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April 30, 2018

In this passage we see the ultimate example of surrender. Jesus humbled himself, and while he could have used his divine nature for his own advantage, he chose not to. Jesus gave up control to the Father and humbled himself even to the point of death on a cross. He cho...

April 30, 2018

Paul makes an incredible statement in this passage, “To live is Christ and to die Is gain”. As Christians, we often glaze over the “to live” part of the statement and focus on the promise of life after death with Christ and the joys that will bring. Paul struggled with...

April 27, 2018

Last Sunday a key aspect of the sermon preached from Luke 12 centred on realising that the way to smash tight-fisted greed is to connect afresh to the sacrificial work of Christ who gave up his treasure in heaven so that we might be the treasure in his hand.  When we a...

April 27, 2018

The title for our Thanksgiving Appeal for 2018 at GWAC is "Investing in God's Kingdom" and is designed to help church members reflect on how we might individually sow generously into gospel ministry through the life and witness of GWAC people.  

The church leader and bi...

April 26, 2018

Yesterday we looked at what it means for us to give to God what is God’s.  In today's reading, we are introduced to the challenge of the idol of greed through the lens of our active participation in being faithful to God as sovereign Lord and master. 

In the furthe...

April 25, 2018

It appears that since ‘ancient time’ popular thought about the role and legitimacy of ‘taxes’ has been a contentious issue.  It also appears that schemes to catch people out saying things that can be used against them at some later date is a long time strategy of human...

April 24, 2018

Yesterday we were introduced to a rich civic leader whose wealth and treasure became for him a barrier to embracing the love of the father seen in Jesus the messiah.  Today we are introduced to a man who was despised by the jewish people in his region because of his tr...

April 23, 2018

Today and tomorrow we learn of two rich men in the Luke narrative; they are however very different men, not simply because of their individual standing and reputation within jewish society, but more importantly because of their very different responses to the claims of...

April 22, 2018

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There is a subtle yet definite shift in the encounter that Luke describes in this passage; Jesus is specifically speaking to his disciples and they are urged to reflect on his words through the lens of intimacy with the Father of the Kingdom. Ther...

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