A Fresh Start? (Genesis 9:18-29)

Sunday 25th February 2018 One of my favourite films is the Australia classic The Castle,. And it begins with a theology of sin. As Dale Kerrigan introduces us to his family, he says, “Pity my oldest brother couldn’t be there. His name’s Wayne. He’s in jail. Eight years for armed robbery. Many people would callContinue reading “A Fresh Start? (Genesis 9:18-29)”

The LORD Remembers Us (Genesis 8:1-9:17)

Sunday 11th February 2018 27th January is Holocaust Remembrance Day. In 2018, it marked 73 years since the date in 1945 when Soviet forces liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. Speaking on the anniversary 2 years ago, Arek Hersh, who arrived at the concentration camp as a 14 year old, said, “When I think of allContinue reading “The LORD Remembers Us (Genesis 8:1-9:17)”

The LORD Sees Our Corruption (Genesis 6:1-7:24)

Sunday 4th February 2018 This summer, like any summer, is a risky time for fires, like the grassfire at Winton just a few weeks ago. And as Sarah, the girls, and I have been traveling through Victoria these last few weeks, we’ve driven past numerous Fire Danger warning signs on the outskirts of country towns.Continue reading “The LORD Sees Our Corruption (Genesis 6:1-7:24)”

And He Died (Genesis 5:1-32)

Sunday 7th January 2018 As we read Genesis 5, we notice that it covers 1,656 years. It’s a tremendous period of time to be condensed into just one chapter. And yet, it seems that nothing happens! There’s no great event of God’s deliverence for His people, there’s no Exodus, there’s no great word from theContinue reading “And He Died (Genesis 5:1-32)”

I Cannot Come (Luke 14:15-24)

Sunday 31st December 2017 How Great to Eat in the Kingdom of God! (v15-16) But Don’t Make Excuses When You Are Invited (v17-20) Urge People to Come In That the Lord’s House May Be Full (v21-24) What is one way the Old Testament describes heaven? Will everyone go there? What is Jesus’ invitation? Was theContinue reading “I Cannot Come (Luke 14:15-24)”