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26
Mar
Baptised and saved

Saved

Everyone wants something to believe in. From aliens to political conspiracies, from the supernatural to the meaning of life, flat earth theory (yep, it really is a thing) to climate change; we’re all looking to take a position on something. We’re all looking for a belief or an opinion to call our own. Often, our […]

12
Mar
Carried by Jesus the saviour

Carried By The Saviour

Every saviour brings a special experience to the people they are saving. All saviours, whether they be paramedics, surf-life-savers, or rescue helicopter pilots, bring with them the experience of relief, comfort, alleviation, peace and rejoicing to the people they are saving. These are the natural experiences connected with a saviour. A saviour brings the comfort […]

05
Mar
Why is church-going still relevant today?

Is Church-Going Still Relevant?

Despite Christianity still being Australia’s largest religion (61.1% compared with 7.3% of all other religions combined), the proportion of Australians identifying as Christian has been steadily declining over the past century. Compared to 1911, when 96% of people identified as Christian, the 2001 census recorded the figure of 68% and the latest Census, taken in […]

24
Feb
The gospel is the power of God for salvation

The Power Of God

The greatest writer on the subject of the Gospel – the Apostle Paul – spoke of the Gospel like this: “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” – Romans 1:16 If your experience of the Gospel is one that is heavy, burdensome, worrying, doubtful, uncertain, fearful or distressing, perhaps […]

19
Feb
Jesus is the nearest kinsman redeemer

Only A Suitable Redeemer Will Do

One of the most startling pieces of information that we are given in relation to Jesus is the fact that he was made like us. Jesus’ redemptive work on behalf of humanity was deeply connected to his own humanity. Although he was born “the Son of God“, and radiant with His Father’s glory, he participated in […]

13
Feb
God rolled up His sleeve and stretched out His arm

The Arm Of The LORD

Imagine you’re being swept out to sea. You’re swimming with all your might and all your power; you’re using all your mental will-power and strength. And then you realise with great horror, ‘I can’t do it. I’m not going to make it. I’m going to die’. Or, imagine you’re hiking up a mountain. You’re quite […]

06
Feb
The experience of the gospel is like cold water to a thirsty person

The Experience Of The Gospel

Imagine it’s a very hot day. You’ve been walking for ages, on a hike perhaps, or maybe your car has broken down on a country road and you’re walking to get help, and your water has run out. You’re very thirsty, your throat is parched, and your lips are dry. Your tongue is sticky and […]

19
Nov

325AD: The Year Jesus Became God

The Nicene Creed The year that Jesus became God, in Christian doctrine, is very precise. In mid-325 AD, a council of Christian bishops convened in the city of Nicaea (now known as the town of İznik, in modern day Turkey). One of the main objectives of this meeting was to settle the longstanding theological debate regarding the […]

05
Nov
Hell, Hades and Gehenna: Origins

The Origins Of Hell

Of Monsters And Men… The images associated with the word ‘hell’ seem more akin to something from a horror story; closer to fiction than fact. Yet, for many Christians, the belief in hell, a place of eternal torment for the damned souls of the wicked, is very real. The belief in the existence of a […]

15
Oct
God's Word is God's Voice

The Word Of God

When someone refers to ‘the word of God’, an image of a Bible appears in my mind. However, in the last week, I’ve come to realise it’s so much more. The Bible itself is just a ‘thing’. Something that can be held, tossed around, ruined by water, burnt by fire. There is nothing powerful about […]