Winter Warmers 2023: Faith it till you Make it

by: Caleb Wheatley. Faith is an essential construct in your walk with Christ. Faith can increase in time, experience and revelation; this can be challenged at different times in our lives. Here we see that the bible is full of stories of men and women who at times, needed to faith it till they made it. You can also Faith it till you make it in times when you feel challenged. Key Scriptures. Heb 11:1, John 6:53:57, 60-61, 66-68, Luke 5:4, Matt 4:4

Winter Warmers 2023: Permanent Consciousness of Weakeness

by Rob Rufus. Rob talks about how the Father wants us to rest in His strength and not our own. To have the constant revelation that in our weakness, His strength prevails to see the Holy Spirit and the supernatural abound in our lives. Key Scriptures. 2 Cor 12.9, Ephes 6.10, Heb 10.28

Winter Warmers 2023: God as our Protector

by Mal Munro: Mal talks about God being our protector and qualifies what that means. He touches on our relationship with the Lord, our trusting Him and looks at how the Lord protects us. Key Scriptures Ps 91, Isaiah 43 vs 2-3, Prov 3. 5-6, Ephes 6.

Winter Warmers 2023: Jesus in Psalm 23

by Lianne Perry. Since visiting Israel, Lianne shares what she now sees as a close connection between Psalm 23 and Jesus’ physical journey to the cross per Matthew 26, and how this enhances the relevance and application of Psalm 23 for us. Keys Scriptures: Psalm 23, Matthew 26

Sow and Grow: Our Father the Gardener

by Caleb Wheatley. John 15:1 gives us insight into our heavenly Father's heart and how He will not leave us as we are but cares for His Garden. As we dive into this scripture, we see that the Father is present in our lives, He is proactive in our lives, and the best way to receive this is to remain in His son Jesus who is "The Vine". Key Scriptures: John 15:1

Sow and Grow: Road to Emmaus

by Brooke Wheatley: Brooke takes us through the scripture of the account of Jesus on the road to Emmaus. She looks at Jesus being for the common man, things happen when He is the focus, and how Jesus esteems the word of God. Key Scriptures: Luke 24.13-35 

Sow and Grow: Seven Seeds of Grace that Grow Giants

by Ryan Rufus: Ryan explains the incredible gift of grace by looking at our total forgiveness, righteousness, open access to God, freedom, new nature, identity and family. Key Scriptures: Heb 10.14, Rom 3.19, 2Cor 5.21, Gal 3.23-25, Ephes 4.22 

Sow and Grow: The Kingdom

by Caleb Wheatley. Jesus would often talk about the Kingdom of God, and in doing so, would often refer to agriculture in the growing of a seed. In Mathew, He tells a story about the Kingdom of God and how a small seed flourishes to be a mighty tree; for us in our Christian journey, the Holy Spirit has the tools we need to carry out this work. Key Scriptures- Mathew 13:31, Acts 1:4, 2:1, Eph 1:13-14, 1 Cor 12:7, Rom 8:26, John 14:26, Gal 5:22

Sow and Grow: Forget not His Benefits

by Steve Potter. Steve takes us through Ps 103 and how he applies truths from the text to his daily devotionals. He touches on God's will, healing, redemption, authority, our hopes and restoration. Key Texts: Ps 103.2, J0sh 1.8, James 1.22, 2 Tim 3.16

Sow and Grow: Planting Seeds of Selfless Love

by Brooke Wheatley. Brooke talks to us about the importance of being selfless in love, knowing that the enemy to selfless love is a "me culture" and to "love anyway" past the feelings. Key Scripture; 1 John 4.7-11  

Sow and Grow: Principles for Living

by Caleb Wheatley. Caleb talks about scattering something that matters, what you sow is what you grow and an invitation for God to show us where He wants to sow us. Key Scriptures Matt.13, Matt 17.16, Mark 4.3

Brooke Wheatley: God Places Us In Family

by Brooke Wheatley. Bayside’s family service today involves hearing about the unique and purposeful design of God placing us within families – natural and spiritual and how young and old (er) can look to encourage one another. Key Scriptures include: Psalm 139:16, 1 Samuel 17:42, 1 Samuel 3:10, Psalm 19:20


Caleb Wheatley: Who are you doing battle with?

by Caleb Wheatley:  Who are you doing battle with? A good friend will be there in the battleground of life. Mateship is a term coined for the ANZACs in the history of battles past; every year around Anzac Day, we commemorate those that fought for Australia’s freedom. We need quality relationships, and the bible gives us good direction on how to pick good friends. A good friend is one that you can tackle the battle of life with. Key Scriptures: Prov 13:20, – 27:17, – 27:9, Jer 10:12, Heb 4:12, John 4:14

