Back in the days of yore when predictive texting on cell phones was still a hit-and-miss thing and Siri did not understand your every spoken word, a whole new language was born – Text Language! Back even further than that, God gave his people some instructions to live by which has been come to be called the Ten Commandments. This seems like an ideal time for a mash-up, so for your viewing pleasure, here are the Ten Commandments in Text:
no1 b4 me. srsly.
dnt wrshp pix/idols
no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)
pos ok – ur m&d r cool
dnt kill ppl
only w/ m8
dnt lie re: bf
dnt ogle ur bf’s m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob
The Ten Commandments are one of the most well-known and yet most widely misunderstood part of the Bible. They have been parodied, replaced, derided, idolised, misquoted and rebelled against for centuries. Even Christians often ignore them, thinking they have been replaced by grace. But maybe there is a relevance to us that persists, and maybe we haven’t still quite grasped the reason that God gave them in the first place. Come along this Sunday to find out more.
The start of the year is a great time to get plugged in to one of the home groups that are operating in the life of our church. There is a depth of connection that often doesn't happen outside of these groups, so we encourage you to call one of leaders below or contact the church office for more information.
Wednesday Night Home Group - Next Wednesday Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Call 528 4401 for more information.
Wednesday Morning Home Group - Next Wednesday Home Group at the home of Joy Galt every third Wednesday at 10am. Call 948 8529 for more information.
Sunday Afternoon Home Group - This Sunday after the service Home Group run by David and Heather Reid every second Sunday after the service at the Reid's home. Call 528 4908 for more information.
The BIG questions of life are important. What’s life really about anyway? Is God real? How do I live with purpose?At 10am every Thursday next term (starting 18 May), Murray Jenkins, will be hosting a DVD-based discussion time called Alpha. Alpha offers some Christian perspectives on these questions, and covers topics like: Who is Jesus? Was there a purpose in his dying? What’s the Bible all about? What does this word ‘faith’ mean? How do I make the most of my life?
It will be held in the church lounge (child-care will also be provided in the same room).
No question or point of view is silly. Everyone is welcome. It’s going to be fun. For questions or to register, please contact Murray by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning 7:30pm Tuesday 30 May, Murray will be leading a four-week intensive on the book of Psalms. Dates for these four sessions will be 30 May, 20 June, 27 June, 4 July. For questions or to register, please contact Murray by emailing him at email@example.com