Monthly Archives: November 2010

Another ‘riches industry’ scam

In the parable of the sower (Matthew 13:3-8; 13:18-23) Jesus warned about the “deceitfulness of riches” and the impact of riches on one’s life. We must take the Master’s warning seriously! There are so many examples today of a financial … Continue reading

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There’s no fear of debt but there should be!

It wasn’t that long ago that the typical Australian would pay cash for everything; there were two simple rules for most people – (a) no cash meant no purchase; (b) save up, then pay cash. Clearly in this era, people’s … Continue reading

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Who is responsible for the mess?

Believers are sometimes confronted with a (loaded) question like… “If there is a loving God how could He let THIS terrible thing happen” (e.g. a catastrophe, accident or an untimely death)? It’s a reasonable question and one that can be … Continue reading

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Facing an issue many don’t want to face!

Our existence on this mortal coil is limited to the amount of time we draw breath; when one stops breathing, one is surely dead, at least in body! I’m sure you’ve heard the term – “threescore plus ten” (years) as … Continue reading

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A modern version of Egypt’s famine

Yesterday’s Blog described a disaster that struck ancient Egypt; the nation survived because they were prepared – God gave Pharaoh a dream of what was coming; and He gave Joseph the interpretation; between them, Pharaoh and Joseph instituted a survival … Continue reading

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Famine will deplete the land

One of the most incredible events in history involved Joseph and his time in Egypt (Genesis chapters 37 and 39-50). Most people would be aware of it although probably not in context; indeed, it was made into a musical called … Continue reading

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Don’t dwell on the past

Like many people, the Israelites of old seemed more comfortable dwelling in the past…the good old days! A classic example of this involved their journey from slavery to the Promised Land. …After Joseph saved Egypt (and his family) from the … Continue reading

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