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Stewards of God’s grace: focused

We’ve been entrusted with God’s grace. But first and foremost, we’ve been shown God’s grace. What does it mean to be entrusted with God’s grace; to be stewards of God’s grace? This was the focus of our Bible talks at the recent 2017 BST Camp. This first talk by Rev Dr Richard Gibson is on…

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Testing: what can we learn from Israel’s time in the wilderness?

How did Israel go from singing praises to the Lord of their miraculous escape from Egypt to grumbling just three days later?

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Stewards of God’s grace: flexible

Our culture is very conscious of individual rights. As Christians, there are many rights within our society that we consider important. In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul begins by asserting his rights and credentials as an apostle.

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The tenth plague and the passover

In Exodus chapters 11-12, the last and final plague is announced and befalls Egypt. It’s a fatal plague by comparison to the nine plagues which preceded it in chapters 7-10.

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Theology of God

In times of hardship, well-meaning people can give out all sorts of advice and opinions on the theology of suffering. But what we really need is a theology of God. We need to keep our hearts and minds fixed on who God is and his promises…

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Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you

It’s only fitting that as the semester starts, we welcome new people to the BST community. In Romans 15:1-7, Paul tells us to ‘welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you’ (ESV). But what does that look like? Is it a mere formality or does it require more of us?

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Have a heart

Our world is in turmoil: the ongoing crisis in the Middle East; the starvation of children living in extreme poverty; the human trafficking of millions of men, women and children caught up in modern day slavery; and the rate of domestic violence here in Australia.

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Theological education and trusting God

If you were told to leave now to hide indefinitely in the gully of a mountain and wait there to be fed by ravens, would you go? Most of us probably wouldn’t! But that’s exactly what God instructed Elijah to do and he obeyed.

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Getting in the way of people seeing God

What did Jesus mean in Matthew 6:1 when he said, “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others”? Does it contradict what he said in Matthew 5 about letting your “light shine before others”?

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The disaster God sends

What will you be doing for the rest of your life? Will you still be a Christian in 30 years? Will you have a heart still turned to God and lips filled with praise on your death bed?

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