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Reflections on The Law

We’re taking a short break in our sermon series through the Gospel of Luke, and over the next 3 weeks, we’ll have a mini-series through The Ten Commandments. In preparation for it, here are some quotes reflecting on The Law. The law sends us to Christ to be justified, and Christ sends us to the law to be regulated. –    John Flavel God forbids sin not to prevent us…

For the Sake of the Call

Many Christians are familiar with Jim Elliot’s journal entry; “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” 60 years ago today (8 January, 1956 in Ecuador), Jim Elliot, Nate Saint, Ed McCully, Peter Fleming, and Roger Youderian were martyred in the jungles of Ecuador attempting to reach the Huaorani people (then known as the Auca) with…

Bible Knowledge Quiz

Today, one aspect of what I preached on was the necessity that we Christians combat the “dullness of our hearing” and deepen our understanding and knowledge of the Bible. Related to this topic, I read a blog post by Kevin de Young from several months back where he lists 100 questions he uses to test leaders after a 12 week course. This was in addition to several other…

GBA – Day 1

TIMETABLE for GBA. I arrived in Kolkata at 10:30pm local. That’s 3am Sydney time, so I was a bit tired. I managed to get some sleep on the plane stretched out across my row of seats as I was able to block them off. Nonetheless, after a day of travel, I was looking forward to a proper sleep. The airport was a totally new building and not the one I remembered from 10 years…

Suggested Commentaries on Numbers?

At church, we’re a month into the new sermon series through the Epistle to the Hebrews. And while there’s always changes that take place, I envisage finishing the series by the end of this year (or early 2015), and the next book we’ll be examining together at church is the Book of Numbers. I’ll be starting my prelim reading and study through the book once I get back from…

Lecturing @ Grace Bible Academy, Kolkata

At the invitation of Pastor Roy, I’ll be in Kolkata from Monday, 25 August to Friday, 29 August to lecture at Grace Bible Academy, which is a Bible College preparing local Indian pastors for ministry. I’ve known Pastor Roy for about 10 years, although we haven’t been able to meet face to face all that often. Since last year, our church has officially been supporting his…

Crunching the Numbers

At church, we’ve just finished our sermon series through the Book of Judges, and we’ll be commencing on the Epistle to the Hebrews that’ll take us to the end of this year, or early next year. Usually, I have a loose plan on the following books, and this is no exception. So after Hebrews, we’ll tackle the Book of Numbers together, followed by the Gospel of Luke. I’m…

The Goodness of God

The LORD is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in Him. – Nahum 1:7 The word “God” that we use in English meant in its Saxon original “the good”. God alone is the best and greatest of all beings. And all the goodness that is in creation is because God Himself has imparted it to His creation. Goodness is a part of God’s essential nature. The…

The Better Way

Currently, I’m preaching through the Book of Judges at church. It’s been a great encouragement to myself, but also to our church as we’ve studied it together under the overarching theme of “We Need the King”. We’ve just started on the Samson narrative, and we will have 7 more sermons until we finish the series. While 7 weeks seems a fair distance off, those of you who…

God is Faithful

This blog is a port for a range of topics that I reflect upon – some important and deep; others trivial and inconsequential. Every now and again, I’ll repost an article I’d written for a publication in years gone by that may be of benefit and use to some. Today, I wanted to reflect on what it means when we say “God is faithful”. Know therefore that the LORD your God…
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