Participating in the sufferings of Christ

Scripture Reading 1Peter 4:12-19 Introduction The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, honour those who died for their country. Built following World War I, it was expanded to remember those who served in subsequent conflicts. It is a beautiful place, with monuments to courage and devotion, but the highlight of the shrine is a hall containing … Continue reading Participating in the sufferings of Christ

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Seen from eternity, seeing into eternity

My dear friend in the Lord Jesus Christ, The amazing and sad thing about sinful man is that social pressure can make him do things he would not dream doing when all by himself. Just look at a crowd respond and participate in the Mexican wave at a sports gathering.  It usually starts with one … Continue reading Seen from eternity, seeing into eternity

Excommunicated because of Christ – the enemy from within

That you may know that Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God Scripture Readings Jeremiah 20: 7-13 John 16:1-4, Matt 10:21-33 A bit more than forty years now, towards the end of our school education, our headmaster had a talk to us.  Quite honestly, we did not like him very much - not … Continue reading Excommunicated because of Christ – the enemy from within