Last week Pastor Phillip shared a powerful message and explained how the Holy Spirit can break through in a moment. And He does! But what about when you ask and it doesn’t seem that you receive that answer in the moment you need. Truth is the bible, far from providing pat answers, is full of […]
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It is hard to forgive, here are 3 simple steps.
Read More The Most Disobeyed verse in the bible?
There is a category of church known as ‘Word of Faith’. Taken to the extreme they believe if you speak it out in faith it MUST happen. Of course wisdom would tell us this can be destructive, discouraging and often leads to a strange sort of prosperity orientated Christianity if you are not careful. At […]
Read More Faith, Car Parks and dr evil.
It will sound like name dropping I know but I was chatting with Australian gold medal winning swimmer Duncan Armstrong recently (we are old mates now) and he said that they have found out an interesting thing. When they have done studies they have found that silver medalists smile less on the podium than bronze […]
Read More How to smile like a gold medalist
I had always planned on looking at the questions around vaccination this week, and it just so happens we find ourselves in the middle of another lockdown! I want to stress I understand the different views I have heard. I have friends on all spectrums so there is no judgement as we work through this […]
Read More The Big Question: To vax or not to vax?
Recently we have been teaching Kami, our eldest daughter, to drive. She was driving one day and it was her first time on a high way, so we are going 100 k’s an hour. I was already tense. As things always seem to go with a learner driver driving, a problem lay ahead. Way way […]
Read More Wisdom and learner drivers
I remember a time when I was a youth pastor when (would you believe it?) my wife and I clashed heavily with some parents in the youth. After the initial conflict, grace prevailed and we agreed to talk things over. I’ll never forget one of the dads, probably in his late 40’s, apologising and saying […]
Read More The Spiritual Growth Myth
Confused by Old Testament Law? These three questions will help.
Read More 3 questions which unlock Old Testament law.
We are all aware of the terrible disease of leprosy. Famously we hear stories of people fingers and toes falling off because of the disease. Interestingly you may think the disease caused this. Well that is only partly true. The disease actually deadens pain receptors so that the person themselves gets injured in some way […]
Read More Pain, the gift nobody wants.