Creativity In The Crisis – Matt Destry

Senior Pastor Matt Destry, launches our Church Online with his message “Creativity In The Crisis”.

Speaking from Mark Ch 12 when the Pharisees attempted to catch Jesus out with a question around taxes, Matt encourages to honour our government in these challenging days of the COVID-19​ crisis. As Christians we have been commanded to do this. We must honour God first as always with our heart and He will bless us with fresh new ways of creativity in the crisis so that His Kingdom will continue to flourish.

Matt Destry

How To Make Impossible Pie – Matt Destry

In this message from our series The Cross and The Crown, Matt Destry speaks about how to make the spiritual version of Impossible Pie. beginning with the transfiguration of Christ, we see how the mountain top experience serves the valley floor. How can we take our experience with God into tomorrow? How can we, filled with the richness of our faith meet the needs of those around us?

Matt Destry

Empty Yourself – Shane Willard

There’s no crown without the Cross. What does this statement mean to us as Christians? Shane Willard points us towards Jesus, who humbled Himself, who emptied Himself completely unto death on the cross, so that we may live. Is there someone in our world today that needs us to humble and empty ourselves to point them to Heaven?

Shane Willard

The End Of Hostility – Shane Willard

Guest Speaker, Shane Willard speaks about one aspect of The Cross with this message in our series The Cross & The Crown. The Cross was the end of hostility, it is the call to believers to be peacemakers. We learn that we need to bring peace and de-escalate hostility in situations and relationships around us. We need to back away from the destructive game of one up man ship and the need to be recognised as being in the right, even when we are right! Blessed are the peacemakers.

Shane Willard

Moving At The Speed Of Love – Matt Destry

Matt Destry’s message, Moving At The Speed Of Love is the first in our 2020 Easter Series, The Cross & The Crown. Looking at the death and resurrection of Lazarus we see that Jesus did not immediately prepare to visit upon hearing of his friend’s illness. He waited until Lazarus died. What seemed a heartless delay turned out to be the perfect demonstration of how God’s timing is not our own. God’s timing is often inconvenient to us, we want things to happen quickly. But God moves at the speed of love. It’s not convenient but it’s always loving. Always kind, always merciful. The resurrection of Lazarus resulted in great joy and demonstrated the power and glory of God.

Matt Destry

Don’t Just Stand There – Jody Destry

Jody speaks from Acts chapter 1 as she wraps up our Vision 2020 series. We see that Jesus is sending the disciples, filled with the Holy Spirit out as witnesses of the gospel to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Jody breaks down what this means to Christians today. What is our Jerusalem? What is our Judea, Samaria? As we realise the meaning we see that as believers we cannot just stand still in sharing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Jody Destry

Dream with God – Ben Kumar

As part of the Vision 2020 series, Ben Kumar talks about generousity being a key part of finding ourselves in the bigger story. When we give, we’re partnering into the generous heart of God, enabling us to dream with God. What will we choose? Do we choose the small story or do we choose the biggest story of generosity and giving? Because that’s a way more exciting story. This message is an invitation to have courage, to live a lifestyle style of giving and generosity, knowing that God will empower us.

Ben Kumar

The Wrestle – Phil Hamilton

In this message from the Vision 2020 series, Phil Hamilton speaks from the story of Jacob’s wrestle with God. We all have things in our lives we wrestle with. It’s such an important part of our spiritual development to wrestle as we understand that through Jesus we overcome and if we hold on to this promised victory, our destiny awaits on the other side of the wrestle.

Phil Hamilton

Fight For Connection – Matt Destry

In this message of the Vision 2020 series, Matt’s speaks all about fighting for connection. If you’re going to fight for anything, fight for connection. In a world that is tearing itself apart and people who are tearing each other apart, families who are being torn apart, lives that are being torn apart, fight for connection. The wisdom of God is displayed in a connected church. This goes beyond all of the things that divide us, which is why Matt encourages us to fight for connection. God’s already won it. Jesus has already accomplished it. It’s already there for us to step into like an inheritance.

Matt Destry

Find Yourself In The Bigger Story – Matt Destry

Launching the Vision 2020 series, Matt Destry invites us all to find ourselves in the bigger story this year. In this culture of being known for what we do, we often don’t know who we actually are, who the person behind the deeds is. When we find ourselves in God’s story, the bigger story and surrender to God’s plan for our lives, then we find out who we truly are.

Matt Destry

Stories of Summer#9 – Kyle Hanna, Corey Bates & Cat Boehringer

Members of the Discovery Church Young Adults Community, Kyle, Cat and Corey concluded our Stories of Summer series. Kyle challenged us to adventure in new spaces and places with Jesus. Cat shared her journey through miscarriage and learning to know God’s grace in the messes and fears in life. Corey shared how God has taught him to step out in confidence empowered by God’s calling on his life.​​

Kyle Hanna, Corey Bates & Cat Boehringer​