Nothing Is Impossible For God

Are you struggling with difficulties, or even in a place of utter darkness from which you can’t see a way out?… The angel Gabriel said, “Nothing is impossible for God”! That’s a truly amazing statement. Can it be true?… Can it be true for us?… Gabriel said this to Mary when prophesying the birth of…

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Get Ready To Meet Your Maker

Get Ready To Meet Your Maker! How on earth do we do that?!…. It’s Advent. As we were alerted to last Sunday. Jesus Christ came – born as a baby 2000 yrs ago; we’ll be celebrating that on December 25th. He is also coming again, visible to all the world and every human being, to…

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Oblivion

I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of the Lord’s wrath. He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my…

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Remember Peace

We all want peace – don’t we?!… Especially in our way too manic society, where we work and stress ourselves “into the ground”. We are ready to grab hold of peace as soon as we get even the “sniff” of a promise of it. The question is, is what we grab hold of really peace?….…

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Australians Love God Less

Just on statistics alone, Australians love God a lot less than they used to. Declared belief in the Christian God, and membership of churches, has “dropped through the floor” in recent decades. Sure, some of that church involvement may have been just cultural, but a good amount of it would also have been real –…

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Dying words

I’ve had a number of conversations at after-funeral gatherings over the years where someone says to me something like – “I’ve always followed the Ten Commandments!”. I think that’s supposed to make a point to me that they will “make it over the line” in the end… by the time that it’s their funeral I…

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Call On Me

Ever been in an impossible situation?… In Mark 9:14-29, a man comes to the followers of Jesus with his son, who is possessed by a bad spirit, which causes him to be thrown to the ground, convulse, and froth at the mouth. He asks their help to free the boy from this torment; they try,…

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Endurance

PSALM 125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. 3 The sceptre of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do…

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Covenant

Pslam 124 1If the Lord had not been on our side- let Israel say- 2  if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us, 3  they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us; 4  the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, 5  the raging waters would have swept us away. 6  Praise be to…

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A Memo from God

I am God. Today (as always) I will be handling all of your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help. If life happens to deliver a situation that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFGTD (Something For God To Do) box. All situations will…

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Stand Firm

Jesus’ disciples said to Him that they could and would not consider turning away from following Him, because He alone has the words of eternal life – which means everlasting life, but also fullness of life now (Jn 6:68). Jesus also said that we live – are truly, fully alive – as human beings, by…

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God, Not Gold

I was talking this week with a colleague from one of the congregations of the UAICC (United Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress). They stand opposed to the recent decision of the Uniting Church Assembly to endorse same-sex marriage. They oppose this because it is against God’s word in the Bible, and therefore they believe that…

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