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True2Life – Sermons from Torquay Christian Fellowship

Torquay Christian Fellowship is a contemporary church on Australia’s Surf Coast in Victoria. This podcast of weekly preaching, teaching, messages, sermons and services is available free. If you like what you hear please email us at sermons@tcfnet.org.au with feedback and comments. True2life seeks an authentic, or as C.S. Lewis called it ‘mere’ Christianity

What star sign are you? – This message asks and explores an answer
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: December 26, 2007, 5:34 pm
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: December 9, 2007, 9:46 pm
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: December 4, 2007, 8:06 am
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: November 25, 2007, 4:26 pm
Still working through statements in the Apostle’s creed this asks why did Jesus do what Jesus did?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: November 18, 2007, 7:09 pm
Is Jesus really God and Man, why is this important to Christian belief?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: November 12, 2007, 9:51 pm
WHo is God – how can Father, Son and Spirit all be one God? What does begotten mean?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: November 4, 2007, 8:55 pm
WHO is God?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: October 28, 2007, 9:23 pm
An introduction to the creeds of the church that summarise and explain the core beliefs of Christianity
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: October 28, 2007, 9:22 pm
Praying for Healing with Authority and Surrender
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: October 14, 2007, 5:20 pm
We may have a mix of these gifts that help shape our personality – but we can learn not only our strengths but our weaknesses from these.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: October 7, 2007, 2:49 pm
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: September 25, 2007, 9:17 am
Do we live for future fulfilment, or do we count our present blessings?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: September 16, 2007, 8:02 pm
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: September 9, 2007, 6:54 pm
What can I get Dad for Father’s Day? – Ever asked yourself that question – so did the Psalmist thousands of years ago in Psalm 116:12.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: September 2, 2007, 6:47 pm
Leading up to TCF’s Annual General Meeting we discuss how hard Robert Stevenson worked to build the Bell Rock Lighthouse- and what lessons we might learn from that in building a ‘lightouse; of our own as a Church
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: August 27, 2007, 8:05 pm
Leading up to TCF’s Annual General Meeting we discuss how hard Robert Stevenson worked to build the Bell Rock Lighthouse- and what lessons we might learn from that in building a ‘lightouse; of our own as a Church
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: August 20, 2007, 3:31 pm
A look at Angels, revealed in the story of Peter’s escape from prison
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 29, 2007, 7:05 pm
The movie Amazing Grace tells the story of Wilberforce and others who because of their faith lived for the cause of abolishing slavery.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 22, 2007, 4:44 pm
Baranabas as an example for us to follow!
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 1, 2007, 9:02 pm
In Mark Jesus warns us that if our hand causes us to sin, it is better enter life maimed, than be out of God’s presence with 2 hands! Recently a man cut off his leg with a pocket knife to free himself and live, 3 years ago a hiker cut off his own arm – why are we reluctant to cut out of our lives the things that rob us of God’s life?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 24, 2007, 10:08 pm
Revelation, Interpretation, Application – 3 steps to hearing from God
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 17, 2007, 8:57 pm
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 15, 2007, 10:21 am
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: May 20, 2007, 8:16 pm
A quick look at some Mothers in the Bible, ending with TImothy’s Mother and Grandmother, and how they can inspire us to pass on our faith
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: May 13, 2007, 6:30 pm
Jesus took time for stillness and solitude – how can we integrate them into our lives?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: May 9, 2007, 8:03 am
Can faith and doubt co-exist? See why sometimes the answer is YES! – and how we can learn to trust despite doubts.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: April 16, 2007, 4:06 pm
Jesus words ‘It is finished’ can be understood as looking both backwards, AND forwards!
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: April 8, 2007, 10:20 pm
Part 6 of the 40 Days of Community studies. This looks at our response to the revelation of God
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 25, 2007, 7:25 pm
Are the credits at the end of the movie really one of the most important parts? What about Romans 16! Looks at how we work better together.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 18, 2007, 7:30 pm
Rev George Ashworth delivers the 4th in the 40 Days of COmmunity series on growing together – discipleship
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 14, 2007, 5:37 pm
Looking at the Prodigal Son story, we see how to restore relationships. Sermon 3 in the 40 Days of Community series
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 4, 2007, 2:32 pm
Sermon 2 in the 40 days of community series.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 25, 2007, 2:52 pm
First in 40 Days of Community Series. With illustrations drawn from practical objects and wildlife examples we learn why God says “we belong to each other, and each of us needs all the others.” Romans 12:5
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 18, 2007, 5:10 pm
Find out what pleases the lord. Matt redman’s song is the starting point for this sermon on enjoying, and being enjoyed by God
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 11, 2007, 2:55 pm
Psalm 84 is about a pilgrimage to the Old Testament temple, and declares a hunger for the presence of God. This message looks into making a spiritual pilgrimage, and our own appetite for the presence of God in worship
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 4, 2007, 6:31 pm
1 Peter 4:8 Love covers a multitude of sins. how? Is it swept under the carpet, (rug) no -listen to learn how God wants us to treat each other and why!
