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.
As you read this passage, you can imagine the disciples arguing about who would be awarded the prestigious award of ‘Christian of the Year’. You picture them trying to show why they should be considered for the award, how they were greater, each convinced that they were a better disciple than the one next toRead More +
Most of us have heard the saying “cleanliness is next to godliness“. It may remind many of us of our disgruntled parents who said it over our untidy bedrooms as children or having heard it as the justification for the Saturday morning cleaning spree in the Christian household. Is it true though? Is being cleanRead More +
The right place at the right time. Coincidence? Chance? Good luck? The wrong place at the wrong time. Bad luck? Fate? Accidental? Is this how we look at the circumstances of our lives? Where is God in all of this. That was the question that plagued Naomi in chapter 1 as she wonders why sheRead More +
We all have had victories, gifts or blessings in our lives which caused us to exclaim in an exuberant tone of joyfulness the word ‘YEEAAAH!’ or just the simple old, but very loud and emotionally charged ‘YEESSS!’ We all know the feeling when we experience this on the sports field, at work, school, uni orRead More +
John the Baptist must be one of the most peculiar characters of Scripture. From Mark’s gospel we know he had a strange fashion sense, wearing clothes made out of rough camel hair; we know of his diet oddness, locusts and wild honey. Some might dismiss him as a crackpot, an oddball, or a weirdo butRead More +