Jun 182017

The kingdom coming near, heaven touching earth, a falling of the Holy Spirit, the presence of Jesus, an over-realised eschatology – whatever you want to call it, we are experiencing it! Here are some examples: Alpha – Five people have made commitments to follow Jesus. Healings: One of the members admitted that during the healing night at Alpha she was afraid to ask for healing prayer for her knee.  She confessed this week that she felt that a heaviness was [continue reading…]

Jun 042017

I have just finished a fascinating chat with Malcolm around ministering and working from our wounds, compared to working out of a healthy identity in God.  I am far from an expert in this field but I thought I would share some of my thoughts.  I know of many theologians, psychologists and philosophers who are far more insightful on this subject but here we go. As I reflect back on why I stepped into ministry, I can clearly see it was [continue reading…]

May 212017

Mums are truly special.  Last Sunday in Australia we celebrated Mothers Day, an opportunity to give thanks for our mums and mother figures.  This week Malcolm and I have had our own mums on our mind.  It is great to have Malcolm back from Geelong.  It wasn’t the easiest trip for him as it involved moving his mum (Joan) from her home and into an assisted living facility.  I’m sure he will share more of his experience with us in [continue reading…]

May 142017

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170514-James-Duff.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:51 — 9.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?Readings: Proverbs 11:16-31 Matthew 5:13-16

May 142017

We live in a world of suffering.  By the time you have finished reading this musing at least one child in the world will have died from abuse or violence.  Tens of thousands of people die every day due to unexpected tragedies.  Shakespeare seemed to understand this when he wrote: Each new morn New widows howl, new orphans cry, New sorrows strike heaven on the face. We all experience suffering in this life.  For those who are currently not, but [continue reading…]

Apr 302017

Let me preface this musing by saying it is just that, a musing.  I hold much of what I have written lightly but I have never been so serious in my short life about hoping it gives you a laugh or at least a smile. I often relax by listening to different Christian apologists and theologians.  I even listen to them before I go to sleep.  I recommend you give it a go if counting sheep is failing.  Ravi Zacharias [continue reading…]

Apr 232017

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170423-James-Duff.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:17 — 10.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?Readings: Proverbs 1:1-7 Mark 10:13-16

Apr 092017

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170409-James-Duff.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 24:41 — 8.5MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?Readings: Mark 11:1-11  John 17:20-26

Apr 022017

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Mar 122017

http://media.blubrry.com/stpips/p/stphilips.net.au/main/media/SR-20170312-James-Duff.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:31 — 7.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | Why not subscribe?Readings: John 12:36b-43 John 12:44-50