Jesus said: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” But how do we love one another, at a distance, during a pandemic?
In this talk, Daniel Sih speaks into our current predicament, drawing lessons from the past, from scripture, and from science, to suggest practical ways for our churches to respond in love, during the coronavirus.
He explains our reasoning behind stopping church services, outlining a practical plan to strengthen community bonds, through the use of digital technology.
Note: this will be our last sermon for some time, until we resume services post pandemic.
Jesus suggested that there are two types of people in this world. There are people who hear and discuss ideas, and those who put his words into practice.
Daniel Sih continues his series on “A Life Well Lived” by teaching us how to hear and follow God’s voice in everyday life. We can practice the words of Jesus by identifying kairos moments, and by walking the learning circle as a community.
Jesus gave us an important mission: “Go into all the world and make disciples.” The word disciple (‘mathetes’ in Greek) appears 269 times in the New Testament and is a central idea for those who wish to follow Jesus. But what is a disciple? And how do we embrace the practices of discipleship today?
In this talk, Daniel Sih unpacks the D-Word, providing practical and theological foundations to help us ‘learn through imitation’ as disciples of Jesus.
Freedom is an ultimate value in our culture, yet do we really understand what personal freedom really is?
In this talk, Matt Bain discusses the history of freedom, the drawback of freedom, and the danger of seeing ourselves as the architects of our own lives. He also helps us to consider ways to journey from hyper-individualism towards community.
Jesus was the archetype leader. As part of the Great Commission, he invites us to follow his words, his works and his ways. In this talk, Craig Ogden from PlentyLife Church shares some of his stories about following Jesus into mission, in the outer suburbs of Melbourne.
Few of us think of hospitality as a skill to master, yet the scriptures suggest that we are to “practice hospitality,” just like we would a musical instrument (Romans 12:13).
In this training, Daniel Sih provides a series of instructional tips and insights to help us practice hospitality. Do we create a warm and generous environment? Do we know how to form predictable patterns? Do we measure the spiritual temperature? Are we able to both give and receive? Do we practice hospitality together?
Anyone can throw a dinner party, yet it takes a miracle to desire to have strangers, and indeed the unlovable, in your home.
Jared Khu describes how radical hospitality transformed his life, and the life of others, in China and Tasmania. Such hospitality, in the way of Jesus, has the capacity to transform the host, the stranger, and the unloveable.