Transfer to new home complete

The transfer of sermon mp3s, outlines and other content to http://sojourn.org.au/ is pretty much complete.

Posts, news etc from May 2008-June 2009 will remain here.

The remainder of the 1 Peter talks will be posted on the new site.

The podcast feed on the new site is http://sojourn.org.au/category/podcast/feed/ or you can get the posts as well using http://sojourn.org.au/feed/.

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a church by any other name II

In January we decided to begin our life with the temporary name unichurch southside. As the word ‘temporary’ implies, we planned at that time to come to a permanent name. We have done this with both our own identity and communication with those outside the congregation in mind.

The critical thing is not the name, rather it is who we are as individuals and as a congregation:

  • we’re keen to be a people who know ourselves to be sojourners and exiles. We live now, we put roots down, we enjoy relationships with one another and around the city… Yet we know we will ‘move on’. We have a lasting home in heaven which we will one day go to.
  • we do that because we are Bible people. We know and love and trust and proclaim the Lord Jesus who we meet in the Scriptures.

It is with these things in mind that we came to a name which seems to fit. A name which will remind us of who we long to be. A name which helps us communicate with those around us–who we are, who we trust and what we trust him for.

sojourn bible church

Future church (Vision day, Revelation 7:9-17)

audio:

download sermon (20 MB)

sermon outline:

Future church
Reading: Revelation 7:9-17

Introduction

Future church Revelation 7:9-17

& the rest Revelation 6:15-17

Church while we wait

pursuing godliness 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; Titus 2:11-14

being faithful pastors & missionaries 1 Thessalonians 3:12; Ephesians 4:11-16; Hebrews 10:24-25

Conclusion

outline 2:

Our past, present and future

new: independence & incorporation

getting established

simple: church, community groups & life

mutual ministry and reaching the city

more: training, sending and multiplying

southside and beyond