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The offensive and liberating peace of God

Brisbane

In a messy world we need "peace on earth and good will to men" Isn't that what we want?

This week Brisbane farewelled Cole Miller with many tears and great show of public support, thousands flooded the streets of Brisbane dressed in green to affirm with Wally Lewis, “There’s certainly no place whatsoever in this city or anywhere else for senseless acts of violence in our community.”

Yet on the night following Cole Miller’s funeral, another teenager was in hospital after being punched repeatedly only a block from where Cole was attacked. The violence hasn’t ended. Peace still seems far off.

Ministry Centre: Brisbane

Will you live in light of grace?

Brisbane

Is it possible to watch grace, rejoice in grace but never understand, nor live with grace?

I've never waded through Victor Hugo's 1000 page tome Les Miserables. The book is just so big - like the Bible - that it has put me off. So when I arrived at the musical, Les Miserables, in Brisbane I had only a vague notion of the themes and plot. This made the incredible story of grace that unfolded before me all the more captivating for it was so unexpected.

Ministry Centre: Brisbane

What's coming up in 2016?

Check out what's coming up for the City Bible Forum in Brisbane in 2016

As 2015 winds up, we're getting excited for City Bible Forum in Brisbane. Here's a taste of some of the events in store for 2016:

1. Courage: Triumph over fear - Launch for 2016 (2 February)

Nelson Mandela once said 'courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.' How can Christians have courage despite our fears in the City? (More info here)

Ministry Centre: Brisbane

3 keys to happiness

Stir your thinking and reconsider 3 keys to happiness
Sunday August 25th, 6.01am to Wednesday March 9th, 9.00pm
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Stir your thinking and reconsider 3 keys to happiness with our first series in March with our speaker Sam Chan.

Our venue will be The Stock Exchange Hotel right in the heart of Brisbane
(Upstairs, 131 Edward Street map).

Audience: General
Ministry Centre: Brisbane

Pleasurable work

Brisbane

The Bible gives us hope that our work is good, a source of joy and meaningful

(Ecclesiastes 2:1-26)

Why do we work?

One lunch time, a business executive went up to the office coffee cart, but as he arrived he noticed the coffee cart man was packing up.

The business executive asked, ‘What are you doing?’

‘Packing up,’ was the man’s reply.

‘Why?’

‘I’ve made enough money for the day. I want to go home, enjoy my life, rest and drink a coffee with my wife,’ the man said.

Ministry Centre: Brisbane

How to tell your friends about Jesus

Sam Chan shares some key steps to help us naturally share Jesus. He helps us use our story to tell his story.

Jesus commands us to make disciples. But are we all equipped for the job?

How do you talk with your friends about following Jesus?

Sam Chan (gifted evangelist and trainer in evangelism) will help us think through some of the key steps to telling our friends about Jesus. He will help us to tell our story as a story.

A value added life

Brisbane

Will we live in light of reality? Or will we try to mould it to our own ends and end in a place of despair?

It is hard to question the status quo. Greek philosopher Socrates went on trial and faced execution for his alleged destructive influence on the youth of his day. In his own defence, he famously said ‘the unexamined life is not worth living’ and he would continue to speak and seek the truth about life. He simply felt compelled to examine and question it - pursuing this truth was the only life he thought worth living.

Ministry Centre: Brisbane

Ask some big Q

We are kicking off our series - Ask some big questions. Or 'ask some big Q' as I like to think of it.

We are kicking off our series - Ask some big questions. Or 'ask some big Q' as I like to think of it. 12:30pm at 143 Ann Street.

So, invite a friend and come and join us for light lunch, short presentation and a great discussion.

But if you can't get away from work you could always join us with the webcast found here: webcast ask big Q

Ministry Centre: Brisbane

City Forums - Ask some big questions

Videos of the Ask some big questions series. Why Exclusivity? - 20 October Did God command genocide? - 13 October

Videos of the Ask some big questions series.

Why Exclusivity? - 20 October

Did God command genocide? - 13 October

Ministry Centre: Brisbane

The Reason for God Forum

The Reason for God is an opportunity to consider the frequent doubts of sceptics and believers concerning Christianity
Repeats every week 4 times.
Sunday August 25th, 6.01am to Tuesday November 3rd, 2.20pm, Sunday August 25th, 6.01am to Tuesday November 10th, 2.20pm, Sunday August 25th, 6.01am to Tuesday November 17th, 2.20pm, Sunday August 25th, 6.01am to Tuesday November 24th, 2.20pm
Take a seat...

The Reason for God is an opportunity to consider the frequent doubts of sceptics and believers about Christianity. It is an opportunity to hear a sound, rational and compelling reason for belief in the Christian God.

The world seems to be polarising. Conservative, liberal, religious, sceptic; there's less and less middle ground, and what's more we seem less able to hear each other. Jonathan Haidt says "everybody thinks they are right." Everyone has reasons for what they believe, could it be that Christianity has some compelling reasons behind it?

Audience: General
Ministry Centre: Brisbane