Christian people routinely find that the best thing they can do for their own spiritual growth is to read the Bible regularly. And we shouldn't be surprised! We believe the Bible is God's Word and that it's through the Bible that he promises to speak to us today.
At TMB we're using a simple pattern of reading the Bible for ourselves 5 days a week, with the help of the acronym SOAP.
S. Scripture. Simply read the passage! You can see the current SOAP readings to the right, or on the left column on any page on this website. If you're on Facebook, follow the TMB page to see the weekly readings in your newsfeed.
O. Observation. What do you observe in the passage?
What stands out?
What surprises you?
What makes a lot of sense?
What doesn’t seem to make much sense at all?
Some people like to journal, that is, to write down their questions and observations. SOAP journalling pages are available on the Welcome Desk on Sundays for you to collect if you think you'd find them helpful.
SOAP Daily Readings
Please join us to celebrate Christmas!
Whether you're a regular church attender,
Just passing through town for the holidays,
Visiting with family or friends,
Looking for connection and community,
Or seeking an opportunity to reflect and give thanks,
We'd love you to join us at Trinity this Christmas! We have 2 services this Christmas, and at both we'll be thinking about the question, "Why Christmas?"
Please join us:
10 PM: Tea, coffee & mince pies
10:30 PM: Communion Service
9 AM: Family-Friendly Service.
Adelaide Road, Mount Barker
See here for location and parking information
Deuteronomy: Living by faith under God's promises
In this new series, we're going to be doing things a bit differently from normal - rather than the usual practice of "continuous exposition" ie opening up a book of the bible, starting at chapter one, and making our way through it in entirety, we'll instead be considering what it means to live by faith under the promises of God by looking at the parallels with the Israelites on the edge of the Promised Land, as they hear about how to thrive in the land "flowing with milk and honey", as told in Deuteronomy 5 - 8. There will also be some Christian reflections because we are privileged to live after the first coming of God's own Son.
You can download the Bible study guide here or collect one from the Welcome Desk on Sunday.
Join us at TMB with Geoff Lin from November 13.
Family Advent Readings & Activities
We've printed a new booklet to help you prepare for Christmas. You can follow the plan by yourself or involve your whole family. This booklet, Genesis to Jesus, has been prepared by Wendy Lin, and gives you daily Bible readings, prayers, points to consider and optional activities that aim to help you see God's unfolding plan of salvation throughout Advent.
You can download the 2016 Family Advent Readings and Activities booklet here or collect one from the TMB Office, or from the Welcome Desk at our services on Sundays.
TMBers and guests are warmly invited to attend our TMB Picnic on the lawns of Cornerstone College on Sunday, November 13. The outdoor fun will begin after our service, from about 12.30pm.
Please BYO everything you'll need for lunch, including food, drinks, chairs and blankets. You can also buy your lunch from one of the nearby takeaway stores and bring it back to Cornerstone.
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