Guy Mason - June 2012
28 May 2012
A new season has commenced in the life of City on a Hill.
On Sunday, May 20 we opened doors to a new service. Once a small group meeting in an apartment, the church has grown significantly and now offers three Sunday sessions that gather hundreds of people. The first two sessions are at Hoyts Melbourne Central (8.45am and 10.30am), which include a full children’s program. The third service starts at 6pm and meets at Arrow, a conference centre situated on 488 Swanston St, Melbourne.
In addition to opening doors to a new service, we’ve recently opened a chapter on a new series.
It’s a series for those who hunger for more. A series for those who want to go deeper. A series for those in freedom. A series for those held back. A series for those with questions. A series for those with answers. A series for those intrigued by darkness. A series for those drawn to life. A series for the weak. A series for the strong. A series for the religious. A series for the irreligious. A series for saints. A series for sinners.
This series will inspire, confront, and comfort us. Yet above all, it will cause us to see this world and our lives in a new and transformed way.
We’ve called this series, The Light.
“In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)
Light is what makes our world visible. It allows us to see the wonder of humanity, the beauty of nature and the strength of creation. Without light there is only darkness, with light there is colour and life. Light shows us the way, it uncovers evil and it guides our path. Light marks day and light marks night. It is central. It is supreme. It is of infinite value to every tribe, tongue and tradition.
The series is an opportunity for you to discover the light. And not just any light, the one true light. It’s an opportunity to see, experience and encounter the light.
One man who did just that is John. John lived in the first century and was in many ways just like us – a normal guy, working a normal job. Yet in his life he encountered The Light, he walked with The Light. In fact, history reveals that of all the people who knew The Light he was one of the closest to The Light.
This series explores his story. His biography. It’s a vivid and rich eyewitness account.
In the coming months I’ll be sharing in the column the many reasons why this Light is worth exploring and knowing. If you’d like to hear more you can come to any of our services, join our facebook page (facebook.com/cityonahill.com.au), or listen online via our podcast, which you can find at iTunes.
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