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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.


How to run a Bible study

Here are some practical ideas for running Bible studies for different types of people and groups. Michael Flynn A collaborative Bible study Good for… People from cultures where memory learning…

John 9. Who sinned?

It is hard to escape the sense of responsibility we feel for the hard things that happen to us. Guilt and fear are written into our outrage culture as firmly…

John 21. Life in exile

I often find myself wondering how the church can have a future. We were founded by diverse, broken and discredited people and we are made up of diverse, broken and…

Luke 15.11-32. Freedoms (Lent 4)

We see protests and hear leaders speak about our right to pursue freedom but we rarely stop to consider the context in which freedom needs to operate. If we did…

James 5:13-20. Healing (Lent 3)

James concludes with encouragements to prayer that have been often misunderstood. There are two ways this passage has been misapplied as a justification for last rites and as a guarantee…

John 16.1-33. The work of the Holy Spirit

We live in a time that values spiritual experience more and more but Jesus gives us an unexpected account of what spiritual experience will come to us by his Spirit….

1 John. Reprise. Keep yourself from idols

John wants uncertain and damaged communities to have certainty, assurance in God. The certainty that John wants Christians to have is a discerning and tested assurance – not an unexamined…

James 4.1-5.6. Come near to God (Lent 1)

God wants beauty for his church not the ugliness earthly or demonic wisdom produces when we quarrels and slander. James likens these quarrels to murder and adultery because we hate…