Sep 30

The Gospel is Good News


Have you ever watched a TV advertisement for a product that seems so amazing and the price so cheap that it seems just too good to be true? At first you’re probably skeptical, but as you listen to testimonial after testimonial from perfectly credible sounding people, you begin to believe that this might indeed be a miracle product – the very thing you’ve been waiting for, whether you knew it or not.

Bargain!!

Buy now!

And it gets better – the price is just a fraction of what you would spend on similar products that don’t work as well. But wait – there’s more! If you call within the next five minutes you’ll get not one – not two – but three bonus gifts that are alone worth the purchase price. Operators are standing by, but supplies are limited, so you MUST ACT NOW!

So you succumb and place an order. But when the item arrives you are deeply disappointed. It looks and works very differently from what you saw displayed under the bright lights of a TV studio. With a sigh you realize you have been tricked by slick advertising that greatly oversold the item. It leaves you feeling foolish and betrayed, and you resolve never to fall for that kind of deception again.

It’s bad enough if that happens with a vacuum cleaner or a piece of jewelry. But it is tragic if untruthful advertising misrepresents something as important as the gospel. But sadly, it does happen.

The gospel is good news, the best possible news anyone can hear. It promises a new life beyond death, a life rich in joy, peace, friendship and real love. It’s the good news of a life in communion with God, who loves you and wants you with him no matter who you are, where you’ve been or what you’ve done.

The gospel is the best and only hope for humanity. It is the best and only hope for you and me and everyone we care about.

That is why we preach it, calling on all people everywhere, as far as the Spirit gives us opportunity, to turn to Jesus in faith so they can know Jesus and know the Father for who they really are, as well as so they can come to know themselves for the beloved children of the Father they really are in Jesus.

With love, in Christ,

Joseph Tkach

(President GCI)

 

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Sep 02

Church Services

Mornington Community Church meets each Sunday morning at 10am.  You are welcome to come along and join us.

We meet at the Warrane Seniors’ Centre, 10 Binnalong Road, Mornington.  Binnalong road is on the Mornington (south) side of Cambridge Road between Rosny Park and Mornington roundabout.  Turn left at the first cul-de-sac on Binnalong Rd and enter the drive way to the Seniors’ Centre at the end of the cul-de-sac and park on the right side of the car park.  The hall is down the hill on the right.   See photo below the map.

For more information phone Phil on 03 62431231, or email wcg3ph@wcg.org.au

(Please click on the map or photo below to enlarge)

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Sep 02

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to our website.

We are the Mornington Community Church, the Hobart congregation of Grace Communion International.

Please come back and visit the site as we develop it.

We have included a number of links to videos and articles that provide information on who we are, what we believe about life, God, and all sorts of other topics.  We encourage you to take some time to check some of them out.  The video series by Joseph Tkach, “Speaking of Life” contains 3-5 minute videos on topical issues.

 

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