IF YOU JUST HANG IN THERE, GOD MAY GIVE YOU THIS

God offers some amazing gifts of the Spirit to help His people to share the gospel and bring blessing to others. I’m sure that there are many of us who would love to have the gifts of miracles or healing, or perhaps the gifts of prophecy or words of knowledge? But there is something perhaps more necessary and even more powerful than these gifts, that is also more important to acquire than these gifts. Without it, our witness is undermined and our credibility is diminished. With it, our witness is strengthened and our credibility is buttressed. Of all the virtues commended in the New Testament, apart from love, endurance is the most commended. 

By your endurance you will gain your lives.
Jesus Christ (Luke 21:19)

I want to encourage those of you who do not feel that your witness for Christ or contribution into His Kingdom is anything significant – yet you have endured setbacks, disappointments, and hardships and remained faithful to Christ, His Word, and His Church. Well done! You, then, are the beneficiaries of the apostle Paul’s Romans 15:5 prayer…

THE GOSPEL OF YESTERDAY WE’VE NEARLY ALL FORGOTTEN

THE GOSPEL OF YESTERDAY WE’VE NEARLY ALL FORGOTTEN

I really like a clever movie and Yesterday is a really clever movie! All too often movie trailers reveal the two best scenes of a movie. But Yesterday’s trailers only hinted at the movie’s premise without spoiling it – or giving the plot away. All we are told in the trailers is that the entire world – except for one struggling singer-musician – has absolutely no recollection of the Beatles! After being hit by a bus just as a freak solar flare caused the entire planet to lose electrical and battery power, Jack Malik (the struggling singer-musician) is then hospitalised. Upon being released, his friends present him with a new guitar to replace his bus-crushed one. They beg him to try it and play them a song. He performs Yesterday and moves his friends to admiring tears. They ask him when he wrote this song. He thinks they are pulling his leg – but they aren’t. When he gets home he is baffled by their response and Googles “the Beatles” only to discover that not even Google has heard of the Beatles! 

THE STEADFAST, RELENTLESS, UNMERITED LOVE OF GOD

THE STEADAST, RELENTLESS, UNMERITED LOVE OF GOD Recently I shared the story of Joni Eareckson Tada who, as a teenager, dove into shallow water, breaking her neck and becoming paralysed from the neck down.  God has brought immeasurable blessing from her life despite it...

GOD IS GOOD

home our location about beliefs audio archives coming-up donate groups home groups KiDS-church Legana-KiDS MOPS – for Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers LeganaYOUTH180 studies webcast contact us home > Pastor’s Desk GOD IS GOOD Is it a good idea or a bad idea?  Is...

THIS IS ETERNITY

home our location about beliefs audio archives coming-up donate groups home groups KiDS-church Legana-KiDS MOPS – for Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers LeganaYOUTH180 studies webcast contact us home > Pastor’s Desk THIS IS ETERNITY The word eternity is one that can...

PRIESTLY RESPONSIBILITY

home our location about beliefs audio archives coming-up donate groups home groups KiDS-church Legana-KiDS MOPS – for Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers LeganaYOUTH180 studies webcast contact us home > Pastor’s Desk PRIESTLY RESPONSIBILITY While driving through a...