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The gospel model

November 9, 2016

Marriage means companionship, children, yes – and much more. -Sheryl Sarkoezy- This article is one of a series of three that are part of a conversation about the Christian view of marriage, arising from the last issue of AP From the first marriage (Gen. 2:18-24) to the last (Rev. 21), Scripture Read More...

The majestic God whom we say we worship

October 28, 2016

 -Matt Cole- Has your Christian life become consumed by something else other than God himself? Have the eyes of your heart moved, without you realising it, from God to your family, work, health or study? Or have your eyes moved to “spiritual” things like your growth in godliness, theological Read More...

Enjoying God’s gift

October 28, 2016

Christians seek to live with integrity in a sexualised culture. -Patricia Weerakoon- Today, sex is both a commodity to be accessed at the swipe of an iPhone, or exchanged in a nude-selfie; but also the source of personal identity. Living with integrity, in the modern view, means that one has to be Read More...

Guilty as charged

October 13, 2016

-Steven Kilner- I’m guilty – I’ve blown it – what do I do now? We have all been there. We have tried and failed to resist some strong temptation and are now overwhelmed with all-consuming feelings of guilt. We repeat like a broken record over and over in our minds: “How could I Read More...

Hospitable hearts

September 1, 2016

It’s not about impressing people, but following God’s example. -Madeleine Turner- More than 20 years ago, a shy, humble elderly man transformed the fellowship at our 6pm church service. How did he do it? He brought a packet of biscuits and Butter Menthols to church. Until that point, people Read More...

“I’m a Christian, so where’s my joy?”

August 31, 2016

-Matt Cole- Recently I read a really good sermon. It was preached at Westminster Chapel in the 1960’s in London by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It was part of a series entitled ‘Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure’. In this series, Lloyd-Jones identifies why many Christians do not experience Read More...

A mere liaison

August 2, 2016

How abortion cost marriage its special character -Phil Burcham- “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future” is widely attributed to either the US baseball star Yogi Berra or the Danish physicist Neils Bohr. The witty quotation reminds us of a truth that is very relevant to Read More...

There is a pay day coming!

August 1, 2016

-Steven Kilner- I read an article recently with an attached picture of a little girl who had been beheaded. I began to think how is it even possible someone could be so depraved as to follow through with such a despicable act. Instantaneously, I was filled with rage and began to feel strong Read More...

Christ is Willing

July 25, 2016

Christ does not reluctantly forgive sins -Matt Cole- Do you know what it is like to wonder whether Christ is willing to forgive you for your sins? Maybe you’ve been struggling with a particular temptation and you’ve given in to it. You return to the Lord and confess your sin and cry out to him Read More...