Resources A selection of resources to help you in your faith journey
Stay connected to God, the Word and each other
Here at Good Shepherd we have established a Church at Home presence on this web site with resources to hep you do just that. Click here to access, or use the menu item at the top of this page. You can also find many links to helpful resources by clicking here
You are invited to be family together
- Select a Bible study or family faith resource to use daily or weekly at home, or
- Why not get your virtual small group watching the same video or resource, then come together through phone or video-link at an agreed time to reflect, discuss and pray for each other.
We have linked to curated sets of resources for home Bible study and faith formation from great providers like Grow Ministries, BibleProject and Open Doors, including new studies each week from the latter two – click here to access.
God’s Little Street Library
Good Shepherd Community Church provides all sorts of books for a good read but we will always make sure there is a copy of the 'Good Book' there for you.
We have a Community Garden, a Community Hub and a Men’s Shed with lots of happy dedicated volunteers. We welcome any neighborhood involvement and donations.
Click here for details of the street library.
Regular Electronic Giving
We encourage our members and friends to think about taking up Regular Electronic Giving (REG). This way you know you are regularly giving to the church with your treasure and can support ministry even when you can’t make it to Sunday worship. This is especially important while worship centres have been closed down to help manage the spread of COVID-19 (Corona virus). We can also better manage our church budget and fulfill our vision.
We understand that money is a taboo topic for some people. Jesus taught often about money. In fact 40% of his parables mention money. Jesus wants us to use the money he has blessed us with in a Godly way. For a guide to gospel giving, click here.
A selection of sermons
The three services during Easter Week are the perfect time to drink deeply the love Jesus has for us – the love that kept Him on course for the cross. This year we look at His act of love in washing His disciples’ feet and the look of love while hanging crucified, for our Thursday and Friday Easter services respectively, before taking an apologetics approach for Easter Sunday where we ask, “Is the Bible too embarrassing to be made up?,” where the witness of Mary breaks cultural barriers then and now.
Click here to view the series of sermons
Knock knock, this is God
Aah, Jonah, our belligerent friend among the prophets of the Old Testament. What drove him to flee from God’s command (and how did that work out for him)? What happened when he eventually obeyed, even if reluctantly? What fuelled his intriguing reaction to the miraculous response he observed? We explore these and other questions in this three-part series that considers the message found behind the many miracles in this book that are still relevant to us today, which have played out many times in history since.
Click here to view the series of sermons
This is worth everything
The five encouragements and warnings to Christians in a letter to the Hebrews
Click here for the series booklet.
What do you do when the hard questions are asked?
Do you panic inwardly if someone asks a hard question like,
'Why should I bother with God if I’m happy?' or
'If God is real why does He allow suffering?'
Click here for Vicki's workshop notes.
The end times
Eschatology, is a part of theology concerned with the final events of history, or the ultimate destiny of humanity. It is the study or the science of last things – of death, judgment, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind. Intrigued? Click on the titles below for Pastor Paul's sermon notes in this series:
1. Escha Who? Eschatology and other things that scare pastors
2. The three main views of the End Times
3. The Day of the Lord
4. The Anti-Christ and the Man of Lawlessness
5. The second coming of Jesus Christ.
Your spiritual gifts
We are each given various spiritual giftings - click here for Pastor Paul's sermon notes on identifying and growing in these gifts.
The olive press – 2019 Easter message
A series looking at the suffering of Jesus Christ from the perspective of the olive grove in which He prayed prior to his crucifixion. Click here for Pastor Paul's sermon notes.
Reaching the not-yet-saved
One of the best ways to experience more life in our congregation is by participating in seeing not-yet-Christians become new disciples living in God. Dean Eaton is a faithful guide who gives us concrete ways to join God in helping to bring people into God’s family in everyday kind of ways.
This booklet by Dean Eaton, SENT—Seeking the orphans of God, focuses on reaching the not-yet-saved, and may be accessed by clicking here.
Sermon notes from the whole SENT series are available by clicking on the titles below:
2. The Saving God
3. The Seeking God
4. The Sending God
5. Sent to Discover God’s Orphans
6. Sent to Walk with God’s Orphans
7. Sent to Live with God’s Orphans
8. Sent to Communicate with God’s Orphans
9. Sent to Talk with God’s Orphans
10. Sent to Grow with God’s Orphans
11. Sent to Build up God’s Church
What are angels really like?
Entertainment media portray angels in a variety of ways and forms, but what does the Bible say? Click here for Pastor Paul's sermon notes.
Relationships preaching series
What is God's design for relationships? Click here for Pastor Paul's sermon notes in handbook form.
Power to you–His incomparably great power
The Apostle Paul describes four attributes of God: Power, Working, Strength, Might – and he nearly runs out of adjectives to describe this properly. His prayer is that we know his incomparably great power. Click here for Pastor Paul's sermon notes.
Endurance – making it to the end successfully
That’s the Christian call, to:
- run this race of life
- bear fruit that reflects our salvation, and
- make it to the end faithful to Jesus Christ
But how do we do that? Click here for Pastor Paul's sermon notes.
Some Christians hold that faith, positive speech, and donations to religious causes will increase one's material wealth. But what does the Bible really say? Click here for Pastor Paul's sermon notes.