Devotional – “Just Be Faithful” (05 Aug 2018)

In Matthew 24 and 25, Jesus sits down with his disciples on the Mount of Olives, opposite the temple in Jerusalem. The disciples start asking him questions about the ‘last days’ – that time of urgency before Jesus ushers in the end of the age. Jesus answers their questions, and...

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Devotional – “The Blessing of Inconvenience” (22 July 2018)

  2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. (James 1:2-3 ESV) Last October after our denomination’s National Assembly, Marie and I spent some time in Sydney visiting our friends (and fellow...

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Devotional – “A Gospel For Kids” (8 July 2018)

This week we’re running a Bible Holiday Club as an outreach to our local community. The theme is ‘Rock Star’, which (besides making a great excuse to play great music and dress up) is designed to  contrast Jesus with the ‘stars’ of this world. Where the star only wants to...

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Devotional – “The Bible is God’s Word” (17 June 2018)

“All Scripture is breathed out by God…”  – 2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV) Last week I saw a video applauding the example set by a particular church. [1] The church looked like many, many other evangelical churches, who faithfully proclaim the gospel Sunday by Sunday. What was being applauded was a...

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Devotional – “Its Alive!” (20 May 2018)

For those of us who’ve been Christians for a long time, we can sometimes come to the Bible as though it’s got nothing new to teach us. A few weeks ago, I was preparing to preach on Rahab and the spies in Joshua 2. It’s a Sunday School favourite. I’ve...

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Devotional – “Mothers’ Day” (15 May 2018)

This Sunday is Mothers’ Day (and if you’d forgotten, consider this a free reminder). For many, it’s a day to spoil our mums and grandmas, make them breakfast in bed, take them out to lunch, give them flowers and chocolates. For many, it’s a day to celebrate our mums and...

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