50 episodes

A church for everyone. No matter where you’ve come from, you’ll find a spiritual home, great friends and a church family with us.

The Lakes Church Cairns The Lakes Church Cairns

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

A church for everyone. No matter where you’ve come from, you’ll find a spiritual home, great friends and a church family with us.

    One friend away… (Laura Snook)

    One friend away… (Laura Snook)

    You might be one friend away from changing the course of your destiny. From King David’s life we see an example of different types of friends we need in our lives. These friends can completely change our life and our faith.



    God created us for relationships. The people we choose to surround ourselves with are incredibly important, but in 2024 the social fabric of our church is thinner than ever. Many of us are isolated, lonely and disconnected, but we may not even be aware of how negatively this is affecting us.



    In this series we’ll learn about how good friends (and bad friends) can impact our lives, our relationship with God and our future. We want to fight the trend towards loneliness by weaving ourselves together into healthy friendships and communities.



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 25 min
    Make time for friendship (Geoff Snook)

    Make time for friendship (Geoff Snook)

    God created us for relationships. The people we choose to surround ourselves with are incredibly important, but in 2024 the social fabric of our church is thinner than ever. Many of us are isolated, lonely and disconnected, but we may not even be aware of how negatively this is affecting us.



    In this series we’ll learn about how good friends (and bad friends) can impact our lives, our relationship with God and our future. We want to fight the trend towards loneliness by weaving ourselves together into healthy friendships and communities.



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 28 min
    Be the church (Phil Sproul)

    Be the church (Phil Sproul)

    The teaching of the New Testament compels us to not just go to a church, but to be the church. The Christian life isn’t purely an individual pursuit of Jesus, it’s also about playing our part in the body of Christ. In Hebrews 10:23-25 we are encouraged to value and invest in each other as Jesus’ followers.



    Group discussion guide1. Read together Hebrews 10:23-252. What do these passages teach us about the nature of the church?3. What do these passages teach us about our roles and responsibilities as part of the church?4. What is one thing you can do to live differently as part of the church?



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 25 min
    Growing in generosity (Laura Snook)

    Growing in generosity (Laura Snook)

    When we watch TV or scroll through social media it feels like everyone is chanting, “More! More! More!” More money, a bigger house, the trendiest clothes, the wildest adventures, etc. The message we get is that our happiness and security in life is grounded in what we can achieve, consume or own.



    This month in the Transformation Trek we look at a practice from the life of Jesus that pushes against this message by declaring that it is better to give than to receive. The lives of Jesus’ followers are not marked by hoarding our resources but by sacrificially giving to help others. Let’s find joy in generosity and sacrifice, because it truly embodies the spirit of Christ within us.



    In this final week we explore the widow’s offering and Paul’s teachings on cheerful and generous giving. Dive into why Jesus values the heart behind our giving more than the amount we give, and how our financial priorities reflect our understanding of generosity and sacrifice. Reflect on aligning our spending with God’s kingdom values and seek his guidance on using our resources to bless others. This week, consider how God wants you to use the resources he’s entrusted to you for his glory and the good of others.



    Download the practice guide for Generosity & Sacrifice here: http://www.thelakes.church/generosity



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 28 min
    The Good Samaritan (Laura Snook)

    The Good Samaritan (Laura Snook)

    When we watch TV or scroll through social media it feels like everyone is chanting, “More! More! More!” More money, a bigger house, the trendiest clothes, the wildest adventures, etc. The message we get is that our happiness and security in life is grounded in what we can achieve, consume or own.



    This week we explored the parable of the Good Samaritan and Jesus’ teachings on using our gifts and serving others. We’ll look at why some ignore the man in need while one man stops to help, and how this challenges us to invest our time and energy into the people around us.



    This month in the Transformation Trek we look at a practice from the life of Jesus that pushes against this message by declaring that it is better to give than to receive. The lives of Jesus’ followers are not marked by hoarding our resources but by sacrificially giving to help others. Let’s find joy in generosity and sacrifice, because it truly embodies the spirit of Christ within us.



    Download the practice guide for Generosity & Sacrifice here: http://www.thelakes.church/generosity



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 29 min
    Generosity & Sacrifice (Geoff Snook)

    Generosity & Sacrifice (Geoff Snook)

    When we watch TV or scroll through social media it feels like everyone is chanting, “More! More! More!” More money, a bigger house, the trendiest clothes, the wildest adventures, etc.



    The message we get is that our happiness and security in life is grounded in what we can achieve, consume or own. But this chase after more can pull us away from others, push us to focus too much on ourselves and make us believe that we are building our own little castle instead of contributing to the Kingdom of God.



    This month in the Transformation Trek we look at a practice from the life of Jesus that pushes against this message by declaring that it is better to give than to receive. The lives of Jesus’ followers are not marked by hoarding our resources but by sacrificially giving to help others. Let’s find joy in generosity and sacrifice, because it truly embodies the spirit of Christ within us.



    Download the practice guide for Generosity & Sacrifice here: http://www.thelakes.church/generosity



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 30 min

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