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247.The Humility of Spirit-filled Believers. Pardon? Say that again! Ephesians 5:18-21

“Pardon! I must have heard you incorrectly. Did you say the humility of Spirit-filled believers?” That would be an oxymoron for sure in the view of many. [NOTE 1} It may be that your experience of people purporting to be … Continue reading

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245. “Learning to rejoice in the Lord no matter what!”  A Sermon on Philippians 4:4-7 preached at Port Macquarie  Anglican church, on Sunday 15th October 2017. [An 82nd Birthday gift to me from Stuart our Rector.)

It was the year 1988. I was moving from being the Dean of the Cathedral in Armidale to be in charge of the Healing Ministry in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney. It was obvious that the congregation would contain many people … Continue reading

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244. How can we learn to rejoice no matter what? An answer in Philippians 4. [The Epistle for Pentecost 19 in 2017.]

“Rejoice always.” Some people may say, “I wish I could!” Others may think,  “How cruel to say such a thing. My life is just so difficult!” Still others may say, “We don’t think it is humanly possible to be always … Continue reading

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236. How Did The World Come To Be In Such A Mess? There is an answer in Romans chapter 1! And a message of hope!

There are many who are saying in 2017 that we are living in an upside down world where “good” is called “evil” and “evil” is called “good”. Others say that the world is in chaos, out of control. Still others … Continue reading

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231. REPENTANCE. How do we pray expressing our repentance to God?

Having completed some articles on repentance I thought that it might be helpful to include some prayers that might help those who wanted to confess their sins to God in repentance. Such prayers don’t have to be expressions of brilliant … Continue reading

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212. Examples Of Forgiveness In Action In The New Testament. Jesus. Stephen. Paul. (4th in a series of 10)

During a period of heavy rainfall in Sydney I asked a friend, “Are you enjoying the rain?” I was somewhat taken aback by her reply but eventually saw how she had made a very interesting answer to my simple question. … Continue reading

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202.  “Coming Ready Or Not!” Are We Ready For The Second Coming Of Jesus? (Based on sermon on Sunday before Christmas. 4th Sunday in Advent)

The 81 year old preacher covered his face with his right hand with his fingers widely spread and with eyes wide open he peered through the gaps in his fingers. As he did so he began his sermon with the … Continue reading

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