to explain what Baptism in the Holy Spirit is all about!

If you or someone you want to bring is keen, register at reception! If you need to know more, contact Pastor Deb ([email protected]). We would LOVE to help you experience this amazing part of being a follower of Jesus!

ENEWS IS CHANGING!!!…….

As of mid-October, ENews will be sent to those on the Shirelive Database! This means that it’s time to update your details! If you would like to continue to receive your weekly ENews, please fill out a HELLO card & pop it into Reception if your details have changed! We want to make sure the whole Shirelive family are in on it!

COMING UP…..

16th September:                     Baptism in the Holy Spirit Night with Ps. Brad (Rego at Reception)

25th – 27th September:           Awaken Young Adults Retreat….REGO TODAY!

28th September:                     Dustan Bell in all Services (City & Sutherland combined in AM)

1st October:                            Heroes Academy (Best Kids holiday rogram this side of the North Pole!)

5th October:                            Matt Heins in all Sutherland Services (Daylight Savings begins! Hello Summer!)

12th October                          PM “Live at the Chapel” …Our FIRST EP will be recorded tonight!

26th October                          Vicki Simpson (Prophetic Ministry)

16th November                      Corey Turner (Prophetic Ministry)

29th November:                     Shirelive Women Breakfast with Ps. Sam MacPherson

Love,

Ps. Kristy

Shirelive ENews

Sep 5, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hi Church!

Happy Spring!

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” - Matthew 7:11

I reckon I HAVE THE BEST DAD IN THE WORLD! I know a lot of you might argue that yours is better, but I’m pretty competitive, so I’m sticking with my statement…

Once when I was a kid, just as I was about to lose one of my first baby teeth, I was brushing my teeth & my tooth fell out…DOWN THE SINK! I was devastated!! When my dad heard my cry, he instantly pulled out his tool box and went to work to open up the pipes under the sink. A short time later he became MY HERO when he located and SAVED MY TOOTH! The world was saved because now I could prove to the tooth fairy that I deserved my dollar coin!

Yet do you know that the Bible would even disagree with my opening statement about my dad?! The Word says that God is our ultimate, most perfect, award winning Father. Everything wonderful that we see in our earthly fathers, our Heavenly Father God is SO MUCH MORE!

So when I think about how my dad worked super hard to provide for my family, how he gave me opportunities to have music lessons because he saw my potential and my passion, how he took us on exciting family road trips from Melbourne to QLD every single year, how he was constantly encouraging me, teaching me, making me feel safe and loved, positioning me in church and other Godly environments, how he swapped his ice cream cone with mine when my scoop of ice cream rolled off the cone and onto the road when I was 5… plus a thousand other things – And many of you will have countless attributes and stories about your dad to add to the list too…GUESS WHAT?!

God is SO MUCH GREATER! Greater, more loving, stronger and more powerful than any of our dads! We actually have no idea! God is so good that we’ll spend our lifetime being surprised by His goodness, and then we’ll be discovering new things for all of eternity! (And remember Psalm 23:6? …His goodness & love will follow us forever!)

Let’s never take for granted that we get to have a personal relationship with the GREATEST Father there is!

Coming up… HEROES ACADEMY!! – Wednesday 1st October
This day will be BIGGER and MORE EXCITING than anything we’ve ever experienced before! The program is packed with huge games, activities, electives and prizes. The Cronulla Sharks are coming back again, there will be inspiring activities for the creative kids, awesome competitions for the sporty kids and so many other opportunities for each child to thrive and feel like a champion in their own uniqueness. We know kids will leave our church having laughed a lot, with new friends, heaps of stories and a desire to come back ASAP. Heroes Academy will be super friendly for kids who have never been to church before, so if you know any primary aged children, pick up a registration form and bring them along.

COMING UP…..

14th September:                    Pastor Brad at City Campus

14th September:                      Missions Sunday
(You are going to be WOWED by just how much has happened since March! AND in our PM service we will be anointing and praying for everyone who wants to respond to the high call of local and global missions!)

16th September:                      Baptism in the Holy Spirit Night

25th – 27th September:            Awaken Young Adults Retreat

28th September:                      Dustan Bell in all Sutherland Services

1st October:                             Heroes Academy

5th October:                             Matt Heinz in all Sutherland Services
(Daylight Savings begins! Hello Summer!)

