Wisdom for Work

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In Australian culture we make a habit of grumbling about our jobs; it is fashionable to bag out our boss, whine about how busy we are, and to do anything we can to get out of work. We are the nation of sickies, long weekends and the dream of early retirement.  But at the same […]

Alan Stanley: Do you get love?

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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 […]

A Conversation About Sin

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Last week we began our series on Wisdom Literature by unpacking the joys of wisdom.  This week we take a look at the flipside of wisdom: foolishness, wickedness or sin.  Because sin tends to be a negative thought in society, it is something that we don’t like to talk about.  But for those who want […]

On Being Wise

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Our series on Wisdom Literature is called “Every Good Path” but if you asked our generation for wisdom they might say, “Every path is good.”  It might seem like this relativism sets people free and makes life easier because there are now so many options when it comes to what is right. But instead all […]

Should’ve gone to speck savers

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Everyday we make judgments. Left from right, guilty or not guilty, winner or loser. Even if we aren’t aware of it, we all judge something or someone at some point in our lives. So, it might come as a surprise to find that Jesus commands his disciples not to judge, lest they be judged themselves! […]

Unnatural Love

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Followers of Christ are to be defined by their characteristic behaviour of loving enemies and doing good to others without expecting anything in return. As Christians we need to be living the life that Jesus calls us to. This sermon helps to show us what that looks like, what it doesn’t look like, and exactly […]

The Community that Clings to Jesus

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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 […]

The Unshakable Hope

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All of us are looking for a kingdom, not a stereotypical kingdom with a castle and a mote, but we want to set our lives up to be safe, prosperous, and secure.  The people of the first century were likewise tempted to build a life of security and safety for themselves but because they had […]

Persevering Against Sin

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The preacher has called his people to embrace a life of persevering faith, to endure to the end with Jesus, never letting go. Well as he moves on from the hall of faith’s heroes in chapter 11, the preacher will unpack the beautiful glories of this life of faith over and against the horrors of […]

God’s Story, told by faith

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“You’ve just got to have faith.” This is often the way we end conversations about how it is we believe in an unseen God.  But all too often it feels like a cop out.  I mean what is faith anyway?  Well as the preacher of Hebrews continues to plead with his people to cling to […]