At Home with the Holy Trinity

God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are not three stone statues parked in heaven! The Father loves His Son, gives His Son all the good gifts that He has, and praises and delights in, Him! (Mt 3:17; Jn 17:24), freely and joyfully gives all that He has for the Father – even His very…

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Of Faith.. & Fireworks

I like fireworks! It’s just something about the flashes of colour and light, brilliant effects, explosions, and the smell of burning gunpowder in my nostrils, that ‘does it for me’ every time! :)) I like to think that God created fireworks (…if you think about it long enough… the chemicals are all a part of…

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Psalm 47: 1-11

Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the Lord most high is awesome, the great King over all the earth. He subdued nations under us, peoples under our feet. The Joy Of Submission. God is the powerful King of the whole earth and is subduing people to His…

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A Big, Big Family

Jesus taught that God and His kingdom are present and working in the world secretly (Mk 4:26-29). He also taught that we can never tell who in the world may respond in faith to God and enter His kingdom (Mt 13:24-30; Jn 10:16). God offers the gift of His kingdom to every member of the…

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Gifts Survey

TODAY! we distribute the Ministry Gifts Survey to every member of the Golden Grove church family (there should be one in each Gazette, or find spares available at the door). Jesus Christ has given every single one of us gifts and abilities to serve Him (Rp 12:4-8). God helps us discover and use our gifts…

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Gadzooks…Gifts Galore!

Paul tells us that Jesus Christ ascended far above the heavens, and poured out the gifts of heaven on ordinary people, just like you and me. In fact he says that all of us have been given as much grace as Jesus has to give! – the ‘full measure’ (Eph 4; 7-10). This means that…

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Jump in, the water’s fine

It’s turning into a bit of an “Indian summer”, and the garden is still looking for a good drink. Water has been essential to life on earth since the beginning (Gen 2:4b-14), and it will be within creation forever (Rev 22:1-5). It’s also a gift from God. We get thirsty in many ways. Our experience…

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The Seven Deadly Ills

Christianity used to speak of “the seven deadly sins”; now in its place many would speak only of “the seven deadly ills”. In Australia today, much of what the Bible called sin – a breaking of God’s holy Law -has been reclassified by psychologists, philosophers and social commentators as “illness”. That is, we may have…

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