The King after God’s own heart

Bible readings Acts 13:16-25; 1Samuel 13:1-15 Introduction My dear brothers and sisters, it’s only the expression on the faces of little girls when mom catches them out with make-up all over their faces sometimes which helps to not dish out punishment straight away.  It’s another story when a parent finds a toddler with a permanent…… Continue reading The King after God’s own heart

Grace, forgiveness, restoration

Bible Readings 1John 1:5-2:6 1Samuel 12:6-25 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Of all the parables of our Lord Jesus Christ I relate very well to the one of the wayward son.  This parable is about four lost things:  a coin, a sheep, and  two sons.  The headings added by some translators are…… Continue reading Grace, forgiveness, restoration

The King appoints a prince

Scripture Readings Hebrews 2:5-18 1Samuel 9:15-10:1 Introduction Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, There are times when I am so disappointed in myself that I abhor myself.  I then wonder why God still puts up with me.  Why would He still bother? Why still give room for Australia to live, to enjoy what we…… Continue reading The King appoints a prince

Christian Marriage – Statements

A Personal Statement and a Statement by the Presbyterian Church of Australia regarding the proposed postal vote regarding definition of Marriage Introduction The Church of Jesus Christ exists because of the grace of God and for his glory The Church is the work of the Triune God:  the Father calls sinners to salvation; Jesus Christ…… Continue reading Christian Marriage – Statements

Who is King?

Bible Readings Revelation 19:11-21 1Samuel 8 Introduction You’ve heard it said, and maybe you have said it too, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have our Lord in Person with me, so I can talk to Him personally, instead of praying to the unseen God?” If people asked about the God I worship, it would really…… Continue reading Who is King?