Sunday, December 29, 2013

Ephesians Pt 2

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 29th December 2013 is available for download.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Preparation - Gear Up, Get Ready, Get Going

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 22nd December 2013 is available for download.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Jesus, A Friend of Sinners

Rob Brown's message on Sunday 8th December 2013 is available for download.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Ephesians Pt 1

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 1st December 2013 is available for download.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

How To's of the Cross and Yoke Pt 3

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 24th November 2013 is available for download.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Linen Sash

Sash Stanceski's message on Sunday 17th November 2013 is available for download.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Are You Content?

Val Ciacia's message on Sunday 10th November 2013 is available for download.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Enduring Hardships

Val Ciacia's message on Sunday 3rd November 2013 is available for download.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

How To's of the Cross and Yoke Pt 2

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 27th October 2013 is available for download.

In this message Oreste continues to look at what the disciple of Jesus needs to do to practically apply the disciplines of bearing their cross, being yoked with Jesus, walking along the narrow path and remaining connected to the vine.  Whilst the greatest practical help we have is God through His word and His Spirit, the body of brothers and sisters in Christ is also a very important and often under utilised means of walking faithfully, bearing our cross and being yoked with Jesus.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

How To's of the Cross and Yoke Pt 1

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 20th October 2013 is available for download.

In this message Oreste begins to look at what the disciple of Jesus needs to do to practically apply the disciplines of bearing their cross, being yoked with Jesus, walking along the narrow path and remaining connected to the vine.  The application of these practices saturated in the presence, guidance and  empowerment of the Holy Spirit will set our identity where it truly belongs - in Christ.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Our Identity and the Cross and Yoke

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 13th October 2013 is available for download.

In this message Oreste continues to look at the way of the Lord expressed through carrying our cross, being yoked with Jesus and travelling along the narrow path.  The issue of our identity is explored as it affects how we live our lives and prioritise the things Jesus has called His disciples to do on a daily basis.  How well do you understand your identity and is it true to who you really are? Listen in and find out for yourself.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Holiness of God

Val Ciacia's message on Sunday 6th October 2013 is available for download.

In this message Val shares with us about the nature of God. His nature is that He is holy. The Scriptures speak of God's holiness but they also bear out God's expectation upon His people that they be holy as He is holy.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

What to Do in Difficult Times

Val Ciacia's message on Sunday 29th September 2013 is available for download.

In this message Val shares four principles that Jairus practiced as he reached out to Jesus during the difficult time he faced as his daughter lay dying. Jairus was a person similar to most of us in many ways and found himself in a desperate, pressured circumstance filled with uncertainty and fear. Yet he turned to Jesus and was prepared to risk everything. In his example we can find challenge and encouragement to help us to endure and manage difficult times in our lives as they come to us.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Genesis to Jesus, Creation to the Cross

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 22nd September 2013 is available for download.

In this message Oreste begins to take a more detailed look at a significant theme identified in the early chapters of Genesis  - the way of the Lord. Abraham was chosen by God to direct his children and household after him to keep the way of the Lord. The fulfillment of what God began in Genesis redemptively through Abraham was accomplished through Jesus Christ. Beginning with the account of creation in Genesis, God's ultimate purposes are revealed through Jesus Christ, through His plan to create a new people that are His very own; a people who are God's sons and daughters and who walk in the way of the Lord. But what exactly does the way of the Lord involve for God's people? Listen in and find out. It may be very different to what you think.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Prayer

Sash Stanceski's message on Sunday 1st September 2013 is available for download.

In this message Sash talks about how God wants to engage us in everyday life through the discipline of daily prayer. Prayer is an attitude of daily dependence upon God that is practically expressed through diligently seeking God by faith.  We can expect to be blessed when we engage with God in prayer each day. But what exactly are those blessings? Listen to this encouraging message and find out.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 10

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 25th August 2013 is available for download.

In this message we look at what the days of Noah were like. In Genesis the judgment of God upon Noah's generation is described as well as the rescue and salvation of Noah and his family. God's word challenges us to consider our lives and our world today and how it compares to Noah's day. In the light of God's Big Story Jesus gives His followers key practices to observe so that they may be ready and prepared for the coming day of final global judgment. That day will marked by the return of Jesus who will judge the earth with justice and truth and will reign as Lord and King in righteousness and peace.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 9

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 11th August 2013 is available for download.

In this message we look at God's Big Story to enable a clearer understanding of what was happening during the generations from Enoch to Noah. This instance of God's story culminates in the judgement of mankind through a worldwide flood and the rescue of Noah and his family in the Ark. This Big Story expression in the early chapters of Genesis sets the pattern for subsequent storylines throughout the history of mankind as told in the Bible. The ultimate storyline will end with the ultimate global event occurring with the final generation of people on earth as we know it. This event will be catastrophic for some and magnificent for others. Find out where you stand.

Access the Big Story powerpoint slide referred to in this message.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 8

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 4th August 2013 is available for download.

