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The Brazen Serpent

In recent months, with the pandemic of Covid 19, the world has been alerted to the vital work of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. There is a wide admiration for their work. God graciously provides help to the needy … Continue reading

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Sydney Communion – March 2020

At our recent communion here in Sydney, we had the privilege of the ministry of Rev C J Hembd from our Gisborne congregation in New Zealand. I am grateful to him for his assistance. On Thursday morning, we looked at … Continue reading

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Divine Protection – David’s Comfort

In Psalm 3 we have an example of a structure and layout of poetry which is common in the Psalms of David. That structure is framed by David’s experience. Here, as elsewhere, David begins the psalm in deep distress. He … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer

There are many encouragements to pray from the examples set before us in the Bible. One leading example is that of Elijah, or Elias, as he is called in James 5:17-18. There we read the following: ‘Elias was a man … Continue reading

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Paul’s Prayer for Believers in Ephesus

A number of Paul’s epistles are to Christians living in cities. Believers in Ephesus were surrounded by those who worshiped idols and persons of various cultures and religions. These Christians had need to be prayed for, and Paul was not … Continue reading

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“Is any thing too hard for the LORD?”

“Is any thing too hard for the LORD?” this was the question posed to Abraham and, in virtue of her questioning, surely to Sarah too, in Genesis 18:14. The LORD had promised repeatedly that Abraham should have a son. He … Continue reading

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Sydney Communion August/September 2019

At our recent communion, we were privileged to have the assistance of Rev J D Smith of our Auckland congregation. On Thursday morning we looked at the solemn subject of the danger of following the sins of others. The example … Continue reading

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