Jeff Evers: What are these stones for ?

by Jeff Evers.  Jeff takes us through the word in relation to stones that were used to create memorials of the wondrous things God has done and invites us to create our own memorials of remembrance of what He has done in our lives. Key Texts: Joshua 4.4, Luke 19.40, Gen 28.10, Matt 27. 59-60, Matt 28.2 

Mountains and Valleys: Jesus

by Caleb Wheatley. Caleb takes us through the account of Jesus' death and resurrection and highlights the road to Calvary was the highest mountain anyone has or will ever have climbed. Key scriptures -

Mountains and Valleys: The first time Paul was murdered

by Ryan Rufus: Getting stoned, being raised from the dead, and then continuing to preach was just another day in the office for Paul. We need to see this kind of robustness and passion for Jesus and the Gospel mission coming back to believers' lives worldwide! Key Scriptures. Acts 14

Mountains and Valleys: Elijah Part 2

by Caleb Wheatley: In this second instalment of looking at Elijah on the mountain, Caleb shares that YOU meeting with God and spending time with THE GREAT I AM will help you in the valley; any terrain or obstacle is no match for the power and authority of God, and what he intends to do in your life through you, the only question remaining is – are you ready? Key Scriptures: 1 Kings 19

Mountains and Valleys: Elijah Part 1

by Caleb Wheatley: Caleb looks at the life of Elijah and talks about the Lord's desire for us to spend time with Him. He highlights what could be some things that might be hindrances to us. Key scripture: 1 Kings 19

Mountains and Valleys: Peter

by Mal Munro. Mal takes us through the accounts of the transfiguration and Peter's denial of Jesus and his redemption from the perspective of mountains and valleys in our lives. He parallels Peter's responses to similar situations we might find ourselves in and how learning contentment in the trials and the celebrations can bring us peace in Jesus. Key Verses: Matt 17.1-13, Ephes 3.19, Matt 26.30-75, John 21.15 

Barry Chant: The Uniqueness of Jesus

by Dr Barry Chant: Barry Chant takes us on a journey of discovering who Jesus is. The uniqueness of His person, His preaching, His power, His purpose, His presence and His prophetic panorama. Key Scriptures - New Testament

Mountains and Valleys: David

by Brooke Wheatley: This is the first of our ‘Mountain and Valleys’ series, and Brooke opens with the significance of valleys and how King David's experiences can help guide and inspire us through our own.” Key Scriptures: Psalm 23, 1 Samuel 22:10, Psalm 142, Psalm 57

Nick Resce - Back to basics

by Nick Resce. Nick talks about 3 storms and, within those storms, 3 lessons of the heart. Nick calls us back to Christianity's basics: Hearing God's voice, prayer, evangelism, discipleship and faith. Key scriptures: Mark 4.35, Jonah 1.4, Acts 27.18-19  

Seven Pillars of Bayside: Government, Glory, Generations, Grace.

by Caleb Wheatley. Caleb takes us through the last 4 pillars of Bayside. Key Scripture: Proverbs 9:1

Seven Pillars of Bayside: Growth, Gathering, Giving.

by Lianne Perry. Constant values promote freedom and direction to encounter and share the rich, fresh reality of God with us. Lianne reminds us of the characteristic values in this house as she reviews our Pillars: Growth, Gathering & Giving. Key Scripture: Proverbs 9:1

Summertime Preaching: Are you being Robbed?

by Brooke Wheatley: This week Brooke reminds us of the power of the word of God in fighting battles against the enemy and holding onto our inheritance in Christ. Key Scriptures: John 10:10, 1 Peter 5:8, Genesis 25, Ephesians 6:16, Luke 4:4-13

Summertime Preaching 2023: Free in '23

by Caleb Wheatley: Whom the Son sets free is free indeed! Join us as we are reminded again of who we are and whose we are. As a result of being part of the Kingdom of God, we are free indeed!  Key scriptures: John 8.36, John 8.32, John 15.4, Gal 3.28, Gal 5.1

Summertime Preaching 2023: God the Father - Jesus our Protector

by Rob Moores. Rob encourages us to look at the early life of Jesus and how His Father protected Him. In turn, Rob invites us to look at how Jesus has protected us throughout our lives. Rob also touches on the armour the Lord has given us and acknowledges its power in keeping our minds protected from the enemy's lies. Key verses: Luke 1. 26-35, Ephes 6, Ephes 4.6, Ephes 1 v 4&5

Summertime Preaching 2023: Pursue, Position, Praise

by Caleb Wheatley: Every year, many resolve to make new goals for the year. Instead of kicking goals in our own strength, Caleb encourages us to wait on God and allow him to position us for the next in our lives. Key scriptures: Psalm 40

Christmas Stories at Bayside: Joseph

by Brooke Wheatley: Wrapping up this short series, Brooke focuses on the life of Joseph in the Christmas Story. He was a kind man, willing to obey the Lord and ultimately an amazing foster Father to the Son of God. Key text: Matthew 1:18 – 2:23.

