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Jesus is God’s Favour to All

Talk about timing! Rolly’s email arrived, requesting me to write a blurb on “Jesus is God’s favour to all”. Just after I received this text message: “Hey there Peter and Julie. Just travelling with the family on a day trip from Horsham to the Melbourne Zoo! Listening to your Favoured series in the car! A…
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We Are Like Dogs

Many of us have a soft spot for dogs or perhaps a special dog that we share our life with. They really are amazing creatures, such good company, affectionate, so loyal and lots of fun. I know and love a particular dog called Ralph. (Great name for a dog. How many other names can a…
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Jesus is Our Freedom

What does freedom mean to you?  Being free is one of the core aspirations of our modern world and is highly important for all of us.  This week we will reflect on what it means that Jesus sets us free as we listen to the message of Luke 4:14-21. One way of expressing the modern…
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Specks of Dust

Imagine a darkened room on a bright sunny day. Can you picture a beam of sunshine streaming in from outside? Can you see in that beam of light the swirling movement of billions of flecks of dust? How tiny and insignificant they are. Now, just imagine a person moving gently across the room towards those…
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Jesus is the Life of the Party

While the Bible condemns drunkenness, wine is a gift of God for times of celebration and joy.  Wine was regarded as one of the Lord’s covenant blessings on his faithful people: So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today — to love the LORD your God and to serve him with…
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I Love Breakfast

I love breakfast. The idea of starting my day without some good food just doesn’t enter my head, even if it means I’m running a bit late for work. No, not a cooked breakfast, which is lots of people’s first choice; just a big mixed bowl of healthy cereals topped with chopped up fruit and…
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Surprised by Joy

Joy to the world! The Lord is come: Let earth receive her king. Let every heart prepare him room, And heaven and nature sing. There is joy in knowing that we are loved and treasured by our Heavenly Father.  In spite of human indifference and rebellion towards our Creator, God has never given up on…
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Life Changing Moment

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news. It will bring great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.” Luke 2:10,11 Can you recall a moment in your life that you…
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A Joy Shared

“A sorrow shared is a sorrow halved; a joy shared is a joy doubled.” What do you think – has this been your experience? I reckon it’s generally true.  When you share a burden with someone who shows empathy and concern for your welfare, and perhaps offers to pray with you, you go away feeling…
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Immanuel- Right Here Right Now!

Some people have been wondering… Where has God been this year? The host of challenges that we have faced has seemed overwhelming at times… and they are still around us now. You could say that we are living in troubled times. It got me thinking… times were also troubled when Jesus came all those years…
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