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Meaningful Home Groups


The end of the Summer holidays means the relaunch of our Home Groups. I want to use this brief article to encourage each member of New Life Church to connect with one of these Groups, for God's glory and your joy!...

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Why Catechism Classes?

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On Saturday February 19th, at 9:30am, NLC will launch their Family Bible Hour. This hour is for everyone part of our Faith Family. This will be similar to a Sunday School set up, where we get to spend more time in a fun format learning God’s Word....

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Hyena Hunting


Proverbs 6:27 asks the question, “Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned?” The answer is no! We cannot carry fire close to our chests without being burned just like we cannot entertain hyenas without being bitten. We do this by entertaining our sins and toying with them instead of putting them to death at the first opportunity. ...

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Graveside Gardening.


This season of grieving has taught me to remember truth. The importance of remembrance cannot be overstated. Remembering helps us refocus, re-align and heal, so we can go on living our lives in ways that glorify God. The Bible is full of reminders to remembrance. But what are we to remember? In short we are to remember who we are in Christ and why we’re here....

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Mourning with Hope.

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Pastor Gareth reflects on his mothers life and shares with us lessons that the Lord is teaching his family during their time of mourning. ...

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Covid 19 and Family Prayer

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We all understand that “social distancing” is necessary from an epidemic-control point of view, but my fear is that during this time of isolation, many people will be tempted to “spiritually distance” themselves from God, from the church and from their families and basically go on a spiritual holiday. Even though we are isolated physically, we are united in the Spi...

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Why a Sermon Series on Hypocrisy?


When we purpose to devote our lives to God’s glory, we cannot possibly seek our own glory. It is impossible to live hypocritically when you take God seriously. Living for God’s glory eliminates the possibility of hypocrisy....

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Consider One Another


“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near” (Hebrews 10:24...

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