Discipleship Matrix

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Throughout Australia and Beyond

The power of the gospel! This is what the apostle Paul reminded the church in Colossae. He wrote to them: "All over the world this gospel is bearing fruit and growing, just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God's grace in all its truth." (Colossians 1:6) Bearing fruit and growing! As churches of the CRCA we believe this to be our God given mission here in...
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Resting Spots - Wisdom From the Garden

One of my favourite spots in Brisbane is the Botanic Gardens near Mt Coot-tha.   There you can wander through moist bamboo groves and arid areas that look a whole lot like sub-Sahara Africa.   There are waterfalls, a tropical greenhouse, and the largest collection of Australian native rainforest trees in the world.   But the best parts of the gardens are the resting spots. I love gardens like the Brisbane Botanic Gardens where you...
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Joy to the World

As another calendar year draws to a close a chorus of Christmas carols fill the airwaves, city centres, and churches all over Australia.   We hear of “Joy to the World” and this could not be more timely!    We hear of over 130 children slaughtered in a Pakistani school.  A lone gunman in the Sydney Lindt café with twisted religious and political beliefs holds people hostage; Tori Johnson is found dead and Katrina Dawson is fatally wounded.  ...
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Revive Us Again!

I long for revival! I long for the day when revival comes to Australia and to other western nations. I long for the day when the presence of God is realized in the midst of our nation, when God is seen in industry, commerce, politics, in national and international affairs! I long for revival! "God our Saviour, ... will you not revive us again?" (Psalm 85:4,6)   This prayer of the sons of Korah is the cry...
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Getting Radical

Radical by David Platt
Are you ready for an experiment?   A radical experiment?   An experiment that will turn your life upside down?   In one year?   And not just you -- your church as well?    Well, pick up a copy of David Platt's book Radical  and take up the challenge he gives in this book.   I dare you!   More about that later. Last year I did a book review   on Platt's more recent...
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