For definitions sake. Read “church” as the people of God. The followers of Jesus. Not building or any certain shape of church. For ten years I have had a passionate zeal, an arrogant know-it-all-ism that looked for the opportunity to answer the question “What is Church?” I knew it. I knew the answer. Every single […]
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I was walking down the street with a friend and her parents and they discussed the supermarket Aldi and their wares, but the strange part was that they pronounced it “ALL Dee”. As an Australian I have always pronounced it Aldi as “Al” in Al from Home Improvement. Almost “owl”. And we began the age […]
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I don’t like when people do dumb things and God gets blamed for them. I don’t like that some religious leaders have used their authority and power over the weak and innocent to gain money, status, false intimacy, fuel for their own God complexes the list goes on. I don’t like that throughout history, these […]
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Radical repentance looks like this. Stopping dead in your tracks and letting conviction flood deeply through all you are. Anguish takes a hold of your rebellion and turns any pride into humility, as we stare directly into Gods holiness. Then we open our hearts ears and our physical mouths and confess bluntly and completely. Not […]
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We are a group of people that get it wrong. We need help. We need comfort. We need saving. We are loved, we are rescued, we are empowered, we are redeemed. But our basic tag line needs to be ‘Of Jesus’ Christ made life possible. Christ made victory possible. And we said yes.
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I once had a hero. He was a 15 year old boy who was a freakishly good drummer and singer. He loved and respected his parents. He was positive and joyfilled. He loved people and had a very intelligent mind in relationships and thought. I now have a 21 year old hero. This man has […]
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I sat at the breakfast table… I think I was in year ten. February. 7th. In front of me was a woman who had become a good friend. Her older body had been wrecked over and over by cancer the last couple of years, and there were days where she didn’t make it to […]
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