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Blessed change

August 13, 2018

Maybe “growth” is a better word than “change” for us Presbyterians. It’s less scary. Living things grow, and growth means change. As John Henry Newman put it, “To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.” Read More...

God’s Quiet Work

March 14, 2018

The Cronulla Presbyterian Church in the 1950s was average for the time. It was Presbyterian by tradition but not by spiritual heritage. Few of the elders would have made a credible profession of faith. The minister was evangelical, but he was not an expository preacher. Read More...

219 inspired words

November 23, 2016

Lessons from 3 John: get to gospel work. -Douglas O’Donnell- Near the end of the first century, the apostle John faced opposition to apostolic authority and testimony. In a church in Asia Minor, a Christian leader named Diotrephes strayed off course. He was not teaching false doctrine. He was not Read More...

I’m too afraid to evangelise!

March 16, 2016

-Matt Cole- In my last article we looked at five ways a person who is not gifted as an evangelist can have an impact on the unbelievers in their life with the gospel. In this article I want to look a bit more closely at the fear factor in Read More...

Evangelism for the ‘non-Evangelist’

February 4, 2016

-Matt Cole- So you love the Lord and you desperately want to see your unsaved friends and family members turn to Jesus. Yet you’re not gifted as an evangelist…or as a preacher or a theologian. What, therefore, can you do? Does that mean that you are helpless to reach your unsaved loved ones Read More...

Perfect prize

June 23, 2015

Many Christians underestimate what Christ won on the cross. -Mark Powell- A few years ago now my brother-in- law pulled me aside and asked me privately about a question he had been struggling with for quite some time. He said, “I know that Jesus died on the cross to take away our sins and Read More...

Piercing the heart

June 19, 2015

Calvin’s warm heart is on full display in his preaching. -Peter Moore- Over the years, portraits of John Calvin have often been painted in strange hues. Because of the intellectual rigour of Calvin’s Institutes, its author has often been caricatured as a cold hearted dogmatist. But Read More...