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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.

    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
    Walk a new path (Jireh Scheurwater)

    Walk a new path (Jireh Scheurwater)

    In our final week we commit to walking anew in the way of Jesus. Psalm 51 illustrates that repentance isn’t supposed to be a circular process where we stay stuck, but it is designed to turn us around so that we can walk in a new direction. Through practical steps and accountability we can allow God to shape our hearts, minds and lives in a new way.



    Our series is called ‘Repentance + Renewal: re-align your heart with God’s heart.’



    This season of the Transformation Trek is an invitation for deep and honest reflection. Throughout April we will explore the call of Jesus for a heart change and a turning away from sin in our everyday lives.



    You can find the practice guide for this series here: https://thelakes.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Transformation-Trek-Repentance-and-Renewal.pdf



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 28 min
    Find hope in renewal (Brian Paris)

    Find hope in renewal (Brian Paris)

    Through the parable of the lost son we see what is possible when we receive the love and grace of God. As we experience this for ourselves we’ll be refreshed and empowered to live out our faith with boldness and passion.



    Our series is called ‘Repentance + Renewal: re-align your heart with God’s heart.’



    This season of the Transformation Trek is an invitation for deep and honest reflection. Throughout April we will explore the call of Jesus for a heart change and a turning away from sin in our everyday lives.



    You can find the practice guide for this series here: https://thelakes.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Transformation-Trek-Repentance-and-Renewal.pdf



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 39 min
    Turn around (Geoff Snook)

    Turn around (Geoff Snook)

    This week we confront the reality of sin in our lives and the necessity of turning away from it. The letter of 1 John helps us understand the power of God in our repentance. Through self-reflection, confession and forgiveness we’ll learn to let go of past mistakes and embrace the healing, restoration and freedom found in Christ.



    Our series is called ‘Repentance + Renewal: re-align your heart with God’s heart.’ You can find the practice guide for this series here: https://thelakes.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Transformation-Trek-Repentance-and-Renewal.pdf



    ‘Repentance’ is a complex idea. It can make us think about angry and urgent calls to turn our life around or risk fiery consequences. Or it can make us think about quick apologies after childish mistakes. True repentance is so much more than this. It is about heartfelt regret for straying from God’s path, accepting his forgiveness and being marked by a transformation of our heart, mind and life.



    This season of the Transformation Trek is an invitation for deep and honest reflection. Throughout April we will explore the call of Jesus for a heart change and a turning away from sin in our everyday lives.



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
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    • 27 min
    Admit your problem with sin (Geoff Snook)

    Admit your problem with sin (Geoff Snook)

    In our first week of this new series we’ll dive into the story of Jonah which is full of both good and bad examples of repentance and renewal. We’ll explore the significance in our journey of faith and we’ll uncover the urgency of Jesus’ call for a heart-change that can lead to restoration.



    You can find the practice guide for this series here: https://thelakes.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Transformation-Trek-Repentance-and-Renewal.pdf



    ‘Repentance’ is a complex idea. It can make us think about angry and urgent calls to turn our life around or risk fiery consequences. Or it can make us think about quick apologies after childish mistakes. True repentance is so much more than this. It is about heartfelt regret for straying from God’s path, accepting his forgiveness and being marked by a transformation of our heart, mind and life.



    Our new series is called ‘Repentance + Renewal: re-align your heart with God’s heart.’



    This season of the Transformation Trek is an invitation for deep and honest reflection. Throughout April we will explore the call of Jesus for a heart change and a turning away from sin in our everyday lives.



    Connect with us anytime at https://www.thelakes.church
    The post Admit your problem with sin (Geoff Snook) appeared first on The Lakes Church Cairns.

    • 31 min

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