26th October:                           Vicki Simpson (Prophetic Ministry)

29th November:                       Shirelive Women Breakfast

20th November:                       Sam McPherson in all Sutherland Services

See you all soon!

Love from Pastor Hannah Shand

Shirelive ENews

Aug 28, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hey Church,

CONGRATULATIONS church on an AMAZING Saturday of Service!!! Serving & loving our community and getting to know our church family better in the process – that is what it’s all about!

This SUNDAY NIGHT Reggie Dabbs is in the house!!

Grab the phone, text your friends, do everything to get them there to hear this CRAZY GOOD world-class speaker who is literally one of the most sought after in the world!

Reggie’s jaw dropping testimony of being the son of a prostitute, growing up in poverty in black America and the radical transformation Jesus Christ wrought in his life will shatter any doubt that God is mighty to save.

Wrap it up in a phenomenally FUNNY package, mix it up with some live sax action and we are SO in for one of the best nights in the Southern Hemisphere this Sunday!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

“Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.” – Psalm 23:6

Several years ago very close friends of mine went through the pain of miscarriage after falling pregnant in the midst of seeming infertility.

It was gut wrenchingly painful for them.

It was heartbreaking for those that love them.

On the Saturday after, several of us hung out and went to see “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” to soothe the pain by a little distraction.

The movie features Sonny, an Indian youth who implements grand plans to start a retirement experience unlike any other for Western retirees to see out their years.

It was failing miserably.

Then, in the midst of failure, opposition, soul searching and impossibility, Sonny says:

“Everything will be all right in the end… if it’s not all
right then it’s not yet the end.”

These words are so reminiscent of Psalm 23:6.

We are never promised a smooth-sailing sea by God. In fact, much of the Bible shapes us to expect that life will entail trouble, challenge, opposition, aloneness, persecution, trial and hardship somewhere in our human journey on the earth.

However, we are ASSURED repeatedly that He will never leave us, that we will never lack His supply, enablement and power and that we have access to His peace … AND that it ENDS WELL!

Psalm 23:6 is the culmination of a life journey ….and David’s final surmise is that at the end of the day, come what may, His goodness will ALWAYS follow me and that I will ALWAYS have a home with Him.

Ultimately He is making “all things new” (Revelation 21:5) and these momentary trials culminate in a grand resolution where we are with Him FOREVER!

This too can be your story.

REGGIE IS IN TOWN!!!!!

Grab your friends, pack up the kids & get yourself to church to hear one of the BEST and FUNNIEST speakers you will ever hear!

Reggie will make you laugh till you cry, melt your heart and lead your friend to Jesus in the most non-cringe way!

Reggie speaks to literally MILLIONS of people every year, entertaining them, filling them with hope (in between belly laughing, great sax tunes and eye-boggling ghetto stories!!!) and helping them see Jesus in the realest most powerful way.

Check out a bit of his story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI00cL17-S4

You do not want your friends to miss this opportunity!!!!!

KIDS!!! We know how excited you are to hear Reggie! We have a SPECIAL KIDS SECTION for you to sit with our Kids Team & your friends! Look for Pastor Hannah and the signs!

Fathers Day Fun! 7th September

Don’t forget to lock in the best Father’s Day you’ve ever had at Shirelive!

Ps. Mark Lassey, WA’s Youth Alive Leader and a consummate communicator is speaking in our AM and PM services! Your Dad is going to love this and we are going to have a brilliant Father’s Day in church!

THIS SUNDAY:

SUNDAY AM (Sutherland Campus) 9.30am: Ps. Brad Bonhomme

We can be assured that His goodness will chase us and we will be with Him forever, even in the hardest times! Such is the life of a son or daughter of the Father!

This week Ps. Brad brings our Psalm 23 series home!

SUNDAY AM (City Campus) 10.30am: Ps. Warren Searles

We have FAITH that His goodness will chase us and we will be with Him forever, even in the hardest times! Such is the life of a son or daughter of the Father!

This week Ps. Warren brings our Psalm 23 series to a faith-filled, life-filled end!

SUNDAY PM (Sutherland Campus) 6.00pm: REGGIE DABBS!!!!!
REGGIE IS IN THE HOUSE and this is your BEST OPPORTUNITY to see your friends hear the GOOD NEWS in a SUPER FUNNY, ENTERTAINING (like, belly laughing, side-splitting, big, boisterous, sax-playing, comical American way!!!)  and REAL way!

