Moore Park Baptist Church

Sundays → 8am • 10am • 5pm

Featured Sermons

John Moore
8am | 14 Sep, 2014 | Series:
Listen to
HIT PLAY or Download the MP3
7 Sep, 2014
Changing Seasons
By John Moore
John Moore
Listen to
By Dale Buchanan
Dale Buchanan
Listen to
By Stan Nickerson
Stan Nickerson
Listen to


Good news! We're back with uploaded sermons. Enjoy!

Notice - Seeking Youth Worker

MPBC is looking to employ a person to lead and co-ordinate the Youth Ministry. We are seeking a dynamic and passionate person who has a heart for young people and evangelism. To find out more and apply, please download the PDF.

Journal

Keith Bricknell

A better but more difficult way….

By Keith Bricknell
|
27 Oct, 2014
| |

A friend of mine was Superintendent of another state’s Baptist Union. They had to vote on a very difficult issue requiring a high percentage majority to pass. The motion was lost and the result threatened to divide the churches into two hostile groups over the issue in question. As well the result denied a significant number of people in the churches recognition for what they were successfully doing in Christian service.

My friend got the two leaders of the opposing viewpoints together, men he had known over the years, sat them down and stated…”For the sake of our churches and our people, we must resolve this issue and you two fellows together with a couple of your friends and supporters must work together until you can find a solution”.

It took them a couple of years work. It started with them really listening to the opposing viewpoints and understanding the hopes, fears and theologies of one another. But they came up with a solution. It changed their denominational constitution and satisfied most parties involved. It released people for ministry in churches and ministries where they were accepted. My friend told me “It was hard work listening to strongly held opposing views and finding a way out for everyone, but it was done and they all came out with respect and appreciation for one another”. Their solution came “out of left field,” it worked then and it still works for their churches and people today!

Sometimes we can try our best to find ways out of difficult situations and fail. Then we have to go back and start again, with a determination to love one another, as Jesus commanded us, and seek to find another way out, even if it comes from an unexpected direction.

Perhaps we need to think about that at present and ask ourselves, is there another way in which we can resolve the strongly held views that different people have about membership in our church? Can we work together with respect for one another and determine to reach a solution, even if it comes from an unexpected direction?

The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church, being torn about by tongue speaking, and said in the light of that divisive issue…. “And I will show you a still more excellent way…” The way of love. You can read about that better but more difficult way in 1 Corinthians 13.

However, reading it is relatively easy. It is not just saying we love and accept one another, but it is about doing loving things for one another that is more difficult. If we follow that path, we then become truly loving people and a truly loving church. Perhaps that is the challenge that faces us at present?

Journal Archives

Dale Buchanan
13 Oct 14
Jeremy Kuipers
7 Oct 14
Michael Butler
14 Sep 14
Mark Horsburgh
5 Sep 14
Keith Bricknell
31 Aug 14

Calendar

Nov

2

There will be a Fellowship Lunch after the 10am service next Sunday, 2nd Nov. All welcome. Please bring some food to share (BBQ available) and enjoy some time together.

  • Where Indooroopilly
  • Contact Church office: 3878 4268
  • Time Approx. 11.30am

Nov

29

The Church’s Christmas Craft Market is on again. If you would like to have a table or to be involved please contact Dianne Whitby Ph. 33763083 or email pwhitby2@bigpond.com
Another artist is showing her paintings. We have a children’s book author plus handmade crafts and plants. There will also be jewelry, photography and of course lots of cakes and sweets. Please mark your diaries, come along and support this event.

  • Where Moore Park Church Indooroopilly
  • Contact Church office: 3878 4268; Dianne Whitby: 3376 3083
  • Time TBA

Dec

30

Our Service times are Sundays 8am, 10am and 5pm. Our Bellbowrie congregation meets at 9.30am only on Sundays in the Moggill State School Hall, 3417 Moggill Road.

If you would like any further information or would like to talk to one of our Pastors, please contact the Church Office by phone (3878 4268) or email (office@moorepark.org.au).

  • Where 80 Taringa Parade, Indooroopilly
  • Contact Church office 38784268
  • Time 8am, 10am, 5pm

Sep

26

The short term team to Grace Centre, Ethiopia that was planned for Dec-Jan has been postponed and planned for Aug-Sep 2015

The Grace Centre in Bahir Dar, is a God-led sanctuary for families struggling with the challenges of poverty, illness and single parenting in rural Ethiopia. It provides free Childcare, healthcare; before and after school care including meals, uniforms and tutoring for families in need; literacy, numeracy and training; counseling, mentoring and support; transitional care and reunification.

There may also be the opportunity to stay in Thailand and visit the Callows family on out return trip.

If you are interested in learning more about the short-term trip and/or supporting the Grace Centre please contact Leith or Rob Harding: l.harding@qut.edu.au

  • Where Ethiopia
  • Contact Office - 3878 4268; Leith or Rob Harding: 0410 557721
  • Time