Monthly Archives: June 2019


30
Jun 2019

I recently watched, on Catch-up TV, the Show, Anh’s Brush With Fame. I find it fascinating how he (Anh Do) can do a portrait of a celebrity with painting knives, and at the same time, get the celebrity to reveal a lot about themselves – and stuff that he then uses, to varying degrees, in the actual portrait. Yes, I love watching it! Two weeks’ back I watched him interview and do a canvas portrait of Alan Jones, arguably the most influential radio commentator in Australia today. It was during this that......

Read More


23
Jun 2019

Wow, there is a lot going on in the life of God’s church here at TGS (The Good Shepherd), at the moment. And it is hard to see one’s way through it all. Perhaps your present, personal life might be similar. As most of you know, we recently had three people in one week die: Peter Kelly, Renée Wills and Derek Ball. And although they have all gone home to glory, as they had accepted the gift of faith offered to us all in Jesus, we are left here and need to......

Read More


16
Jun 2019

I can still remember – I’m showing my age – the TV series called Sons and Daughters. It was released in the 1980’s, ran for about seven years and starred Rowena Wallace as ‘Pat the Rat’. Yes, way back then, it was one of those shows that attracted much attention. But what I want to briefly mention to you today is something that should grab your attention ‘much more’. And what is it? It is the fact that you and I can be a son or daughter of our heavenly Father. Now......

Read More


09
Jun 2019

Faith = obedience. Now before you think that what I am saying is legalistic, let me convince you that this is biblical and is what Jesus also said. So, here goes: We are studying James, and in 2:26 he says that “faith without deeds is dead.” Not faith without deeds is small or faith without deeds isn’t as strong, half a faith, mostly a faith, but faith without deeds is dead. Why is he so strong? Part of it is that faith is not simply saying you believe something. That is no......

Read More