Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Foot In Two Worlds!?

Surely the toughest aspect to the Christian life is having a foot in two worlds. While we know the joy of forgiveness of sin and new life in Jesus Christ, we feel the pull of the old life.

In the Bible book of Ephesians, the Apostle Paul describes the Christian life as a little piece of heaven on earth. We are an outpost of heaven, a new creation in Jesus Christ. And so what we think, say, and do is to be worthy of God’s plan of salvation in Jesus Christ.

As we start our topical series on Christian living, let’s encourage one another to live a life worthy of our calling in Jesus Christ, that we might be what we have already become by God’s grace, and that we not be conformed to this world, but to Christ and the world we truly belong to.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

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Need help?

We all need help at times. It’s too important to not do something. Here is some help for Bible reading, what helpful suggestions can you share?

Start small, but keep growing. Begin by reading for 5 minutes per day, and gradually make it longer.

Set a time each day, and then stick at it 21 days (that’s how long they say it takes to form a habit!)

Put ‘Bible reading’ in your diary/calendar (like you do for other meetings) to prioritise meeting with God.

Be accountable: ask someone to ask you how it’s going.

Read a paragraph of Psalm 119 and pray asking for the same delight as you read the Bible.

Come to our St Peter’s Bible study group – 7.30-9:00pm Tuesday at 19 Pitt St Walgett; everyone is welcome.

Scriptures (about Scripture!) to read: Deuteronomy 30:11–20; Romans 10:1–21; 2 Tim 1:13–14; 3:12–4:4; 1 Peter 1:22–2:3; James 1:22–25.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.

Do you answer the phone?

John Chapman, a well-loved preacher from out this way, used to say: ‘If the phone rings, you don’t stick your head in the microwave.’

When God speaks to you through the Bible, you don’t ignore him, or look elsewhere to hear him.

The Bible is God’s living and active word. It’s how he speaks to us. It’s how we hear him. Living his ways in the Bible is how we obey him and so grow in relationship with him.

Yet, sadly, surveys show there is a real drought in the Word of God in Australia. Not many Christians say they actually read the Word of God.

Let’s break the drought! This week and next we’ll encourage each other to read the Bible… not because we “have to” or “ought to,” but because we love God and love to hear him speak to us.

In Christ, Tory Cayzer.