Revelation 7 Sermon – The Lamb Wins!

In this final sermon in our series in the Book of Revelation, Tim answers the question of ‘how does the Christian story end?’ Looking at Revelation 7 we are told the Lamb Wins! In spite of human history and every other power and principality that sets itself up against Jesus, the lamb of God who takesContinue reading “Revelation 7 Sermon – The Lamb Wins!”

Revelation 2 Sermon – Smyrna, Faithfulness and the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

As we get a Revelation of who Jesus is, even under extreme pressure, we are called to faithfulness, even to the point of death. This is the story of the early church, including the first Bishop of Smyrna – Polycarp. It is also the inspiring story of German Pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer who as a thornContinue reading “Revelation 2 Sermon – Smyrna, Faithfulness and the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer”

Israel Folau, Sin and the New Intolerant Tolerance

It’s been interesting watching the latest skirmish in Australia’s own version of the culture wars. In the latest chapter, Australia’s number one rugby union player, and evangelical Christian, Israel Folau has found himself on the wrong side of the new intolerant tolerance brigade. While the way he went about calling out a particular sexual sinContinue reading “Israel Folau, Sin and the New Intolerant Tolerance”

How we are Transformed from Selfishness to Love

So God has called you to a free life… do you believe that?  The Bible is full of stories and metaphors and explanations of what Jesus has done that speak of being set free. Jesus himself said the Son of Man came to give his life as a ransom for many. In Hebrews it says he has diedContinue reading “How we are Transformed from Selfishness to Love”

The best prayer you can pray today… and tomorrow… and the day after that…

What is the best prayer that you can pray today… and tomorrow… and the day after that? It probably relates to the thing that causes us the most mental stress – other people! We are relational beings and so much of what ends up consuming our thought life (and knocking on to the rest ofContinue reading “The best prayer you can pray today… and tomorrow… and the day after that…”