Bring a crowd, get here early, save seats…. IT’S GOING TO GO BALLISTIC ON SUNDAY NIGHT!!!

PS. YOUTH!!! See you before the service for Pizza Party!!!

AFTER the service we have HOT CHOCOLATE on for EVERYONE!!!

COMING UP…..

  • “Think Pink” TONIGHT ! #getyourpinkonReggie Dabbs THIS SUNDAY PM ….Invite ANYONE who needs this super fun & powerful message of hope!
  • Mark Lassey in the house for Father’s Day, 7th September!

See you on the weekend Shirelive!

x Kristy

Shirelive ENews

Aug 22, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hi Church!

Thank you to each and every person who has registered for “Saturday of Service” 2014. 

We have been overrun with amazing Shirelive people registering and we are ready to blitz Sylvanvale with the goodness of God in practical service!

If you haven’t registered (registrations are now closed) please come and join us around the BBQ at 7.30am breakfast and 1.30pm lunch!

Our “Think Pink” Women’s event has been overwhelmed with registrations too! Don’t worry though – we have made a plan and even though we are COMPLETELY oversold (!!!) we have made space and will be opening this event up to many more women! It is going to be a vibrant, exciting and fun night of trivia, friends, fun, real-life stories, giveaways & gifts and practical health tips all to raise funds for a life-saving cause! Call Mel at reception if you need a ticket! (p. 9521 2933)

Also, WELCOME BACK to our Alice Springs Trek Team! I ran into Murray Balfour (a trek member) at the Post Office yesterday and he was grinning ear to ear about the incredible things God did in his life on the trek as the team ministered in Indigenous Australia! More stories coming soon!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”-Psalm 23:5

Yesterday I had breakfast with one of our gun youth leaders (we have the best youth leaders in the universe – I am convinced!).

She was sharing with me that, coming into the final year of her uni degree, she was reflecting on the last three years or so and was just so overwhelmingly grateful for the goodness of God and how far she had come since she came back into relationship with the Lord.

Without going into details (I will leave that to her – she has some stories to tell!), what she was describing is what happens when we are picked up by the Lord in our sin and brokenness and lifted to His banquet table, raised in dignity and strength, clothed in power and blessed beyond comprehension. 

This week, we move beyond the pastures and the valleys to the banquet table in our Psalm 23 series….you are going to be surprised and blessed as Pastor Brad (Sutherland) and Pastor Shane (City) unfold revelation out of this victorious verse.

See you this Sunday!

Reggie Dabbs is coming to town!!!

Funny, brash, outlandish and larger than life! Reggie Dabbs is in our 6pm service NEXT WEEK!!! 

Reggie communicates in stadiums, schools, universities and churches around the world every week, captivating audiences with a message of hope packaged in mesmerising stories!

Coming from a horrific background of abandonment and hopelessness, Reggie’s testimony of redemption, love and life change will TOUCH YOUR FRIEND’S LIFE!

Work the phones, email your friends and bring as many as you can! It’s one of those times when you will DEFINITELY WANT A ROW OF FRIENDS WITH YOU!!!

Fathers Day Fun! 7th September 

Don’t forget to lock in the best Father’s Day you’ve ever had at Shirelive!

Ps. Mark Lassey, SA’s Youth Alive Leader and a consummate communicator is speaking in our AM and PM services! Your Dad is going to love this and we are going to have a brilliant Father’s Day in church!

COMING UP…..

“Think Pink” THIS THURSDAY! #getyourpinkon …call Mel at reception for your ticket (p. 9521 2933)

Reggie Dabbs NEXT SUNDAY PM ….Invite ANYONE who needs this super fun & powerful message of hope!

Mark Lassey in the house for Father’s Day, 7th September!

See you on the weekend Shirelive!

x Kristy

Shirelive ENews

Aug 13, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hi Church!

Saturday of Service (read on for more info!) is just ONE week away …and we are into verse 4 of Psalm 23…life is good!

This afternoon I had coffee with my friend Shalini. She is a beautiful accomplished woman in our church who has been studying fiercely for a season of professional development in her career as a Doctor in Emergency Medicine.

Over coffee she shared with me just how significant the Psalm 23 series had been in helping her maintain a place of rest and confidence in the Lord at a time of such hard work and stress. In fact, she even shared the phone wallpaper of Psalm 23 (available on our website to download!) to another student, who though still on her own spiritual journey, found great comfort in it. 

