Posts by Sarah Rice

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We are a family

by Sarah Rice

Last Sunday we had a special time together celebrating Jack, Bre, Ethan, Bri and Shanta’e’s baptism. When each one was lowered into the water, it reminded us of how the Son was lowered into the world as a man, even to a sinner’s death of the cross. The water represented how through Jesus, the Father has […]

Get the Guide in your hands!

by Sarah Rice

  “When you choose ethical clothing, you are voting against exploitation and for safe, fair working conditions. The Ethical Fashion Guide is a practical tool you can use to reduce worker exploitation and alleviate poverty in developing countries where clothes are manufactured. It grades fashion companies on ethical practices in their supply chains, giving you […]

Generosity, Love, and Finances

by Sarah Rice

If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:3 Generosity and love are like two sides of the same coin, they are wonderful complimentary gifts from God. Generosity is a movement of people who love […]

by Sarah Rice

A close to home post) This month’s letter from the BU was spectacular in how they managed to endorse the submissive/supportive role of women to men who are doing the ‘real’ ministry. It was phrased with such creative subtleness but people will tacitly pick up on the message, which (from my experience) influences behaviour towards […]

Does it Matter?

by Sarah Rice

Paul talks a lot about the body of Christ (men and women) loving and submitting to each other, for example: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ” (5:21 see also in Eph 4:2, 4.25, 4.32, 5.1, 5.2).” Then later in Eph 5, it says “For the husband is the head of the wife […]

David McChesney: Complementarian and Egalitarian view

by Sarah Rice

On Sunday we examined Ephesians 5.21:33 (https://www.https://www.papbap.org.nz/multime…/christ-source-eph-521-33/) – something to consider and weigh up was the metaphorical meaning of “head,” as “source.” As you have an open heart and an open Bible to explore this possibility, I shall be putting up a resource around this topic each day this week for you to consider. This […]