Tuning Out and Tuning in

Samuel was only a boy serving the Lord in the temple under Eli. This was at a time when the revelation of God was rarely heard or seen. One night Samuel was asleep when God called out, “Samuel, Samuel!” Samuel answered, “Yes? I’m here.” This happened a second and a third time. That’s when it […]

Want A Better Life?

Well, it’s not rocket science!… Jesus said that if we want to be really alive as God’s children and therefore as human beings, we need to take water from Him that will well up in us with eternal life (Jn 4:1-30). This comes to us through hearing and believing and following ‘every word that proceeds […]

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

I won’t ask you to nominate one!… The truth is, there are plenty of all three as we look around us in the world. We certainly see and experience an enormous amount of good from human beings, whether Christian or not. This has been particularly highlighted through the dark times of the COVID-19 era so […]

What Does God Think He’s Doing With My Life?

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He […]

Yes, They Matter

In one of Jesus’ best-known parables a shepherd gives particular attention to one sheep, rather than to 99 others. The reason that He gives particular attention to the one sheep is because it is the one that’s in trouble; it is ‘lost’, and its wellbeing and existence are precarious and threatened. At that time the […]

Hand Washing

Over the last few months during the COVID -19 pandemic, the number one piece of advice has been ‘wash your hands’ – and to do it for at least 20 seconds. There has been a host of recommended songs we can sing while washing our hands that help us keep track of time.The ancient Jews […]

The Reconciling Spirit

This week is recognised across Australia as Reconciliation Week: a week dedicated to acknowledging the oldest Australians – the Aboriginal people, and the relationship which those of us who are more recent Australians have with them; and we acknowledge the things that have not been good, and wrong, in that relationship, and the things that […]

Don’t Fence Me In!

“Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever you wished. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will fasten a belt around you and take you where you do not wish to go.” (Jn 21:18) As […]

Hope for Everyone

Remember that at that time you were separate from Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel and foreigners to the covenants of the promise, without hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. (Eph. 2:12-13)Without God means […]

Christ is Faithful!

I hope and pray that you are all well during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. It’s been many weeks now, and in some ways we are probably getting used to the strange environment of social separation, and at the same time feeling the strain of it. We may have been able to keep in touch with […]