Another friend I caught up with over coffee this morning was reflecting on the series and how she and her young family are experiencing new levels of provision and favour (through some really surprising God inspired turn of events!) as a family who cling to the truth that the “Lord is THEIR shepherd and THEY lack nothing”!

This week we venture into verse 4. After three weeks of teaching on the provision of the Lord, the rest and grace found in His leading and the restoration that He works in our lives I can’t wait to discover what this Psalm has to say about those inevitable dark times in “the valley of the shadow of death”.

See you at our 9.30am Sutherland service or our 10.30am City service as the series continues.

SATURDAY OF SERVICE …..Just 1 week to go!!!

Shirelive is renowned for our many years of service to groups like Kirinari, PCYC, aged care homes and local high-schools.

2014 is our year to blitz Sylvanvale Disabilities Services with the love of Jesus through practical and impacting acts of service.

We will be painting, detailing, mowing, building and leaving a lasting impact on the lives of people living with disability.

As well as that, we are going to celebrate around a BBQ for breakfast and lunch!!! There is nothing like a big church bash to make new friends, hang out with your church family and head home at 2.00pm satisfied that you’ve had fun and made memories as well as changing lives!

WE NEED YOU! SIGN UP NOW!!!!  www.regosos.com (It’ll take you just 1 minute! GO!) ….come for an hour or stay for the day!

For more information contact Pastor Warren at [email protected] or call Reception ph. 9521 2933 today!

PS. If you have signed up you will be receiving an email in the next 48hrs with information on where to meet, what to bring and what is happening!

THIS SUNDAY:

SUNDAY AM (Sutherland Campus) 9.30am: Ps. Brad Bonhomme

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death ….”

Yeah….what about those times? Ever wondered where God is in the dark times?

Sunday will be a word of hope, life and power for every heart.

SUNDAY AM (City Campus) 10.30am: Ps. Kristy Rigg 

It’s easy to trust God in the good times – but have you ever wondered how to cling to Him in the dark times?

Real words for real times that we all experience somewhere along the road.

PS. Pastor Sarah Gibson will be leading worship at City this Sunday! I just spoke with her and she is so excited to be with our City crew experiencing God’s presence together! 

SUNDAY PM (Sutherland Campus) 6.00pm: Ps. Ali Bonhomme

Sunday nights are all about a fun, fair dinkum encounter with God!

Pastor Alison has experienced the power and presence of God in good and bad times and delivers the Word in a fun, life filled and relatable way! You are going to love Sunday night!

PS. WAFFLES!!!! Any body say, ice cream & choc-fudge waffles?! …straight after the service we have the goods to tickle your taste buds and fill your belly!

Love you Shirelive,

Ps. Kristy Rigg

Shirelive ENews

Aug 7, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

Hey Amazing SHIRELIVE!

How good is our Psalm 23 AM Series!

I love digging deeper into this phenomenal Psalm.

The more I look, the more I see, the incredible character and nature of our Lord, The Good Shepherd – Jesus Christ.

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sakePsalm 23:3

A few weeks ago I was driving back from my usual 7am sunrise swim with the Blueswimmers down at what I like to call SOUTH aka South Cronulla Beach when I noticed a squealing scratchy sound. As I popped the window down to investigate further my heart dropped… this sound was all too familiar to a bloke who had, in his teenage days, a history of engine troubles and maintenance issues. The brakes were worn out!

After a quick, but expensive trip to the mechanic the brakes where replaced, no more sounds and plenty of more blueswimming to be enjoyed!

Have you ever been in a place in your life where you feel depleted, exhausted & worn out?

Maybe work deadlines have been hounding, or close relationships are screeching & there is much noise and not much peace.

Be encouraged today, maybe all you need is a trip to the Good Shepherd mechanic.

Psalm 23:3 says He RESTORES my soul, In fact that word literally means, “to turn back”… Turn back the wearing; Turn back the rubbing of life.

The incredible thing is that it wont cost you anywhere near as much as I paid for my brakes. In fact, by the very grace of God RESTORING souls, whilst it came at a high cost, is always, at a very special price from our Good Shepherd Jesus – FREE.

Turn back the rub of life today, embrace Jesus. Have that quiet time you planned to have, pop on that worship CD on your way home from work, have a deeper conversation with Jesus today & allow Him to turn-back your soul and restore those brake pads. It may just save your life!

