Bible study of the Gospel of John

        Published by: Hervey Bay Presbyterian Church 7 Denman’s Camp Road Scarness 4655 QLD (07) 4124 7018 herveybaypresbyterian.org ⓒ 2016 Bible quotes from The New International Version. (2011). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. (www.zondervan.com) The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2001). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society. (http://www.esvbible.org) The New King James Version. (1982). Nashville: … Continue reading Bible study of the Gospel of John

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Light from eternity, life into eternity

My dear friends in the Lord, Jesus Christ, It might just be that you found yourself in the back blocks, out there in the never-never, beyond the Black Stump.  The farms there, being anything between 30,000 and 100,000 acres can easily take in everything from here to Maryborough.  It might just be that you camp … Continue reading Light from eternity, life into eternity

Grace trampled, grace offered, grace received

Saved, yet as through fire 1Corinthians 3:9-15, 2Chronicles 33:1-20 Last time I preached the Word of God to you we heard about the grace of God as we looked at God’s dealings with Ahab:  how many times God offered him grace to worship Him and to repent from worshipping the despicable idol, Baal.  There was … Continue reading Grace trampled, grace offered, grace received

Christ is all

… Christ is all and in all. (Colossians 3:11, NKJV) Christ is all, in all the [eternal] counsels of God concerning man  There was a time when this earth had no being. Solid as the mountains look, boundless as the sea appears, high as the stars in heaven look - they once did not exist. … Continue reading Christ is all

Spiritual prosperity depends immensely on our private devotion, and private devotion cannot nourish unless we determine that by God’s help we will make time, whatever trouble it may cost us, for thought, for prayer, for the Bible, and for private communion with Christ. Alas! That saying of our Master is sadly overlooked: 'Enter into your room and … Continue reading

Understanding the times

 "... the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…"  (1 Chronicles 12:32, NKJV) These men of Issachar are set before us as a pattern to be imitated and an example to be followed; for it is a most important thing to understand the times in which we … Continue reading Understanding the times

Grace received, but grace despised

In the early church history a man named Marcion made an attempt to canonise the Bible - this means he tried to work out which books should be seen as authoritative and which not. Marcion was a man who measured everything by love and grace - which led him to believe that all of the … Continue reading Grace received, but grace despised

Unsearchable riches

To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, (Ephesians 3:8, NKJV) What does Paul say about himself Paul employs an emphatic comparative and superlative. He says, “I am less than the least of all saints.” … Continue reading Unsearchable riches