Missions Update: ‘The Marshall Family’ (May 2019)

How family has changed in Japan  “When it comes to the Japanese family, the Heisei Era [which ends on April 30] could be characterized as an era in which the conventional family was no longer seen as a social requirement,” said Takeshi Goto, a multimillion-selling author, historian and researcher of...

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Devotional: Mothers’ Day (12 May 2019)

It’s Mothers’ Day this Sunday. It’s really great than once a year we’re able to honour and celebrate the mums God has blessed us with. But let’s not let Mothers’ Day, with all its flowers and chocolates and cards and fluffy slippers, make us insensitive to the realities of motherhood...

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Devotional: ‘Gospel Partnership’ (05 May 2019)

This week, pastors in our church denomination (the WPC) from across Australia, are gathering in Perth to hold our National Assembly meeting which takes place every 18 months. But words like ‘National Assembly’, ‘councils’, and ‘denomination’ can often suggest images of a dead institutionalism which exists for the sake of...

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Devotional: ‘Missions’ by Bob Burnett (28 Apr 2019)

The question is sometimes asked of us: “Why are you Australian Bible teachers going overseas on missions (short or long)? Many of the countries which you visit have more churches and more Christians than Australia; what can you teach them?” It is true some of the overseas destinations to which...

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Devotional: ‘Moving The Conversation To Jesus’ (21 Apr 2019)

In 1 Corinthians 2:2, Paul explains his modus operandi for sharing the gospel in the wealthy Greek world-city of Corinth. ‘For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.’ – 1 Corinthians 2:2 (ESV) Christianity, and what makes someone a Christian, has been in the spotlight recently with...

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DEVOTIONAL: ‘Resting Right’ (07 Apr 2019)

The holidays are here, and everyone’s looking forward to a well-earned break. But what does the Bible say about rest? And how should we think about rest when all we seem to be doing is getting busier and busier? Here are five things the Bible says about rest: Work and...

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