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How the Bible Teaches us to Lament

The book of Lamentations isn’t necessarily the most popular or well-known book in the Bible, but it has some important messages to teach us. A specific focus of Lamentations is the lament of the Israelite people, and they show us in this poetic book what lamenting can look like and how we should be lamenting as followers…
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A Chapter or two from Mrs Levy’s Faith Story

Can you share the story about the time when you first remember hearing about God? Can you tell us about a time when it was hard to trust God? Can you tell us about a bible verse or story that is important to you and why? This week we began a new theme of ‘I…
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Our Core Business

The Church does many good things in our world and so we should. But we mustn’t neglect our core business. Paul tells us that God appointed him a herald and apostle because “our God and Saviour wants all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.” Pr. Steen Olsen Bible Reading…
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A Chapter or Two from Mrs. Kluge’s Faith Story

Can you share the story about the time when you first remember hearing about God? Can you tell us about a time when it was hard to trust God? Can you tell us about a bible verse or story that is important to you and why? This week we began a new theme of ‘I…
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What’s Your Story?

No matter where I go, when I meet people within the Lutheran Church, I’m forever being asked: “So, what’s your story?” Folks want to know all the details: where did I come from, where did I grow up, who am I related to? It seems everybody has a story, and we want to know it.…
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God at the Movies: Wreck It Ralph

Ralph is a ‘wrecker’, but he is tired of being the bad guy in his computer game. He wants to be appreciated. He wants to do something different. One of the villagers tells him, “you’re just the bad guy who wrecks the building”. Ouch, that’s gotta hurt! So, Ralph goes on a mission to see if…
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Knowing Our Father’s Love

This Fathers’ Day, I’m going to talk to you about God being our heavenly Father, specifically unpacking on what basis it is, that we can call him “Father.” What is often missed in the discussion of the fatherhood of God is the way it is grounded biblically in Christ the Son.  The point is that…
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An Act of True Love

Disney’s Frozen was a massive hit when it came out in 2013 and for a movie that is almost 10 years old, it hasn’t aged in popularity. Elsa princess dresses and Olaf plush toys are still lining shop shelves and with the recent visit of the Broadway production of Frozen to Adelaide, it seems that…
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Jesus Doesn’t Play That Game!

We have the command from Jesus to treat our neighbours with love. But the Christian response never begins with a command. Here’s something written by the German Theologian, Helmut Thielicke: “Is it really true that everything begins with the command ‘You must’?  Or does it not rather begin with our first being given something?  The…
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Grateful

‘If only I had this one thing God… then I would be happy and content…’ Have you caught yourself thinking along these lines… maybe even praying for ‘the one thing’? There is nothing wrong with coming to God with requests… But isn’t it interesting that once we have the ‘one thing’, something else seems to…
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