Christmas Stories at Bayside: Caleb Wheatley

by Caleb Wheatley - Description to follow

Christmas Stories at Bayside: The Shepherds

by Jeff Evers : Jeff opens the series, Christmas stories at Bayside, by looking at the story of the Shepherds, ordinary men doing ordinary things that had an extraordinary encounter and then they shared the good news of great joy that the messiah had been born. He encouraged us to look at a familiar story with fresh eyes. Key Text: Luke 2. 1-20

Jesus is My: El Shaddai

by Sean W Smith. Sean speaks about Jesus being our all-sufficient God. For our hearts not to be troubled and to declare His word over our lives. Key Text: Jerem 17.5-8

Jesus is My: Way Maker

by Jeff Evers - description to come.

Jesus is My: Lord and Saviour

by Caleb Wheatley: Caleb interviews Luke Lewitzka who tells of the Lord's goodness and the way the Lord solidified and anchored Luke's faith so that there was "no stone unturned".

Jesus is my: Jesus is my Testimony

By Caleb Wheatley:  Story has been a way to pass down instruction and teaching for generations, the thing about “story” is, everyone has one. Tune in and have a listen how one of the greatest gifts we have for someone is to share our story because our history points to HIS-STORY. Key Verses: Acts 26:10, Acts 26:12-16, Phil 1v6

Jesus is My: Brooke interviews the Polsons

by Brooke Wheatley. Brooke interviews Jon and Allie Polson. They tell of their journey from the UK to Australia and how Jesus guided them and gave them peace and strength through the whole process.

Jesus is My: Light of Glory

By Caleb Wheatley: To introduce this series Caleb looks at Jesus being the light of the world and touches on a few attributes of light, which easily points to God's incredible design. Sometimes when we think about how Big, Creative, and purposeful God is, our best response is to adore his Magnificence. Key Verses: Ps 19.1, Rev 4.11, 1 Cor 8.6, John 1.1, John 15.16, Matt 5.14-16.

Dwelling in the Secret Place

by Brooke Wheatley. This Sunday join Brooke as we look at ‘The Secret Place.’ Not only does God want us to join Him in regular prayer but we delve a little deeper into ‘dwelling’ in His shadow and what that means for us and our relationship with Him today. Key Scriptures include: Matthew 6:6, Mark 1:35, Luke 4:42, Psalm 91:1-2, Psalm 27:5, Psalm 31:20

Playing With Eternity In Mind

by Caleb Wheatley. In Corinthians, Paul urges Christians to run in such a way as to win the prize. What is the prize? An everlasting crown. Today Caleb puts a modern spin on this narrative and shares his heart and desire to do life with eternity in mind. If in everything we do, we do it for God? then let’s do it with God's heart for humanity. Key texts include: 1 Corinthians 9:24, 1 Corinthians 2:14, Hebrews 2:14

3 Things to see God's glory and power in the church

by Tony Ide: Tony looks at 3 major ingredients the church needs to see the glory and power of God. Key texts: John 4.23, John 14.20, Luke 5.17 

20in22: Demolishing Disparity

by Rob Rufus: One of the first Apostolic voices to grace our pulpit in the early days of Bayside, Rob brings a word that encourages Bayside and the Church as a whole. Here Rob delicately unfolds that Disparity is the incongruous contradiction between the promises of God’s word and the actual results Christianity is experiencing. In order to close the gap, we need to recognize what has caused disparity and remove it. Rob unfolds 5 points in this message with the following scriptures. Read Jn14:11&12 and Eph 3:20

20in22: Mansbridge Family Bids Farewell

[FULL SERVICE] by Ebony, Jaye, Charlie, Jesse and Chad Mansbridge. After 20 years of serving as Lead Pastor/s to Bayside Church, the Mansbridge family bid Bayside a fond farewell during this very special Sunday morning service. Amidst fond memories, words of encouragement, and various expressions of gratitude, Chad and Jaye take opportunity to each share their departing words of wisdom to our church family. 

