Monday, June 2, 2008

Adelaide Berean Community Church

Our congregation - NWCC - is linked with the ABORIGINAL BEREAN COMMUNITY CHURCH. They are an Aboriginal Congregation, primarily. Formerly an AEF - Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship congregation. Their name is taken from Acts 17:10-11.

"The brethren at once sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and they, on their arrival, went to the synagogue of the Jews. The Jews at Berea were of a nobler disposition than those in Thessalonica, for they very readily received the Message, and day after day searched the Scriptures to see whether it was as Paul stated."

This congregation is of a noble disposition!

It is great to meet with them.
And you know what?

We are one in Christ, reconciled. What a great practical beginning to living as a reconciled people (after all that has happened in Australia, in these last 200 years).

A work of grace, is a work of grace - given by God, established in Calvary, wrought through forgiveness. Formed by the Spirit of God. Grace: Black and White - One in Christ.

3 comments:

Snowbrush said...

An aboriginal congregation...do they combine any of their traditional religion with Christianity?

Portent said...

Hello Snowbrush.
Sorry, I took so long.
I see it has been months since you visited here.
(I use another blog and forget to look here, sorry!).

No. They are quite conservative, really.
Some have had a sort of Churches of Christ background, and even Catholic sisters, and some Brethren links, I think.

One night I did open the topic, of God's kind Covenant love at work here, in people's hearts, for centuries before Europeans came. That opened a few new channels to ponder.

Snowbrush said...

"Sorry, I took so long."

That's okay. I wasn't quite holding my breath.