What does it mean to be Australian? What’s so good about living here in this country? The answers that you might give to these questions could vary quite a bit depending on your stage of life and your experiences in this country. But maybe the greatest thing about living here in Australia is the peace
A few weeks ago we opened the Word at Psalm 139 and we looked at two of God’s attributes: his omniscience and his omnipresence. God knows everything and he is everywhere. This Sunday we’ll conclude the two part series on Psalm 139 as we look at God’s omnipotence and how we are ultimately called to respond
We are continuing our journey through the book of Habakkuk and we come, at the start of chapter 3, to a transformation in Habakkuk. He begins with complaints and sadness, even anger, but moves to awe and praise. Our sovereign God is going to deal with sin, but Habakkuk calls on God to remember mercy.
Over against the war-scarred, sin-strangled world, let us reflect on the wonder of wonders in the text of texts. The measure of love is always its willingness to give; its capacity for sacrifice. In giving Christ, God gives us all things in Him. He leaves the throne of heaven for a stable in Bethlehem andRead More +
Today, the story is simple. A man has a vineyard and he rents it to some farmers. They misuse his property and want to keep it for themselves. When he sends messengers to collect what is rightfully his, the farmers beat them and kill them. Eventually he sends his son and they kill him, too.Read More +
We have witnessed two great sporting events this year, the Winter Olympics and the Commonwealth Games. Maybe you’ve been excited and amazed at the achievements of all the athletes and marvelled at the amount of time and practice required to reach Games standards. The modern Olympics were inspired by ancient games held in Olympia, Greece,Read More +
We may often be faced with some common hang-ups with the authority of the Bible when it comes to why we believe what we believe. Who hasn’t heard these sorts of remarks: “Why believe something that was written so long ago?” “Times have changed, move on.” “Can we believe that what was said and doneRead More +
If you live long enough, your faith is bound to be challenged some time. Psalm 73 is the song of a godly man who felt his faith slipping away. Even though these words were written 3000 years ago, they might as well have been written today. This Psalm is his very personal testimony. He opensRead More +