Longings


Lewis“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing — to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from – my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing?
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In the beginning …

OrignsOn August 30-31st, City Bible Forum is hosting a symposium of science and the Scriptures, looking at three views of origins: atheist naturalism, young-earth creationism, and old-earth creationism. 

What happened in the beginning? Was there a creator? How old is the earth?… Read the rest

Science and Faith – Sir Isaac Newton

NewtonSir Isaac Newton was one of the fathers of modern scientific revolution. Interesting, he said that his greatest passion was the Bible over and above science.

“I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by those who were inspired.Read the rest

How to Make Wise Decisions (Pt.6)


DecisionsA few final comments on guidance and the will of God …

God never guides by part of his navigation system alone, always by all of them. They are like lights that need lining up. God established the principle of 2 or 3 witnesses (see Deut.17:6.Read the rest

How to Make Wise Decisions (Pt.5)

Decisionsfinal aspect of how God guides us is …

5. Wisdom.

God created wisdom before he created the world (Prov.8). In the book of Proverbs, we are encouraged, if not urged, to get wisdom. God wants to help us develop wisdom, which is the proper application of knowledge and understanding (Prov.4:7).Read the rest

How to Make Wise Decisions (Pt.4)

DecisionsHow does God guide us? What is his navigation system for our life? So far we have looked at the Scriptures and circumstances. Let's discuss a few more today …

3. The inner witness of the Holy Spirit.

God has sent the Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us.Read the rest

How to Make Wise Decisions (Pt.3)

DecisionsGod does guide us. His will is good, pleasing and perfect. He wants us to find it and fulfill it. We need to adopt a proper attitude and perspective on God’s will for your life. Don’t be fatalistic, negative or frustrated.Read the rest

How to Make Wise Decisions (Pt.2)


DecisionsLet's continue speaking about a number of wrong approaches to knowing and doing God's will.

3. Frustration.

God’s will is not meant to be complicated or confusing. Yet sometimes we can feel like, "God loves me and has a wonderful plan for my life, but He’s not telling me!" God’s will is not some secret formula you need to discover.Read the rest

How to Make Wise Decisions (Pt.1)

DecisionsOne of the most common questions I have been asked over the years is, "How do I know God's will for my life?" Many people struggle to know God's will and, as a result, find it difficult to make life decisions. The truth is that God does have a will – a sense of purpose.Read the rest

ORIGINS #2 – Creation


OriginsThe Genesis Creation Story

Genesis 1 is a simple and majestic opening to the Bible. It
introduces the two main subjects of Scripture, God the Creator and humans as
his creatures, and sets the scene for their long relationship. Clearly the
interests of the author are focused primarily on the patriarchs, given the
amount of material allocated to their story (Gen.12-50), but the background is
that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is no mere localised or tribal deity,
but is the sovereign Lord of the whole earth (Gen.1-11).… Read the rest

Creation Models

CreationThe book of Genesis opens simply … "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." The author boldly presents God as Creator then as Redeemer of humanity. Life is not an accident. God has a purpose and he is working to fulfill it throughout history.… Read the rest

ORIGINS #1 – Genesis

ORIGINS

If you’ve ever visited one of the great museums of the world you will have noticed the contrast between the extensive and magnificent displays from ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Syria and Mesopotamia, and those from ancient Israel, which are generally unimpressive and difficult to find.… Read the rest

Is it Reasonable to Believe there is a God?

LifeThe City Bible Forum is hosting an event in Melbourne on August 16th entitled "Is it reasonable to believe there is a God?" The evening will feature a lively conversation between Lawrence M. Krauss and William Lane Craig.

Lawrence M. Krauss is a renowned cosmologist and science popularizer, and is Foundation Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration, and director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University.… Read the rest

ORIGINS

ORIGINSWelcome to the second half of the year! This month, we’ll be taking a fresh look at the first part of the book of Genesis, as we commence a series of messages called ORIGINS. Sometimes it helps to look backward before you move forward, so you live your life from God’s perspective.… Read the rest