Looking for a leader

The Australian Cricket Team are looking for a leader. The name ‘Steve Smith’ is appearing in headlines alongside words such as ‘shame’ and ‘disgrace.’ The position of Australian Test Captain – often described as the highest office in the land – will likely soon be vacant. We are a nation…

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God’s Opening Ceremony

Every four years the Winter Olympics shows up on our TVs. And for a couple of weeks Australians get interested in activities very distant from our daily lives. We learn to say ‘luge.’ We have opinions on ski-jump landings. Images of snowboarders, speed-skaters and skiers fill our screens. For all…

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Team Ministry in the New Testament

Gospel ministry in the New Testament is always pictured as team ministry. Jesus gathered a team of disciples and he sent them out as a team. The Apostles worked in teams and they appointed more teams. The letters of Paul are rich pictures of deeply relational team ministry. Sadly, this…

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When I Survey – Voting for Jesus

As Australia prepares to fill out a survey about Same Sex Marriage, I recently conducted a simple survey of my own. I asked what my friends consider the “best song/hymn about Jesus’ death on the cross”. Polling highest was the great hymn by Isaac Watts, ‘When I survey the Wondrous…

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Four stories, one story

What is the best way to shape a year in God’s Word at church? There are lots of possible approaches. At Creek Road, we’re always wrestling with the best way to shape a year’s journey in God’s Word. We believe God’s Word is powerful to bring people to life, and…

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