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Jesus is King (The Gospel of Matthew) series 2024

Jesus is King (the Gospel of Matthew) As we focus on relentlessly pursuing Jesus this year we want to immerse ourselves in his life,  teaching and miracles. Reading through Matthew’s will help us prepare for Easter and how Jesus’ death and resurrection changes everything. Matthew was one of Jesus’ followers. He heard and saw Jesus’ public ministry and wrote it down for our benefit. Matthew was a Jew, writing for the Jews, about the Jewish Jesus and he emphasises that…

Create a Rule of Life

Rule of Life You can find a PDF of this resource here, and a Word document here. The tool we are practicing as we explore abiding with Jesus is called a Rule of Life. It’s a guide consisting of boundaries, habits and rhythms. We commit to and explore these to flourish in our discipleship to Jesus. The Rule of Life and abiding is the first step in the Transformation Trek. A Rule of Life is like a trellis in a…

Our focus in 2024

Our faith isn’t perfect. We haven’t achieved everything. We are still a work in progress. Rather than resting on the past or holding on to what we have, let’s put everything on the line again for Jesus. Brothers and sisters, as I said, I know I have not arrived; but there’s one thing I am doing: I’m leaving my old life behind, putting everything on the line for this mission.Philippians 3:13 (The Voice) Our mission statement is still: Love people…

Transformation Trek series 2024

The Transformation Trek: relentlessly pursue Jesus Are you ready to join us on an exciting journey of discovery and growth in your faith? The Transformation Trek is a series of practices and rhythms of life that will help you explore, grow, and connect with others on this journey with Jesus. We’ll be looking at Jesus’ character and teachings, aiming for alignment of heart, mind and action with his life. Through Jesus and the sacrifice he made on the cross we…

Anchored faith series 2023/2024

Anchored faith: stories of confident hope In the midst of life’s storms, how do we know that our faith is anchored in Jesus? In this series our four regular preachers will each take a turn sharing the personal stories and biblical anchors that keep them committed to Jesus. “Why am I still here? Why am I still a Christian? Why am I still serving the church?” If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions you’ll appreciate this series as Jireh, Kate,…

Advent series 2023

Advent: celebrate the coming King Join us in December for a transformative journey through the Christmas story. In this four-part series we will explore the rich themes of expectation, anticipation, and fulfilment that surround the coming King. Each week we’ll uncover how meaningful Jesus’ birth still is today, and be challenged to shape our whole lives around him again. Sunday 10th December at 9.30am Sunday 17th December at 9.30am Sunday 24th December at 5.30pm(find out more about our Christmas Eve…

Christmas in Cairns 2023

Celebrate Christmas in Cairns with us! Looking for a Christmas service in Cairns this year? Please celebrate with us at The Lakes Church. Join us for a one-hour reflective service at 5.30pm on Christmas Eve. 5.30pm on Christmas Eve (Sunday 24th December) On Sunday 24th December we will have a special 5.30pm service only. We’ll spend time in reflection and anticipation of Jesus our King. Your children will stay with you during the service and we’ll have activity packs available…

Carols for Kids 2023

Carols for Kids 2023 Carols for Kids is sold out. But you can still watch the carols online from 5.30pm at www.thelakes.church/youtube You can plan to join us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for special one-hour services (no tickets required). On Christmas Eve at 5.30pm we will have a reflective service and on Christmas Day at 9.30am we will have a celebration service. Find out more and plan your visit here. Celebrate the Christmas season in Cairns with Carols for Kids!  This wonderful free family…

Philippians series 2023

Philippians Living for Christ The Apostle Paul writes his letter to the Philippians from prison. And even though there is a lot he could complain about, his life and letter are full of joy. Philippians is the most encouraging and joyful letter in the whole Bible. Paul ’s struggles have become his greatest teachers. He has learned to depend on the one who gives him strength. He has learned to have joy and contentment, no matter what he is facing.…

Scott Darlow in Cairns

Join us on Sunday 8th October 2023 to hear special guest Scott Darlow! Scott will be speaking and playing some of his songs at our 9.30am and 5.30pm services. Scott is a passionate Indigenous activist, regularly speaking across Australia about his indigenous culture, Australian history, racial tolerance, harmony and important social matters. He is also a versatile singer-songwriter, guitarist, and didgeridoo player who has sold more than 50,000 albums worldwide and has extensively toured Australia, Asia and the USA. At…