Bible Study

How to Run Through the Pain

With the 2012 London Olympics having come to a conclusion, many of us have witnessed the incredible efforts of talented athletes. Australia was somewhat disappointed with our overall medal result of 7 gold and 16 silver. One newspaper reported that government funding through the Australian Institute of Sport represented $10.6

By |2022-04-05T17:41:45+10:0016 August, 2012|

Taking America Out of the Bible

As an Australian, I realise just how much American culture has influenced today's Christian practices. Because the USA has been the world's leading 'Christian' superpower, prominent evangelists often have an American worldview, church hymn books include patriotic songs, and missionaries peddle American culture to foreign fields. For better or worse,

By |2022-04-05T17:48:04+10:009 December, 2011|

God & His Word

I’ve appreciated Jason’s ongoing series on the King James Version and I marvel at how the ensuing discussion alternates between a fight between kung-fu masters and schoolboys in a fight. I would like to posit the following as my contribution to this series: Almost five hundred years ago, a boat

By |2022-04-05T18:02:45+10:0021 March, 2011|

A Cure for Mental Enslavement

I’ve been going to church since I was eight years old.  Almost every church I have attended has been a self-proclaimed Bible-centred church.  But what I have observed in churches is a lot of Bible preaching, a lot of Bible studies, Bible stories and Bible songs, but very little actual

By |2022-04-05T16:55:12+10:0024 February, 2011|

Why Some Sins Are Worse Than Others

My high school classes are learning the catechism, and this week we covered this question: Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 83: Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? Answer: Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others. Puritan

By |2022-04-05T19:05:01+10:003 November, 2010|

Essential Virtues

I've been enjoying Jim Berg's latest book Essential Virtues: Marks of the Christ-Centered Life. Berg explains how the list of virtues in II Peter chapter 1 "presents a clear template for our own growth in Christ and for our discipleship of others in the midst of our own morally corrupt

By |2022-04-05T19:06:13+10:0020 October, 2010|

Resources For Youth Groups

For teens, youth group can be a great way to have fun and to learn and live out the Word. But for leaders, it's often a challenge to juggle activities and provide proper instruction. Here are three educational resources I've used, which can enrich teens and assist leaders. A Sneaking

By |2022-04-05T19:07:32+10:0022 September, 2010|

From Rogue To Regent

Once upon a time there was a woman named Abigail. She was a woman of good understanding and beautiful appearance. She was married to a man named Nabal who was known for being harsh and evil in his doings. They lived in a place called Maon. Nabal was a very

By |2022-03-22T20:17:16+10:0021 September, 2010|
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