23 May, 2022

Teaching Themes June 2022 Life Happens

June 5               Life Happens.  (Communion)              Romans 8:28

June 12             Guidance Happens                        Psalm 25

June 9               Grace Happens                                Ephesians 2:8-10

June 26             Trouble Happens                           John 16:33

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28 April, 2022

Hay family News from iKhethelo Children's Village, South Africa April 2022

Attached is the latest Newsletter from the Hay family - now on Home Assignment

The Newsletter contains:

  • An account of their trip to Australia
  • News of floods in Durban and the effects on the Village and some of the workers'
  • Details of Rachel's plans for the next 18 months
  • QR code to give access to ways that you can support the family's work
  • A list of events where you can hear from them in Canberra
  • A link to an invitation to attend a SIM Conference here in Canberra
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19 April, 2022

Raymond Wilson guest preacher for 8 and 15 May - The Greatness of God

Dr Raymond Wilson is a retired scientist and university associate professor and is a Bible expositor with over 40 years experience preaching and teaching in numerous churches and several Bible colleges in Australia and New Zealand.
On 8 and 15 May he will be preaching at Tuggeranong Baptist Church from Isaiah chapter 40 on the Greatness of our God.
Raymond would appreciate your prayers as he prepares and delivers these addresses on such an awesome topic.

Comfort for God’s People

40 Comfort, comfort my people,

    says your God.

Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,

    and proclaim to her

that her hard service has been completed,

    that her sin has been paid for,

that she has received from the Lord’s hand

    double for all her sins.

A voice of one calling:

“In the wilderness prepare

    the way for the Lord;

make straight in the desert

    a highway for our God.

Every valley shall be raised up,

    every mountain and hill made low;

the rough ground shall become level,

    the rugged places a plain.

And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,

    and all people will see it together.

For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

A voice says, “Cry out.”

    And I said, “What shall I cry?”

“All people are like grass,

    and all their faithfulness is like the flowers of the field.

The grass withers and the flowers fall,

    because the breath of the Lord blows on them.

    Surely the people are grass.

The grass withers and the flowers fall,

    but the word of our God endures forever.”

You who bring good news to Zion,

    go up on a high mountain.

You who bring good news to Jerusalem,

    lift up your voice with a shout,

lift it up, do not be afraid;

    say to the towns of Judah,

    “Here is your God!”

10 See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power,

    and he rules with a mighty arm.

See, his reward is with him,

    and his recompense accompanies him.

11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:

    He gathers the lambs in his arms

and carries them close to his heart;

    he gently leads those that have young.

12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,

    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?

Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,

    or weighed the mountains on the scales

    and the hills in a balance?

13 Who can fathom the Spirit[d] of the Lord,

    or instruct the Lord as his counselor?

14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,

    and who taught him the right way?

Who was it that taught him knowledge,

    or showed him the path of understanding?

15 Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket;

    they are regarded as dust on the scales;

    he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.

16 Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires,

    nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.

17 Before him all the nations are as nothing;

    they are regarded by him as worthless

    and less than nothing.

18 With whom, then, will you compare God?

    To what image will you liken him?

19 As for an idol, a metalworker casts it,

    and a goldsmith overlays it with gold

    and fashions silver chains for it.

20 A person too poor to present such an offering

    selects wood that will not rot;

they look for a skilled worker

    to set up an idol that will not topple.

21 Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?

Has it not been told you from the beginning?

    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?

22 He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,

    and its people are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.

23 He brings princes to naught

    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.

24 No sooner are they planted,

    no sooner are they sown,

    no sooner do they take root in the ground,

than he blows on them and they wither,

    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.

25 “To whom will you compare me?

    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.

26 Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:

    Who created all these?

He who brings out the starry host one by one

    and calls forth each of them by name.

Because of his great power and mighty strength,

    not one of them is missing.

27 Why do you complain, Jacob?

    Why do you say, Israel,

“My way is hidden from the Lord;

    my cause is disregarded by my God”?

