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Micah - Sermon Series Strathfield

“More often than not those who claim to be believers don’t reflect His image but are more like the rotting skull pictured below - full of corruption, greed and violence. What does God think of His church when we fail to reflect His character and truth to the world? How will He respond when He sees His prophets motivated only by “profit”? The book of Micah is a time...

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Prayer Sermon Series at Strathfield

“It is impossible to be a Christian and not pray. Prayer is simply the expression of relationship with the One who lovingly saved us from our sins. What should we ask God for when we pray? What pitfalls should we avoid? But most of all, how can we grow in our prayer lives. This series looks at three big prayers in the Bible - two from Jesus and one from Paul - to encoura...

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Ten Things I Have Learned

On Saturday the 22nd of August someone sent me an email seeking advice as to what they should do regarding a compulsory event at Burwood Girls High School the following Friday where classes for all years were to be cancelled for two periods and every student was instructed to dress in purple clothing, eat purple cup cakes, celebrate a parade under the rainbow flag and watc...

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Gay Marriage and the “slippery slope”

Gay Marriage and the “slippery slope” I can still vividly remember as a young boy when homosexuality was not only viewed as a psychological illness but a criminal offence. Indeed, it is only as recently as 1997 that homosexuality was decriminalised in the state of Tasmania. At the time, people talked about this being the start of a “slippery slope”...

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Acts Sermon Series - Strathfield

The book of Acts is commonly referred to as the "Acts of the apostles" with the emphasis been on the extraordinary things that the apostles themselves achieved. While not wanting to deny this, as we make our way through the book it is my hope that we will see it first and fore-mostly as the acts of the risen and ascended Lord Jesus working through His people. This is becau...

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From the desk of Mark Powell

Doing more together than we can apart… A few years ago now, as we were considering amalgamating with St David’s, a senior minister in the denomination asked me this question. He said, “Can you do more together or apart?” He had put his finger on the most important point. After thinking about it for a while I said to him then what I still believe now ...

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