God’s gracious provision of an instant sin offering to cure the uncleanness of his people reminds us that in Christ we have one who cleanses us not externally and temporarily, but internally and eternally. Michael Howell from City North Baptist shares this powerful truth with us.
We are living in a time of rapid social and cultural change as we witness the turning of society away from long held Christian values. The recent census data shows fast growth of Australians claiming “No Religion”, and the steady decline of Christianity. And yet it is also true that the season we find ourselves […]
We can be the most on point people when it comes to the practices of our faith, bible reading, church attendance, ministry involvement, and yet still completely miss the point of what following Jesus is all about. Alan Stanley from BST takes us through how we can be so blind to the primary call of […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
A team from Sydney Missionary and Bible College joined us for a week of ministry and one of the students Brian shared with us from Psalm 32.
We are often challenged by the mission that God has sent us out on; the need to make disciples of all nations. We are likewise inspired by what we see happening in the church right now; conversions, testimonies and solid growth. But when we go through a season of dryness, and these sources of inspiration are […]
Severe anxiety, sleeping disorders and depression are all on the rise, not to mention the stresses we all face on a day to day basis. Stress and anxiety seem a natural part of life in the 21st century. In this passage we see that Jesus has a remarkably different desire for his disciples—that they be […]