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The Kindness of God and Repentance

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You didn’t think, did you, that just by pointing your finger at others you would distract God from seeing all your misdoings and from coming down on you hard? Or did you think that because he’s such a nice God, he’d let you off the hook? Better think this one through from the beginning. God […]

Fuel for Running Our Race

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“… and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1b-2 ESV) The author of the letter to Hebrews […]

The Authentic Jesus

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I recently re-read a small book I’d purchased in the 1980s called The Authentic Jesus by John Stott.  The book was written as a response to statements from some church leaders at the time expressing doubt about the deity and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Introduction of the book opens with the well-known quotes […]

Fit Us For Heaven

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In 21st century Australia, even Christians don’t talk much about heaven.  A few years ago, though, I was fortunate to read J C Ryle’s book, Holiness.  In it, he explains: “Heaven is a holy place.  The Lord of heaven is a holy Being.  The angels are holy creatures… Heaven would be a miserable place to […]

Life Worth Living

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“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 2:21) A warm welcome to WRBC, especially to those who’ve come to witness the baptism of Sena and Shafic during the service. We are very excited for them! In a devotional piece by Nicky Gumbel, the architect of Alpha, a course that introduces […]