Dwelling in God’s word: death and dying
by Pastor Peter Ghalayini
Death and dying have been at the forefront of our lives this past year. During the height of the pandemic, here in Victoria, we waited nervously to hear daily updates of COVID infections and deaths.
Dwelling in God’s word: Christian meditation
by Pastor Michael Mayer
God’s Spirit also works through Christian meditation. This includes any contemplative practice that allows the Holy Spirit to centre and grow us in Christ. It’s about God’s Word (which includes Jesus Christ) and God’s love coming alive in us.
Dwelling in God’s word: giving in a way that pleases God
by Pastor Matt Anker
In recent years I have witnessed the generosity of God’s people again and again. I’ve been blessed to see the LLL forgive a $75,000 loan to a congregation; humbled by a child sending the contents of her piggy bank to help build a much-needed church.
Dwelling in God’s word: Christmas without all the trimmings
by Pastor Nigel Rosenzweig
So 2020 did not run according to our plan and it looks as though our Christmas celebrations might be different from what we are used to, too.
God brings good out of bad situations
by Maria Rudolph
Some forms of coronavirus restrictions have been part of our lives for months. Many people feel isolated, others uncertain, exhausted, or frustrated. Some also experience this time as a blessing of a quieter life without dozens of commitments.
Serving from the heart
by Simon Cooper
It’s a powerful thing when the wealthy and healthy help the poor and needy. It’s even more powerful when it happens the other way around.
Life is sacred
by Chelsea Pietsch
Have you ever contemplated the fact that you are a work of art? You were not ‘self-made’ but were created by God.
Prospering in exile
by Michael Dutschke
For millions of people throughout the world, 2020 has become the year when we have a long list of things we can’t do, rather than what we can do. Daniel and his three friends knew what that was like.
Cross-cultural ministry blessings
by Pastor Matthias Prenzler
Jesus’ plan was for the word to go out from Jerusalem into the rest of the world, calling people everywhere to return to God and receive forgiveness in Jesus’ name.
Social media – ugly or a blessing?
by Pastor Richard Schwedes
This Bible study intends to provide an insight into how social media can be both ugly and a blessing, and how we as Christians can respond so that our interactions on social media glorify God and help show love to him and others.