20in22: A Pastor’s Farewell Address

[SERMON ONLY] by Chad Mansbridge. After some fond reflections and personal expressions of thanks from members of his family, Chad takes us, once again, to Acts 20, where we find Paul’s famous ‘farewell address’ to the Ephesian elders—a speech which, in many ways, reflects those given by Old Testament leaders such as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, King David and Jesus. Drawing on highlights from each of these biblical examples, Chad offers the congregation a sincere and heart-felt farewell of his own as his time of serving as Bayside’s lead pastor comes to a close after 20 years. Key texts include Acts 20:17–38; Deut. 31:8; Josh. 24:14–15; 1 Sam. 12:23; 1 Kings 2:2; 1 Chron. 29:17–18; John 13:34–35; Acts 20:28.

How to Dad with God (1 John 4v16)

By Caleb Wheatley.  This Father’s Day as we celebrate Dads, it is fitting to look to the perfect Dad for tips we can apply to how we raise our precious children. Whether you’re a Dad, Mum, Grandparent, Auntie, Uncle or Friend if you filter your life through the lens of God then you are set up for a win. Key Scriptures:  1 John 4v16, 1 Corinthians 13

Who Do You Say I Am: Jesus is Saviour of Souls (Matt 19-28)

by Brooke Wheatley. As we finalise our month of learning through Mathew’s gospel, we reach our culmination of the series and look at the ultimate sacrifice Jesus paid and are reminded of His love for us. Key Scriptures: Matt 27:15-31, Eph 1:4

Who Do You Say I Am: Jesus is Bearer of Burdens (Matt 11-13)

by Brooke Wheatley. Join us as we move through the middle scriptures of Matthew gospel and Brooke shares with us one of Jesus’ most generous offers – the promise to bear our burdens. We explore the text inviting us to ‘Come to Him’ and His promise of rest for our souls. Key Texts include: Matt 11:28-30

Who Do You Say I Am: Jesus is Founder of a Royal Family (Matt. 14–18)

by Chad Mansbridge. Jumping ahead to Part 4 of our preaching series—Who Do You Say I Am?—Chad begins with a summary of the series so far, before providing a heads-up on this week’s readings: Matthew Chapters 14–18. With a focus on Jesus’ body of teaching in Chapter 18, Chad encourages us to embrace our responsibilities as members of God’s house, and see Christ as Founder of a Royal Family! Key texts include: Matthew 17:24–27; Matthew 18:1–35.

Who Do You Say I am: Jesus is Merciful (Matt. 8-10)

by Caleb Wheatley. Continuing our short series through the Book of Matthew, Caleb brings to life how throughout these chapters we see that Jesus is a "Merciful King" and has the heart to see all people whole. So much so that He then empowers His “Army” (His Church) to go and do the same.  Key Texts include: Matt-9:13, Matt 9:36, Matt 10:1

Who Do You Say I Am: Jesus is Saviour and King (Matt. 1–7)

by Chad Mansbridge. In launching our Term 3 preaching series—Who Do You Say I Am?—Chad encourages us to see how the opening chapters of Matthew’s Gospel reveals Christ as both Saviour and King. Beginning with Jesus’ genealogy in Chapter 1, and concluding with His Sermon on the Mount in Chapter 7, this first instalment of our Matthew Series will encourage you to acknowledge Christ as Saviour and Lord with both your lips and your lifestyle. Key texts include: Matthew 16:13–18; Matthew 1:1–17; Matthew 7:21–29.

Freedom & Fame

by Lianne Perry. At first glance, Acts 12 is an unrelatable passage but Lianne reveals relevant and applicable truths as she digs a little deeper into the actions of those mentioned. Key Text : Acts 12:1-19


by Jeff Evers. Godly change should be embraced,  filled with excitement and anticipation of amazing opportunities. Be strong and courageous when we face change. Key scriptures: Exodus 3: 2-5, Joshua 5: 13-15, Numbers 27: 15-23, Joshua 1: 2 -5

But God: Hears Your Prayers

by Brooke Wheatley. Today Brooke shares on how we can develop our relationship with God through prayer. Includes inspirational stories of God answering prayer throughout the Bible as well as what we can do when our prayer lives aren’t so ‘hot’ and He doesn’t seem to be listening. True Fact; God always hears your prayers! Key texts include: 1 Samuel 9-18, Acts 10:28, Micah 3:4, Psalm 22:2, Luke 18:1-7

But God: Prayer and Praise, the Ultimate Weapons

by Caleb Wheatley. Life comes at us fast and hard, sometimes unexpected. When tough situations arise, scripture gives us some pointers on the best way to respond. Caleb shares out of 2 Chronicles that sometimes we can have a battle in life that is not ours “But God’s”.  Key text includes: 2 Chronicles 20:1-26; 2 Chronicles 17:3-4

But God: Gives Grace

by Jesse Mansbridge. Without doubt, the Gospel of God’s Grace—made possible through the death and resurrection of Christ—is the greatest ‘But God’ tale of all time! Join Jesse as he reveals the unconditional Grace of God in the Story of the Prodigal Son, and explains how that Grace can overflow in our life to impact those around us.  Key texts include: Romans 5:1–8; Ephesians 2:1-10; Romans 6:15-23; Galatians 1:11-16.

