This Study Guide is designed to accompany the Sunday teaching series during November 2014.
During this short series we meet Jesus the King as he begins his travels towards the cross in Jerusalem.
Although Jesus has already achieved so much in His short lifetime, He knowingly sets off to meet His fate in Jerusalem as a necessity of God’s salvation plan for the world.
Jesus has much to say to us about the reality of being His disciple, the purpose of gospel mission, what Christian love really looks like and how to prioritise Jesus. It is a message as relevant today as it was in Jesus’ time, it is just as scandalous and just as confronting in the way that it challenges us about how to live as Christians in today’s world.
The study guides for our "What Kind of Church?" series commencing in November are now available.
These studies pick up the story of the early church from Acts 19 - 21, for small groups, individuals and 1:1.
A short recommended reading list is included also. Download in the Resources Library.
This Study Guide is designed to accompany the Advent Sunday teaching series during the first three weeks of December 2014. Advent derives from a latin word (‘adventus’) that describes the time in the church calendar when we celebrate the coming of Jesus Christ into the world. Over the four Sundays leading up to Christmas Day, Christian churches around the world recount not only the essential elements of the birth narrative, but reflect on the purpose and meaning of Jesus’ coming. It is a time of joy, that the promised Saviour has come, but it is also a time to dig deeper and reflect on the purpose of Jesus’ birth.
From the outset, Matthew demonstrates the connectedness of Jesus’ birth to the history of Israel and the coming of the King promised so many centuries before.
But we see in Matthew’s account that Jesus’ birth is not a heartwarming, charming story about a baby born in a manger, but a brutal and searching story that demonstrates God’s necessary action into a world that continues to reject Him.
At first blush, it seems to have the makings of a good fairy tale; a wicked king, oriental magicians, threats against a new-born child’s life, supernatural protection, guidance by a star, messages from heaven — but we dare not reduce it to yet another story to grow out of, rather than a story to grow into.
Matthew’s story is an uncompromisingly adult story, clearly directed at an adult audience, and attempts at making it family friendly risk blunting its edge and losing sight of its wider context.
The guide is available in PDF, ePUB (Kobo and other eReaders) and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) formats.
This Study Guide is designed to accompany the Sunday teaching series during August 2014.
It looks at some of the smaller letters found at the end of the New Testament. They are perhaps little read and poorly known, but are just as much Holy Scripture as the better-known books.
The TMB App is coming!
We're putting together an app to help TMB members stay in touch with the latest from our church, have access to latest sermon audio and video files, download readings and orders of services for Sundays, submit prayer requests to the TMB Prayer Network and more!
To be a beta tester, your phone settings must allow you to install apps from sources outside the Google Play store. Please let us know what your user experience is like, what bugs you encounter, and if there are additional features you would like to see included as the app is updated in the future.
The app will also be released for iOS devices very soon. If you're an iPhone user, stay tuned for your turn to test it out!
Keen to run an evangelistic course for your friends, colleagues, or people new to church?
Got questions about purity, celibacy and sexuality?
Wondered what John Calvin had to do with TULIPs?
Keen to retire and want to make the most of it?
Looking to be equipped to serve better in your Sunday gathering?
Equip, on Saturday 22nd March, can help you with all this and much more! Equip training aims to train and equip Christians in South Australia for ministry and mission.
Come along and be trained and equipped for mission and ministry, along with hundreds of other Christians from across Adelaide and SA. 9 AM - 5 PM @ Concordia College, 45 Cheltenham St Highgate.
For a complete list of subjects offered, more information, and to register online, visit www.equipefac.org.
Here is a link to the Advent Readings PDF compiled by Wendy Lin. It is a great resource to work through in the days and weeks preceding Christmas.
In May this year we will embark on an eleven week teaching series in Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
It is our hope, through the study and teaching of this section of God's word, that Christians and those exploring the claims of Jesus alike might come to better understand the eternal purposes of God in Christ.
You are most welcome to join us for this teaching series, which will commence on Sunday May 10. You can access the Bible study guide that goes along with this series here.
A series of advent readings and activities for the whole family in the lead up to celebrating Jesus' birth.
Read the story of God's plan of salvation, and join in fun craft and activities to help you celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Download a copy in the Resource Library.
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