In this message we look at the generations of Cain and Seth and see how the way one walks in their generation has the potential to influence the next generation. The way of Cain leads a person to walk independently of the Lord but the way of the Lord is all about walking in trust and dependence upon Him.  Those who walk in the Lord's way call upon Him demonstrating their reliance upon Him.

Access the Seth Generations powerpoint slide referred to in this message.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 7

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 28th July 2013 is available for download.

What will Cain do in response to God's loving and gentle instruction to rule over sin? How Cain responds to God has the potential to form a lifelong habit that will become the path he has chosen to walk. As we look at the way of Cain in this message, it gives us insight and clarity to review the way in which we are all presently walking.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 6

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 21st July 2013 is available for download.

In this message we look at what God said to Cain after he gave an unacceptable offering. The seriousness of sin is addressed and related back to Cain's heart and actions. The instruction God gave to Cain is relevant for all of us today. Will you rule over sin or will it rule over you?

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 5

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 14th July 2013 is available for download.

The children of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, bring an offering to the Lord. In this message the Lord's response to these two offerings is looked at to understand what God is looking for when we bring Him an offering. Are we giving God the offering He desires?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 4

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 7th July 2013 is available for download.

Adam and Eve have acted in rebellion against God and now experience shame as a consequence of sin and evil. Shame causes Adam and Eve (and all of their children) to attempt to cover, remove and avoid their shame and guilt in their own way. In the end only God's covering of our shame is truly effective to address our rebellious nature and ultimately take our shame away. Genesis 3:15 provides a precious promise of the One who will accomplish this for humanity.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 3

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 30th June 2013 is available for download.

Adam and Eve fail the test of obedience established by God as we see how the Devil uses deception to tempt our original parents to believe a lie. They believe the Devil's lie and personally conceive evil desires that lead to their willful sinful disobedience.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Test in the Desert

Rob Brown's message on Sunday 23rd June 2013 is available for download.

In this message Rob looks at the test Jesus faced in the desert when Satan tempted Him. Through the example of Jesus we can learn how to respond in the situations of life when tests are sure to come our way. Be encouraged as you listen to this message.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 2

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 16th June 2013 is available for download.

Genesis tells us everything God created was very good but it also gives us a clear message about good and evil. A test of obedience is established by God and Adam is absolutely clear about God's command to him.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

The Gospel According to Genesis Pt 1

Oreste Pompetti's message on Sunday 9th June 2013 is available for download.

This message is the first of a series from the book of Genesis. In this book of beginnings the foundational truths that underpin the good news of Jesus Christ are explored. In Genesis the Scriptures simply yet profoundly communicate the purposes, plans and power of God our creator and redeemer. Genesis as genuine history is honest and transparent but above all is good news for us - this is the gospel according to Genesis.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Change of meeting Venue & Time during April

LWCC is trialling a new meeting venue and time for all Sunday morning gatherings in April.

LWCC will be meeting at 10 Cliveden Court, Thomastown at 9:00am.

Contact Oreste for more information about this move!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Weekly Podcast Messages

During the next 16 weeks we will be running "The Bible The Big Picture" series via DVD. As such we will not be posting the usual weekly podcasts of Sunday messages. As soon as the series is completed (around the end of May) we will be posting weekly messages again. Why not come and experience "The Bible The Big Picture" series first hand by attending one of our Sunday gatherings. Visitors, seekers and enquirers are always welcome. See you soon!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Exposition of Colossians Pt 2

Oreste's message on Sunday 27th January 2013 is available for download. The corresponding slides are also available.

In the second part of this exposition of Paul's letter to the Colossians, Oreste continues to explore the false teaching that had influenced the Colossian church. The contrast between fullness in Christ and the futility of the hollow and deceptive philosophies of the world, is seen and understood through the power of the cross. A life transformed by the power of the cross is a life that has fullness in Christ. Paul describes the consequence of living in such fullness as living a life worthy of the Lord and pleasing to Him. Jesus who is the supreme Saviour is truly worthy of our lives being lived for Him in this way.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Evangelism

Sash Stanceski's message on Sunday 20th January 2013 is available for download.

In this message Sash talks about evangelism and uses the image of the cross as a means to motivate us towards right relationship before God and people. Sash reminds us of the potential eternal realities that face all of us beyond our present life as we know it. Evangelism is the means of informing people about these realities and enabling a God inspired response of faith.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Exposition of Colossians Pt 1

Oreste's message on Sunday 6th January 2013 is available for download. The corresponding slides are also available.

In the first part of this exposition of Paul's letter to the Colossians, a background and a broad outline of the message Paul is wishing to convey is provided. Paul's purpose in this letter is to address the false teaching that had influenced the Colossian church. As we go deeper into the issues Paul is addressing, the significance and supremacy of our Saviour is gloriously communicated, so we are left in no doubt about the position and power of Jesus in relation to all things in heaven and on earth and in fact anywhere and everywhere.