What's your why?

A young child constantly asking why? can be pretty frustrating, why is the sky blue?, why is the grass green? but the right questions can inspire and motivate us to new things.

Simon Sinek is the author of a book called ‘Start with Why?’  In it Sinek argues that it is the why we do things that drives people, that inspires and motivates people.  What grabs people is not what we do or how we do it but why we do it. 

The apostle Paul gave his life to one cause, to one reason why. He had experienced God’s love and he wanted others to experience it as well. For that one reason why – Paul was willing to face hardship, persecution and even death.

What’s you why?  Why do you get up in the morning? What are you prepared to give your life for?

Why do we do what we do as a church? Because we want others to know God loves them as well.

This Sunday Andrew will be looking at Acts 20 and Paul’s farewell speech to the church of Ephesus. Here we gain an insight into what gave Paul his purpose for living.  

Mainly Music -  Closed for school holidays. Restarts 28 July. Meets Wednesday’s from 10.00am. This programme is a fun way for parents and their children to spend quality time together based around music and movement. It is a way for us as a church to connect with and offer something back to the community of which we are a part. It’s also a way for us to demonstrate care, concern and support for those with young children.

Small Groups are now up and running again. Contact the church office@pb.org.nz if you would like to join one

Oh and for those who are unable to join us we will still have an on-air service for you @10.30am and again @ 8pm on Thursday evening on Coast Access Radio 104.7FM or you can livestream at

http://coastaccessradio.org.nz/Listen/index.aspx  The message and prayers will also be posted to the sermon page on this website.

If at this time you need someone to chat with then please call the church office 04 2987766 or email office@pb.org.nz and we’ll get back to you.

And we are also on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/paraparaumubaptist

Grace and peace