As the preacher concludes his sermon it seems as though he is just spraying out a whole bunch of rules or laws that he expects the people to embrace. But we have to remember his overarching passion to call the people to cling to Jesus. Because these rules and laws are not a regime of […]
This week we begin our Christmas series by looking at the book of Malachi. Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament and therefore the last prophetic voice before the coming of Jesus at the first Christmas and therefore gives us a unique look at why we needed Christmas. The week we start by […]
When God chose to reveal Himself and His workings in this world to us He did not choose to give a lecture, He chose to tell us a story! This story is truly epic. It is a story that covers everything that God has done to create, redeem & restore His people throughout thousands of […]
As we continue to summarise the big themes of this book of Jeremiah, today we measure the full weight of the destruction that the nation of Judah brought upon themselves. But when we see the mess they made we will see that there is still hope… hope that comes the heart of our God.
Whether it is love songs, love stories or the classic Disney Princess movies we are very familiar with what the world thinks of love. Unfortunately love in the world rarely works out the way that the songs and movies seem to suggest that it will. When John speaks of love he speaks of something far […]
As we continue in John’s letter to the churches we have to remember that he is writing to people who are plagued by false teachers who were trying to capture their hearts and minds. John has been constantly calling for the people to see the flaws in these teachers and see the hope and assurance […]
A lot of people think that Christianity gives you nothing but a boring life of rules and restrictions now and offers you nothing but a boring life of halo-wearing and harp-playing after death. As we continue to walk our way through John’s letter to the churches we will see that it is nothing of the […]
With Brisbane being consumed by the G20 summit over the past week Pastor Joe takes a look at the concept of power, greatness and authority and how Jesus intends us to think about it in our lives.
As Christians we often face the accusation that our God cannot be the God of love and moral perfection that we claim Him to be when there are scores of examples of horrid violence in the Old Testament committed by the people of God often times at the direction of God. Chapter 9 of Esther presents […]
Many of us, when confronted with suffering in our own lives or the lives of those close to us have struggled with the question of why? Why do we suffer? Why does God allow it? Now while this is a vital and very personal wrestle I want to suggest that it is not the most […]