UPDATE: Operation Repent, etc.

Operation RepentOperation Repent has been created in response to the apparent gulf between the church of the New Testament and the church of today. For many of the teachings and practices of today appear to be at odds with the teachings and practices of the...

SERMON: Running to Win

1 Corinthians 9:24-27A. INTRODUCTIONThere is a lot of sport on T.V. at the moment. Maybe it’s the time of year. But maybe it’s because Australia, as a nation, is so fanatical about sport. Because in the last fortnight alone we have had reports about tennis, soccer,...

SERMON: Our Inner Resources

Philippians 4:4-7A. INTRODUCTION1. Outward ResourcesWhen someone has a particular project in mind—something they’ve set their heart on doing—one of the first things that they need to do is to identify the things that they need to do and check the resources that are...

SERMON: Role Models

Philippians 3:17-4:1A. INTRODUCTIONWith news of organised crime, mass murder, terrorism, and the like, there are two basic concerns. Firstly, for the people that become involved and affected by the events themselves and, secondly, that others will get ideas and start...

SERMON: Christian Initiation

Acts 10:44-48A. INTRODUCTION1. Celebrating and Remembering: The WorldWe celebrate or remember events, these days, that are important to ourselves and to our community. Apart from the obvious, like births, deaths, and marriages, we set aside time for Australia Day,...

SERMON: Hindsight

Acts 10:34-43A. INTRODUCTION1. UsHindsight is a wonderful thing. And if we all had the opportunities to go back and correct the mistakes that we’ve made—to change our actions and decisions, knowing what we know now—what a wonderful thing it would be.Because in life,...

DEVOTION: God’s Present

Luke 2:1-7I have a tendency to hesitate when it comes to receiving presents. I have this thing about “dust collectors.” I only like those things which are useful. And over the years, it’s been evident that most people have had no idea what it is that they should give...

DEVOTION: The Gospel Is . . . Active, Specific and has Purpose

Mark 16:15-16 “Go into all the world. Proclaim the Good News to all creation. Those who believe and are baptised will be saved, but those who do not believe will be condemned.”These are words of Jesus which may be familiar. And yet despite their familiarity, there are...

SERMON: Six Expectations of James

James 5:12-20A. INTRODUCTIONIn the western world today, there is a wide variety of choice when it comes to picking a church to suit one’s expression of faith. There are churches that are strong on tradition, while there are others who take a more modern approach....

UPDATE: The New Covenant . . . and Beyond

The New CovenantI am pleased to advise that the fifth and final part of A Twenty-First-Century Bible has now been published and is available to be purchased online or ordered through traditional bookshops. This brings to a conclusion a project that has consumed much...

DEVOTION: A Child-Like Faith

Mark 10:13-16Attitudes towards children have changed over the years. In Roman times, parents used to put young babies out on the hillside in the cold of the night. If they were strong enough, they survived. And if they were weak . . . Well they wouldn’t be the burden...

SERMON: Defending the Faith from Within

2 Peter 3:8-15aA. INTRODUCTIONIn today’s world the Christian faith—and the Christian Church—is under attack from a number of sources.1. Under Attack from OutsideThere are a number of countries and places where it’s not safe for Christians to live—and to do so means...