Hawthorn Presbyterian Church

Hello! We are a community of people who love God and desire to glorify Him.

Hello! We are acommunityof people wholove Godand desire toglorifyHim.

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We are located at 580 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn. More contact information...

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Fear, Coronavirus and Trusting in Christ

[First published in the monthly congregational “Notes” for March, 2020.]

While the bushfires were burning throughout much of January, we saw remarkable examples of dedication and cooperation. Almost the whole nation bonded together to provide financial relief and ongoing support. We were urged to change holiday plans to support and revive affected areas. Many did. Many, even non-Christians prayed for relief, despite the fact that the Weather Bureau had said there would be no useful rain until April. Well it rained enough to extinguish the fires and break the drought in many places. Did we give thanks? Perhaps some did. [Did you?] For many, it was simply that, “the Australian spirit has triumphed again.” But not for long! How is it that a nation which united so wonderfully in the face of fierce bushfires could turn suddenly into one where neighbours selfishly fight for a roll of toilet paper(!) or…continue reading

Down, Maybe, but Never Out!

[first published in the monthly congregational Notes for February, 2020.]

If you have never read John Bunyan’s classic book, The Pilgrim’s Progress (or if you have previously only read a shortened children’s version a long time ago) why not make a “February Resolution” to read it this year? I doubt you will regret it and there should still be plenty of copies in local libraries, and perhaps even audio copies of professional readings to listen to. The story is an allegory and narrates the journey of a man who travels from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City, via the Cross. As he goes, the man, originally called Graceless but soon renamed Christian, meets many challenges. Some of these come from the nature of the journey, some come from companions who eventually proved false and some represent spiritual battles and challenges that he must face from…continue reading

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