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The Reality Of Easter

By the time I get to the days leading into Easter I expect to have read a number of articles about Christianity and the veracity of the claims about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. Normally a newspaper or magazine recycles some theory that casts doubt on whether it is reasonable for Christians to believe what they do. Last weekend I read through all the newspapers…

What Does This Mean?

Amazed and perplexed, they asked ‘What does this mean?’ You see, in Jerusalem that day there were Jews representing many nations and languages, and yet each one heard the proclamation of the Holy Spirit in their own language. They were bewildered because the disciples of Jesus could speak in their own vernacular, and they made perfect sense! How strange to hear something…

Tips For Being A Welcoming Church

Isn’t it wonderful having so many new people joining us at church over these past few weeks, as people have moved to Adelaide for work or study! It’s a reminder to us of the importance of being a church where people are welcomed, and helped to integrate into our community. Our Heavenly Father has welcomed us, bringing us salvation in Christ when we were still his enemies…

Word Up!

Christians are word people. I don’t mean simply that ‘Christians are people of the Word of God’, although that is true. I mean that Christians need to listen, read, think and speak words with great intention and purpose. Let me see if I can explain, starting with some background. Consider the place of the Word in the life of a believer. It was by God’s spoken word that…

Top 10 Books A Christian Should Read

Christians are people of words, so I encourage you to become a good reader. Here are 10 core titles that would give you a solid grounding and a good start. 1. The Bible If you could only read one book, make sure it’s the Bible. With 66 books in one volume, it’s a great deal! Good translations (of the many out there) include the New International Version, the Holman Bible,…