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16
Apr
Who is satan and how does satan affect your decisions

Owning Your Decisions: You and Satan

One of the long standing conversations among different Christian groups is the discussion about satan. What or who is satan? What exactly does satan do? And where does satan fit into the work that Jesus came to do? It’s probably a good idea to firstly start with a bit of background on the Bible, as […]

02
Apr
Peter Scazerro, author of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, is quoted in this blog article

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

“It’s impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.” – Peter Scazzero, Emotional Healthy Spirituality Emotions Make Us Human Do you have emotionally healthy spirituality? Are you emotionally mature? Or are you, perhaps, deeply uncomfortable being intimate with your emotions? Did you realise that emotional maturity and spiritual health are intrinsically linked? Our emotions […]

19
Mar
An inconsequential outsider, Ruth, provides to be a vital link in God's story

Ruth: The Inconsequential Outsider

The Interwoven Word of God The word of God is like a vast tapestry, its main theme interwoven with many sub-plots and side stories that run like golden threads through an intricate design. Each of these threads compliment the complete telling of God’s story and confirm again and again to us the way in which […]

12
Mar
Following Jesus involves learning about his humble birth

The Birth of Jesus

The theme we are looking at is following Jesus. I thought it might be helpful to look at the circumstances of his birth, before we look at other aspects of his life and teaching. As we all know, Jesus was God’s only Son and God had a very special plan for him. He had a […]

25
Feb
Radical Social Change: A Letter to Philemon

Radical Social Change: A Letter To Philemon

“Injustice: unfairness, unjust act, Unfair: not equitable or honest, not impartial or according to rules, society: organised and interdependent community, system and organisation of this” – The Australian Oxford Dictionary, Third Edition   The issue of social injustice* has always been one that is close to my heart. It’s something that I like to talk […]

18
Feb
Riverdove Community and a Message of Love

A Message of Love

We love Him, because He first loved us.” I John 4: 7-20 A Message of Love: Jesus loves you, and you and you and you. The Bible is full of it – LOVE. The Bible is written about LOVE. Our salvation is hinged on LOVE. Because Christ loved us so much, he died for us. […]

05
Feb
Riverdove Blog What does it mean to follow Jesus

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

To Follow Jesus: What does it mean? Today, there are many people who would claim to follow Jesus. I thought it would be good to start by defining what Jesus meant when he said “Come and follow me”. Today, we are familiar with the word in a context that is understood by most people. We ‘follow’ […]