I have been asked to give my opinion on the activities of the Muslim missionaries currently active on Norfolk Island. While I maintain that religious freedom is the bedrock of all other freedoms, I did think it best to write to you about this group particularly due to our isolation, and lack of contact and context.Continue reading “Chaplain’s Statement: Ahmadi Muslims On Norfolk Island”
It was great to hear how well Bruce Clarke’s sermon on Luke 12:1-12 was received last week. Click here to listen again!
In a culture that tells us we can be anything we desire, this motivational slogan is meant to encourage, to reassure us that life won’t be too hard. There will be challenges, sure, but God knows my limits. He won’t overdo it. The problem, however, is that God will give you more than you canContinue reading “God Won’t Give Me More Than I Can Handle And Other Lies I’ve Believed”
Inspired by the best selling book Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved (see link) our new sermon series explores five lies that we are tempted to believe as Christians: Thirty-five-year-old Kate Bowler had finally had a baby with her childhood sweetheart after years of trying, when she began to feel jabbingContinue reading “Everything Happens For A Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Believed)”
We do a funny thing at church. Every week, roughly the same group of people (the congregation) come to hear the same person (the preacher) speak. If the average preacher speaks 100 words a minute, that means you’ll hear 2,500 words a sermon – maybe around 130,000 words a year. What difference does it allContinue reading “What’s The Point Of Preaching?”
At the beginning of any year most people tend to evaluate their priorities. This is a good thing. In fact, one of our problems is that we do not assess ourselves enough. Let me encourage you to evaluate the level at which you are involved in serving the Lord at church. In no particular order,Continue reading “10 REASONS TO GET MORE INVOLVED AT CHURCH”
Pastor@BelmontCommunityChurch.org wrote: Dear Jesus, I have been praying that you are sensing God’s presence during this difficult week for us all. Last night the Church board and I held an emergency meeting and I am writing to inform you that we have come to a difficult decision. Writing this email is one of the hardestContinue reading “Crucified By Email”
A lot of people ask, “What is God’s will is for my life?” At out Thanksgiving Day service on Norfolk Island we read 1 Thessalonians! “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” What is God’s will for your life? In everything give thanks! Click here for theContinue reading “Thanksgiving 2018”