• Jul2017

      1 John 4.1 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God.” (ESV) The American theologian of the 18th century, Johnathan Edwards, studied the phenomenon of what has been called the First Great Awakening, a move of God’s Spirit in the...

  • 13 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. 14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill...

  • For eight and a half years, I was a chaplain in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. We were a part-time reserve force of the US Army, and served as the state’s organized militia when not in federal service. It was a time of full ministry for me with my soldiers....

  • Jun2017

    What is Prayer?

    23 June 2017

    Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (ESV) Beloved Congregation, we are blessed to now be with you in Australia, after what seems to us a long wait (almost six months!), but in the Lord’s...

  • ““Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (Matthew 6:25 ESV) As a gracious master, our God provides...

  • In Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice we see the deep love of God for us. God made Jesus, His beloved Son to be sin for us. It is the Father’s own Son that suffers and dies for our sin. This is the love of God! Some think that this is not love...

  • 2 Corinthians 5.17-21 / What Wondrous Love Is This? 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that...

  • “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 1:1 ESV) The Apostle Paul has a major theme, a point of teaching, that he stresses throughout His letters: It is the reality, if we...

  • May2017

    In times gone by, much emphasis was placed on each person preparing their hearts before coming to the Lord’s Supper table. This came from taking 1 Corinthians 11:27-32 seriously, which speaks of the need for self-examination and self-judgement, to make the most of the Lord’s Supper itself and to avoid...

  • Many of us wrestle with the will of God – “what is God’s plan for me in this?” There are aspects of the will of God that are hidden from us. Deuteronomy 29:29 tells us “The secret things belong to the Lord our God….” But the aspect of the will...