Corner of Crown & Albion Streets, Surry Hills, NSW, Australia
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The stained glass windows of CPC's auditorium.

Pastoral Letter 17th April 2022

Pastor Steaven Cheung

Within Christian theology, the Easter weekend is one of reflection, celebration and hope. It reminds us of the cost of sin and the immense cost God was willing to pay to redeem sinners into the Kingdom of God. This season ought to bring us to prayer in gratefulness and praise.

Within the Easter story there is also a profound statement of the nature of love.

‘Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.’ - John 15:13

Throughout our Australian society, we are exposed to various qualities of love. The romance of love written in books and in screen plays. The endurance of love in our celebration of anniversaries. The excitement of first love we see play out each and every day around us.

Christ tells us that of all the qualities of love, the greatest of them is love that is sacrificial. True love is able to put the beloved above themselves. We see this on the cross, where Christ revealed the depth of God’s love for humanity by being sacrificed on the cross, so that we may be called into a new life with Him.

So in our life as a church, let us be reminded of how to live out love in our daily lives. Whether it’s in the simple things like serving our community, in our willingness to sacrifice our consumeristic desires for the sake of others in the world or even in the deeper things, in reflecting and building self-awareness of our arrogance and selfishness, so that we may be free of their motivations. Let us journey to build sacrifice into how we love God, one another and the world around us.







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