Sundays 10am

Cronulla Central Hall
Level 3, 38-60 Croydon Street
Cronulla NSW 2230
Age 1-12 Empower Kids program
For latest info ‘Like’ us at Empower Church - Shire
CONTACT US:
shire@empowerchurch.com.au
www.empowerchurch.com.au
Impacting Cities, Influencing People
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- February 2014
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SUMMER IS HERE!!!
It’s a truly awesome time of the year, with so many
worthy highlights:
Christmas…
The most sacred of celebrations.
The Saviour is born… oh Holy Night.
The New Year…
A time for fresh resolutions…
New determinations… steadfast resolve.
Remember that it was Jesus that said, “Very truly I tell
you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they
are born again.” (John 3:3 NIV)
One year is about to close in sacred celebration, and
the next is about to begin with fresh hope and potential.
Let’s resolve to not only see the year born again, but
the people of our community as well.
Let’s use the content of this calendar as an
opportunity for invitation, Church.
We just don’t know who could be on the other
side of our obedience and witness.
It’s our time!!
Lead Pastors
Empower Church - Shire
What a brilliant time of the year that we’re approaching! A time
of new beginnings in the calendar, and a time of new beginnings
spiritually. Let’s prayerfully consider the people of our community
in this time of celebration, holidays and refreshing.
For our desire is that the people of our beautiful Cronulla
community would not only see the new birth of the new year, but
more importantly have the opportunity through our invitation to
experience the new birth of their hearts.
G
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a
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Luke & Amber My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck.
Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
for the Lord will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared.
but takes the upright into his confidence.
33
The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked,
but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34
He mocks proud mockers
but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.
35
The wise inherit honor,
but fools get only shame.
“Wow, he’s a Pro!”
It’s a sentence that we are all familiar with, isn’t it?
Whether it be for the pro-footballer, pro-athlete, pro-coffee maker . . . .
Whatever the field, the ‘pro’ prefix is short, of course, for professional.
When we refer to somebody as a Pro, we’re basically saying: You’re a part
of the elite, the best, the most successful, the most brilliant, you’re one of
the leaders in your field.
You’re a Pro…
And with that proclamation comes prestige, favour, opportunities, open
doors, and influence.
And the rest of us [the crowd] looks on in awe . . . At the pro-actor at
Hollywood, the pro-surfer at Bondi beach, the pro-comedian who
masterfully invites his audience into fits of laughter.
And we [the crowd] wish we could join them. Because there’s something
about being a pro that’s lucrative and rewardable. The pro-golfer makes
extraordinary money, as does the pro-businessman… even the pro-skater
can get some pretty attractive endorsements and board tours.
And the question for the rest of us is... is there room for me to be a Pro?
Has God put pro potential within the rest of us… or is it just for the
‘favoured elite’ and ‘freakishly gifted’?
The good news is... we can all be PRO’s.
We can ALL be PROductive
We can ALL be PROviders
We can ALL be PROsperous
We can ALL make a PROnounced difference
We can ALL be PRO’s.
Sure, it may not be on the golf course, or the Bondi Beach Surf Classic, or
result in an Academy Award…
But it CAN result in the applause, endorsement, and favour of heaven.
We can be Pro’s in life…
The book of Proverbs is a book written by a Pro-King, for his Pro-people.
It’s the heart of a Pro-father desiring to shape, direct and instruct his, Pro-
son. Its purpose and intention is to make us better, wiser, smarter,
stronger, less likely to stumble and more likely to succeed. It’s the
provision of our God, who is without a doubt the biggest Pro of all time,
and He invites us through this book to rise as His elite people - with their
distinct outlook and ways.
Let’s prepare to become a Pro…
Let’s open up the book of . . .
Pro:Verbs.
[ GO LIKE A PRO ]
CHALLENGE
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SUMMER
READING
PLAN
Pro:verbs
[go like a pro]
Pro:Verbs
FEBRUARY 2014
[ go like a pro ]
For the duration of the Pro:Verbs
series we will be reading a chapter
of Proverbs per day for 62 days. In
that time (over the duration of the
series) we will have read the entire
31 chapters of Proverbs twice!
In addition to this, for those
REALLY wanting to take it to the
next level we want to encourage
you to identify 2 verses of Proverbs
per week to commit to memory.
Here’s some suggestions to get you
started:
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12
Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
from men whose words are perverse,
13
who have left the straight paths
to walk in dark ways,
14
who delight in doing wrong
and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15
whose paths are crooked
and who are devious in their ways.
3
My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
2
for they will prolong your life many years
19
As water reflects the face,
so one’s life reflects the heart.
10
Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,
and do not go to your relative’s house when
disaster strikes you!
better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.
“Wow, he’s a Pro!”
It’s a sentence that we are all familiar with, isn’t it?
Whether it be for the pro-footballer, pro-athlete, pro-coffee maker . . . .
Whatever the field, the ‘pro’ prefix is short, of course, for professional.
When we refer to somebody as a Pro, we’re basically saying: You’re a part
of the elite, the best, the most successful, the most brilliant, you’re one of
the leaders in your field.
