Betrayers and the Lord’s Table

Of all the words in human language, there is one that is amongst the most cutting. It attacks the heart and the mind. It wrenches apart relationships. It is the word that accosts… Continue reading

Be All You Can Be – Be Yourself

When Jesus tells the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, there something feels familiar about the three men described. Do you recognise the first two guys in the parable? Do you know… Continue reading

The Virginal Conception

My sermons of late have been quite brief. In this peak preaching season, you are lucky to have escaped so lightly, but I have been encouraged in this direction from some sources, including… Continue reading

Knowing Your Trinity

I want you to imagine with me for a second that I am holding a bag of pasta and a bottle of pasta sauce.  Now I want you to answer a very tricky… Continue reading

Jealousy

In Paul’s letter to the church of Corinth, chapter 13 is fairly plain sailing up until verse 8. We hear the teaching of Scripture on love as patient and kind, but then Paul… Continue reading

Ten Percent For The God Who Gave it All

One day a church secretary misspelled a word. She was typing out a financial appeal for a needy cause when in her haste she misspelled the world ‘give.’ So when the Sunday bulletin… Continue reading

Ash Wednesday – 1983

Temptation is a word used about once a week across Australia. It is used by the 3 million Christians when they recite the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer. Apart from that, I… Continue reading

Building Children of Character

A recent Psychology Today article began with this paragraph: ‘I don’t know about you, but when I think about the future, one thing seizes my mind – children.’ My children – your children… Continue reading

Leading – Suffering – Growing

Do you remember what it was like last time you went on holiday? For young people it is important to take CDs, iPods, phone chargers, or reading material. For parents it is important… Continue reading

War and The Christian Faith

Jan 20, 1991 War. W-A-R. A simple, tiny word. Easily spelt, but what a word. Shakespeare says in Henry 5, ‘O war, thou son of hell.’ War represents a tragic waste. It is… Continue reading