Monthly Archives: May 2011

Psalm 131 – a calming prayer.

I have had a stressful couple of days. Dealing with lawyers, deceit and injustice. Coupled with study commitments, my wife and I coping with the flu – the joys of the weekend seem to fleetingly far. Tonight I picked up the Bible … Continue reading

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Rick Warren is no light weight!

Have a listen to this great interview of Rick Warren by John Piper. At 90 minutes it is a little lengthy – but well worth it. Thanks David Mackay for linking this.

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Do you want to preach / teach better?

I believe that for us as preachers and teachers to become truly fruitful and effective in our preaching; we have to become great story tellers. By story telling, I mean that we become living agents of God’s love. For its only when we … Continue reading

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The power of grace

Christianity is not about rules and regulations. Its about a life of Grace: Grace that extends in an upward, inward and outward direction. The deeper we appropriate and understand this Grace – the deeper and more loving our relationships become.

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Job’s Rapture

I couldn’t resist adding this thought that the book of Job counteracts any “End Time” rapturist / left behind type eschatology. This is particularly fitting for today, being the 21st May, which Harold Camping has publicly promoted as being the … Continue reading

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The question of law!

Jesus asks a hard hitting question. What is lawful to do on the Sabbath. To do good or cause harm. To heal or to destroy? It’s interesting that those he asked this question went out and plotted how to destroy … Continue reading

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Theological riches of Proverbs

I propose that the book of Proverbs as a whole is a poetically theological rich book that calls for us to not only be hearers of the word; rather to be appliers of the word. There is a call within … Continue reading

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I’m a true blue aussie – and I have a true blue shed to prove it.

True Blue Mate – I Have a Blue Shed! I started to paint the shed today and the Passion Blue that I chose for its colour is much brighter than I thought it would be. I’m thinking of painting a … Continue reading

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Proverbs scratch notes

Wisdom is personified as a woman who praises herself, links to creation and condemns folly. However folly is also personified within a female persona also and depicted as an adulteress 266 Dumbrell refers to five metaphors of wisdom in 1-9 … Continue reading

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Prophetic voice in Proverbs.

Pro 1:20  Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice; Pro 1:21  at the head of the noisy streets she cries out; at the entrance of the city gates she speaks: Pro 1:22  “How long, … Continue reading

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