But God: Intended it for Good (Joseph)

by Chad Mansbridge. Arguably the most beloved ‘But God’ sagas of Scripture, the story of Joseph is a classic tale of how God is able to bring good out of the most challenging of situations. Join Chad as he walks us through the journey of Joseph and his jealous older brothers to see how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are able to meet you in hopeless and painful times … and bring about a ‘But God’ moment in your life today! Key texts include: Acts 7:9–10; Genesis 37:1–36; Genesis 39:20–23; Genesis 41:16; Genesis 45:1–9; Genesis 15:15–20; Romans 8:28; Romans 5:8; Romans 8:37.

But God: I Surrender All

by Jaye Mansbridge. As we continue this term’s ‘But God’ preaching series, Jaye takes opportunity to share her perspective on the Mansbridge family’s recent transition news. From the earliest stories in Genesis, biblical history contains many accounts of those who are called to embark on journey with God—adventures that require faith, courage, sacrifice and surrender. While often mysterious, the wisdom of God is always reliable as He reveals the path forward: no eye  has seen, nor ear has heard … ’but God’ has revealed them through His Spirit! Key texts include: Prov. 19:21; 1 Cor 2:9–10; 1 Cor. 2:1–12.

20in22: Commissioning for a New Season

by Fini & Isi DeGersigny. On this profoundly significant Sunday morning, apostolic hands are laid on Brooke and Caleb Wheatley, as they are commissioned into their new role as lead pastors of Bayside Church and Chad and Jaye begin to ‘hand on the baton’ to the next generation of Bayside leadership. Fini and Isi are long-time friends of our church family and lead Jubilee Church in Sydney. Key Text: 1 Thessalonians 2:1–11

But God: Trusting the ‘But God’ for your Season

by Brooke Wheatley. Kicking off our Term 2 Preaching Series just a fortnight after Chad and Jaye’s transition announcement, Brooke preaches from Matthew 19 on how God speaks to the heart. Also key to the day is their story for 2022 and how they as a family have experienced a ‘But God’ moment in their direction for ministry and Bayside.

Key Text: Matthew 19:16-26

God Chooses Shepherds (John 10)

by Chad Mansbridge. The motif of shepherding threads through the entire scope of the Scriptures, as prophets and apostles alike seek to illustrate God’s relationship with His people and, also, describe the function of human leaders in various contexts. In this message, Chad draws on this powerful biblical theme and encourages us to acknowledge Christ as our Great Shepherd and ourselves as under-shepherds called to love and lead those around us. Key texts include: John 10: 1–21.

20in22: Major ‘Moving-Forward’ News

by Chad Mansbridge. In this ‘once-in-20-year message’, Chad sits down to explain how his season of serving as Bayside’s lead pastor is drawing to an end, as he and Jaye sense the Father leading them to relocate interstate for the next phase of their life and ministry journey. A somewhat tender, yet profoundly prophetic moment for our church, in this message you’ll hear details on the process of Chad and Jaye’s journey thus far, and of God’s plans for our future moving forward. Our 20in22 year just got a whole lot more exciting! Key texts: Acts 20:16–38.

Thank you for being a Mum

By Mal Munro. Mal looks at the different aspects of God's personality and highlights the feminine side of God. Also looking at the heart of God through Naomi as a Mum and Ruth as her daughter in law. Mal celebrates Motherhood and praises mothers for all they do. Key Texts. John 14.17, John 4.24, Is 66.13, Mat 23.37, Gen 1.28, Ruth 1.1-5, V13, V16-17, Chp3.3


20in22: Moving Forward Together

by Chad Mansbridge. After addressing a bit of ‘Family Business’, Chad dons on his ‘teacher hat’ and walks us through a contextual Bible-study of Ancient Israel’s journey in the wilderness; specifically, the second year of their travels, from Mount Sinai to Kadesh Barnea. It is here the Israelites were trained in how to ‘keep in step with the Spirit’—to be a people who followed the cloud of God’s presence. It is also here we see God’s Shepherd-heart … that none would be left behind, but all would move forward together. Key texts: Exodus 40:34-38; Numbers 7:1–2; 9:1–11; 1:1–4; 10:11–13; 9:17–23; John 10:14–16.

