Category: Theology

Imperfect faith is enough

Imperfect faith is enough

You need to have faith in Jesus to be saved. That is a refrain we see in many places in the New Testament. Repent and believe. Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household (Acts 16:31). We need faith in Jesus who died and rose again in order to …

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A Christian approach to the coronavirus panic

A Christian approach to the coronavirus panic

The coronavirus is big news. Every day we find out something new. We find some shocking statistic about infection rates or the number of deaths or lack of containment. Flights in and out of China are stopped. People who have recently visited China are banned from school or work for 14 days. This latest epidemic …

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Work-life balance

Work-life balance

You’ve probably heard the term “work-life balance”. It is a mythical creature, the perfect combination of work and the rest of your life. It is what all progressive companies want to offer their employees, and what every employee wants. In Perth, at least, the perfect work-life balance probably means to have lots of time for …

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Work hard, rest properly

Work hard, rest properly

It can be difficult to relax properly. I’m sure you know the feeling, especially if you are usually a very busy person. You take a day off, or a longer period of annual leave, and for the first few days you are a little tense. You find it hard just to read a book or …

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What is going to matter in the end?

What is going to matter in the end?

As we come to the end of another year, many of us are a little reflective. We look back on what has happened in the past year. For some, it will be eventful; perhaps we moved jobs, countries, or graduated to a new stage of life. For others, it will have been uneventful; we did …

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Non-Christian friends

Non-Christian friends

There is a pattern that repeats in the lives of so many people once they become a Christian. Before someone comes to know Jesus, commonly their families are not Christian, and all of their friends are not Christian. Now, their lives have changed in many ways. They become passionate about the Bible and church and …

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Let go and let God?

Let go and let God?

In a recent sermon on Isaiah 33, the main point was that we should not put all our reliance on earthly solutions to earthly problems. Judah was facing a military problem, and they sought a military solution by calling on Egypt to help them. What they did not do is pray, seek the prophet, or …

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David: a man after God’s own heart?

David: a man after God’s own heart?

King David, the greatest of the Old Testament kings, is a figure who confuses many. After all, he was deeply flawed. Here is a man who is called the one after God’s own heart (1 Sam 13:14), the king with whom God made a covenant (2 Sam 7), who was promised a descendant who would …

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God is angry at sinners

God is angry at sinners

None of us likes to think of God as being angry with us. For some, the idea of an angry God is an old primitive idea, and we really know that God is love. God loves us, doesn’t he? Well, yes. But God’s anger is a critical concept for us to understand; it is taught …

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