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Conquer Series

Starting Thursday 25 August, we will be running the Conquer Series at Kew Baptist. This is an intensive discipleship course for any man who has ever struggled. Every man, at some point will be tempted to sin sexually. The difference between prevailing and failing comes down to having a battle plan in place. The Conquer Series DVD Curriculum is a comprehensive teaching series on purity, training men to fight and win against sexual sin. This course will take you out of your comfort zone, so expect to be challenged.

For more information, please contact the church office.

Jesus: The End of Religion



What is the gospel? Why does it matter?

The gospel is the story of God’s restoration purposes for humanity that he began through the calling of Abraham, continued through the formation of the nation of Israel, and fulfilled in the story of Jesus’ life, his death, his resurrection, and his promise to return as king. It matters because it is the vehicle or mode by which God is restoring all things, including our own lives, to his original and perfect purpose. The gospel is how God is making all things new, defeating evil, forgiving humanity’s sinfulness and restoring his wholeness and peace to all creation.

The church is the custodian of the gospel to the nations, and we are to announce the gospel and call all peoples to believe, repent and be baptised in the name of this King Jesus. But if we don’t really get what the gospel is, at least two errors are made. Firstly, we will be unsure of the full and gracious gift of freedom and life God has given us and are likely to revert back to religion and law. And this is one of the problems Paul is scathing against in his letter to the Churches in Galatia. Secondly, we will be presenting this diminished and ‘sick gospel’ to others and essentially replicating disciples that are not fully free, not receiving the gift of God’s Spirit as the new way of living.

So in one of the earliest texts in our New Testament, the apostle Paul, called by God to be a messenger for the gospel, writes to the churches in Galatia (now modern day Turkey). And in the letter he reminds them of the centrality and vital importance of remaining true to the gospel. As N.T. Wright says:

For Paul, the gospel isn’t simply a system of salvation, or a new way of being religious. It’s the announcement that Jesus, the crucified Messiah, is exalted as Lord of the whole world; therefore, he is calling into existence a single worldwide family. This is the true gospel, he says; beware of illicit imitations. Indeed, shun them; they are a curse, not a blessing.

Paul’s apostolic aim to build a single Jesus-based family by announcing this gospel has been partially successful and partially not. It’s as much a challenge in our day as it has ever been. In the wider world, ethnic rivalry and hostility continue unabated. Isn’t it time for the church to rediscover the apostolic gospel, and to live by it?

Yes, it is time for us to rediscover the gospel and to live by it and embody a new passion to make it known to a world in desperate need of its life-giving and liberating message.


Jesus: The End of Religion.  

Jul 17: God’s Grace Transforms People (Gal 1:1–24)

Galatians 1 – Discussion NotesGalatians 1 – Sermon Powerpoint

Jul 24: Grace Enables Authentic Community (Gal 2:1-14)

Galatians 2 – Discussion NotesGalatians 2 – Sermon Powerpoint

Jul 31: The Liberating Power of Faith (Gal 2:15–3:5)

Galatians 3 – Discussion NotesGalatians 3 – Sermon Powerpoint

Aug 7: Receiving What God Has Promised Us (Gal 3:6-22)

Galatians 4 – Discussion NotesGalatians 4 – Sermon Powerpoint

Aug 14: Enjoying Freedom as God’s Children (Gal 3:23-4:7)

Galatians 5 – Discussion NotesGalatians 5 – Sermon Powerpoint

Aug 21: Guard Your Freedom! (Gal 4:8–31)

Galatians 6 – Discussion NotesGalatians 6 – Sermon Powerpoint

Aug 28: Free To Love (Gal 5:1–12)

Galatians 7 – Discussion Notes

Sep 4: Living Life in the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:13–26)

Sep 11: Being a Jesus-Centred Community (Gal 6:1-18)

Kew Winter Sleepout

winter sleepout

Kew’s Winter Sleepout will see NightChurch and Res ‘sleeping rough’ in the playground (outside the church hall), raising awareness and funds for people struggling with homelessness this winter. All money raised on the night will be donated to the work of Urban Seed in our city.

Saturday 14 May, site setup from 5pm.
Dinner at 6pm, followed by a presentation from Urban Seed.
Breakfast will be available from 8am.
Donation entry: $20 to sleepout or $10 for dinner and presentation.

If you are unable to make it on the night, you can donate through the website to get a tax deductible receipt:


Week of Prayer: Term 1, 2016


As we start the new year as a church, let’s commit to a time of intentionally renewing and reviving our prayer before God.

Join us for the Week of Prayer!

You are invited to sign up for the daily Prayer Breakfasts (Mon-Fri), as well as the 24hr Prayer Gathering (Sat-Sun).

• 1-5 Feb: Prayer Breakfasts in the Lounge (7-8am)

• 6-7 Feb: 24hr Prayer Gathering in the Church (9am Sat – 9am Sun, sign up for 30min timeslots)

We encourage everyone in our church to commit to participating in at least one event. There will be sign-up sheets at our Sunday services, or you can email the office ( with something like this:

Prayer Breakfast: Tuesday & Thursday
24hr Prayer: Saturday 2-2:30pm
Your name

Then put it in your diary!