Repair, Restoration & Renovation @BBP!
November 2023 work started in the Church and office spaces. In January 2024 will be the anniversary of the flood, Thanks to all the work by members of the church and contractors the construction site, will soon be be a place of worship. In the meantime we are still using the Family Centre Hall for Sunday Worship.
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Services are held here at Anzac Rd in the Family Center behind the Church while we are rebuilding the Church auditorium.
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We will continue to pray that all in our community will cope with this new way of life, and be able to find new ways of being a faith community.
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With Gods help we can get through this.
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03 March 2024
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REFLECTION: WHICH TEMPLE?
Jesus’ first “sign” in John’s Gospel in Cana of Galilee was directed in a sense by his mother. It’s an interesting conversation which ends with Mary saying to the wed- ding servants: "Do whatever he tells you" (John 2:5). Jesus seemed a little reluc- tant (“my hour has not yet come”) but listens to his mother. In the next scene in today’s gospel reading he enters Jerusalem and gets straight into action when he sees what’s happening in the outer courts of the temple. (He makes a whip too). What I really love is the conversation that follows after the clearing out of the money changers and their gear. They ask for a sign to back up his authoritative actions, to which he responds: “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again inthree days.’ They reply: ‘It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?’ (John 2:19-20). This is resurrection prediction. The temple mount in Jerusalem is still a controversial piece of real estate. In John, there are a number of conversations where people miss Jesus’s words and teach- ing completely. The temple people: “In three days?” Nicodemus: born again? The woman at the well on living water: “you have no bucket.” “Which temple?” - the Samaritan one or the Jewish one?, is the woman’s diversionary tactic when he opens her heart with truth that’s a bit too close to the bone. Jesus’ teaching has been described as “location redefined”. God seeks those who worship in spirit and in truth. Jesus incarnate is the temple. We will be a temple when we are filled with the Spirit. Buildings will never be the house of God again. A “synagogue” is by definition a meeting place. The “church” is a gathered assembly, not a building. This is a place where we can offer hospitality, love, purpose, meaning and hope - in Jesus’ name - to all who gather from every nation and language from the four corners of the globe. A Sanctuary - a place to God’s glory.
Peace and love,
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‘And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory,
glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth’ (1:14)
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