Two Builders

TWO BUILDER The Bible is full of wisdom if you are prepared to look. In fact we quote its wisdom sometimes not even realising where it comes from. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, “the love of money is the root of all evil”, “love...

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Remembrance

TWO REMEMBRANCES Remembrance Day is such an important day in the Australian Calendar. A day that celebrates the end of hostilities. A day we remembers those who risked life itself in the longed for hope of peace. One such soldier was Albert Jacka, (10 January 1893 – 17 January 1932)...

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Two Destinations

TWO DESTINATION God is really quite liberating when you think of Him. He allows you to draw your own conclusions and consequences. Your belief doesn’t make God exist as He exists quite independently of you. Equally your unbelief does not make God go away, it just makes you a foreigner...

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Freedom Day

They called it freedom Monday. But freedom for what?  It’s great for business to be free to operate even if the freedom is limited. Relationally it’s a blessing to be able to sit with one another and talk over a coffee mindful that freedom seems to allude the unvaccinated. It’s...

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Winners are Grinners

It’s a big week for the Rugby League with the Grand Final to be played this Sunday. By way of admission my pleasure in Penrith beating the Storm is that if Souths were to lose I would prefer it be to Penrith than to the Storm. The sad part of...

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When Life Erodes

I love our Shoalhaven Heads beach but in recent times it has suffered some serious seas and tides and the erosion has been awful. Erosion of our beach impacts a joyful playground for many and even presents danger if not careful. It is amazing what an untamed force like the...

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Lead us not into temptation

Lead us not into temptation God “lead us not into temptation and deliver us from evil.” Perhaps I could summarise, “God help us.” The Lord’s Prayer is really quite fascinating when you consider it was taught over two thousand years ago and its requests are so contemporary and needed. The...

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As We Forgive Others

At my induction just over a month ago we were introduced through the preacher to two people Jesus had something to offer. Simon was the name of one and the other was nameless. Simon had notoriety while the unnamed woman was simply notorious, “she was a sinner”. To the woman...

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Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

My mother taught me to pray the Lord’s Prayer and at the time she was not a church goer. I am pretty sure she didn’t really understand the prayer. It seems there was a time in Australia when prayer was something important enough to teach your children and the Lord’s...

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Thy Kingdom Come

I once heard a speaker suggest that parliament should not begin with the Lord’s Prayer. I thought that strange as a young clergyman who opened the shire council meeting with the Lord’s Prayer. As our nation changes this prayer was something I felt we all needed to hold in common...

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