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26 05, 2023

Evangelism – part 2

By |2023-05-26T10:22:30+10:0026th May, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

The traditional style of evangelism declares that we are all ‘filthy sinners’ and are bound for hell unless we repent. This is what you would call a real judgemental style of evangelism - the 'Fire and Brimstone' message. This is in stark contrast to the real truth of evangelism, [...]

19 05, 2023

Evangelism – part 1

By |2023-05-19T13:56:27+10:0019th May, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Evangelism is defined as the sharing of good news (gospel).  For Christianity, that ‘good news’ concerns the restoration/presentation of our identity in God, and of His in-dwelling presence in all of humanity through Christ Jesus.  The purpose of evangelism is to awaken men, women, and children to their position [...]

12 05, 2023

Born Again – 2

By |2023-05-12T10:47:55+10:0012th May, 2023|Categories: Born Again|0 Comments

And then onto verse 7 (Mirror), “Don't be surprised when I say to you (humanity plural) You couldn't get here in the flesh unless you got here from above”.  For you the most benefit will be: the awareness, the understanding that you are both flesh and spirit. We have [...]

5 05, 2023

Born Again – 1

By |2023-05-05T13:20:32+10:005th May, 2023|Categories: Born Again|0 Comments

What is the evangelical, traditional, usage and understanding of ‘being born again’? Is there such a thing as ‘born again’?  What do we understand by it? Do we understand it at all?  Do we have the right understanding of Jesus' words? Have the words or the meaning of the [...]

28 04, 2023

Idolatry – part 2

By |2023-04-28T13:59:24+10:0028th April, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

We are all familiar with the statues, carvings and paintings depicting various gods from different cultures.  In the West the gods of Olympus, Rome and Egypt have shaped and guided our psyche for millenia.  Other cultures such as the sub-continent, mesoamerica and the orient all have their own, though [...]

31 03, 2023

Law / Covenant – 07 Christian

By |2023-03-31T14:12:33+11:0031st March, 2023|Categories: Law/Covenant|0 Comments

Christian So, if Israelites were separated by the 10 Commandments from the Gentiles who have only 7 Laws, how should the two groups relate to each other, or even within their own differing cultures, especially for the new group called Christians. In Acts 15:22-29 we find that James proclaims [...]

28 03, 2023

Law / Covenant – 06 Davidic

By |2023-03-28T14:09:19+11:0028th March, 2023|Categories: Law/Covenant|0 Comments

Davidic In 2 Samuel chapter 7 God makes a covenant with David. There is nothing David needs to do to be a beneficiary of this covenant, nor does God threaten him with losing any benefits because of any of his actions. The covenant covers 7 blessings God promises to [...]

21 03, 2023

Law / Covenant – 04 Abrahamic

By |2023-03-21T14:17:35+11:0021st March, 2023|Categories: Law/Covenant|0 Comments

Abrahamic Genesis 12:1-3 lists the 3 promises God made to Abram. These being the promise of land, seed and blessings. The formalizing of the contract is reported in Genesis 15, with God declaring “I will” and moving between the carcasses as Abram slept. Thus making this an unconditional covenant, [...]

24 02, 2023

Law / Covenant – 01 Intro

By |2023-02-24T14:21:09+11:0024th February, 2023|Categories: Law/Covenant|0 Comments

Covenant / Law Matthew 26:28, “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Mark 14:24, “And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.” Luke 22:20, “Likewise He also [...]

14 02, 2023


By |2023-02-14T14:24:58+11:0014th February, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed” [...]

12 02, 2023


By |2023-02-12T14:26:11+11:0012th February, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Feb 7, 2021 Used with permission from STEVE FARRAR T H E C A L L T O L I V E “Lazarus, come forth!” John 11:43 Lazarus was thoroughly dead, so much so that his own sisters warned Christ that his body would stink. For days their beloved brother [...]

10 02, 2023

Fall, The – part 2

By |2023-02-10T14:58:50+11:0010th February, 2023|Categories: Fall|0 Comments

Judgement tree revisited, courtroom no 2. Now satan’s goose is cooked, or at least it has been declared by God to be forthcoming (Genesis 3:15, Isaiah 14, Revelation 12).  He now knows that his end will be at the hand of the seed of Adam, and so he goes [...]

3 02, 2023

Fall, The – part 1

By |2023-02-03T14:00:33+11:003rd February, 2023|Categories: Fall|0 Comments

When we talk about ‘the fall’, immediately the story of the forbidden fruit comes to mind, and disobedience. But was eating the fruit the main issue here or was there something else.  Let’s go back to the very beginning, we have to go back before the creation itself as [...]

24 01, 2023

First Commandment

By |2023-01-24T17:12:24+11:0024th January, 2023|Categories: Nuggets|0 Comments

Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?”  Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And [...]

20 01, 2023

Ruth Ch 4

By |2023-01-20T13:56:27+11:0020th January, 2023|Categories: Ruth|0 Comments

Chapter 4 Here it is!  The good news of a kinsman-redeemer!  This is the only passage in Scripture that gives details of this pivotal aspect of our belief.  The concept is discussed in Leviticus Chapter 25 verses 25-28 where Moses instructs the people to ensure that land promised to a [...]

13 01, 2023

Ruth Ch 3

By |2023-01-13T14:10:10+11:0013th January, 2023|Categories: Ruth|0 Comments

Chapter 3 Well, what do we make of the opening 4 verses of this chapter?  Here Naomi is effectively suggesting that Ruth prostitute herself.  Are you prepared to offer-up your self-righteous virtue for your redemption?  And one must always listen to their mother-in-law (at least with one ear), if you [...]

6 01, 2023

Ruth Ch 2

By |2023-01-06T15:17:10+11:006th January, 2023|Categories: Ruth|0 Comments

Chapter 2 Verses 1-2, reminds us that it is good to have relatives in places of influence and prosperity.  It also shows that to survive, and even to prosper, we need to have a plan.  And God has the perfect plan for us (Jerimiah 29:11).  But we need to stand [...]

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