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July 30, 2018

In our passage today, Paul addresses three groups:  those unmarried (vv8-9), those married (vv10-11) and everyone (vv12-16).

For those who are single, Paul says singleness is a good gift (v8).  But this is not for everyone, because singleness means abstaining from sex (...

July 30, 2018

From 1 Cor 5, we know that Paul had written an earlier letter, which has been lost to history.  The Corinthian Christians have written back to Paul asking some questions, which is what Paul now turns to (v1).

Paul first addresses the statement that the Corinthian Christ...

July 27, 2018

A common question that dating teenagers (and young adults) ask is ‘how far can I go physically with my boyfriend/girlfriend before we’re sinning?’.  The best answers to such a question usually advise them to aim for holiness, rather than dancing near the edge of the li...

July 26, 2018

Litigation is usually protracted, expensive, emotionally draining and combative.  Any lawyer worth their salt who has a client thinking about embarking on court proceedings will forewarn them of these disadvantages.

Going back a couple of thousand years, apparently it w...

July 25, 2018

Christians are often seen to judge those who behave poorly outside the church yet excuse a similar behaviour of those within the church. In the past year the church has been seen to stand against issues of gay marriage yet cover up issues of sexual sin in churches. The...

July 24, 2018

Conflict and discipline are not well received in today’s culture. Parents are criticised for disciplining children and there is a new generation of ‘parents-as-best-friends’ rising. We are a culture that prefers to ‘live and let live’, sensitive to the political correc...

July 23, 2018

In her Book ‘Daring Greatly’, Brene Brown asked a question that has stuck with me, ‘Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?’ Pondering this question has caused me to reflect on my actions and the way my children might perceive them, and perhaps one...

July 23, 2018

Once I was at a large conference in the United States when a renowned leader and church planter made his way to the stage while thousands of people stood to their feet and applauded. As a typical Australian, I stayed in my seat thinking, ‘who is this tall poppy?’ or so...

July 20, 2018

I was in my early twenties before I had a go at abseiling.  Honestly, up till then, it seemed like utter foolishness. And on the first occasion as I straddled the top of the rock-face and my ‘motivator’ encouraged me to lean back and push off, I knew it was utter fooli...

July 19, 2018

When I was approx. 8 years old I stayed with my gran for a few days.  It was wonderful because I got to spend time with my cousins as well because they lived a short distance down the street and across the gully in the Blue Mountains. I have lots of fond memories of th...

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