Stories about living the Christian Life

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A Heritage Plaque of Triple Significance!

A Heritage Plaque of Triple Significance!

On Monday 26 October, Baptist Heritage Qld opened another plaque in its Heritage Plaque program. This was the sixth in the series and was placed at North East Baptist Church, Chapel St, Nundah.
Unpacking Poverty in Australia

Unpacking Poverty in Australia

Not only are 1 in 8 Australians under the poverty line, but most are far under.This is called the ‘poverty gap’, and it’s quickly expanding. But how? At Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Australia we have identified five big drivers of poverty in Australia, and each of these drivers represent hundreds of individual stories.
How big can a Baptist church become and still remain Baptist?

How big can a Baptist church become and still remain Baptist?

Bigger churches are obviously able to do more because of their larger budgets and hordes of personnel. But it is important to keep in mind the reason for the early Baptist warning about large numbers. The point of the statement above is that they should not be so large as to lose the personal touch.
Hope in Christ Amidst Pandemic

Hope in Christ Amidst Pandemic

The world is suffering. How can we stay resilient? It is only when we have hope in Christ trusting that this is will pass by one day soon. In the midst of this hardship may we be anchored in Christ.
Bible League reaches the world with God’s Word

Bible League reaches the world with God’s Word

Every year, Bible League reaches hundreds of thousands of people all over the world with the saving Word of God.
How to budget in a time of uncertainty

How to budget in a time of uncertainty

This uncertain season has reminded me of the difference between being in control and being resilient. The truth is I don’t have total control over the state of my finances or market forces that affect them – only God is in control.
Spiritual Life in the Time of COVID-19 Series – The Welcoming Prayer

Spiritual Life in the Time of COVID-19 Series – The Welcoming Prayer

Episode two of the new COVID 19 Spiritual Life Series. Experiences of loss can be genuinely scary, leading many to move into a state of ‘crisis management’, which can also seep into our prayer lives.
ANZAC Day resources and Prayer

ANZAC Day resources and Prayer

ANZAC Day is a time for many Australians to reflect on what Service and Sacrifice really mean, and it is also a great time to speak about the Service and Sacrifice of Jesus, who lay down his life in Service of his friends; all of us
What does COVID-19 mean for the church, when it has been called to be a community?

What does COVID-19 mean for the church, when it has been called to be a community?

Humans are fundamentally relational beings, dependent and incomplete by design; no one can be who they truly are in isolation. But Australia is a socially fragmented society. The average Aussie moves every 6 years, 40 percent of marriages end in divorce and busyness is a virtue
Australians in Debt – Christians Against Poverty

Australians in Debt – Christians Against Poverty

One in three Australians - that’s 7.2 million people have entered 2020 with Christmas debt. That debt burden hits many families hardest in February.
Bushfire Appeal

Bushfire Appeal

We have been confronted by disturbing images of suffering associated with the massive bushfires in New South Wales and Victoria over the Christmas period, including the emergency evacuation of Mallacoota by sea.
The Courageous Calling

The Courageous Calling

At Christmas, it is not surprising that I have been reflecting on the events surrounding the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Passionfruit Ministries

Passionfruit Ministries

People all over the world deserve to hear the truth about eternal life. By the grace of God, we aim to tell it like it is, to as many people as possible, wherever they are.
Bring the Light – Christians Against Poverty

Bring the Light – Christians Against Poverty

Christmas can be a time of financial strain for many families. CAP (Christians Against Poverty) will help anyone who is facing hardship as a result of financial difficulty, and all of CAP's services are provided free of charge.
The Power of the Curious Question

The Power of the Curious Question

As any parent of young children knows, little people ask lots of questions. In fact, it has been estimated that an average pre-schooler asks about 40,000 questions.
Best-selling Australian Children’s author releases free Christmas book

Best-selling Australian Children’s author releases free Christmas book

The celebrated author of the EJ12 Girl Hero and EJ Spy School series and Fairy Tales for Feisty Girls and Bold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys, is this November releasing a new Christmas title, The Who,
To Whom much is entrusted – Much will be required

To Whom much is entrusted – Much will be required

We have been entrusted with much! Are we ready to give an account? Or are we like the rich fool hoarding our stuff? In Luke 12:13-21 Jesus tells the story of the rich fool. Here was a man who accumulated lots of possessions.
The Living Hope

The Living Hope

Peter’s message was to remind them that they had been “given new birth into a living hope!”
Riders of the Storm

Riders of the Storm

Few creatures have inspired man to the same extent as the eagle. The bird rarely fails to stir the passion of anyone who has observed it soaring aloft.
The Spirit of Offense is Toxic for the Christian

The Spirit of Offense is Toxic for the Christian

As Christians, our identity is housed in Christ, not in what others think or say about us. The trouble is, what God teaches in relation to offense is almost the opposite of what society teaches.
The value of Integrity

The value of Integrity

Integrity is the only thing that doesn’t depreciate over time. Nothing takes longer to build than a godly reputation.
How do our fathers affect our view of our Heavenly Father?

How do our fathers affect our view of our Heavenly Father?

The fatherless have been adopted by the Heavenly Father, in whom we can have a childlike faith in, and cry out to as our Daddy.
If God could shout one message to His people

If God could shout one message to His people

Truth about yourself can seem elusive and even seemingly subjective when you listen to all the noise in the crowd.
The Perfection Impossibility

The Perfection Impossibility

I mess up frequently. I am sometimes stubborn. Wilful.  God has a lot of work to do in me, even after 14 years of being a Christian.
Submission is not a dirty word

Submission is not a dirty word

These days, personal freedom is prized and institutions and rules are regarded with suspicion. We’ve learned a lot about grace in the last 50 years and we’re far more sensitive to the dangers of abuse of authority and legalism
Farewell Billy Graham

Farewell Billy Graham

The news of the passing of Billy Graham reverberated around the world. Peter and I were honoured to attend the funeral of this great man who God used to bless literally millions of people with
Service and Sacrifice

Service and Sacrifice

Graduation is often an emotional time for graduates and staff alike as we, at Malyon, farewell those into whom we have poured our lives.
When you feel anxious

When you feel anxious

It’s so easy to be anxious. I know, I’ve been there many times. We think that worrying about our problems will somehow fix them.
Going against my Feelings for the Greater Good

Going against my Feelings for the Greater Good

It's not always easy to do something you don't feel like doing even if you love doing it.
Learning about Leadership from Donald Trump

Learning about Leadership from Donald Trump

With many other Aussies, I have watched with amazement the rise of Donald Trump as a politician.
Can we lose our Salvation?

Can we lose our Salvation?

While I usually try to avoid sweeping generalisations, I think it may be fair to say that nearly all Christians have wrestled with doubts before.
Mr Eternity – Arthur Stace

Mr Eternity – Arthur Stace

Eternity! The word exploded in spectacular illumination contrasting the natural beauty of Sydney harbor.  It was a profound statement to the world. That was New Year 2000, and it ushered in a new millennia.
Do I desire people’s approval more than God’s?

Do I desire people’s approval more than God’s?

Have you ever felt unappreciated? Have you felt like you put so much effort into something and do the very best that you can but you never get recognised for a job well done?
Economic Deliverance

Economic Deliverance

Economic systems are pervasive and consuming. Entrenchment in the economy of your world/nation/state will impact your worldview. Like yeast in bread, it will also invade and shape your faith.
Put down that Icy Lemonade

Put down that Icy Lemonade

There is limited time and we want to get the harvest in. We need to pray for workers to join us in Jesus’ mission of bringing in the harvest.