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5 04, 2024

Heritage 3

By |2024-04-05T15:58:24+11:005th April, 2024|Categories: Heritage|0 Comments

So, we have looked at God’s hand on Australia during the First World War, but sadly it wasn’t the ‘war to end all wars’.  Australians have had to serve in many conflicts since, and have always been held in the highest esteem by friend and foe alike, being relentless, [...]

29 03, 2024

Heritage 2

By |2024-03-29T09:03:15+11:0029th March, 2024|Categories: Heritage|0 Comments

Now one for the ladies, though still connected to the First world war, but surrounded by controversy.  Throughout history Infantile Paralysis (or poliomyelitis) has been a particularly painful and crippling disease, but God raised up a young Australian lass, ignorant of ‘traditional’ treatments, who found a successful method for [...]

15 03, 2024

Heritage 1

By |2024-03-15T15:23:43+11:0015th March, 2024|Categories: Heritage|0 Comments

Heritage It is now more than 100 years after the first landing of Australian troops at Gallipoli on 25th April 1915.  Much has been said about that campaign and its effects on the Australian psyche.  But Gallipoli was not Australia’s only involvement in the ‘war to end all wars’.  [...]

1 03, 2024

Spiritual Beings 3 – Others

By |2024-03-01T15:08:00+11:001st March, 2024|Categories: Spiritual Beings|0 Comments

 Familiar spirits and Ghosts- In European folklore of the mediaeval period, early modern times, even today, we have heard mention of ‘familiar spirits’. This could just mean a ‘close friend’, or ‘companion’ as in a dog (canis familiaris). A dog is man's best friend, they say. But that is [...]

16 02, 2024

Spiritual Beings 1 – Intro

By |2024-02-16T15:21:37+11:0016th February, 2024|Categories: Spiritual Beings|0 Comments

Spiritual Beings Spiritual beings compared to physical beings.  Definition (Encyclopedia Britannica): “Angel and demon (also spelled daemon) are any benevolent and malevolent spiritual beings. Throughout the history of religions, varying kinds of beliefs have existed in various spiritual beings, powers and principles that mediated between the realm of the [...]

9 02, 2024

Committment

By |2024-02-09T15:15:25+11:009th February, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Luke 14:25-26, “Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple”.” This has always seemed [...]

2 02, 2024

Ian?

By |2024-02-02T15:13:13+11:002nd February, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Acts 11:26b.  “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.” Note that they “were called”.  That is, others, not themselves, called them Christians.  Why?  Because they were followers of the teachings of Jesus?  Yes, but not just that.  Those that followed the teachings of Jesus and worshipped in [...]

26 01, 2024

Courage

By |2024-01-26T16:06:08+11:0026th January, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

We often consider courage as something relating to soldiers, in Australia that would be the ANZACs.  That courage of a soldier to ‘go over the top’ and face almost certain death in the face of enemy fire.  To those who did so in past conflicts, and also to our [...]

19 01, 2024

Christos Victor

By |2024-01-19T15:49:31+11:0019th January, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

As part of our faith, at least within Western Christendom for the past 500 years, we at least to some measure, adhere to what is termed the 5 solas.  These are the 5, though originally only 3, supposedly foundational set of principles of our Protestant faith.  They are: Sola [...]

13 01, 2024

Speeka da English – tree

By |2024-01-13T09:20:13+11:0013th January, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

So we accept the Christian Bible as the authority.  If we accept the finish line as being in God’s Presence, then we need to ask, “where are we now?”, and, “How do we get to the correct finish?”  In developing a strategic business plan it is often helpful to [...]

5 01, 2024

Speeka da English – too

By |2024-01-05T16:11:48+11:005th January, 2024|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

In order to bring some form of understanding to the mass of conflicting, and often apparently irrelevant, data invading our senses each day, it is necessary to filter it.  We do this by passing it over our own pre-formed concepts of a ‘truth model’, which is a bit like [...]

29 12, 2023

Speeka da English – wun

By |2023-12-29T15:12:29+11:0029th December, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

The Gospel - the Good News of our faith - consists of only 4 major points; God is God; Jesus is LORD;  evil is defeated; and the new creation has begun. (A deeper study of this elsewhere.) This is good news! And it is usually the case when we [...]

15 12, 2023

Spiritual Death

By |2023-12-15T15:13:15+11:0015th December, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

At the Fall, humanity shut its eyes to the realm of the spirit.  Denied its true identity with God and only accepted its earthly physical existence.  Its godly spirit was always there, but was denied.  The Cross proved to us that we were blind and that we are now [...]

8 12, 2023

Life Eternal

By |2023-12-08T15:40:47+11:008th December, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

Life eternal or eternal life, is there a difference? Often we use these terms  interchangeably, but are they? Are they one and the same thing?  Eternal life traditionally refers to continued 'life after death' according to wikipedia. In the apostles creed, eternal life commences after the second coming of [...]

4 12, 2023

Life After Death

By |2023-12-04T09:58:18+11:004th December, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

Luke 20:37-38,“But as for the fact that the dead are raised, even Moses revealed this in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.  Now He is not the God of the dead, [...]

25 11, 2023

Dying

By |2023-11-25T16:16:49+11:0025th November, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

There is a dying that leads to life, to God who is the God of the living and not the dead. This death is the dying that occurs IN THE LORD from this moment on (Steve Farrar). YLT Gen 2:17, “and of the tree of knowledge of good and [...]

20 11, 2023

Coping With Death

By |2023-11-20T10:19:48+11:0020th November, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

It has been said that the best soldier is one that has already died in his own mind. Matthew 16:25, “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” So I can be dead and alive at [...]

10 11, 2023

Life Before Death

By |2023-11-10T21:07:44+11:0010th November, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

It has been said that the best soldier is one that has already died in his own mind. Matthew 16:25, “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” So I can be dead and alive at [...]

3 11, 2023

Death 1

By |2023-11-03T13:06:29+11:003rd November, 2023|Categories: Death|0 Comments

Someone once said that life is a sexually transmitted disease that has a 100% death rate. Romans 6:23a, “For the wages of Sin is Death”.  But can we not also consider that ‘death is the cause for sin’?  We sing ‘O Death where is your sting, O Hades where [...]

28 10, 2023

Life / Living -3

By |2023-10-28T07:57:20+11:0028th October, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

How is this life in its fullness expressed or experienced?  By loving God and our neighbour as ourselves. Not two isolated commands but one.  Loving our neighbour who is also part of the Godhead, as one in seamless union with the Father and the Son (John 14:20). This is [...]

20 10, 2023

Life / Living -2

By |2023-10-20T14:39:27+11:0020th October, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

A consideration of other thoughts or philosophies concerning the beginning of life opens up a whole can of worms as we see in the world today. Some advocate that life starts when a heart beat of the foetus is heard but can’t be called a living being until it’s [...]

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