Jeff Evers - The Anzac spirit 

By Jeff EversThe Anzac spirit, as we remember the Anzacs, Jeff looks at 3 aspects of the Anzac spirit, that are in each one of us. perseverance, endurance, courage. Born on a battlefield, can be reflected on a sports field and can be outworked in our day to day lives. Key text: John 15:13, Romans 5:3+4, 2 Peter 1:5, Colossians 1:11, Acts 4:13

Easter is Christmas fulfilled

By Guy and Chad Mansbridge. What starts as a special SuperKids presentation celebrating the ‘Peace, Joy and Hope’ of this holiday season, including a visit from Santa himself … soon becomes a lesson in the parallels and differences between the events of Christmas and Easter. Why is Easter greater than Christmas? Find out on this very special Resurrection Sunday message. Key texts include: Romans 15:13; John 20:19–23.

Better Together: Ephesians 6: The Armour Of God

By Lianne Perry. Considering the locational placement of the armour God supplies & how the pieces symbolise our new nature in Jesus, Lianne relates how this equips us to stand against the devil's schemes & pray with confidence and faith for each other. Key text: Ephesians 5:21 - 6:24, specifically 6:11, 13, 18

Better Together: Ephes 4-5: Being Ambassadors for Jesus

By Rob Moores. Rob takes us through what it means to be an ambassador for Jesus in our community, not getting distracted by worldly things, but being filled with God’s love and the Holy Spirit and showing that love and having an explanation of who God is to those around us. Key texts: Ephes 4.20 - 5.17, John 14.34-35

Better Together : Gifts

By Steve Potter. Steve gives us an overview of the church at Ephesus and Paul’s journey from Jerusalem to Ephesus. Steve talked about the amazing impact the Ephesian church had and how it had changed the whole climate of the region. They did this through the power of the Holy Spirit, and Steve takes us through how the Holy Spirited gifted the Ephesian church and how He gifts us today and challenges us to see God working in and through us. Key texts: Ephesians 4:1-16, Acts 19:10-27, Romans 8:19.

Better Together: Mysterious plan revealed - Us and Jesus

by Caleb WheatleyGod's secret plan revealed! His love for us now means that we get to have access to God's resources as we share and live out the Gospel in our community. As we continue to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus our “first love” more of his goodness is revealed and works its way out through the local Church. Key texts; Eph 3v7-10; Rev 2v3; Eph 3v14-19

Better Together: Ephesians 2 - A Reconciled Community

by Chad Mansbridge. Ephesians 2 contains some of this epistle's most beloved one-liners, but there's far more to it than that! It is here that Paul explains how the work of Christ brought together two of the most divided cultural groups of his day—Jew and Gentile. In this message, Chad helps us to appreciate various aspects of the culture of biblical times, before encouraging us to see the church today as God's reconciled, and reconciling, community. Key texts: Ephesians 2:1–22; Galatians 3:26–28.

Better Together: God's plans for our adoption

by Brooke Wheatley. Following on from the exciting prophetic voices over the last couple of weeks, join Brooke as we launch a new series on Ephesians//Better Together. From our chapter today we delve into the woven theme of God's plans for our adoption from the very beginning of time! He predestined for us to walk with Him and be part of a bigger spiritual family because we are Better Together in God's house! Key Scripture includes Ephesians 1.

20in22: Vision Sunday' (#20in22)

by Chad Mansbridge. On this very special Sunday, Chad dons his 'visionary pastor' hat to give voice and vernacular to the prophetic season in which we find ourselves in 2022—our 20th Anniversary Year. Drawing on the account of Moses, calling the Israelites to 'move on from this mountain', Chad encourages us to see that we truly have come to a 'Moving Forward Moment', as we remember our past, rejoice in the present, and reach ahead into our future together. Key texts: Deuteronomy 1:3–8; Numbers 10:11–14; Joshua 4:1–9.

20in22: Moving Forward

by Nick Resce: Here for his third ministry visit to Bayside as part of a special ordination service, Nick draws on the story of Joshua and encourages us to ‘move forward’ into God’s prophetic purposes and plans. Moving forward necessitates us embracing New Eyes, a New Heart and taking a New Step. Key texts: Joshua 2:1; 3:15; 3:3.

Grace: Grace to Do (Romans 12–16)

By Chad Mansbridge. As he closes out this 2-Part series on Grace, Chad walks us through Romans 12:1–13 and Paul's list of 7 grace gifts. He then presents some practical pointers as to how we can recognise the unique and specific grace-gift on a person's life. Key texts include: Romans 12:1–13; Romans 15:15.

Grace : Grace to Be (Romans 1–11)

By Chad Mansbridge. As the first instalment of a 2-Part mini-series for February, Chad stresses upon us the importance of constantly living in the grace of God—that supernatural gift that, when received, causes us to be what we cannot be without Him! The Book of Romans, particularly, contains many references to the term 'grace' and many insights into its potential power in our lives. Key texts: Acts 20:22–24; Romans 1:5–7; Romans 3:21–24; Romans 4:16; Romans 5:1–2, 17; Romans 6:14–15; Romans 8:31–32; Romans 11:5–6.

