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 […]
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One of the great impacting quotes for me personally that I often ponder is by Tim Keller “Worry isn’t caused by thinking too much, it is caused by not thinking enough.” What he means is we think that we can avoid worry by just ‘clearing our mind’ or ‘not thinking negative thoughts’. Instead the way […]
Read More Kill Worry Dead
So should we run in fear and panic buy toilet paper and water and stock up for the coming viral apocalypse? I think not. In the famous scripture in 1 Timothy 1:17 we are reminded that we are not given a spirit of fear but a ‘sound mind’ and a ‘spirit of power’. Now here […]
Read More Coronavirus: 5 ‘better’ ways for a Christian to respond.
If one thing is clear from our Bush fire crisis it is that Australian’s love to point fingers and find blame. Is our Prime Minister to blame? Past politicians? The greenies? Or as I have heard a bit lately, is God to blame? Firstly can I just say I find it so sad how our […]
Read More Who’s to blame for the Aussie bush fires?
We have all gone through desert experiences. Interestingly scripture highlights three different types of desert experiences and each require a different response. Dry and Fruitless: Fruitfulness in your life seems to have disappeared. While all other factors seem good (eg. contentedness to God, relationship with others and inner-life), obvious blessing seems to have dried up. […]
Read More Keys to ESCAPING the desert!
Recently I spoke on the topic, ‘When Jesus doesn’t make sense’. I reminded our church that Jesus might be saying wait, He may be working in our suffering and always he reminds us of the wonder of the gospel in those times. In many ways it was a message about dealing with suffering. Sometimes that […]
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