When we heard this, we and the others there begged Paul not to go to Jerusalem. But he answered, ‘What are you doing, crying like this and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be tied up in Jerusalem but even to die there for the sake of the Lord Jesus.’ We could… Read more
In an echo of its beginnings 140 years ago, the Finke River Mission has again welcomed a German pastor to serve in Central Australia – Pastor Michael Jacobsen of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria.
‘For I have not held back from announcing to you the whole purpose of God. So keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock which the Holy Spirit has placed in your care. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he made his own through the blood of his Son. I know that… Read more
‘Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”‘ The words of Isaiah 6:8 have particular relevance for Wayne George, lead pastor of St John’s, Bundaberg.
A young man named Eutychus was sitting in the window, and as Paul kept on talking, Eutychus got sleepier and sleepier, until he finally went sound asleep and fell from the third storey to the ground. When they picked him up, he was dead. But Paul went down and threw himself on him and hugged… Read more
So he called them all together with others whose work was like theirs and said to them, ‘Men, you know that our prosperity comes from this work. Now, you can see and hear for yourselves what this fellow Paul is doing. He says that handmade gods are not gods at all, and he has succeeded… Read more
Some Jews who travelled around and drove out evil spirits also tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus to do this. They said to the evil spirits, ‘I command you in the name of Jesus, whom Paul preaches.’ Seven brothers, who were the sons of a Jewish High Priest named Sceva, were doing… Read more
Because of this, many of Jesus’ followers turned back and would not go with him any more. So he asked the twelve disciples, ‘And you – would you also like to leave?’ Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. And now we believe and… Read more
The LORD is near to those who are discouraged; he saves those who have lost all hope. Good people suffer many troubles, but the LORD saves them from them all; the LORD preserves them completely; not one of their bones is broken. (verses 18-20) Read Psalm 34:15-22 I was at a conference dinner one night… Read more
Paul said, ‘The baptism of John was for those who turned from their sins; and he told the people of Israel to believe in the one who was coming after him – that is, in Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptised in the name of the Lord Jesus. Paul placed his hands on… Read more