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Central is a non-denominational Christian church that meets in the suburb of Port Kembla, Wollongong, Australia. This podcast is a recording of our Sunday sermon. In our gatherings we often have dialogue, ask questions, and listen to each other, not just the preacher. For this reason, what you hear here has been edited to remove bits and pieces of discussion that would otherwise be recorded as 'dead-space'. We hope you enjoy and are encouraged by what you hear. If you'd like to find out more about us you can find us at centralchurch.org.au or www.facebook.com/centralchurchportkembla/

Central Church Port Kembla Central Church Port Kembla

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Central is a non-denominational Christian church that meets in the suburb of Port Kembla, Wollongong, Australia. This podcast is a recording of our Sunday sermon. In our gatherings we often have dialogue, ask questions, and listen to each other, not just the preacher. For this reason, what you hear here has been edited to remove bits and pieces of discussion that would otherwise be recorded as 'dead-space'. We hope you enjoy and are encouraged by what you hear. If you'd like to find out more about us you can find us at centralchurch.org.au or www.facebook.com/centralchurchportkembla/

    The Woman at the Well: A Microcosm of Revelation

    The Woman at the Well: A Microcosm of Revelation

    Oran looks at the story of the woman at the well as a microcosm of revelation, and considers how Christ reveals Himself in our own lives, as well to all of mankind over the course of human history.

    • 32 min
    The Woman at the Well: Was Jesus a Feminist?

    The Woman at the Well: Was Jesus a Feminist?

    Becca questions whether the Samaritan woman really had a sordid past or if there's another way of understanding her encounter with Jesus and how that might challenge the way we see others.

    • 35 min
    The Woman at the Well, and Early Church Fathers readings…

    The Woman at the Well, and Early Church Fathers readings…

    Caro brings some insights to this passage inspired by reflections from several Early Church Fathers on John 4.

    • 37 min
    The Cross as the throne of God

    The Cross as the throne of God

    Caro shows how the writer of the Gospel of John relates the place of God's glory and exultation to the cross. We also look at what the metaphor of the cross as the throne of God might have to offer us in our spiritual lives.

    • 39 min
    The Cross as Divine Magnet

    The Cross as Divine Magnet

    Caro looks at the image of the cross as a divine magnet working in two ways: drawing all people to God, and acting as a magnetic force for the powers to be drawn to and defeated.

    • 37 min
    Temptation Of Jesus In The Wilderness (TW Sexual Violence)

    Temptation Of Jesus In The Wilderness (TW Sexual Violence)

    Caro suggests some ways we can approach this passage, and focuses on how each of the temptations Jesus faced are temptations for Jesus to be 'more than human' which he resists.

    Trigger Warning: towards the end of this message Caro shared how she struggles with the interplay of the promises of God to protect us alongside the reality that people do experience sexual violence/rape.

    • 46 min

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