What if there was only one message you needed to hear? I’ve written 100 sermons but perhaps there should only be one I ever have to give. If I’d know that earlier, I could have saved myself a lot of time in preparation. Love God with everything. Love others as you love yourself. It’s the
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Pastor - leading, teaching, equipping, caring. Follower of Jesus. Husband of Mez. Father of two.
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When I was a teenager, I thought it was funny to say, “aim low, you’ll never be disappointed.” I thought it was kind of clever. Depressing, discouraging and devoid of hope… but clever. I was more interested in being clever than being courageous. We might not openly and intentionally think this way, but subconsciously, I
Do you love this city? Recently Melbourne lost the title of “world’s most liveable city.” After 7 years at the top, it fell… to second place. But for a city that ranks so highly, we find it easy to pick its faults (transport, cost of living, safety, etc.). It’s loud and busy and… that’s why
Many of our Australian sporting teams carry a unique identity, a nickname. The rugby union team, the Wallabies. Our female cricketers, the Southern Stars and the soccer team are the Matildas. The men’s hockey team are the Kookaburras. There’s a certain theme, an Aussie flavour, a national identity. It continues with the rugby league team,
Often we’re told that something is a classic. Yet some of the great stories in literature, film, music and art (“the classics”) are completely lost on us because of how we approached them. We read them the wrong way. If we read our bibles like one big story, one big narrative, by the time we