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Category: Weekly News

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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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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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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Set Apart to Stand Firm

Jesus was once accused of casting out unclean spirits by the power of the devil.  His response? “How can Satan drive out Satan?  If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.  If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.  And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot…
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Set Apart for Wisdom

Pay careful attention, then, to how you live – not as unwise people but as wise… The Apostle Paul – the letter to the Ephesians Socrates, just before his death, was given two choices: leave Athens or stay and live the rest of his life in silence. Unwilling to live a life which didn’t reflect…
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Set Apart for a New Life

Imagine sitting around a table with your extended family, or a group of friends, trying to work out a list of guidelines that will keep your relationships with one another healthy. What would you put first?   What other things would you want on the list? What would you put on that list for when a…
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Set Apart for Building

And (God) himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, equipping the saints for the work of ministry to build up the body of Christ. I’m not great at construction work. Many years ago, when I was embarking on my new life into adulthood, I took on a second…
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Set Apart to Pray for Loved Ones

There are two verses in Ephesians which remind us of the privilege we have in coming to God in prayer: Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us. (Ephesians 2:18 NLT) Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can…
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