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Once Was Blind

Dr Fred Hollows was a living legend who restored sight to thousands of blind people.  His work continues through the Fred Hollows Foundation: “An international development organisation working towards eliminating avoidable blindness and improving Indigenous Australian health.” https://www.hollows.org If you’ve ever seen video footage of Fred Hollows taking the bandages off a person after eye surgery,…
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Showing Honour – Romans 12:10

Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Outdo one another in showing honour. ~Romans 12:10. The Apostle Paul wrote the book of Romans almost 2,000 years ago. As he wrote to the people in Rome, he laid out terms of reference for people who are (or seek to be) a Christian. Around chapter 12,…
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Give Me a Sign – Matthew 2:1-12

When they saw the star, they were overwhelmed with joy. ~Matthew 2:10 I wish every great decision or turning point in life had a sign, or a star, or a pillar of fire or a cloud by night and day to lead us. That would make this journey through life infinitely easier, don’t you think?…
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The Greatest

…whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you will be slave to all. ~Mark 10:43,44 When I first read this passage for our worship this week, I thought to myself, ‘Wow! This is really appropriate in the 21st century.’ Throughout the history of Christianity…
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Alive – Romans 6:6-8

We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved by sin. For (the one) who has died, is free from sin. But if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. Romans 6:6-8…
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Jesus: Come, Follow Me!

During his ministry, Jesus invites people to join him on a Kingdom adventure where he transforms messing to blessing at every turn.  He heals the sick, gives sight to the blind, cleanses lepers, delivers people from unclean spirits, forgives the guilty, feeds the hungry, calms storms, and even raises the dead to life again.  In…
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Hearts Wide Open

Even though the government recognises de-facto relationships, it’s interesting that people are still getting married. And even though some people have experienced a messy break-up and subsequent divorce, many of them go on to get married again – perhaps a few times. There’s something about marriage that doesn’t go out of fashion.  Many of us…
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A Life in His Name

It is a communal phenomenon, I’ve noticed. When we pray in groups, often we conclude the prayer (like stamping an envelope and dropping it in the post box) ‘In Jesus’s name.’ Have you ever wondered why we do this? What do we hope will happen as we invoke His name? Certainly, in the book of…
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Harmony