Category Archives: TOPICS

428. The Freedom That Comes From Forgiving. [An extract]. 

[This is a story I will mention in my next blog No 429 which is on this subject of forgiveness.  It is an extract of a much longer presentation on this very important subject which is Topic 2 in the Stage … Continue reading

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427. Becoming The People God Wants Us To Be. Core Teaching Stage 1 Topic 1.

The desire of every human should be to become the person God meant them to be. What does it mean to be truly human? Should we look at the best example of a human that we have ever seen and … Continue reading

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417. Personal Memories Of Special Glad and Sad Days

Just two years ago today I wrote a deeply personal note regarding the special days in our lives. It was article No.364 on this blog site. I wrote about the significance for me of the 22nd day of the month each … Continue reading

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408 HEBREWS 11:1-3 AND 11:8-16. WHAT IS FAITH? A Reading for Sunday 07 August 2022

WHAT IS FAITH? This is a question many of us have asked in the past when we were trying to ascertain whether a particular person [perhaps even ourselves] was acting in faith or in sheer presumption. This chapter helps to … 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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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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391.Thoughts on Remembrance [Armistice] Day 2021

[This can be found in audio format on Spotify under Jim Holbeck] Over the years I have often had sad thoughts on Remembrance Day as I thought about the very young men and women who went to war for Australia … Continue reading

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389. God Works Through His People. John 14. [No2 in a series of 2]

[This can be heard in audio format on Jim Holbeck on Spotify] God loves to work through people. * He began with  Adam and Eve to form the human race. He could have manufactured millions of people at once and breathed … Continue reading

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388. The Basis of a Healing Ministry. [A sermon I preached in a healing service in St Andrew’s Cathedral in1997.] No1 in a series of 2.

[ This can be heard in audio format under Jim Holbeck on Spotify.] THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JESUS.   One of the reasons why God has blessed this healing ministry over 37 years is the place we have given to Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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