August 22, 2016
What’s the best way to pray? Do you need to prepare yourself? What if that’s hard, what then? Wait? Leave it? What frame of mind does God expect?
August 15, 2016
So, if we get to a place where we have been able to carve out some time for quietness, where do we start? What do we say? Many say it’s hard to know just how to begin, the mind wanders, words fail. God’s word gives us a wonderful framework for praise. This Sunday we’ll look […]
August 8, 2016
This week we take a different tack. I’d like to explore the passion of the Psalms. These songs of the faithful bring us face to face with a vibrant spirituality – a voice we really need to hear, and a path we really need to tread. This Sunday we’ll look at Psalm 103, and have […]
August 1, 2016
We talk about the Good News, we preach the Good News, we share the Good News – why is it so good? And does it make any discernible difference to our lives today?
July 4, 2016
How will you respond when people insult you or cause you to suffer because you are a Christian? What if it were Rehoboth College, and not the Islamic College in Thornlie that was firebombed? What would we do? Could it be that there are challenging days ahead for Christian and the church?
June 20, 2016
Peter has spent some time talking to slaves and women – two of the most vulnerable groups in Graeco-Roman society. Now he turned his attention to men. In just one verse he outlines a charter for husbands which even men today will find challenging and transformational. Read ahead at 1 Peter 3:7
June 13, 2016
Peter seems to talk down jewellery and beauty. Judging by the way we live, it appears we’re not listening. Is this a message that should be listened to? And how does that relate to what Peter says about submission? How will this help us survive in a world that already mistrusts much of what the […]
May 31, 2016
“I can’t do this…” are words you’ve probably said before. It’s even possible that as we have all sat under the challenge of the last four weeks those words may have formed in our minds then, too. The people of Israel must have breathed those words when they saw a flooded Jordan River. What changed […]
May 16, 2016
Coming Sunday’s message about giving and tithing is probably one of the more important messages in this series. Important because it contains teaching that challenges everything we think about giving. During the months of May we’re focussing on how God’s faithfulness leads us to giving which is open hearted and open handed. It’s important that […]
May 4, 2016
As Nehemiah surveys the broken walls of Jerusalem, his is filled with grief. Jerusalem is at risk, and the people of God face extinction. How did it come to this? More importantly, how will Nehemiah react? This powerful story is relevant to our own financial situation, and Nehemiah’s response shows us how to act when […]