Welcome to Penrith Baptist Church and Ministry Centre

What We Believe “We seek to be an authentic Christian community that encourages and enables all people to be the person God designed them to be.”

 How to find us at 11Morello Terrace Caddens NSW- for driving directions click on “more options” on the map below, a new map will appear. Enter your address into the box at the top left hand side of the map and your route is displayed.

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I have been asked a number of times  “What does the future hold?  What will it look like? “ Its an interesting question.  We make plans for the day, week, month, year etc and we should but it is important to hold those plans loosely because change happens. Things we haven’t planned can break into our history. There are things and experiences that we long for that may or may not come to fruition. There may be relationships that are formed and that grow and sometimes relationships that stop.  People that we love may move away or even come home. There may be activities that we are involved in which include a new direction or personnel. Perhaps plans that you have made are interrupted by other’s plans. The air conditioner may break. (Not good in this weather!)  This list of changes can go on can’t they?

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus doesn’t tell us not to plan but says “Don’t worry about your life…… don’t worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will bring worries of its own….” (Matt 6:25 &34) In v 33 we read “Strive first for the kingdom of God and His righteousness…”  Let me put this another way “Find out what God’s plans are and join Him in them and trust God that He will keep you safe.” In Jeremiah 29 God speaking through Jeremiah to the people in exile in Babylon writes “surely I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.”

.God’s peace
Pastor Neil

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