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: January 28, 2007, 10:11 pm
Joshua 24:15 is a well known part of the bible – using Brian Doerksen’s song ‘today’ we look at what it means to make this choice ourselves.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: January 22, 2007, 9:58 am
As we think about new year’s resolutions, why not think about regular Bible reading?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: January 7, 2007, 9:20 pm
Why do we make such a fuss of a baby at Christmas? Because it reminds us that Jesus was a human JUST like us.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: December 17, 2006, 5:56 pm
Acknowledgment of first year of podcasts from TCF
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: December 15, 2006, 10:45 pm
1 Timothy 6:19 talks about “the life that is truly life”. Some people spend time in virtual reality, games like second life, or the sims, and neglect real life, but is our life ‘really’ the life that is truly life – or is there more?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: December 11, 2006, 7:07 pm
Could seven men serving by distributing food to widows really be a key event in the life of the early church? Listen and discover!
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: November 26, 2006, 8:30 pm
Might the Gospel we are living be less than complete?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: November 19, 2006, 5:56 pm
Where do we draw the line on how we speak, what we watch, and whether we drink? Some helps to make wise decisions. Part 3 in 3 part on Measuring up, and drawing the line
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: November 5, 2006, 1:55 pm
Using the ‘ruler’ from last weeks message, where do we draw the line on Christians and sex, greed and gambling?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: October 22, 2006, 9:12 pm
Using real world examples of accuracy and measurement, discusses moral relativism and ethics. Part 1 of 2 parts – next week, drawing the line – how to use our measure of right and wrong to guide our choices in life.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: October 15, 2006, 1:12 pm
What happens if we put our effort into trying to ‘look’ a certain way, instead of trying to ‘be’ that way. Interity and character should be hallmarks of Christians
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: October 1, 2006, 6:29 pm
Thomas Aquinas was visiting the vatican, and the pope pointed out all their wealth saying “no longer can the church say Silver and Gold have I none” – Aquinas replied “neither can it say Rise up and walk”
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: September 11, 2006, 10:51 am
So many are lonely in today’s society – we can be a loving family for them. Psalm 68:5 tells us that God is a father to the fatherless, a lover of widows and one who sets the lonely in families.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: September 3, 2006, 2:06 pm
Peter speaks to the crowd
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: August 27, 2006, 2:05 pm
The disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, an experience with a purpose.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: August 20, 2006, 10:31 pm
Acts continues to tell us about what Jesus began to DO and TEACH (Acts 1:1-8). The dual emphasis of word and spirit should shape our Christian lives, as it did the first century believers. Also a strong challenge to live as witnesses right here and now.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: August 13, 2006, 2:42 pm
A message given during a dedication service for a child. Look sat How God called Samuel, and calls each of us, and we run after the wrong ‘voice’ until we recognise the call as coming from God
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 23, 2006, 3:19 pm
There are many circumstances in which we have to prove our identity – but how would we (could we) prove that we are Christians?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 16, 2006, 3:44 pm
A simple sentence, can we pray it and mean it, what does it mean anyway?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 9, 2006, 2:41 pm
Last in a series on Prayer – overview of previous weeks covering saying and listening prayers, unanswered prayers and praying like the Apostles
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 2, 2006, 1:56 pm
Retired minister George Ashworth speaks about the prayers of Jesus. Part of the TCF series on Prayer.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 28, 2006, 1:43 pm
Last in a series on Galatians. Focus on Galatians 6:9 We can often grow weary, tired, bored even of the things we do, but if we persevere we will harvest lives changed and a world transformed
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 11, 2006, 4:44 pm
Do you ever wonder how to say more than “Lord Bless Fred and Mary”? See how to pray like the early church.. Acts 1:14, 2 Thessalonians 1:11, Romans 8:1-10, Ephesians 1:17-19 and 3:16-19. Based on list of Apostolic prayers by Mike Bickle of IHOP FOTB Kansas City.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 4, 2006, 2:23 pm
Why are prayers unanswered – the answer may NOT be what you think. Mark 11:24, John 14:13, 1 John 5:14 seem like false advertising! Ephesians 6: 12 Third in a series on prayer.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: May 28, 2006, 2:12 pm
Web page ‘slides’ with this talk are available. Visit tcfnet.org.au click on the DaVinciBusted graphic.
Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code suggests that the church and Christianity is based on error, or worse, an outright lie. What is the real basis for the Gospels in the New Testament, and the belief that Jesus is God?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: May 21, 2006, 4:28 pm
We ‘shun’ prayers, but we should put ‘shuns’ in Confession, Appreciation (thanksgiving), And Adoration (as well as intercession). These change our attitude towards prayer – also we should say our prayers, but also ‘listen’ them.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: May 14, 2006, 1:51 pm
Fifth in a series on Galatians (from 2005). Galatians 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free. Romans 6:18 How free is free?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: May 11, 2006, 10:38 pm
With testimonies from congregation members we explore how ‘coincidences happen more often when you pray’. Philippians 4:6, Mark 1:35. Part one of a two sermon series on prayer.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: May 1, 2006, 9:28 am
We all make ‘to do’ lists, but God is more concerned with our ‘to be’ list.What does it mean to “be filled with the Spirit’ and “be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect’.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: April 23, 2006, 1:58 pm
Time Lord? Not Dr Who! But Jesus! How can an event so far in the past DO anything concrete for me today?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: April 16, 2006, 4:24 pm
Beginning with a snippet from Return of the King (Lord of the Rings) describing what awaits after death, this message looks at what Heaven is like using Biblical descriptions.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: April 11, 2006, 1:14 pm
Mary of Bethany wasted a jar of expensive perfume on Jesus, or so the onlookers claimed. Why not sell it to help the poor? What is waste and what is extravangant worship?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: April 9, 2006, 1:19 pm
Lukewarm? Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? Are we connected to God in a way that preserves our life of faith? Part 7 in a Series on the seven church in Revelation
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: April 2, 2006, 5:37 pm
Fourth in a Series on Galatians (from 2005). Galatians 3:1-11 special attention to Galatians 3:6 Martin Luther and the Reformation. Verses that changed the world.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 26, 2006, 6:38 pm
Opportunities! Jesus says an open door is before us, that no one can shut. Part 6 in a Series on the seven churchs in Revelation.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 26, 2006, 12:27 pm
Third in a Series on Galatians (along with Counterfeit Christianity 1 and 2 below). This looks at how what we hear and know moves from external to internal, and brings about change in our living. As time permits the rest of this series will be added)
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 25, 2006, 1:30 pm
Strengthen the things that remain. Part 5 in a Series on the seven churches in Revelation
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 12, 2006, 1:51 pm
How tolerant should we be as Christians? Where do we draw the line? Part 4 in a series on the Seven Churches of Revelation (original recording is unusable – so this is not from an actual service, but is a reading form the sermon notes)
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: March 8, 2006, 12:23 pm
How should we live to remain ‘true’ to the ‘name’ of Jesus, as he encourages the believers in Pergamum to be. Part 2 in a series on the Seven Churches of Revelation
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 26, 2006, 1:30 pm
A request for feedback to sermons@tcfnet.org.au
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 22, 2006, 9:15 pm
Persecution, Suffering, all for the sake of being Politically Correct. While it may not cost us our lives yet, we face slander as Christians just as the Smyrnans did. Part 2 in a series on the Seven Churches of Revelation.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 21, 2006, 9:25 am
First Love, First Choice. Part 1 in a series on the Seven Churches of Revelation
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: February 12, 2006, 3:02 pm
What can be learnt by studying the different responses of the people of Jerusalem, Herod and the Wise Men (Magi) in the story of the nativity
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: January 31, 2006, 9:44 am
Using the Honda Cog Ad as an illustration, discusses the consequences of both good and bad actions and decisions. We sow what we reap.
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: January 31, 2006, 9:44 am
What happened at Bethlehem? What is the Incarnation? Who was born at the first Christmas? Part 2
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:14 pm
What happened at Bethlehem? What is the Incarnation? Who was born at the first Christmas? Part 1
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: January 20, 2006, 11:14 pm
Series on Worship Directions – Worship goes beyond music and song, beyond movement and dance. It transcends our earthly experience.
