Sunday, September 25, 2016

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Explore Bible Reading Notes

EXPLORE BIBLE READING NOTES

 

These highly recommended booklets are issued every 3 months and contain daily bible readings. 

They are usually sold after our 8am and 9:30am services every quarter. For more info contact the church office

Summer Electives 2014

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS @ 7:30PM

19 & 26 February 2014

 ONE-AND-A-HALF-HOUR ELECTIVES ON…

 …HINTS AND TIPS ON TAX

…BALANCING THE FAMILY BUDGET

…MAKING GREAT JAM

…CHILD SAFETY AT HOME

…STARTING TO RECYCLE

…GROWING VEGGIES IN YOUR GARDEN

…FLOWER ARRANGING MADE SIMPLE

…BAKING TIPS

…ORGANISING YOUR LIFE

…TAKING GREAT PHOTOS

 

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or 021 683 4945.

Onsite Library

The St Stephens Library offers access to a number of useful Christian resources as well as Christian fiction books.

The library is only open on Sundays after the following services:
    * 1st Sunday of each month – after 8h00 service
    * Every Sunday – after 9h30 service

 

    

Click here to download the current library catalogue
(updated June2016).
You may use this resource to check if the library stocks a particular book. 

 For more info contact Linda on email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pre-May 2013 Sermons/Talks

PREVIOUS SERMON SERIES

To access sermons posted pre-May 2013, CLICK HEREto still find them on our old website.

Respectable Sins

Respectable Sins

Jerry Bridges
NavPress, Colorado Springs

Review by Geoff Gertzen

 There are some books that are not worth reading, then there are others that are worth reading once, and then there are books that are ‘Desert Island’ books. These are the books that you want to have with you when you are stranded on a desert island alone. These are books that are so good that you want to read them again and again. ‘Respectable Sins’ is a ‘Desert Island’ book.

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Desiring God

Desiring God

John Piper
Multnomah Books

Review by Shirley Emms

This book is an absolute must read; it completely blew me away. John Piper challenges our idea of joy and being a pleasure seeker. Piper steers our attention to Scripture and shows us how God not only commands us to be pleasure/joy filled, but to find it the only place that can satisfy – the knowledge of God!

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Entrusted with the Gospel

Entrusted with the Gospel

Da Carson (ed)
Crossway (Wheaton, Illinois)

Review by Geoff Gertzen

The “Gospel Coalition” is a fellowship of evangelical churches, committed to the scriptures across denominational lines. Its national conference in 2009, brought together six of the ‘big guns’ in the evangelical world in order to expound the book of 2 Timothy. This little book is the product of that event. These six speakers John Piper, Phillip Ryken, Mark Driscoll, K Edward Copeland, Bryan Chapell, and J. Ligon Duncan are amongst the finest Bible teachers in the Western world. They deal with the sacred text of 2 Timothy in a faithful and thoughtful manner despite their vastly differing styles and backgrounds.

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Basics for Believers

Basics for Believers

Don Carson
published by: Baker Book House Company

Review by Jared Hey

Don Carson is the type of guy who reads commentaries as if they were kiddies books, so you can imagine how well read he is and how much knowledge he has. You may be feeling a bit intimidated right about now, that’s OK, the Don (i.e. Don Carson) does that to people. Don Carson is a man who calls himself the ‘stomach’ of the church, because he believes his gift is to take BIG Christian truths and ‘digest’ them so that they are easily read and explained to others. I personally am grateful for him and pray for more ‘stomachs’ to rise up in our church body.

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Saving Eutychus

Saving Eutychus

Gary Millar and Phil Campbell
Matthias Media

Review by Geoff Gertzen

 Eutychus fell out of the window after falling asleep during a sermon. The Apostle Paul preached through the entire night and Eutychus couldn’t stay awake. Thankfully in God’s mercy he was raised from the dead.

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Shepherding a Child's Heart

Shepherding a Child's Heart

Ted Tripp
published by: Shepherd Press 2005 (2nd ed)

 

Review by Chris Ramsbottom

Tedd Tripp’s thesis in this book is that God is concerned with the heart. Children are always serving something, either God or a substitute for God (an idol of the heart). He notes that all-too-often we parent for a change in behaviour rather than a change in heart. He argues that when we miss the heart we miss not only the gospel but also the glory of God.

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God is Enough

God is Enough

by: Ray Galea

Review by Jared Hey

 “We are simply not satisfied with our spiritual blessings in Christ. We end the statement, for me to be content, I need…with anything but Christ alone.”

If you are anything like me then this statement from Ray Galea’s book will ring true for you. Life is always so busy and things never seem to go our way, we are constantly fed the lie that we need to be better and have more stuff to be content. The truth is as Christians we have everything we could want or need, we have Christ that is we have a relationship with God the almighty creator, nothing else compares to that.

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The Unquenchable Flame

The Unquenchable Flame

by: Michael Reeves

Review by Ed Ender

 Hearing the words church history and Reformation might produce in you a monumental yawn. But when you encounter the subject, as it is relayed by Michael Reeves, you cannot help but be drawn out of your stupor. Reeves writes an introduction to the Reformation, which means it isn’t painfully long or heavy going. Actually it’s fast-paced, it cuts straight to the highlights (and lowlights), and it even manages to be funny.

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