Posts by Bob East

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Weekend Away, Dr Mark Stephens is opening God’s Word

by Bob East

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mum’s, Grand-mum’s, & the mum’s at heart at Gymea! May God bless you always! I’ve been asked to write a little blurb about our Church Weekend Away and why I am excited. So here are 5 reasons why I am excited for this year’s Weekend Away (& why I […]

We’re back!

by Bob East

We’re back! It’s so good to be back with you after our 5 weeks on Lord Howe Island.  It was an unforgettable time and we are very grateful for the team of staff and volunteers who led and cared for the church in our absence.  Thanks to Reg and Dorothy Piper and our guest preachers. We were emotionally […]

More than Conquerors – Romans 8:35-39

by Bob East

More than Conquerors – Romans 8:35-39 Christians are not immune to the sufferings of this broken world. We still may face cancer, relationship difficulties, chronic illnesses, depression, and death – just like everyone else. Indeed, God tells us in His Word that Christians should not be surprised when they face sufferings. Paul teaches “we must go […]

Katoke-Lweru Secondary School, Report on UKWATA Easter Conference 2018

by Bob East

Katoke-Lweru Secondary School, Report on UKWATA Easter Conference 2018 On 28th March to 2nd April 2018, more than 1,000 students from over 40 Schools and Colleges attended “UKWATA Easter Conference” (Which is translated in English “Tanzanian Students Christian Fellowship”). The theme of the Conference was “…Youths to refrain from the dangers of the last days…” (2 Tim […]

The Surprising Power of Prayer

by Bob East

The Surprising Power of Prayer I mentioned in a sermon earlier in the year that God has been growing me in my prayer life – which has been awesome (and an answer to prayer itself!). Each morning God has graciously helped me be in the habit of not only diving into His Word but praying to […]

Practicing the Praise of God, Apieczonek’s Visit to Gymea

by Bob East

Practicing the Praise of God Currently I am completing an essay on the topic of ‘praise in the Bible’. As I have been researching for this essay I have been struck by the variety of ways praise is expressed throughout the Scriptures. Praise is often words directed towards God in song or prayer. For Instance, […]

Report from ECPNG, Apieczonek’s Visit to Gymea

by Bob East

Report from ECPNG A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck PNG on Feb 26th followed by 57 aftershocks throughout the weeks that have followed. Obtaining accurate information has been difficult but so far 157 deaths have been confirmed. The damage is extensive and widespread, well beyond the Huli area. Trees are uprooted. Food gardens & houses have been destroyed […]

Guest Speakers At Easter,  Women Pastoring Women, Apieczonek’s Visit to Gymea

by Bob East

Today At 7.45am we will have Scott Monk from Moore College to share and speak. 9.30am church will be celebrate our annual Rescue Sunday, to say “thankyou” to the many emergency services with the assistance of the Attorney General Mark Speakman. Moore College students will lead us in a family service presentation. Arvo church will […]

Next Sunday 25th March, Guest Speakers At Easter, Solar Panels For Our Church, Thompson Hall Walk Way & Ramp, Results of Annual Parish Meeting

by Bob East

Next Sunday 25th March At 7.45am we will have some students from Moore College to share and speak. 9.30am church will be celebrate our annual Rescue Sunday, to say “thankyou” to the many emergency services with the assistance of the Attorney General Mark Speakman. Moore College students will lead us in a family service presentation. […]