Fructive Family

We can have a love-hate relationship with our families; sometimes we adore them, at others we would like a divorce. It can be a bit that way within the church family too! But the family of God’s people should be the most attractive community in the world. In 1Corinthians chapter 12 and 13, Paul says […]

Get Connected!

Have you ever heard someone say, “He/she has friends in high places”? Or. perhaps, “It’s not what you know; it’s whom you know”? As a young man with a fledgling career, I’m certainly finding out these statements are true, to my consternation! My skills and qualifications matter less than I thought they might while I was learning […]

Mission: Gospel-Driven

What is the Gospel (the essential Christian message)?…. If we are Christian believers, we need to have an answer to that question – both for ourselves, and to tell any others who want to know. An answer needs to come from what the Bible teaches and could be put in a number of ways.  Most […]

Power & Responsibility

“With great power comes great responsibility” is a quotation that has entered the popular culture lexicon over the last couple of decades as a result in the Spider-Man franchise. However, the same idea has been around since biblical times! In Luke 12: 48, Jesus tells us that, “From everyone who has been given much, much […]

Adelaide Boy Makes Good

You may have heard that Rupert Murdoch, mogul of the world’s biggest media empire, has officially retired. And to think that it all started from taking over his dad’s newspaper business here in Adelaide. He might have been a good news man, but he also knew how to win friends and influence people… with money! In […]

Money, money, money…It’s a rich man’s world! 

I heard that song dozens of times in the car in my youth, being the son and grandson of ABBA lovers. Of course, as a child, I had no concept of what it meant. The song tells the story of a woman who dreams of marrying a rich man so that she can, in her […]

Try-Hard

We either try hard to serve God and others and do the right thing, or we don’t serve God or others, because we find being a try-hard impossible, and so give up. But the true basis for serving has nothing to do with being a try-hard. God serves us before we ever think of serving […]

No Strings Attached

Has the government been regulating the airways to provide extra ‘smooth flying’ for Qantas? Has Qantas provided complimentary business class passage for government politicians?… Will we ever know? We get a little heated and cynical about this sort of thing. After all, we citizens try and do the right thing. However, when we do something […]

For – Giving

Crows supporters are going to take quite a while to forgive the goal that was stolen from them in the dying minutes of the round 23 AFL match against Sydney. Playing finals in 2023 was so near… yet so far (…violin music)! Generosity – the theme of our current sermon and Bible study series – is also all about […]

God’s Generosity – Our Poverty

We have nothing to offer to God. The Pharisee in the parable (Luke 18:9-14) – both wealthy and very religious – thought he had much to offer to God, which he gave. Yet, Jesus points out that this was worthless and not accepted by God (v14a). The tax collector – an obvious sinner – knew […]