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Murray Smith
March 14, 2019

Mission – why bother?

“On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem …” Acts 8:1 Paul the apostle, prior to his conversion, was one of the most dangerous kinds of people in society, a religious fundamentalist, fanatic who believed his severe acts of hostility against the church were bringing honour to God. He had […]

February 27, 2019

“Taking Christianity for a Test Drive”

“But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown,” Mat 13:23. Despite the most persuasive advertising of any vehicle you are considering purchasing you would be wise to first […]

February 26, 2019

The Greatest Journey Series: Week 4 – “Can True Christians Lose their Salvation?”

February 13, 2019

Murray’s Midweek Message: “Sunflower Christianity”

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all,” Phil 4:4-5. Did you know these cool facts about sunflowers (from SpinFold) … Sunflower is the only flower with flower in its name. “Helianthus” is the scientific name for Sunflower, Helia for sun and Anthus for flower. […]

January 31, 2019

“Why has God not taken away this particular painful struggle yet?”

“Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” 2 Cor 12:8-9a. Not many people can claim to have lived so close to God, and have achieved so much in His Kingdom, as Paul the apostle. Admittedly before his conversion, […]

November 16, 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs. Spiritual Intelligence (SI)

This is what the Lord says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls, Jeremiah 6:16. We are privileged to live in the most amazing times of rapid change and incredible innovation. Artificial Intelligence being one of the […]

October 10, 2018

Why the Valley of Dark Disappointment?

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.” Ps 84:5-7 No-one seems to be completely sure […]

September 18, 2018

“The Worry Barometer” – 16 September 2018

September 13, 2018

Baptism of the Holy Spirit

“On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:4-5 Loving parents enjoy blessing their children […]

August 30, 2018

Murray’s Midweek Message: “Is it Right for You to be Angry?”

“But the Lord replied, “Is it right for you to be angry?” Jonah 4:4 We could very well ask the question why the story of Jonah does not finish at the end of chapter three with the resounding repentance of a city of 120 00 people, from the powerful politicians to the most obscure unknown, all turning […]

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