Doctrine & Heresy

Resurrection Fear

The resurrection created a pure holy fear of the Lord of a sort that had never existed before. Continue Reading

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Prosperity versus Spirituality

Personal Matters Last week I was in Bandung Indonesia for an Asian Christian leadership conference. This Christ-centred event raised more sharply than ever the question of whether a spiritually mature Church can ever exist in a materially affluent culture. For… Continue Reading

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Royal Sacrifice

Personal Matters We were led into prayer by this scripture, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession” called to offer “spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ” (1… Continue Reading

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Crucified Eyes: Offence of the cross

INTRODUCTION We are living through one of the most dramatic shifts in the history of Western Christianity, from being the most respected institution in the nation as a holy presence the Church is now tolerated by the powers that be… Continue Reading

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Fire: Safe or Good?

      Personal Matters       “There is nothing left in Yarloop. Everyplace we have been working in and holding services in is gone…. You can make plans for another meeting on the 17th unfortunately.” (Dr. Bob Chapman).… Continue Reading

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The End is Joy

SINCE HE HAS CONQUERED WE ARE LEFT WITH BUT ONE CHOICE. This is his clear call today. Will We Obey Him? Continue Reading

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The Greatest Terror

Introduction Fear has become a part of our everyday life. This time last year I was in a meeting with some older people in our area whose primary concern was street crime. One had recently been bashed by a young refugee… Continue Reading

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The Heart of Unity

Personal Matters A number of circumstances lined up recently to bring the functionally divided state of the Church to my attention once again. Firstly I was listening to a local pastor bemoaning the seeming inability of his fellow ministers to… Continue Reading

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Job and Jesus

St Mark’s Church on the Rise 15.11.15 Text: Job 10:1-22; Ps 38; James 5:7-11; Luke 22:31-34,39-46 Introduction There is nothing quite as startling as the story of Job. A respected, prosperous and devout family who suddenly loses everything for no apparent… Continue Reading

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The Prize

The Prize                                                       Sonlife Church 8.11.15  Philippians 3:12-21 Introduction I think one sentence in today’s passage is particularly memorable because it is particularly intense; “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,… Continue Reading

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The Headless Woman

Destruction by evil powers always befalls the Bride of the Lord whenever she refuses his protection, Whoever knows resurrection power cannot fear, “whatever man may do”, because they are fully assured their Protector will never forsake them. The marginalisation of the power of the gospel in preaching leaves the Bride spiritually unprotected from evil powers. more… Continue Reading

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The Wordless Father

At the cross the rawness of human depravity and suffering was laid bare in the agonies of Christ.  In Christ the sin against heaven has been completely dealt with so that his Father is free from all driven legalistic negativity. more… Continue Reading

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Fear God

Preamble Readings: Luke 9:28-36 (NLT) Heb 5:7 (RSV) Mark 14:32-36; Mark 15:33-34 (ESV) Red Door CC 28.6.15 Speaking on the fear of God is more challenging than we might first imagine for fearing an Almighty God who is love cannot be… Continue Reading

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Re-Incarnation: Faith @Work

Personal Matters Sitting in a breakfast meeting last week with a small group discussing Faith @Work I became greatly stirred up in my spirit (John 11:33; Acts 17:16). The speaker described his journeying around the world to visit a host… Continue Reading

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Prime Factors for the Christian

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Prayer of an e-Christian

by  Pastor Allen Tan (Yew Fook) Prayerful Meditation   Viruses infect my life It could be Shut Down anytime Please Upload Your grace in me That I might Download it safely Scan my life, Lord Delete all unwanted lifestyles in… Continue Reading

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How do I obtain Salvation

What is the first thing we must do to obtain salvation? 1 Timothy 1:16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an… Continue Reading

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Baptism “What”?

WATER BAPTISM Acts 2: 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 8: 36… Continue Reading

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Grace! What is this?

  Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast When we first turn to Ephesians 2,… Continue Reading

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Resurrection Power: Sonship and a Unique Mission Move of God

by Dr. John Yates In my last teaching I related what the Holy Spirit was saying about bringing the resurrection presence of Christ into every sector of society.  This word moves on in both depth and breadth.1)According to the principle,… Continue Reading

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Hyper-Grace: Grace without Limit

by Dr. John Yates Personal Matters As a young Christian zealot I relished opportunities to defend the Lord’s truth, these days I need to be faced with a controversy to make comment. So there I was at a Boxing Day… Continue Reading

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Different but the same

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Boundaries (love or hate)

No matter what they are what they are & have a Purpose! The Word of God establishes the necessary boundaries to keep us in God’s safety zone. It tells us what we can do, and what we better not do,… Continue Reading

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Ignorant

by Dr. John Yates Personal Matters I have just returned from a time interstate which I hoped would include a time of retreat from people; almost the exact opposite happened. I turned out spending quite some hours answering a host… Continue Reading

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Anger & Compassion

Image of a Father (Heavenly) / Father (Earthly) by Dr. John Yates Introduction On the verge of Good Friday, I would like to read two stories about a father handing his child over to a shocking death of loneliness and… Continue Reading

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Prepared for Judgment: The Queensland Floods as Gift and Call

by Dr. John Yates “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.” (1 Peter 4:7) Introduction This teaching is a prophetic challenge to the sleeping church.  It is precipitated… Continue Reading

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There at The Cross

You carried the weights of billions When you died there at the cross, For the consequences of rebellion In Eden; immense, unmeasured loss A price beyond human resources When you died there at the cross, You faced down Satan’s ravages… Continue Reading

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Repentance

by Charles Slack In Acts 2:38, Peter outlines what one must do to be saved. The first requirement is repent, meaning turn away from sinful self. The Bible emphasizes repentance: the ministry of John the Baptist focused on it to… Continue Reading

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Hidden Grace

by Dr. John Yates Introduction Australians we live in a time of unprecedented material affluence1)Real household income has tripled since World War 2. and deep spiritual poverty. There is no reason to suppose that we are any more devout than New… Continue Reading

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Judgement has been Taken Away: Part 2

by Dr. John Yates The Church and Judgement The Evangelical church has long debated the relationship between law and gospel.1)See for example the online discussion on Ray Comfort’s book, “Hell’s Best Kept Secret”, The scripture however never urges the gospel… Continue Reading

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Judgement has been Taken Away: Part 1

by Dr. John Yates Introduction Some years ago I was strongly directed to pray alone at night directly facing Uluru (Ayers Rock), in many ways the traditional spiritual centre of Australia.1)The aborigines who had accompanied us from the WA Goldfields… Continue Reading

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