// MEET THE NEWEST MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY!!!

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Hi, my name is
Samboy Arcos
My birthday is 09 June 2009
My country is The Philippines

At City on a Hill we have partnered with Compassion Australia with a goal of sponsoring 100 kids in #ThePhilippines. Samboy is our 87th kid sponsored… Tonight is our last night with the Compassion stand. Can you help us with the final 13 children?

I love Compassion’s work of ‘releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name’ and thankful for the impact that City on a Hill will be having in The Philippines.

#ChristCentred #ChildFocussed #ChurchBased #InJesusName #EndofHypocrisy #CityonaHillMelb #CityonaHillGeel #CityonaHillWest #Compassion #GlobalMercyCampaign #LoveIsNotOptional #Mercy #Love

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// WHEN YOU’RE WEARY

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#NewMorningMercies @pauldavidtripp

“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.” (Psalm? ?121?:?1-8? #ESV)

#vsco #vscocam #queenvicnightmarket #melblyf #melbourne #melbournefood #melbournewinter #quotes #instaquotes #paultripp #Bible #Psalms #inspiration #God

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// INTERRUPTED BY GOD

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“We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. God will be constantly crossing our paths and canceling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions.” #Bonhoeffer #LifeTogether

#vsco #vscocam #wahroonga #quotes #sydneycafe #sydneycoffee #socality #community #TheButchersBlock #No750

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// BACK IN THE ‘BEEN

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Having a good weekend in #Narrabeen. Great day officiating and partying at #LukeAndHayleyCurnow’s wedding yesterday.

Loved being back preaching this morning at #StFaiths on John 21 and catching up with dear brothers & sisters.

If you’re around I’d love to see you at Arvo (4pm) or Night (6pm)!

#NorthernBeaches #SydneyWeekend #NarrabeenBeach #Beach #ocean #sky #vsco #vscocam

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// FOUR GENERATIONS

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My Grandad, Les Miers, died this week. The following are a few words I said today at his funeral along with the two bible readings.

I have been visiting Brisbane for as long as I can remember and at least once a year for the last 10 years. I have loved visiting Grandad and Gran each time. Our family will be moving from Melbourne to Brisbane in January next year to help start a new church in the City and I was personally hoping that Grandad would still be around when we moved, but also knew that his health had been deteriorating for a long time.

One of the highlights over the last few years has been the opportunity to speak with Grandad about the common hope we share in Jesus. We have spent time reading the Bible together and praying confidently to God because Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sin and Jesus rose to guarantee resurrection life to all who trust in Him.

This first Bible reading is from a passage that I read out to Grandad on my last visit in February this year. The Apostle Paul says these words in Romans chapter 8:

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39 NIV)

Our second Bible reading speaks of the satisfaction and eternal life that Jesus brings to all believe in Him.

John chapter 6… Verse 35

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all those he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”

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// HUMBLE + COURAGEOUS + SACRIFICIAL

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I love the example of Jesus-centred leadership shown by the Lead Pastors of City on a Hill (Luke Nelson – West, Guy Mason – Melbourne, Andrew Grills – Geelong). Massive privilege to serve with them and learn from them. Praying for them today. Why don’t you join me?

#cityonahill #cityonahillmelb #cityonahillgeel #cityonahillwest @lukiechoo @guymason #knowjesus #makejesusknown #vsco #vscocam #socality #leadership #prayforyourpastor #prayer

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// THE SHADOW OF THE GLORIOUS CROSS

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Compelled by grace to cast my lot
I’ll discard the loss and bare your name
Forsaking all for your own fame
Your hymn of grace sung over me

Abounding forth in glorious streams
My thirst is quenched by you my Lord
Sustained am I redeemed restored
Sustained am I redeemed restored
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

When death’s dark shadow’s at my feet
When I am plagued by unbelief
You place my hands into your side
By precious blood identified
By precious blood identified
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

These crowns I’ve clenched with fisted hands
I cast them down before the throne
Of Christ my God the worthy lamb
Christ crucified, the Great I AM
Christ crucified, the Great I AM
Christ crucified, the Great I AM
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

#cityonahillmelb #cityonahill #quotes #melbourne #todomelbourne #melbournecentral #melbournelight #shadows #dreadlocks #nathandiack @ndiack17

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// RECKLESS ABANDON

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“I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.” (Elisabeth Elliot)

#ElisabethElliot #quotes #JesusIsLord #playground #melbourne #melbournesunset #vsco #vscocam #socality

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// BUT GOD

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“…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 #ESV)

@marketlane #marketlane #coffee #melbournecoffee #melbournetodo #todomelbourne #melbournecafe #VSCO #VSCOcam #Quotes #bible #Jesus #truth #cross #melbourne #melblyf #coffeelyf #magiclyf #melbournewinter #afternoonsun #shadows #sun

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// TAKE COUNSEL OF THE GOSPEL

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#MartinLuther:

“Here I must take counsel of the gospel. I must hearken to the gospel, which teacheth me, not what I ought to do, (for that is the proper office of the law), but what Jesus Christ the Son of God hath done for me: to wit, that He suffered and died to deliver me from sin and death. The gospel willeth me to receive this, and to believe it. And this is the truth of the gospel. It is also the principal article of all Christian doctrine, wherein the knowledge of all godliness consisteth. Most necessary it is, therefore, that we should know this article well, teach it unto others, and beat it into their heads continually.”

#Quotes #Gospel #Jesus #Sorrento #SorrentoBeach #MorningtonPeninsula #QueensBirthday #ToDoVictoria #MustDoVictoria #Sky #Clouds #Ocean #Beach #VSCO #VSCOcam #Socality #AddictedToHashtags

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// WISDOM FROM ABOVE

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“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.” (James 3:17 #ESV)

#cityonahill #cityonahillmelb #endofhypocrisy #James #bible #quotes #BeatitudesRemixed #MelbLyf #Melbourne #melbournecbd #melbournebuilding #sky #clouds #winter #melbournewinter #vsco #VSCOcam #getwise #faithandwisdom

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// GRAND FINAL WEEK

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It’s our 12th wedding anniversary later this week… Which means this week is bigger than grand final week. Began the celebrations with #delish #brekky at #AxilCoffeeRoasters in #Hawthorn. Row is the blurry one in the middle of this pic.

“…rejoice in the wife of your youth” (Proverbs 5:18)

#AlwaysHawthorn #MiersMelbourne #GoHawks #coffee #Melbourne #melbournecoffee #melbournecafe #melbournebreakfast #MelbourneToDo #HawthornFC #MiersFC #MagicCoffee #vsco #vscocam

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// WINDY, RAINY MELBOURNE

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Enjoyed preaching at #cityonahillgeel this morning. It was a sunny day when we left Geelong, but miserable by the time I was back in #Melbourne. But I’m looking forward to church tonight at #cityonahillmelb. Get along to #HOYTS #MelbourneCentral at 6pm.

#MelbourneToDo #ToDoMelbourne #MelbLyf #MelbourneWeather #Geelong #Yarra #FlindersStreetStation #Umbrella #Southbank #vsco #vscocam #cityonahill

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