Tag Archives: forgiveness

The insidiousness of evil.

The following story made me cry. I have heard testimonies from others caught up in this insidious form of slavery. The truth is that there is nothing manly about using women in this way.  But, my mind boggles about the … Continue reading

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Freedom from bitterness.

It’s no secret that I have been through a fairly traumatic experience. I don’t need to and wont rehash the details here; except to say it involved debilitating illness,  abuse and betrayal on a number of levels. This experience left … Continue reading

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Australia Day / Invasion Day – some thoughts.

A friend of mine is an interesting character. Come to think of it, most of my friends are interesting characters and I have a huge mix of friends from a variety of social, racial, gender and age backgrounds. My friend … Continue reading

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Prayer and forgiveness.

There is one trait within human existence which doesn’t come naturally. Well perhaps there are more then one, but the one I want to talk about today I believe tops the list. As individuals and within community we find it … Continue reading

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Unconditional what?

There seems to be much confusion within some Christian and quasi Christian circles regarding what the unconditional love of God means. Some equate this love as meaning unconditional acceptance of or  the condoning of their actions, no matter what. This … Continue reading

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Romans 6:1-11 The master stroke: Fully alive.

Paul makes a series of profound statements; ‘We died to sin: how can we then live in it any longer…Don’t you know that all of us who were baptised in Christ Jesus were baptised into his death…We should no longer … Continue reading

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Failing Forward.

The other day I was in a bit of a melancholy reflective mood and wrote some poetry about finding peace.   This morning I would like to expand a little more on what I wrote about the ache of the soul. … Continue reading

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Christ the peace maker….a tough act to follow.

Being a peace maker when your surrounded with those who are like minded and those who love you is easy. Being a peace maker when your surrounded with those who are not likeminded and loving towards you is not so … Continue reading

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Shattered

We have been preaching through the book of Mark at church in the morning service and I had the privilege of  preaching the 2nd last sermon of the series…which I entitled  “Where is God when we feel forsaken” The text … Continue reading

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If you preach against sin–your guilty of preaching a false gospel!

Many Christians believe that the main role of the church is to preach against sin.  They spend a lot of time railing against how ungodly so and so is. They rail against this sin and that sin. Some will even … Continue reading

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