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This site exists because of requests for the material here. The content is for Christians seeking encouragement to live as followers of the Biblical Jesus in contemporary Australia.


1 John 2.18-29. Division

I do not want to make judgements on whether someone is a Christian or not if they claim to be one. However, John unsettles my tolerant comfort because he writes…

1 John 2.7-17. The old is new

To derail trust in God we simply present a new thing to trust in. This sales pitch will be effective because, in our city ‘new’ means more up-to-date, more relevant,…

1 John 1. Certainty

To a people who are uncertain John proclaims the certainty Jesus Christ as the coming of life himself into the world. Like us, the people who John wrote to knew…

John 20. Life (Easter Sunday)

Our world is full of controversy, accusation, grief and condemnation…  but when we arrive at Easter Sunday, we hear a different word. Life. Twice Jesus says in John’s history that…

Philippians 2.1-12. Leadership (Palm Sunday)

“If the head is rotten, so is the fish” says the Chinese proverb about leadership. The proverb illustrates how the quality and style of leadership filters through to affect the…

John 17. Glory & Unity (Holy Week)

Our days are fractured and threatening, our search for unity in global rules, rights and markets is not working. Yet Jesus came to save this world, even though it is…

John 12.20-32. Servants (Lent 5)

Imagine people walking into our churches wanting to meet Jesus. People walk in to admire the windows, the architecture, the history, to ask for financial help or to hire a…

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