City Report

God is doing great things across our Church, In particular in our City Campus.
We have been in our new University of Sydney venue now for 5 weeks and God is on the move.
This month as a church we have sent out the invites, opened up the doors, rolled out the red carpet with sausage sizzles, hot coffees and other surprises over the month of August for our Big August Invite. Already new people are popping their heads in, searching, seeking looking for a church family that loves people and is dynamic a place to connect in Sydney.

If you by chance know someone in USYD or in the Camperdown region you think would love to connect with our City Campus family I would love to personally meet them. Why not bring them to a service one day or introduce them to me over a coffee?

Whether you are a Sutherland or a City congregation member, what is happening at our City Campus is history shaping for Shirelive Church. Thank you for your continual prayers and encouragement as we trail blaze this new ground God Himself has opened up to us to advance the Kingdom of God like never before.


Coming up
SOS 23rd August 

Our Saturday of Service at Sylvandale is coming up fast – Saturday 23rd August

This will be a incredible time of Church action as we serve the incredible Sylvandale community.
It will be a day for the entire family! Mum & Dad, bring your kids, as there are some amazing child friendly projects planned you can do together. Please keep in mind parents; due to the nature of the day, you will be responsible for the supervision of your children.

And if your haven’t registered here’s the link now so you can Register todaywww.regosos.com

Think Pink
Our Women’s Ministry led by our amazing Senior Pastor Alison Bonhomme is NEXT LEVEL.
Don’t forget to register your trivia table ladies for the THINK PINK Night on the 28thAugust.

Tables are going fast!

23rd August                  Saturday of Service

28th August                  “Think Pink” Women’s Event

31st August                   Reggie Dabbs in PM service 

Love Ya Heaps Church. Be Blessed!

Shane.

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Jul 31, 2014   //   by Shirelive   //   News  //  No Comments

It’s Psalm 23 fever at Shirelive! If the Instagrams and Facebook feeds are anything to go by, our church is LOVING the revelation that is unfolding in our new AM series!

Have you signed up for Saturday of Service on 23rd August? Click here www.regosos.com …. And read on for more details!

ALSO! Kids, click here http://seanwsmith.com to check out our guest worship artist!Sean W. Smith is coming to all Sutherland services THIS WEEK just for you!

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters…”Psalm 23:2

I reached for the milk in my fridge this morning.

It had those flaky white bits around the plastic screw top lid…which prompted me to check the date… 31st July. Already!

In that moment, competing tensions arose. The pressure of deadlines attached to dates, the fleeting nature of time and a desire to do something significant with it…but then the Thursday morning tiredness of a week almost over and a feeling that in that moment perhaps I lacked the energy to achieve what I needed to came to my awareness.

There are competing tensions – demands, desires, the pace of 21st Century Sydney life. There is also very clear wisdom in the Bible regarding seizing the day, working while the sun still shines and recognizing that now is the day of salvation.

Yet, instead of succumbing to the spirit of the age – the hurry, the push and the driving spirit that permeates our world, Psalm 23 calls us to a much more prophetic way of life….rest.

Here, the good Shepherd, the same Lord in whom we lack nothing (ala verse one…get the podcast here http://www.shirelive.com/podcast/) MAKES us lie down! He LEADS us to the calming and restorative place of still, quiet waters.

Here in this verse we find the prophetic antidote to the hurry sickness of this age. Andyour Shepherd longs to lead you to that place.

See you Sunday morning as Pastor Brad (Sutherland) and Pastor Shane (City) preachPsalm 23 part 2!

SATURDAY OF SERVICE - 23rd August (8.00am – 2.00pm) www.regosos.com 

This year we are set to bless the lives of people living with disability at Sylvanvale.

Whether you like to paint, mow, clean, cook….or simply enjoy chatting to people in your church family over the Brekkie and Lunch BBQ, make sure your put your name down!www.regosos.com

IF YOU HAVE TRADE SKILLS Pastor Warren would love to meet you to discuss a specialized role on the day!

IF YOU HAVE A PASSION FOR SERVING IN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS Ps. Warren would love to enlist you too!

COMING UP…..
23rd August                  Saturday of Service
28th August                  “Think Pink” Women’s Event
31st August                   Reggie Dabbs in PM service 

Love Pastor Kristy

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