A Father in the Faith

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by Aaron More – I have always been fascinated by the life of David. As a child this is an easy fascination to understand, what boy doesn’t want to read of a youth defeating a giant with a sling? This interest intensified in my teens as I had a short period where three different strangers approached Read More

Real Community

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The Fingerprint of God by Gary Colville – It was an electric moment. You could almost hear a pin drop twice in one day. First it was a whole congregation then a few hours later 2300 youth, touched by God because of some water, people and the power of God through drama and interpretive dance. That’s Read More

Location, location, location

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by Mick Duncan – One Sunday afternoon, while living in Manurewa, South Auckland, I experienced a Bible reference gatecrashing my consciousness. At the time, I was thinking about the rugby, so it really was most unexpected. I pulled out my mobile phone to read the obscure reference in Isaiah and it got my attention straight Read More

Reflecting on the Future

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by Tom O’Neil – Proverbs 21:5 “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty.” Proverbs 16:3 “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” As a career specialist and life coach, I am always surprised how so many people just ‘stumble through life’ with Read More

Praying for Your Family

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by Geoff Wiklund – We have all heard the stories of people who knew that their grandparents or parents prayed for them. I am a result of one of those prayers. My dad went forward on an altar call and prayed with the preacher that his youngest son would become a preacher. Five years later, Read More

A Fruitful Life

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by Tony McKeown – Lessons from the Puriri Tree: Twenty-eight years ago, I planted a native Puriri tree on the boundary of our newly acquired home. It was a spindly little thing, and a lonely offering amidst a barren and uninspiring landscape. I recall sitting by the newly turned soil and wishing it well, as the Read More

Seeking God’s Wisdom

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by Geoff Wiklund – On a regular basis people’s lives are changed by winning large sums in lottery. The research around that is not all positive, but what I want to raise is that our lives can be changed in a moment for the good and there is a gamble involved.   In my daily Read More

Seasons of Life

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by Gary Colville – Seasons come and go  I love the passage in 1 Chronicles 12:32 that says the men of Isaachar “understood the times/seasons (Hebrew – ‛êth) and knew what Israel should do.” It’s a great passage for us as men to remind us that we can understand and know what to do in Read More

The Spiritual Significance of Worship

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by Justin St. Vincent – Recently I’ve been listening to worship music and reading more Psalms as I prepare for this article exploring the spiritual significance of worship. One clear truth is that the Psalms are saturated in praise and worship towards God, revealing more of His character, faithfulness, and goodness to those who love Read More