You’re a Pro…
And with that proclamation comes prestige, favour, opportunities, open
doors, and influence.
And the rest of us [the crowd] looks on in awe . . . At the pro-actor at
Hollywood, the pro-surfer at Bondi beach, the pro-comedian who
masterfully invites his audience into fits of laughter.
And we [the crowd] wish we could join them. Because there’s something
about being a pro that’s lucrative and rewardable. The pro-golfer makes
extraordinary money, as does the pro-businessman… even the pro-skater
can get some pretty attractive endorsements and board tours.
And the question for the rest of us is... is there room for me to be a Pro?
Has God put pro potential within the rest of us… or is it just for the
‘favoured elite’ and ‘freakishly gifted’?
The good news is... we can all be PRO’s.
We can ALL be PROductive
We can ALL be PROviders
We can ALL be PROsperous
We can ALL make a PROnounced difference
We can ALL be PRO’s.
Sure, it may not be on the golf course, or the Bondi Beach Surf Classic, or
result in an Academy Award…
But it CAN result in the applause, endorsement, and favour of heaven.
We can be Pro’s in life…
The book of Proverbs is a book written by a Pro-King, for his Pro-people.
It’s the heart of a Pro-father desiring to shape, direct and instruct his, Pro-
son. Its purpose and intention is to make us better, wiser, smarter,
stronger, less likely to stumble and more likely to succeed. It’s the
provision of our God, who is without a doubt the biggest Pro of all time,
and He invites us through this book to rise as His elite people - with their
distinct outlook and ways.
Let’s prepare to become a Pro…
Let’s open up the book of . . .
Pro:Verbs.
[ GO LIKE A PRO ]
CHALLENGE
!"# % &'()"* %+,
!"# - &'./ %+,
!"# %0 12/" %+,
!"# 33 45)6 %+,
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SUMMER
READING
PLAN
Pro:verbs
[go like a pro]
Pro:Verbs
FEBRUARY 2014
[ go like a pro ]
For the duration of the Pro:Verbs
series we will be reading a chapter
of Proverbs per day for 62 days. In
that time (over the duration of the
series) we will have read the entire
31 chapters of Proverbs twice!
In addition to this, for those
REALLY wanting to take it to the
next level we want to encourage
you to identify 2 verses of Proverbs
per week to commit to memory.
Here’s some suggestions to get you
started:
!"#$% &"' &%"!
&!"&& &("&& &)"&*
&)"(& )"&'$(& &*"((
+"&) &)"&% &)"((
&*"+ &&"&& (,"&)
&!"(( (("% &#"&
&%"(+ &%"(# (*"(,
(("& (#"() (%"(
!&"&*
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Sun Ps. David McDonald 1
Mon 2
Tues 3
Wed 4
Thurs 5
Fri 6
Sat 7
Sun
Connext Finale - Pinnacle
Ps. Luke Harris
8
Mon 9
Tues 10
Wed 11
Thurs 12
Fri 13
Sat 14
Sun
“A not so Silent Night”
Ps. Luke Harris
15
Mon 16
Tues 17
Wed 18
Thurs 19
Fri Last Day of Term 4 - State Schools 20
Sat 21
Sun
Kids Christmas Invasion
Guest Ministry: Adam Osborn
22
Mon 23
Tues 24
Wed Christmas Day 25
Thurs Boxing Day 26
Fri 27
Sat 28
Sun
No Service
Enjoy your Sunday with family & friends
29
Mon 30
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Wed 1
Thurs 2
Fri 3
Sat 4
Sun Ps. David McDonald 5
Mon 6
Tues 7
Wed 8
Thurs 9
Fri 10
Sat 11
Sun Ps. Peter Kinsella 12
Mon 13
Tues 14
Wed 15
Thurs 16
Fri
The Called
Youth & Young Adult Conference
17
Sat
The Called
Youth & Young Adult Conference
18
Sun ‘The Called’ Invasion 19
Mon 20
Tues 21
Wed 22
Thurs 23
Fri 24
Sat 25
Sun
Australia Day Family Service & BBQ
Guest Ministry: Natalie Miller
26
Mon Australia Day Public Holiday 27
Tues Term 1 Commences- State Schools 28
Wed 29
Thurs 30
Fri 31
Sat 1
Sun
Pro-Verbs 1
Ps. Luke Harris
2
Mon 3
Tues
Energise State Conference
Coffs Harbour
4
Wed
Energise State Conference
Coffs Harbour
5
Thurs
Energise State Conference
Coffs Harbour
6
Fri 7
Sat 8
Sun
Pro-Verbs 2
4.30pm: First 2014 ELEV8
9
Mon 10
Tues 11
Wed 12
Thurs 13
Fri 14
Sat 15
Sun
Pro-Verbs 3
Ps. Luke Harris
16
Mon 17
Tues 18
Wed 19
Thurs 20
Fri 21
Sat 22
Sun
Pro-Verbs 4
Ps. Luke Harris
23
Mon 24
Tues 25
Wed 26
Thurs 27
Fri 28
Sat 1
Sun
Pro-Verbs 5
Ps. Luke Harris
2
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“Write the vision, And make it plain . . .
