Category: On The Blog

September Update: Rebrand
Post

September Update: Rebrand

September 12, 2017
Speaker: Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

After 20 years of existence as New Life Christian Community, we are embracing the next 20 years with a new name and a new look! We have unveiled our new logo and are now operating under the name ‘New Life Church’. Our website is in the process of getting a makeover to match these changes....

Post

Praying The Bible

December 28, 2016
Speaker: Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

We all have to learn to pray (Luke 11:1). One of the best ways to learn is to pray the Bible with others. Prayers recorded in the Bible are a valuable gift to us: they are prayers that have burned in God’s heart for His people. They give us the language of his heart, and...

Post

God On The Inside

December 20, 2016
Speaker: Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

It has been said, “If you want to walk in the Spirit, then talk to the Spirit”. The Holy Spirit takes up residence in all who receive Jesus as Lord (1 Cor. 6:17), yet many people are unaware of the experiential relationship that Holy Spirit longs to have with each of us. The Holy Spirit...

Post

Praying Together

August 4, 2016
Speaker: Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

  When Jesus teaches us to pray in Matthew 6, he says pray like this: “Our Father”. This is of great significance. The foundational prayer that Jesus gives to guide us is communal and not individualistic. Is God “my Father?” Absolutely. But more than that, He is ‘our Father’ and we, together, are his family....

Post

Loving Muslims

July 7, 2016
Speaker: Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

This week our community finished up praying through the 30 days of Ramadan by using 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World. It’s a fantastic resource and I encourage you to subscribe to it and use it each year. The prayer guide finisheds with some brilliant ‘next step’ words for loving our Muslim neighbours:...

Post

Aussie Election 2016

June 17, 2016
Speaker: Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

Aussies will go to the voting booths on July 2, 2016. What does it mean to vote as a Christian? John Dickson, founding director of the Centre for Public Christianity (CPX), has some helpful thoughts. Read his original article here. “While Christianity is not party political, it is political in the broader sense. At a...

Post

Five Reasons to Study and Celebrate the Biblical Festivals

July 23, 2015
Speaker: Rodrigo Branco Matsumoto

  1. All Scripture is ‘God-breathed and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness’. 2 Timothy 3:16,17 2. The Festivals are prophetic ‘types’ and they foreshadow future events. They are God’s prophetic calendar from the Cross to the Millennial Kingdom. 1 Peter 1:10-12 3. They are ‘a shadow of things to come’. They point...

  • 1
  • 2