Monthly Archives: April 2012

Book Review: Dave Black, Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek.

A while back, I was blessed to receive this book from Dave Black. In a comment about it, he told me that the subject of Linguistics was like a vortex, a black hole in which you could easily be sucked … Continue reading

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Sermon: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.

I preached this morning on the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, which is a first of a series on Spiritual Gifts. https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=20d0507f8d79bd22#cid=20D0507F8D79BD22&id=20D0507F8D79BD22%21107 Next week I will be sharing on what is known as the 5 fold ministry gifts to the … Continue reading

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What is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit?

Throughout Scripture, there is a promise that if you seek the Lord with all your: Heart, mind and strength; you will receive the desires of your heart. This promise given to Israel through Moses, directly by God to Solomon, to … Continue reading

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Mark 4: The Parable of the Sower.

We were working through Mark Chapter 4 at home group last night. The bulk of the conversation centred around the parable of the sowing of the seeds. An observation was made that it seemed to be a prophetic word to … Continue reading

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Choose amongst yourselves.

I was reading the following passage from Acts this morning, Act 6:1  A lot of people were now becoming followers of the Lord. But some of the ones who spoke Greek started complaining about the ones who spoke Aramaic. They … Continue reading

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Is ANZAC Day a racist event….lest we forget?

Today is ANZAC day, which is a significant day for Australians, and is considered by many to be our most significant day. However, it is also considered by some to be a divisive day, and some are calling it racist.. … Continue reading

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A problem for those who state “Scripture only!”

There are many who say that experience has little or no place in the final authority of Christian belief. To those who truly say and believe this, I say humbug to you. You simply have got it wrong. Simply put, … Continue reading

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Pentecostalism exposed.

As a movement, Pentecostalism is a hard beast to explain and describe. Often its derided with sweeping general comments and observations about its failings, teachings and practices, and often those comments are justified. However, often those who comment about Pentecostalism, … Continue reading

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Superstitious behaviour.

I’m increasingly getting annoyed with ‘Cheap and Easy Christianity!’ I have come to the conclusion that our church preoccupation with getting people to pray the sinners prayer. That is encouraging people to pray a simple prayer along the lines of, … Continue reading

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Those Christians sure are weirdos!

Christians are a weird bunch. We talk about loving our enemies. (Whether we do or not is a different story.) We talk about love, hope, joy, contentedness, forgiveness, peace….and we even sing at funerals. And we sing with a measure … Continue reading

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