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Something out of nothing

One of the many joys for me as a pastor is seeing God create something out of nothing. No, I am not talking about anything magical here but rather the Holy Spirit bringing about a sermon when I had nothing. 326 more words

Preaching

Jesus' deep concern

For Arcadia Waters tommorrow…
Monday before last my wife woke up and threw up. She spent the rest of the day battling a fever while making sure that Edward (1 month) got enough breastmilk – he was sick too. 784 more words

Sermon Prep

A wretched mess

And he (Jesus) called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 239 more words

Text Study

Lessons from 2014: A Pastor Needs to Study

Lesson #3: A Pastor Needs to Study

I started my journey in full-time pastoral ministry 5 days after I graduated from seminary. Although I had been working on church staffs in different capacities for a few years, full-time vocational ministry post-seminary was different. 712 more words

Preaching

Prayer

Tomorrow morning I’m speaking on prayer at Greenough. Here’s a sketch of Christian prayer.

It’s totally ridiculous to think that we could ask the creator and controller of all things to do us a favour. 832 more words

Sermon Prep

endurance, patience and joy

This afternoon I had a conversation with Andrew Katay from City to City Australia about characteristics for church planters.

Amongst other things (e.g. pride and personal devotion)  we discussed the need for church planters to keep working hard and not give up. 293 more words

City To City