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 guide is available in PDF, ePUB (Kobo and other eReaders) and MOBI (Amazon Kindle) formats. 

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The study guides for our "What Kind of Church?" series commencing in November are now available.Acts

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.


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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.

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The TMB App is coming!TMB

app screenshotWe'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!

Right now we're looking for beta testers who can try it out and help us sort out any bugs. If you use an Android device and would like to help out, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We'll send you a link where you can download the app and install it on your phone or other device.

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!

Simply ChristianityDo you want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian? 
Have you got questions about Jesus?
Are you new to the Christian faith?
Do you have a friend who's interested in what you believe?
 
Then Simply Christianity is for you!
 
Simply Christianity is a 5-session introduction to the Christian faith, based on the historian Luke's account of Jesus' life.  The goal is to surprise and challenge ordinary people, (whether 'churched' or 'unchurched') with the unique story of Jesus.
 
There are three types of people we're inviting to Simply Christianity:
1) Christians who want to think seriously about what they believe.
2) People who are interested in learning about the Christian faith.
3) Anyone who will come because a friend would like to be part of it.
 
TMB is hosting Simply Christianity across five Wednesday evenings, June 3, 10, 17, 24 & July 1, at 7:30 PM in the church offices.
 
Simply Christianity is an opportunity to ask questions.
Simply Christianity is a chance to listen and discuss.
Simply Christianity is for anyone.
Simply Christianity is free.
 
Places are limited, so please contact the church office as soon as possible if you and/or someone you know would like to be a part of it.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 8398 2827, or fill out a Communication Card on Sunday. We'd love to see you there! 
 
EquipFound yourself on a kids' ministry roster and feeling out of your depth?
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.

 







GiG Youth program kicks off for Term 2 on Friday night May 1. This term the GiG students will be studying Galatians together. All students in grades 7 - 11 are welcome at GiG Youth which runs every Friday night during the term from 7:30 - 9:30pm. Details for this term are below. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.





 

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.

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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.

On Sunday April 12 the TMB Leadership Team gave their quarterly finance update during our service, you can read a copy of their report below.


FINANCE UPDATE - APRIL 2015
 
On the front cover of today’s leaflet, Clayton has written some reasons why we shouldn’t give and I hope that you can spend a moment or two at some stage considering those words. As a church we want to be really up-front and transparent with how we handle money and how money gets spent. Over the last few weeks on the back of the leaflet we have been giving you regular updates on what we are giving compared to our current budget. You would have seen that last month we were significantly behind in what we have budgeted for and what was given. In February, the giving of us, the church at TMB was only $13,799. The follows from January which was $21,300. As a leadership team we are concerned about this discrepancy.
 
Our budget for congregational giving is $27,199 a month. That’s not a figure that was arrived at randomly, rather that’s a recognition of our pledging process last year in which we as a church committed to giving that amount as part of our response to God’s grace towards us in Christ. We recognised that the Bible teaches us that it’s a responsibility, an obligation on all Christian people to financially support they ministry of which we are beneficiaries and of which we are a part. And so we set in place a pattern of ministry in the light of that pledged amount. $27,199 is what it costs each month to run our programs, to promote the gospel in this region, to care for those in our region and to train and equip all of us who are God’s people here for the ministry and life that God lays before us. So having committed to that unfortunately each month this year our regular giving has been rather less than that amount.
 
If you’re a Christian, if you’re a regular here at Trinity can we ask you to consider your partnership with your brothers and sisters here in this important matter of giving? It is important not only because a lack of finances means we can’t do the ministry that we believe God is leading us into. And not only because not spending money on equipment and resources means we place an unfair burden on ministry leaders and volunteers, who have to either make do with insufficiency or make up the shortfall in addition to the giving they’ve already committed to. But it’s also significant because this issue of giving is, for many, many of us a real barometer of our discipleship and obedience and the degree to which we’re willing  to trust God, and not put our trust in our material resources. If you’d like some more information, come and Clayton, Darren or one of the Leadership Team, and the details for electronic giving are printed on the leaflet each week.
 
Thankyou.