What does it mean to live a real authentic Christian life? The New York Times asked the founder of McDonald’s what he believed in. “God, my family and McDonald’s hamburgers,” he replied, but then added, “and when I get to the office, I reverse the order.” His apparently facetious comment masks an ironic truth: For
Are you coming to the King’s Feast? This Sunday evening we are going to be looking at the Parable of the Wedding Feast, a parable of Jesus…with a twist. The original guests didn’t want to come, so others were invited, but one of the replacement guests fails to wear the proper wedding garment. What’s wrong
Today will be my last sermon dealing with 2 Peter 3:18. Our focus will be on 2 things: We are to grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. In answer to the question: how are we to do that, what is a good way to grow, we must also realize that
Jesus Christ as a person is at the heart of what Christianity is all about. But who, or what is Jesus, and what did he teach, and why is he so important? How do we know what we know about Jesus, and is what we know historically reliable? Join us as we open the Gospel
Johann explores Jacob’s struggle with God, receiving his new name Israel and his subsequent change in character. We too have a new name; Christian. What does that mean for us?
Sometimes it can be easy to give up praying about an issue when it doesn’t seem like anything is happening. Jesus tells a parable in Luke 18:1-8 illustrating the secret of praying persistently. Come along this Sunday evening as we look into this and unpack God’s word together.
Much of our thinking about how we relate children is “one way traffic”; what we as adults do for them. Do children, though, have a ministry to adults? How does God use children to be a blessing to us? What does it take to receive? What happens when we don’t?
The question of who Jesus is and what he came to do is not only a question that is around today, but has been around from the day he was born. It was a question that Matthew was attempting to answer in his gospel. He quotes from the book of Isaiah to show that one
In the uncertain times that we are living in, it is easy to forget who is in charge and that He has a plan. It is even easy to forget the many ways He has poured out blessings upon us. The Apostle Paul begins his letter to the Ephesians reminding the Church about the amazing
This is the final few days of Jesus before He is to be crucified. He and his followers are returning to the Temple for the third day in a row. This time He is met by the highest religious authorities who have had enough of this Jesus and his actions. They pose him a quiteRead More +
How bold are your prayers? Boldness in prayer is an uncomfortable thought for many. We think of speaking softly to God, humbling ourselves before God, or having a chat with God … but agonizing before God? Storming Heaven with prayers? Pounding on the door of the Most High? Wrestling with God? Isn’t such prayer irreverent?Read More +
The Christian life is a transformed life, starting with a renewed mind. Christ’s priorities become our priorities as our mind is more aligned with Christ’s. We are also a work in progress, under construction. When Christ, to whom we are connected by faith, returns, we will be like Jesus and have a glorious, Christ-like resurrectionRead More +
Jesus is the answer we’ve all be looking for. But often Christians mistakenly assume our friends are asking the same questions we asked when we found Jesus. So we get discouraged when others don’t see how wonderful Jesus is. Sharing Jesus in contemporary Australia is becoming more of a cross-cultural experience – which means weRead More +
Jesus tells an interesting story about a shrewd manager and compliments him on the way he managed his master’s resources. Is Jesus commending dishonest business practices? Hardly! So what does He mean by saying “I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomedRead More +