‘Shepherd the Flock’ (1 Peter 5:1-14)

Hypocrisy, grumbling, greed. They all reveal a heart that says, “I deserve better than God is giving me.” And that’s one of the oldest lies around. When Satan asked Eve, “Did God actually say ‘You shall not eat from any tree in the Garden’?” (Genesis 3:1), he wasn’t questioning whether God had actually said thoseContinue reading “‘Shepherd the Flock’ (1 Peter 5:1-14)”

“The Burden is Too Heavy” (Numbers 11:1-35)

The biggest problem facing the church is hypocrisy. We saw last week how our local gatherings can so easily be infected. People ‘profess to know God, but they deny Him by their works,’ (Titus 1:16). Yes, we may say that we love God and believe in Jesus. But our actions say the opposite. We canContinue reading ““The Burden is Too Heavy” (Numbers 11:1-35)”

“Put Things In Order” (Titus 1:1-16)

What is the biggest problem facing the Church? It is unbelief? The rise of secularism and atheism? Creeping restrictions on religious freedom? Maybe the problem is out style (of music, of presentation, of buildings)? Is it because our message is irrelevant? Or is it the issues exposed by the Royal Commission into abuse in religiousContinue reading ““Put Things In Order” (Titus 1:1-16)”