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Rev's Ramblings

Sun 6 Oct

How many signs does it take to bring about belief in the Lord Jesus? What is the purpose of signs? Of course I am not talking about a road direction sign or speed restriction sign or an oil warning sign on your car engine. Jesus had performed many signs or miracles. He had calmed storms. He had healed the...

Sun 29 Sep

Who did you pick to win the AFL Grand Final? Was your team there? What criteria did you use to pick your winning team? Or just may be you did not care about the football. You are now glad it is over and you can get on with watching a summer of cricket.Whatever criteria you may have used to choose a...

Sun 22 Sep

As we have moved through the good news that Matthew presents us with we have seen Jesus exercise power over storms, over illness, over the spiritual realm, over death and over the Sabbath. We have seen Jesus give an invitation to come and join Him. We have seen something of His heart – humble and...

Sun 15 Sep

Reading through the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20 we discover that the command to “Remember the Sabbath” is the longest of the commandments. Why is this? Are we prone to forgetfulness which is why the LORD said we would need reminding to remember the Sabbath. Or is it possible in our own mind one of the...

Sun 8 Sep

Why is it that some sinners repent and others do not? Why is it that some sinners can hear the good news and straightaway respond, and others hear the same message but fail to respond? Why does God hold me accountable for my actions when He is the One who is sovereign and in control?These are deep...

Sun 1 Sep

Doubt is an interesting topic for Christians. Should a Christian doubt? Some will say Christians should not doubt. Others will say there are Christians who do doubt. Doubt can be destructive like the illustration James uses of the person who is like the wave blown here and there. You are always uncertain...

Sun 18 Aug

The beginning of Matthew 10 has Jesus calling 12 followers who would be sent out with His full authority. They were a group who would be totally dependent on Him. However, little did they realise what they would face as they went out following His instructions. He warned them that as they went out...

Sun 11 Aug

How does one go about choosing an Ambassador. An Ambassador is one who represents the organisation that is sending them. They agree to the ideals of what the organisation stands for. The organisation could be a country so the Australian Government chooses an Ambassador to represent it in the United States...

Sun 4 Aug

When we talk about heaven, what exactly are we talking about? For some it might be an ice-cream or a chocolate or a long awaited holiday in the tropics where one could get warm. It might be seeing a friend you haven’t seen in years or driving the car you dreamed about or purchasing a home you have dreamt...

Sun 28 Jul

A stranger in a strange land is often a description used to describe the travels of Abraham as he sought to follow the Lord, at times not knowing where he was heading apart from putting his trust and faith in God who was directing his footsteps.Maybe you have felt that way as a Christian. You feel like a...
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