Rage Against Wisdom

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Every one of us have a trigger… some people have more than one… some people have quite a few… something that triggers a rage inside of us that all too often works its way out into the lives of those around us. When traditional anger management techniques fail time and time again we need a […]

Wisdom for the flourishing of Women

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Our society places incredibly high expectations on women. Women are expected to be smart, successful, beautiful, homely, motherly, fit, and emotionally strong.  The pressure on women to perform on all these levels is huge. So in the church, when we come to a passage like Proverbs 31, it is easy for our community to view […]

Wisdom for Sex

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There is no doubt we live in a sexualised world. If anything the message of this sexualised world is that sex is your right, sex is there to be experimented and explored without any real boundaries.  This world also seems to think that Christianity’s sexual ethic is oppressive and restrictive.  Against this backdrop the Proverbs […]

Mike Westhuyzen: The Power of the Word

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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 […]

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 […]