Entries by christine

Thanksgiving to God

Thanksgiving to God John Wesley was about 21 years of age when he went to Oxford University. He came from a Christian, home, and he was gifted with a keen mind and good looks. Yet in those days he was a bit snobbish and sarcastic. One night, however, something happened that set in motion a […]

Psalm 23 in Action

Psalm 23 in Action The Scottish Covenanters were committed Presbyterians who played an important part in the history of Scotland during the 17th Century. They were deeply concerned about the moves of the English Kings to impose Anglican forms of worship on the scots. They took the view that Christ alone is to be obeyed […]

Various Thoughts on Unity in the Church

Various Thoughts on Unity in the Church Mark Twain used to say he put a dog and a cat in a cage together as an experiment, see to if they could get along. They did, so he put a bird, pig and goat. They, too, got along fine after a few adjustments. Then he put […]

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day and the Christian Connection This background on the Christian origin of Mother’s Day was compiled by Graham McDonald. He serves with Children of the World, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ Australia. For the full article see https//www.ministry-to-children.com/is-mothers-day-a-christian-holiday Celebration of Mothers over the centuries has appeared in varying forms and traditions since […]

When Adam fell

When Adam fell Adam’s first estate was a state of perfect knowledge, wisdom and understanding. It was a perfect state of holiness, righteousness and happiness. There was nothing within him, but what was desirable and delectable; there was nothing without him, but what was amiable and commendable; nor was there anything around him, but what […]

Triumphant in the Trials of Life

In the book of Job we read that man is born to trouble as sparks fly upward (Job 5:7) If we have lived in this world for any length of time we will know from personal experience just how true these words are to life in this fallen world. We need to understand that every […]

Reflections on Western Society

Reflections on Western Society  [contributed by SM] During a speech, former Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews, referred to Pitirim Sorokin, 1889-1968, a Russian-American. Sorokin noted of the Russian Revolution: “During the first stages of the [Russian] Revolution, its leaders deliberately attempted to destroy marriage and the family.   Free love was glorified by the official ‘glass […]

Justification By Faith Alone

Justification by Faith Alone Is justification a process or is it instantaneous? The Apostle Paul answers that question plainly and clearly. He wrote “Therefore having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:1). Paul could never have written this if justification is a process. The moment we […]

A Praying Mother

One outstanding example of a praying person is Monica, who was the mother of Augustine of Hippo. Hippo was a city in North Africa. Today North Africa is predominantly lslamic, but in Augustine’s day, (13 November 354 AD -28 August430 AD) it was an important centre of Christianity. Augustine is considered as one of the […]

A Charming Failure?

A Charming Failure?  “There is something innately charming about the ordinary folk who came in droves to see the charismatic preacher (Billy Graham): men in their dark suits and hats, women wearing frocks, hats and gloves, girls with their plaits and bobbysocks, clean-cut lads with short-back-and-sides haircuts, all in a conscious effort to look their […]