Who is the wisest person you know? When I ask that question, your mind will probably reach out for a certain set of criteria; these criteria may or may not include intelligence or academic learning, but chances are that even if they make it onto your list, they won’t be the most important thing. Wisdom is more grounded, isn’t it? It has to do with the ability to navigate life well, and because of that, wisdom is a very pragmatic thing. The wise people we turn to when we are in need are those people who can help us figure out what to do in the face of certain challenges. We fervently hope in times of crisis that our leaders will show wisdom – this is not a hope that they will get more university degrees, but that they will make the right decisions to bring the most benefit to the people they lead. We will be beginning this Sunday a new message series on the book of Job, and this book is one of a small handful of writings in the Bible which are called ‘Wisdom Writings’. Wisdom writings are those that may at times be very cerebral (when I was younger, I used to call these kind of chats ‘D&Ms’ – ‘deep and meaningfuls’!), but the purpose of these musings are very ordinary and down-to-earth. Their point is to answer the question, ‘How do I live the best possible life?’ ‘How do I navigate well through a world where things can go wrong as much as they can go right?’ And it just may be that now is a good time to get God’s wisdom on these questions – come along for the adventure!
This Sunday 26 April…
Job - An Introduction:We kick off our series on the book of Job with an introduction to Wisdom writing and then a look at what we know from this fascinating book and the man behind its name.
Small Group Study
Over the next four weeks, Murray will be running a small group study called Archaeology and Jesus. This will happen on Mondays at 11am. If you are interested in joining, please email the office.
Kids Programs This Sunday
Because of the lock down, there will be no kids program going forwards, but we are looking to provide some resources for parents soon.
RBC Sunday Services
You can always re-watch any of the recorded RBC Sunday Services including the Good Friday and Easter Sunday ones. You can do this from our YouTube channel by clicking here.
mainly music Online
Our gathered mainly music sessions for young children have had to be stopped due to COVID19, but we have taken it online, and are posting weekly sessions for you to watch. Check out our Facebook page for these.
Ignite Youth Group
Please contact the church if you would like to find out what is happening with Ignite Youth.
Wednesday Night Home Group
Home Group at the home of Paul and Ruth Ungemuth every second and fourth Wednesday at 7:30pm. Each week we share in supper, do a bible study and pray for each other. Will begin on Wednesday 13 February. Contact the office for more information.
Thursday Morning Home Group
Home Group in the church lounge on the third Thursday of the month at 10am. After morning tea we do a bible study and pray together. Contact the office for more information.
Young Adults Home Group
Every Thursday evening at 7:30pm. Please email the church to be added to the Facebook page, and check Facebook for updates of what we have going on. We'd love for you to join us!