Before the Throne of God Above

Meditating on the Mediation of Christ

I was moved tonight by listening to one of my favourite hymns, "Before the Throne of God Above", it wasn't just the music or the tune - this song is so packed with gospel truth that I can hardly sing it without a shaky voice.  If this song doesn't resonate with you, you need a new heart - one that only God can give...

Consider some of the words of this song...

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Converted Aussie | Tuesday 12 January 2010 at 1:56 pm | | Music |

I DO, At Least Until I Get Bored

Phillip Jensen on Divorce in Australia

Here is a great video from Sydney Anglican Dean and minister Phillip Jensen on the topic of divorce. Phillip seems to really understand our culture, and has good insights into the Australian legal system and how that has affected our view of marriage. I appreciate his candidness, his focus on the scriptures and the maturity with which he discusses this topic. Click Here to Watch the Video!

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Converted Aussie | Sunday 27 December 2009 at 3:36 pm | | Family |

Desiring God from John 6:44-45

"They Will All Be Taught of God"

I watched a John Piper sermon tonight on John 6:44-45. Its been a couple of years since Ive listened to one of his sermons. I'm always thankful for his teaching. I owe John Piper for helping me to come to terms with the joy a Christian should have in Jesus. I learnt from him more about how to love the bible because it helps me to know God, which is really what the Christian life is all about. I guess thats why he called his ministry "Desiring God"...

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Converted Aussie | Monday 14 December 2009 at 3:56 pm | | Salvation |

Reformation Sunday Sermon

The life of John Calvin

I meant to post this sermon link on the 1st of November, which was reformation Sunday, at least in our Church. I believe it is important for us to be thankful for the heritage we have as evangelicals, and it is refreshing to take a break from the norm and reflect on the work of God in history. We spent the service learning about the life and ministry of John Calvin, thanks to one of our resident preachers who is also a reformation history expert...

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Converted Aussie | Wednesday 25 November 2009 at 4:27 pm | | Reformation |

Conformance or Conversion

A Word to the Self-Righteous

I was reminded tonight by way of someones personal testimony of the absolute necessity for the new birth (John 3:3). Is it really possible that someone can live the "good" Christian life, ALL their life, even grow up in the house of a Christian minister, yet never have experienced the miracle of salvation?

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Converted Aussie | Tuesday 03 November 2009 at 4:03 pm | | Salvation |

Jacob I Loved, but Esau I Hated

Lessons about Grace from Obadiah

As I read the small prophetic book of Obadiah this evening, I was reminded of the verses Paul uses in Romans as a valuable lesson about the grace of God. "Jacob I Loved, but Esau I hated" (Romans 9:13) Obadiah's vision from the Lord seems all too familiar as we consider again the relationship and fortunes of these two brothers...

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Converted Aussie | Wednesday 14 October 2009 at 5:50 pm | | Commentaries |

Hope or Horror?

Reflections on the Book of Amos

Sometimes when you first read a book, Scripture or otherwise, the initial impression you come away with is not always the best sense of the work. I have had student friends tell me they read a book two or three times before starting their "book review". Well lucky for them, they have more time than I do! But I agree, the point is that a better understanding of God's word requires meditation, this process takes time and revisiting a text the second time is usually more helpful than the first. Such was my recent experience in thinking about the message of the prophet Amos...

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Converted Aussie | Tuesday 13 October 2009 at 4:46 pm | | Commentaries |

Ausreformers.Org is Born Again

aka The easily distracted, big mouth Aussie blokes Christian blog

Well 7 years after registering Ausreformers.Org I thought I would finally make use of it for something other than email and publish a website. Over the years I have had a few mates say, wheres the website? Well here it is guys. So I guess its not technically "born again", but who could resist that pun...

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Converted Aussie | Sunday 11 October 2009 at 3:00 pm | | default |
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