28 Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

    the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

    and his understanding no one can fathom.

29 He gives strength to the weary

    and increases the power of the weak.

30 Even youths grow tired and weary,

    and young men stumble and fall;

31 but those who hope in the Lord

    will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

    they will run and not grow weary,

    they will walk and not be faint.

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19 April, 2022

Lest we Forget - Invitation to engage with a webinar looks at how the commemoration of ANZAC Day speaks to the history of faith in Australia

The following message was received from Karl Faase of Olive Tree Media:

Lest We Forget


19 April 2022

I grew up believing that as our soldiers from World War 1 and World War 2 died, so too would the significance and involvement in ANZAC Day Commemorations.

Yet, research has shown that this is far from the case. In fact, Australians mark ANZAC Day as the most significant of all Australia’s national holidays.

I wonder if perhaps it’s because what we are marking on ANZAC Day is not simply one moment in history; but instead recognising all those who have given their life for the sake of our country and the freedom of those around the world.

To lay down ones life for the sake of others is a remarkable act. There is no greater gift that any human can offer another.

Join me tomorrow in a webinar with Dr Michael Gladwin as we look at what it means to mark and remember sacrifice, courage and mateship on ANZAC Day and how this speaks to the history of faith in Australia. Register for free here -

https://event.webinarjam.com/register/15/2360zaz


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16 April, 2022

Easter Greetings from Christine Kyalimpa

We have received the following message from Christine Kyalimpa

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Subject: Easter Greetings

Love Easter greetings from all of us here in Kyenjojo.

We do wish you happiness, Joy and Gods' protection at Easter.

We extend our love to all members at TBC. 

Thanks so much for your prayers and support and encouragement.

God bless you,

kyalimpa Christine.

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1 April, 2022

Teaching Themes May 2022

The Cost of not….Following       Luke 5:1-11.

The Cost of not….Praying           Matthew 6:5-13

The Cost of not…Adding             Acts 2v42


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31 March, 2022

Come and experience Easter Together on Good Friday Communion 10am, and then celebrate together on Easter Sunday 10am

At first glance, the cross of Jesus stands as a picture of powerlessness. The man who hangs on the cross is dying in shame, condemned by the authorities with that exact maximum punishment for crimes against the state. But this is the same man who has fed the hungry, healed the sick and yes, even raised the dead. How could it have all gone so wrong?

Yet take another, longer look at Jesus on the cross and you will also see a very powerful victory. Jesus was innocent of the crimes he was executed for. In fact, he was innocent full stop.

Being nailed to a cross outside Jerusalem was not a mistake … it was the plan. God’s plan to pay the price and make a way for you and me to have a personal relationship with God.

Forever.

And so, we see the power in the seemingly powerless circumstances of a truly innocent man — innocent of everything — being executed on my behalf and your behalf.

God has done the work. He has made the way. The gift of eternal relationship with God is being offered with outstretched arms. The choice is yours.

You do not have to earn it … it is not for sale. You do not have to get prepared … he wants to meet you just as you are. There is nothing between you and God except your willingness to accept his gift.

But all this could not have happened if Jesus — the truly innocent man — did not die on a cross and then rise to life again three days later.

That is why we celebrate Easter!!


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25 March, 2022

Michele Black - Newsletter - Coming Home in June

Michele and Flora are coming home. Read the joyous news. Thanks be to God.

Text of an email message received this morning.

Open the attachment to read more.....


Dear Friends,

Today we received some awesome news, news that some said we'd never get - but today we did because we kept waiting for the 'no' and it never came!

Keep reading and enjoy,

Many blessings,

Michele and Flora. 

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24 March, 2022

Explorers - Study Guide - Series 2 2022

The Explorers Study guide will be used at the Tuesday meetings for the next 2 weeks.

If you are unable to attend, you may wish to use the guide to further explore the topics as they are taught on each of the corresponding Sundays.

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