Lord of Creation

Biblical Truth First this: God created the Heavens and Earth—all you see, all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. God’s Spirit brooded like a bird above the watery abyss.   God spoke: "Light!"       And light appeared.    God saw that light was good       and…

Arise, Shine

Biblical Truth "Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and think darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your…

7 Promises of Peace

Biblical Truth Ascribe to the LORD, O mighty ones, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength. Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters….

Respect your Mother and Father

Biblical Truth The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were “unclean,” that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give their hands a ceremonial washing, holding to…

Thinking Material

Tonight I attended 2Love Training – divisional Youth Leadership training with the Salvation Army. It was interesting to see how it differed from my past training experiences with the Anglican church. In the Anglican training I’ve been to, there had been maybe 20-30 participants, which would be representing maybe 25-30% of the congregations in Perth….

Food for the mind

I went for my walk today, as part of my kick to get healthy. A nice, hour long walk around my suburb. What a blessing to be able to live in a suburb and feel safe going out for a walk, but not only that, but going for a walk where there are nice hills…

I Believe

Biblical Truth If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not…

Holy Spirit, Rain Down

Biblical Truth For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. You became imitators of us and of the Lord;…

Comfort, ye my people

Biblical Truth Comfort, comfort, my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. Isaiah 40:1-2 Musical Offering Ben’s offering Today I attended the funeral…

How Deep the Father’s Love for Us

Biblical Truth Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in…