God’s Exchange

AlleyLast week, we read Psalm 84 in our Bible reading plan as a church. This psalm is a cry of longing to be in God's presence. In Old Testament times, God's presence was localised in the Temple at Jerusalem. Some Israelites only made a pilgrimage there once a year.… Read the rest

The Parable of the Sheep and Goats

GoatsThe Parable of the Sheep and the Goats (Matt.25:31-46) occurs at the end of a lengthy teaching that Jesus gave in a private conversation with his disciples during the final week before his crucifixion. In response to their questions about the end of the age (Matt.24:1-3),… Read the rest

Nobody Did It!

You might have heard the old story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody: 

There was an important job to do and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.Read the rest

Willow Creek Leadership Summit 2012 – Reflections (Part 5)

SummitMy final reflections:

11. The Advantage (business consultant and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni). 

Building a healthy organisation is the single greatest competitive advantage. There are two requirements for organisational success: (1) be smart - strategy, marketing, finance, technology and 2) be healthy - minimal politics and confusion, high morale and productivity, low turnover. Most… Read the rest

Rhythms of Grace

GraceHere is another one of my favourite sayings from Jesus

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest.Read the rest

Psalm 16

Ps 16One of my favourite psalms is Psalm 16. It was given to Nicole and I on our wedding day by my brother-in-law, Frank Damazio. 

Psalm 16 – A Psalm of David

Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge.Read the rest

A Crossroads Experience

CrossroadHere are some insightful words from the prophet Jeremiah, spoken 1000s of years ago but highly relevant for our lives today: 

Jer.6:16. This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.Read the rest

Abiding in Christ

VineSome well know words from Jesus …

John 15:4-5. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.Read the rest