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Good Friday: The Weakness of God

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Images of Jesus in our minds are often images of strength, power, and leadership… He is the Son of God after all!  But the gospels actually present of very different image of Jesus… and the Easter weekend confronts us with an incredibly weak, dark, and broken image of Jesus. But it is precisely this image […]

Jonny Lush: The Dependent Widow

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When it comes to spiritual disciplines like prayer it is so easy to beat ourselves up about how slack or forgetful we might be.  So when Jesus tells His disciples a story to fuel their persistence in prayer  what we find is not a guilt trip or beat down, but rather it is a story […]

Unparalleled Glory

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We all long to be showered in some kind of glory. We don’t want to be thought of as average (or below average) so we do everything we can to capture even just a glimmer of glory. This morning we look at a moment in which Jesus prayed that He might be glorified. But as […]

Ben Peacock: Inheriting Eternal Life?

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In the gospel of Luke we are presented with a wonderful dialogue between Jesus and an expert in Jewish law. It is out of this dialogue that we are reminded of one of Jesus most famous parables, the parable of the good Samaritan. As we delve into this wonderful story, may we be reminded that […]

What’s your response

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In his short life on earth Jesus had a lot to say and the words which he spoke have had impacted countless lives over the last 2000 or so years. The parable of the sower challenges us to consider how we have responded to Jesus. Are you willing to listen to his words and reflect […]

Josh Mays: The Rich Fool

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“The Great Aussie Dream” is wrapped up in hard work, property, financial security, food and life enjoyment. And so when Jesus tells a parable about a farmer who worked hard, reaped the rewards of the work and invested it wisely we might be shocked when Jesus declares this man to be a fool.  Josh Mays […]

Ultimate Treasure

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The parables of “The Hidden Treasure” and “The Pearl of Great Price” remind us not  only that Jesus is a great treasure worth our giving up everything for, but also of the good news that he first sought and purchased us at great cost to himself. The dire warning of “The Parable of the Net”, […]

Reckless Devotion

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Being sensible is highly valued in our culture and it also seems to be valued in the scriptures in terms of practical wisdom, sober-mindedness and self-control.  But we all know of followers of Jesus who have made decisions that our world considers reckless like missionaries heading to persecuted countries to preach an illegal gospel.  So […]

The God Who Serves

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Deep down inside all of us want to be known as self-made men and women.  Our immediate thought is to take on life by ourselves without ever wanting to ask for help so that we might be able to take all the credit for it, so that others might think of us as impressive. But […]