That he may run who reads it (Hab 2:2)
R I S E N
B A P T I S M S 2 0 1 3
Heidi Baier
The scripture above reflects why I
wanted to recommit my life to Christ. I
had been still stuck in the old me, and
wanted to publicly announce that I am
willing to release the old me and let the
Holy Spirit have free reign to sanctify
my spirit and enable me to be who God
our heavenly Father made me to be.
Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. Without
Him, I would not be here today!
Tabitha Hutchins
To me baptism meant washing away all
the lies the enemy was trying to use to
hold me down and dedicating my life to
the plan God has for me. No longer
trying to live in my strength and my plan
but surrendering it all to God and living
in His strength.
Jon Adams
I chose to be baptised this year because
I believe it is a significant step in the life
of a believer. Baptism (to me) is an act
of repentance in which we can bring our
sin and failure before God and by His
grace be forgiven. The old is washed
away and through Christ Jesus we are
made new.
Jayde Lucas
Water Baptism changed my life because
at first I was in a bad place. Then I found
Jesus and got baptized. When that
happened it was like God washed away
all my sins and give me a crazy new life
with Him.
Terence Taukave
It was a life changing event. As I went
through the Waters of Baptism, I knew
that that day it was a case of “Out with
the bad and in with the good”. It was the
happiest day I have ever felt - to know
that everything that used to be with you
is gone, and now you are born again
and new, ready to preach His word.
Helen Talipeau
To me, i t was one of t he most
memorable days, and one of the
happiest! I had my close family and
good friends from church there to
celebrate my day! I want to tell everyone
how much He has done, is doing and
continues to do everyday!
Life with Jesus = Life in abundance.
Arlene Adriano
To me, it was a beautiful confirmation of
my walk with the Lord. I am excited to
be moving on with Him. This was my
way of declaring that I belong to Him,
and that He owns me.
Anna Blount
I came to church because my Nan loved
church and loved God and then I
realized I wanted to be closer to God as
well, so I got baptized.
Teresa Ng
In response to an altar call I accepted
Christ in my life which was the first step
in a journey that progressed with many
years of Bible study as I developed a
relationship with God. The joy and
peace that I have now is incredible. My
Water Baptism was my chance to
declare my faith publicly and reaffirm
my commitment to live in Christ.
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R I S E N
B A P T I S M S 2 0 1 3
Heidi Baier
The scripture above reflects why I
wanted to recommit my life to Christ. I
had been still stuck in the old me, and
wanted to publicly announce that I am
willing to release the old me and let the
Holy Spirit have free reign to sanctify
my spirit and enable me to be who God
our heavenly Father made me to be.
Jesus is my Lord and Saviour. Without
Him, I would not be here today!
Tabitha Hutchins
To me baptism meant washing away all
the lies the enemy was trying to use to
hold me down and dedicating my life to
the plan God has for me. No longer
trying to live in my strength and my plan
but surrendering it all to God and living
in His strength.
Jon Adams
I chose to be baptised this year because
I believe it is a significant step in the life
of a believer. Baptism (to me) is an act
of repentance in which we can bring our
sin and failure before God and by His
grace be forgiven. The old is washed
away and through Christ Jesus we are
made new.
Jayde Lucas
Water Baptism changed my life because
at first I was in a bad place. Then I found
Jesus and got baptized. When that
happened it was like God washed away
all my sins and give me a crazy new life
with Him.
Terence Taukave
It was a life changing event. As I went
through the Waters of Baptism, I knew
that that day it was a case of “Out with
the bad and in with the good”. It was the
happiest day I have ever felt - to know
that everything that used to be with you
is gone, and now you are born again
and new, ready to preach His word.
Helen Talipeau
To me, i t was one of t he most
memorable days, and one of the
happiest! I had my close family and
good friends from church there to
celebrate my day! I want to tell everyone
how much He has done, is doing and
continues to do everyday!
Life with Jesus = Life in abundance.
Arlene Adriano
To me, it was a beautiful confirmation of
my walk with the Lord. I am excited to
be moving on with Him. This was my
way of declaring that I belong to Him,
and that He owns me.
Anna Blount
I came to church because my Nan loved
church and loved God and then I
realized I wanted to be closer to God as
well, so I got baptized.
Teresa Ng
In response to an altar call I accepted
Christ in my life which was the first step
in a journey that progressed with many
years of Bible study as I developed a
relationship with God. The joy and
peace that I have now is incredible. My
Water Baptism was my chance to
declare my faith publicly and reaffirm
my commitment to live in Christ.
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Sundays 10am
Cronulla Central Hall
Level 3, 38-60 Croydon Street
Cronulla NSW 2230
Age 1-12 Empower Kids program
For latest info ‘Like’ us at Empower Church - Shire
CONTACT US:
shire@empowerchurch.com.au
www.empowerchurch.com.au
Impacting Cities, Influencing People
SUMMER
December 2013
- February 2014

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