Faith and Action

James 1:19-27


Hypocrisy, judgement, and abuse are the three main reasons people, even those who believe in God, refuse to attend a church. Worthless religion is not worthwhile to us, to others, or to God.

Worthwhile religion is about hearing and heeding, which go hand in hand. It's about turning away from sin and turning to Jesus. He took our filth and wickedness, nailing it to the cross, and rising from the dead to grant us salvation, righteousness, and eternal life. Never grow weary of hearing about what Jesus has done. Heed the word of God and for it transforms you into doing good works. Faith leads to action grounded in the scriptures, in response to what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. We are to be people shaped by the word in our conversations and not pull people down constantly but build them up. Whoever cannot bridle their tongue has a worthless religion. Let the word of God transform your actions and character.

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25 Jun 2015

Luke Nelson

Luke is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He joined City on a Hill in its early days, serving as the Community Pastor in Melbourne, before being asked to lead his own church plant. Having grown up in Melbourne's western suburbs, he has a deep knowledge of and passion for the area, and a great desire to see the gospel bring transformation. A gifted communicator, he loves the work of pastoring a church, opening God's word each week and seeing the Spirit work. Luke graduated with a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University, has a Grad Dip in Divinity from Ridley College, and is close to completing a Masters of Ministry. He is an ordained Anglican minister in the Diocese of Melbourne and an active member of the Acts 29.

20 May 2015

Dave Miers

Dave Miers is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill: Brisbane. He is the husband to Rowena, and they have three children: Sam, Tom, and Beth. He loves Jesus and is passionate about using new mediums to communicate the timeless message of Christ crucified and risen. Dave is a member of Acts 29 and also an ordained Anglican Minister. In his downtime, he enjoys soccer, sushi, and sunsets.

10 May 2015

Dave Miers

Dave Miers is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill: Brisbane. He is the husband to Rowena, and they have three children: Sam, Tom, and Beth. He loves Jesus and is passionate about using new mediums to communicate the timeless message of Christ crucified and risen. Dave is a member of Acts 29 and also an ordained Anglican Minister. In his downtime, he enjoys soccer, sushi, and sunsets.