Author Archives: Jim Holbeck

About Jim Holbeck

Once an Industrial Chemist working for the Queensland Government but later an Anglican minister in Brisbane, Armidale and Sydney. Last position for eighteen years before retirement in 2006 was as the Leader of the Healing Ministry at St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney.

404. Colossians chapter 1. New Testament Reading for Sunday 10 July 2022

When Paul wrote to the church in Colossae, he called them “saints and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ in Colossae.”  He recognised their obvious faith and love and wanted them to know the assurance that the Christian hope meant for … Continue reading

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403. Christian Love In Action. [Galatians 6:1-10. Epistle Reading For 03 July 2022]

When we become Christians, we become part of the worldwide body of believers in Jesus. Each believer is personally related to Jesus but is also related to every other believer in Him. It means we have the privilege and responsibility … Continue reading

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402. A Sermon on Luke18:31-43. JESUS’ POWER TO SAVE AND TO HEAL

[This is a copy of a sermon I preached in a large Melbourne church in 2010. I found an audio version of it on this link if you would care to listen to it, https://webarchive.nla.gov.au/awa/20210805173855/https://www.stalfreds.org/sermons/power-to-save-and-to-heal/ This is a great story … Continue reading

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401. Galatians 5:1, 13-25 The New Testament Reading for Sunday 26 June 2022. Christian Freedom!

5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. These words which open chapter 5 of Galatians remind us of the freedom that Christ brings in the lives … Continue reading

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400 SOME THOUGHTS ON THE MEANING OF EASTER

It has been difficult to write articles lately so I thought I would bring up some of the articles I have written over the years on the meaning of Easter. You can click on the links below or you can … Continue reading

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399. A Loving Warning and a Gracious Invitation

Luke 13:1-9. The Gospel Reading for Sunday 20 March 2022 [This blog has been audio recorded as a podcast on the free platform Spotify and can be found there under “holbeck” No.399] Throughout history humans have been curious creatures. They … Continue reading

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398. BE ANXIOUS! FOR NOTHING! GOD SAYS! Philippians 4:6-7

“Be anxious for nothing,” is the translation in the King James Version of the Bible of Philippians 4:6. KJV. At first sight that might mean for some people that we should be anxious. But the verse goes on to say, “Be anxious for … Continue reading

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397. Living Without Anxiety. God’s Answer! 1 Peter 5:6-7.

1 Peter 5:6-7. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Since Covid 19 hit our shores there … Continue reading

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396. Thinking As We Should About Ourselves. Romans 12:3-4

We all have different ways of regarding ourselves. We dislike those who seem to act as superior to others and make us feel like second class citizens. It is true that so many people are focussed on themselves and their … Continue reading

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395. TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE HEALING

[A Sermon on Mark 0129 I preached in the Healing Service at St Andrew’s Cathedral in February1990.] James wrote, “You have not because you ask not.” A hymn has these words. “O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless … Continue reading

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