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February 23, 2021

The relationship between Old & New testaments

Don began a new series on Sunday on the relationship between the old & new testaments. We're looking forward to digging deeper into this! ...

February 22, 2021

Vision & Values Sunday!

Don spoke to us about our Gateway Vision & Values! Such a great word!...

February 13, 2021

The parable of the three servants

Thank you to Emma Yates for her empowering message on ‘The Parable of the Three Servants’. Emma’s 3 key points:1. The biggest threat to action is fear.2. Abundance comes from action and action is about investment in the kingdom of heaven.3. Small or big a gift that is invested will be celebrated. A huge thanks again to all the summer series speakers. You have brought such inspiration and encouragement to our community as we step into 2021 Visit our Instagram page GatewayAotearoa and check...

February 10, 2021

The Parable of the Two Brothers

Richard Rayner spoke on ‘The parable of the Two Brothers’ on Sunday morning. He pointed out the similarities between the stories of: 1. Adam & Eve2. Isaac, Jacob & Esau3. Jesus Richard’s key points:1. God provides2. Man sees and takes, with no reference to the giver3. Exile and pain4. God puts aside his glory to intervene5. Characters are changed6. Relationships are restored Thank you Richard for a great word!...

February 9, 2021

Nine Fifty News: Issue One February 2021

With the coming of a New Year, traditionally we think about changes we would like to see happen in our lives. We talk of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ – a fitness regime, a weight-loss programme, devotional commitments, financial goals, family changes etc, etc. I suspect, due to bitter experience, most of us are also aware that making commitments and seeing them come to fruition are two very different things. Change doesn’t come magically – it actually means doing different thin...

February 5, 2021

Thank you Ali for your message on "The Parable of the Bucket Filler"

It was great hearing from Ali Moffitt on Sunday evening speaking on ‘The parable of the Bucket Filler’. Thank you Ali. Ali’s four key points:1. The old law can’t bring forth our righteousness, only Jesus and His New Covenant.2. God works in harmony with us.3. Jesus fills our buckets.4. Jesus is calling us to remove unbelief. To have faith so that He can fill us....

February 3, 2021

Thank you to Josh Moffitt who gave us another helpful perspective on "The Parable of the Vineyard Workers"

Thank you to Josh Moffitt who gave us another helpful perspective on ‘The Parable of the Vineyard Workers’ on Sunday morning. Josh’s keys points:1. Work may never end.2. Our work is to seek God, provision is in His hands.3. We are all equally unworthy, yet He has called us. Not because we are worthy, but because He is love.4. Find a job you love, and you will never work another day.5. Jesus is more important than work, He is our reward....

February 2, 2021

What are you doing for others?

Pete Armstrong used this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr to conclude his Sunday evening message on ‘The Parable of the Vineyard Workers’. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Here are Pete’s 5 key points in response to - what can we do to avoid envy?1. Recognise when you are envious2. If we fall into envy, confess it as sin and accept forgiveness3. Accept who you are, as you are, with gratitude4. Learn the joy of giving to others5. K...

January 26, 2021

You are the light of Christ

Thank you to Sarah-Mae Ycaro for an inspiring unpacking of ‘The Parable of the Lamp’ yesterday morning. Sarah-Mae’s 3 key points:1. The birth of the light2. The revelation of the light3. The hope of the light...

January 25, 2021

The Good Samaritan

Thanks Chloe Stantiall for your wonderful message on Sunday night!We loved Chloe’s take on ‘The Good Samaritan’ and it’s application to us, explained through the meaning of ‘rongo’.Chloe’s closing comment - “Jesus asks us, his sheep, to rongo to his voice, listen with all our senses, listen properly, let’s get close to others and rongo.”...

January 19, 2021

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

Thanks to Michael John for expounding on ‘The Parable of the Ten Virgins’ yesterday morning. What an inspiring message! This image is the proclamation Michael called us to speak over one another in the gathering. Michael’s key points: 1. Do not set yourself up for a failure2. Let us keep our lamps trimmed & burning3. Revelation is for an appointed time...

January 18, 2021

The Parable of the Lost Things

This is one of Gary Pinkerton's quotes from Sunday morning's message. We proclaim this over our Gateway whānau, over their whānau, over our world today....

January 12, 2021

The Parable of the Servant Friends

We love this quote from C. S. Lewis, that Dan Buttar used in his message last night....

January 11, 2021

The Parables

Welcome back Gateway whānau! Our Summer Series "The Parables" kicks off at both our 10am and 6.30pm gatherings tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing you all again. See you there!...

January 9, 2021

'Christ the Saviour is Born'

Merry Christmas Everyone! What a beautiful evening we had together last night. Our Saviour is so incredibly celebrating!...

December 25, 2020

Come to the Table

Come to the Table.. We invite you to come to the table in our 10am & 6.30pm gatherings....

December 20, 2020

God is over and above all

Well, here we are with the last E Newsletter for 2020!!  It’s hard to comprehend the year we have just had. Who could have imagined this time last year what was about to unfold. I suspect, thinking back, that this time last year, we had probably heard about some weird virus that was affecting Wuhan, a mid-sized city in China, but the thought of a global pandemic bringing sickness and death, economic disruption and the cessation of world-wide travel to most of the planet certainly wasn’t...

December 18, 2020

Welcome Stephen James Hart

We are very excited to welcome Stephen James Hart to our team. He joins our staff as our Creative and Communications Team Leader. Stephen spent his teenage years growing up in Gateway, but has been away working with Bethel Music for the last 6 years in Redding, California, USA where he served as a designer, photographer and visual worship leader. He's passionate about seeing creativity released within the body of Christ and people stepping into their God-given identity and creativity. We want to...

December 17, 2020

The Rescue Plan - Kids Christmas Service

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December 14, 2020

Nativity photo booth

Here's some familiar faces! On Sunday morning after the gathering we have a photo booth happening....

December 9, 2020

Mary Questioned. Mary Submitted. Mary Worshipped.

1. We need to look beyond our own abilities.“These words (The Holy Spirit will come upon you) give the one sufficient and satisfying resource capable of both begetting life and making it work. The same spirit present at the Genesis creation, who brought life and order out of emptiness and chaos, is the One heaven still prescribes. The power that worked God’s word and will at the beginning of the created order, is the same power that brings God’s word and will to pass in the redemptive orde...

December 7, 2020

Rejoice in the waiting - Desk of Sylvia

Advent is a season of waiting - waiting for the birth of the promised Christ-child. A promise that for Mary was 9 months in the waiting but for the Jewish people, a promise that had literally been hundreds of years in the waiting. Waiting, looking and listening for some sign that its fruition was imminent.  Sometimes waiting seems to be unending and yet we still continue to wait. Why? Because God has, at some time, spoken a promise to us  -  and so we must wait. Not...

December 4, 2020

Waiting Well

Don’t you love it when you see God moving in and through our days?Matt on Sunday talked about waiting well in our faith journey. Looking back over past weeks - Mike talked about Elizabeth’s waiting and the mystery of God working in the waiting time. Megan talked about the ‘in between’ and seeking God’s presence in our Now But Not Yet series. Chris in A study in Habakkuk spoke about Wait.Watch.Worship - for His Kingdom is both now and yet to come. Don earlier in the year talked about ho...

December 2, 2020

King of Kings, Hillsong Worship.

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