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: November 27, 2005, 10:57 pm
Series on Worship Directions – As we worship, others are drawn into relationship with God
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: November 20, 2005, 10:57 pm
Series on Worship Directions- We are created to worship
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: November 13, 2005, 10:57 pm
How much is your integrity worth? $1,000,000? Using The Amazing Race finale as an illustration, talk about character as a Christian
Author: Chris Rowney, Pastor TCF
Posted: October 1, 2005, 11:12 pm
Part of a wider series on Galatians, discusses cults and other counterfeits to authentic Christianity
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 2, 2005, 7:00 pm
Part of a wider series on Galatians, discusses cults and other counterfeits to authentic Christianity
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 1, 2005, 7:00 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 14, 2005, 10:24 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 13, 2005, 10:24 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 12, 2005, 10:24 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 11, 2005, 10:24 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 10, 2005, 10:24 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 9, 2005, 10:24 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 8, 2005, 10:24 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 7, 2005, 10:24 pm
A Series based on the I AM Sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John. What do they tell us about God, what do they tell us about ourselves?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 6, 2005, 10:24 pm
What answer is there to the question How can God be both loving and powerful and allow things like the Tsunami to occur. Discusses disaster and the problem of pain
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: January 1, 2005, 8:42 am
Series on ‘Giving’ We are called to be ‘life givers’ in two ways, One to give our lives to God, the other to give life from God to those around us.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 7, 2004, 10:47 pm
Series on ‘Giving’ Financial giving, tithes and offerings, second sermon on this sub-topic
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 6, 2004, 10:47 pm
Series on ‘Giving’ Tithes and Offerings, giving our money for the work of the Kingdom
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 5, 2004, 10:47 pm
Series on ‘Giving’ Alms giving, or Charity giving has been associated with Christian love so much that the very word ‘charity’ no longer means ‘love’ but giving to the poor!
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 4, 2004, 10:47 pm
Series on ‘Giving’ Thanksgiving is more than politeness!
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 3, 2004, 10:47 pm
Series on ‘Giving’ The key element in Christian life is understanding forgiveness
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 2, 2004, 10:47 pm
Series on ‘Giving’ The key element in Christian life is understanding forgiveness
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: July 1, 2004, 10:47 pm
How do we live a purpose driven life? By the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Follow up seventh message in a 40 Days of Purpose Series
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 7, 2004, 5:52 pm
We think of evangslism in terms of salesmen, but rather we should think of being satisfied customers. Sixth message in a 40 Days of Purpose Series
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 6, 2004, 5:52 pm
“Your mission should you choose to accept it” With a clip from Mission Impossible we are introduced to the fact that God has plans, prepared in advance for us to do. Fifth message in a 40 Days of Purpose Series
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 5, 2004, 5:52 pm
We grow to be like Christ by copying peopple around us. Fourth message in a 40 Days of Purpose Series
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 4, 2004, 5:52 pm
We are to be a community of believers, not lone Christians, Third message is a 40 Days of Purpose Series
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 3, 2004, 5:52 pm
Worship, the reason we exist, what we will be in eternity. Worship is more than music, Second message in a 40 Days of Purpose Series
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 2, 2004, 5:52 pm
Why are we here? First message in a 40 Days of Purpose Series
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: June 1, 2004, 5:52 pm
Mark 10:17-31 The Rich Young Ruler – He already had it all, and was unhappy, looking for more, so why was he so unwilling to give up his wealth? Why are we?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 29, 2004, 6:03 pm
Mark 9:33-50 Lead me not into Temptation – could you cut off your arm to save your life? A climber did just that. Why then is it so much harder to cut out bad habits and temptations to sin in our own lives?
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 1, 2004, 6:03 pm
Mark 4:1-20 the story about the seeds and the soils has a lot to say about how we cope with what life presents us with. the difficulties, challeneges and the growth God works in us.
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: August 3, 2003, 6:03 pm
First sermon by Chris Rowney at TCF (poor quality recording)
Author: Chris Rowney
Posted: February 1, 2003, 9:32 pm

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25 Grossmans Rd - Torquay VIC
(2 Pimelea Way)

Turn into Grossmans Rd from Surfcoast Hwy at traffic lights.
Turn left just after fire station and follow Pimelea Way to car park and entrance at rear of building.

Sunday Services start at 10am and last about 90 minutes. During term time children's programs are available for 3yrs to junior high. We also have a creche room.

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