Finding Our Identity In Christ

This week in our series, Got Questions, we looked at the question Why do Christians hate LGBTIQA+ People and is God Anti-Gay? In answering this question during the talk, we heard the issue we all face is in finding our identity in our sexuality or anything else other than God….

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#PrayForIndonesia

Indonesia, our neighbour Indonesia is a close neighbour to Australia and has a population of over 266 million with around 56% of this population living on the island of Java. About 87% of the population are Muslim and 4.1% Protestant.  Indonesia has been in the news quite a bit over…

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Report Card: Failure

We were made to represent God but have tried replacing him instead. The divine report card delivered in Romans 1, however, says that the result is a devastating failure.  Romans 1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God— 2 the gospel he…

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Representing God

When we think of various cities around the world we might immediately think of a building, statue or monument which represents that city. What might we think of as representing God?  Genesis 2:9-25 9 The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and…

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A New Eden

In Christ, we are saved into a new Eden that is even better Revelation 22:1-5 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of…

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Recreated Life

How it’s possible for our lives to be recreated by Jesus? Colossians 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is…

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Jesus Breathes

Jesus was dead but is alive again and breathes the breath of life, how can this be? John 20:19-22 Before you read today’s passage, let’s set the scene. Jesus was killed on Friday. Today is Sunday. A woman named Mary went to the tomb early on Sunday and found it…

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Recreation through God

What does God’s recreation look like? Ezekiel 36:24–37:14 24“ ‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse…

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Dust to Dust

Dust to dust, ashes to ashes. Unless Jesus returns during your lifetime, are you ready to return to dust? Genesis 3:17-24 17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the…

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God’s Breath Gives Life

It is only through God that we live and have breath. Genesis 1:26-2:8 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures…

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