Being led by the Holy Spirit

by Brooke Wheatley. Out of Acts 8 we see a key member of the Acts Revival, Philip, responding immediately to Gods direction, being led by the Spirit and someone’s life being changed because of it! The Holy Spirit is Gods gift to us to encourage, help and counsel us. Key passages: Acts 8 and John 14:16.

Thoughts for 2022 from Job, Jesus and Judges

By Jeff Evers. Jeff looks at how Job responded when he had bad news, more bad news and more bad news. He then looked at how Jesus dealt with the devil by addressing one thing at a time. Lastly, he looked at Judges 20:22 which shows us how to encourage one another. God is sovereign and worthy to be praised. Key passages: Job 1 13 -21, Matthew 4 1-11. Judges 20:22

When we step out in Faith, God steps in with power!

By Barry Chant. Taking us back to the beloved story of Peter walking on water, guest speaker Barry Chant encourages us to live with the eyes of faith in troubled times ... and see that fear is simply faith in the wrong thing. Let courage rise with the danger! Key texts include: Matt. 14:22–33.

Beauty Redefined

By Jaye Mansbridge. What is true beauty? Can we truly grow more beautiful, the older we get? Today, Jaye encourages us to embrace the Bible’s definition of true beauty, and shares four practical steps each of us can take as we commit ourselves to grow in the beauty of our new creation nature. True beauty looks like the life of the Spirit! Key texts include: 1 Peter 3:3–4; Eph. 1:1–14; Gal. 5.

Acts 20:22. Certain, and Unsure

by Chad Mansbridge. In this special message to welcome in the New Year 2022, Chad teaches through Paul’s farewell speech to the Ephesian elders, before settling on a key thought expressed in Acts 20:22 - the life of faith consists of living in the tension of being absolutely certain and yet utterly unsure, all at the same time! Be encouraged and equipped as Chad provides powerful practical advise on how to lean in to uncertainty as we look forward to a new year ahead. Key texts include: Acts 20:17–38.

Good News: God Gives & Encourages Rest!

by Brooke Wheatley. This Christmas season & leading into the New Year, be encouraged that God wants us to trust Him to strengthen us and bring us rest. Proper Godly rest renews us, redirects us & causes us to remember what is important, especially in this Christmas season. Key scriptures include: Matthew 11:28, Isaiah 40:31, Mark 6:30-32.

Good News: God Can be Known

by Chad Mansbridge. Acts 17 records the apostle Paul's famous sermon on Mars Hill in the ancient city of Athens. It is here that he declares some very good news indeed: the 'Unknown God' can, in fact, be known! In his fourth, and final instalment of this 'Good News of Great Joy' series, follow Chad as he unpacks the context of this powerful message, and reveals it's practical pertinence for us today. Key texts include: Acts 17:16-34.

Good News: The Power of the Gospel!

by Paul Tothill. Long time friends of Chad and Jaye, but first time guests to Bayside, Paul brings an impassioned word on the power inherent in the Good News, calling us and causing us to press through the storms of life and emerge stronger in God’s purposes. Key texts include; Psalm 105; Mark 6.

Good News: God's got You

by Caleb Wheatley. Caleb shares a timely reminder that God is in control. No matter the season we find ourselves in today, it is Good News to know that God has got it. He has our yesterday, today, tomorrow, and even our eternity. Key texts include: Ephesians 1:4, Philippians 4:6 and Matthew 6:26

Good News: Not All News is Created Equal

by Chad Mansbridge. Acts 15 records the account of the Council of Jerusalem and describes how the leaders of the early church dealt with 'fake news' masquerading as the Gospel. It is here that James, Jesus' own brother, delivers some very good news indeed - not all news is created equal: some news is fake news but His news is for all youse! Key texts include: Acts 15:1–31

Good News: God loves ALL people!

by Lianne Perry. Considering God’s use of wind to change environments and prompt deeper revelation as seen in the book of Jonah – 'spoiler alert'; this has very little to do with the whale – we see God persist with practical examples to grow Jonah’s understanding of His love for all people. [Similarities to Holy Spirit within us are also highlighted.]

