The Millennium

Future_2One area of debate amongst end time theologians is when the ‘millennium’ (spoken of in Revelation 20:1-6) will be.

The millennium is a 1000 year period where believers will rule and reign with Christ on the earth as a reward for their faithfulness.… Read the rest

A New Prime Minister

Rudd_2Congratulations to Kevin Rudd for his recent election as the new Prime Minister of Australia.

Regardless of who you voted for, we need to pray for Mr Rudd, for his party, and for all the candidates who were elected – in both the House of Representative and the Senate.… Read the rest

Basic Baptist Bathroom

ToiletSome humour for the day … (with no offence intended to the Baptists!)

A very proper lady began planning a week’s camping vacation for her and her Baptist Church group. She wrote to a campground for reservations. She wanted to make sure that the campground was fully equipped and modern, but couldn’t bring herself to write the word "toilet" in her letter.… Read the rest

Australian’s Foreign Aid

AidCurrently Australia spends only 0.3 percent of it’s gross national income on foreign aid. This is significantly behind the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goal of increasing the developed world’s foreign aid giving levels to 0.7 per cent by 2015.

People such as Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision in Australia, and even rock star and activist Bob Geldof are currently speaking out about this.… Read the rest

Integrity

IntegrityOne of the greatest needs today, in people’s personal lives and in every arena of society, is the quality of integrity. You can see the need for it everywhere – in government, in business, in education, in law enforcement, in sports, in the media, in the entertainment industry, in personal relationships, and also in the church.… Read the rest

Your Date with Death?

HourglassMoses once said, "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom [Psalm 90:12. NIV]." The truth is that unless Jesus returns in our life time, which he could, each one of us has a date with death.… Read the rest

A Letter from Poor Grandma

HonkSome humour for the day … a letter from poor grandma …

"The other day I went up to a local Christian bookstore and saw a Honk If You Love Jesus bumper sticker. I was feeling particularly sassy that day because I had just come from a thrilling choir performance, followed by a thunderous prayer meeting, so I bought the sticker and put in on my bumper.… Read the rest

John Mark Ministries

WebJohn Mark Ministries exists to serve church leaders, pastors, and ex-pastors who want to think maturely about their faith. This ministry was founded by Rowland Croucher and is based in Melbourne, Australia. Rowland’s web site has a wealth of interesting and helpful information on a wide variety of topics (including a large clean humour section!).… Read the rest

Should a Christian Get a Tattoo?

If you want to amuse yourself, type the question 'Should a Christian have a tattoo?' into an internet search engine and watch the sparks fly! Some people see tattoos as okay while others see them as 'evil' and inappropriate for a Christian.… Read the rest

Thought for the Day

Eagle"How can you say the LORD does not see your troubles? How can you say God refuses to hear your case?  Have you never heard or understood? Don’t you know that the LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth?Read the rest

Noah and the Ark

Noahs_arkThe recent movie Evan Almighty takes a humorous modern-day approach to the well known story of Noah building an ark in response to God’s command.

Let’s face it, Noah had quite a task! Of course if he was building in today’s environment, it would be even more difficult.… Read the rest

Some Wisdom for Parents

Kids_4Becoming a parent is pretty easy. Learning to parent well takes a lot of time and effort. After all, kids don't arrive with instructions! Thankfully, God's Word and other experienced people offer us some helpful guidance. Here are a few wise and encouraging words for reflection, if you are a parent …Teens_2

  • "Then Jesus took the children into his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them." [Mark 10:16.
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The Power of Encouragement

Discouraged"So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing." [Paul – 1 Thess. 5:11]

We all thrive on praise and encouragement. It motivates us and brings out the best in us. Encouragement is like oxygen to the soul.… Read the rest