Set your mind right

One of the most important things we can do is fix our minds on the right things.

Wherever our minds go, the rest of us usually follows.

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My first ever Bible memory verse

This verse was my first ever Bible memory verse. I was a brand new Christian and it was in a discipleship book that someone gave me. It has shaped my life. 

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What’s missing at church?

Years ago we did a simple pamphlet for our local neighbourhood to encourage people to come to church. On one side it said this…

C H _ _ C H

What’s missing? U R

On the other side it had our church contact details and invited people to come along on Sunday. And guess what, some new people came to church!

One family were new to the area and were looking for a church and our pamphlet landed in their letterbox. Others said they had been thinking about going to church and it gave them a laugh.

It was a simple pamphlet that cost nearly nothing, but it worked. Sometimes simple ideas do work.

God Bless,

Dave

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Sermon: What does God require of me now?

Hello all, here is my sermon from this weekend. It is titled, “What does God require of me now?”

It starts with the idea that Jesus gave His all for us at Easter and now what God requires from us. It looks at 10 short Bible passages or verses and summarises the main ideas.

You can find the text here, or the audio here.

God Bless,
Dave

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Martha gets a bad wrap


Often when we think of Martha and her sister Mary we often think of Martha in a bad light. 

When Jesus comes over to see them, Mary sits with Jesus and Martha is rushing around getting things done. She complains to Jesus and asks Him to tell Mary to help.

But today I noticed that Martha gives a very good response to Jesus’ question when they are talking about Lazarus dying and being raised.

 In John 11:25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. 26 Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”

In verse 27  Martha says, “Yes, Lord,” “I have always believed you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who has come into the world from God.” 

Martha’s response is brilliant. It is very similar to Peter’s response when Jesus asks, “Whom do you say I am?” Peter says, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (Matthew 16:15-16).

Martha gets a bad wrap sometimes. Perhaps we should remember her response to Jesus about who He was?

God Bless,

Dave

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At Home With Jesus

Today’s Our Daily Bread ties in well with my sermon from yesterday. It talks about Jesus going away and preparing a place for us in His Father’s house. I thought I would share it here. Please enjoy…

https://odb.org/2017/04/17/at-home-with-jesus/

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Sermon: The Greatest Intervention of ALL Time

Hello all,

Here is my Easter message from today. It was titled, “The Greatest Intervention of ALL Time”.

I read from John 19:16 to John 20:9 and it included four main points.

1. Jesus intervened to bring us life more abundant
2. Jesus intervened to bring us hope
3. Jesus intervened to bring us victory over sin and death
4. Jesus intervened to bring us salvation and eternal life

If you would like to read the whole message you can find it here. You can find the audio here.

God Bless,
Dave

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