Good News: A Letter of Good News

by Jeff Evers. Jeff reads a letter full of good news. This was originally written for the Ephesian Church and is as applicable today as when it was first written. It is full of good news that we can all take hold of. Key texts include: Ephesians 1, 2 and 3

Developing Bulldog Faith - The secret to experiencing Gods best!

by Sean W Smith. Understanding the Kingdom and How God operates is key to walking in the Blessing and promises of God. We can learn so much from the life of Jesus how He responded to and dealt with fear, challenges and other seemingly impossible circumstances. Tune in to find out how to start becoming God inside minded and develop Bulldog Faith! Key texts include: 2 Corinthians 5:7

Good News: God With Us in Every Changing Season

by Chad Mansbridge. Acts 7 records the longest sermon in the New Testament as delivered by Christianity's first martyr, Stephen. In it, he recalls Ancient Israel's history to make the point that in every changing season—God is always present with His people. What Good News that is! Key texts include: Acts 7:1–60

Good News: Good News of Total Forgiveness!

by Chad Mansbridge. Launching our Term 4 Preaching Series, 'Good News of Great Joy', Chad walks us through the preaching of the apostle Peter highlighting his emphasis on the good news promise of forgiveness found in Christ, a theme Paul would later expound upon in his epistles. Key texts include: Acts 2:14–41; Acts 3:11–19; Acts 10:34–43.

Who has the last laugh, God’s sense of humour

by Mal Munro. Mal looks at humour being an intricate part of our relationship with God and how it creates a comic relief and a refocus on what matters. Texts include Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 17.22 and Ephesians 3.20

Heroes: Daniel

by Rachel Donaldson. Rachel looks into some of the key character qualities as she explores the life of Daniel. He was a man of no compromise and lived consistently regardless of his circumstances. Join Rachel as she encourages us to Stand Up and Stand Out. Key texts include: Daniel 1:3-21 and Daniel 6.

Heroes: Nehemiah (Unifier of a City)

by Chad Mansbridge. Today's biblical hero is Nehemiah, who united a city and led Israel through a period of relentless pressure, to see God's purposes fulfilled. In this episode of our Heroes 2.0 Series, Chad engages us in a serious conversation about the need to remain united, especially now in 2021, as we continue to walk together through the ever-present pressures brought about by Covid, reminding us that our differences need not divide us. Key texts include: Nehemiah Chapters 2; 4; 5; 6; 13.

Heroes: Onesimus (useless or useful?)

by Rob Moores. Onesimus, a runaway slave, went from being useless to incredibly useful. Rob Moores shares with us that sometimes, we may feel useless but in the hands of God he crowns us otherwise. Key texts: Philemon 8–16.

Heroes: John (The Baptiser)

by Jonathan Ogilvie. Continuing our series on Heroes, Jonathan examines the role of John the Baptiser. He was called to conclude the prophets of the Old Testament and was responsible for heralding the coming of Messiah. Key text: John 1:19-34

Heroes: David (The not so-UnderDog)

by Jesse Mansbridge. On this special Father's Day Service, and to coincide with Bayside's 19th birthday, one of our founding members takes to the pulpit for the very first time!
Listen as Jesse takes us to the story of David and Goliath, and encourages us to be confident and step out in faith knowing our battle is won.
Key passages include: 1 Samuel 17

Heroes: Ezra (A Man of the Book)

by Chad Mansbridge. As part of National Book Week, and to coincide with the in-house release of his new book (You Can Handle the Truth), Chad's biblical hero today is Ezra - Old Testament teacher and scribe. Discover what Ezra teaches us about being a 'People of the Book', and of how we can correctly handle it for ourselves today! Key texts: Ezra 7:1–10; Nehemiah 8:1–10. #youcanhandlethetruth

Heroes: Joseph (The Great Protector)

by Chad Mansbridge. Continuing on with our 2021 Term 3 Preaching Series, we head back to where it all began, the book of Genesis, and examine the life and story of Joseph. A hero in many respects, and for many reasons, in this message Chad specifically draws out Joseph's profound commitment to being a Protector. Key texts include: Genesis 37–50; Titus 2:12; Hebrews 12:15

Heroes: Thomas

by Jeff Evers. Jeff looks at the disciple Thomas and what we can learn from him. He was brave, he was bold and a believer that led the way for all of us to believe. Key texts include: John 11:16, John 14:5-6, and John 20:28-29.

Heroes: Deborah

by Brooke Wheatley. Today join Brooke as she shares from Judges chapter 4 on the life lessons we can learn from Deborah, the prophet and the judge.

Heroes: Paul (Issues with Authority)

by Chad Mansbridge. Launching our 2021 Term 3 Preaching Series, Chad draws our attention to the apostle Paul and his dealings with 'authority issues'. Notably, how Paul related to those under him, over him, alongside him and within him. Is there a difference between submission and obedience? Can a leader be authoritative but not authoritarian? What about issues of conscience? Key texts include: 1 Corinthians 4; Acts 23:1–5; Galatians 2:6–11; Acts 20–21; Romans 14.