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15 into 4

At last Sunday’s members meeting, I announced that I would be finishing at BSBC in the middle of January to take up a position at the Baptist Union of Victoria in the Church Health team. I greatly enjoyed worked in exactly the same role earlier this year on a 10-week contract not dreaming that the position would become available permanently! It is…

As was his custom

There is a little phrase in Luke 4:16 which is slipped in by Luke amidst the episode where Jesus is returning to Nazareth on the Sabbath. As a good Jewish man he was expected at the synagogue on a weekly basis for worship. Now we know that Jesus felt totally free to break the standard interpretation of the old covenant laws that…

500 Years

On Tuesday when many people we celebrating Halloween, God’s People were remembering the 500th anniversary of the recognised beginning of the Reformation. Martin Luther a German monk was reading his Bible and some things that the church of his day was saying didn’t make sense. For instance, when he read the Greek text of Mark 1:15, he believed that the text meant,…