Humans are created “in the image of God”. There’s lots of theories about what that means, but a helpful one is that humans are created with the ability to relate to others. Look at the parable Jesus told about the wedding
Be like Jesus – look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. It’s not a new idea that Jesus’ followers should try to be like him. But it can often be very difficult to genuinely look to
Do pets go to heaven? C.S. Lewis thought so. But the real question is, would they want to go to Heaven without us? Would it be Heaven for them, without the people they love? The same applies to us –
There are two small differences in Matthew’s story of the Last Supper. Judas asks, “Is it I, Lord?” Jesus would have been extremely tempted to rescue Judas from what he’d got himself into, and preserve the unity of the group.
This parable contains some astonishing numbers – how did a servant rack up a debt of $8 billion dollars? (That’s how much 10,000 talents is in current Australian dollars.) The lesson of the parable is clear – forgive as we have
What’s in a name? And what does God’s name have to do with idolatry? And why does Jesus give Peter such a roasting in our passage from Matthew? It’s all about God’s name. But this God isn’t defined by a name.
Our next Christian Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday 14 October at 7.30 am for a 7.45 am start. Our guest speaker will be Phil Ashley-Brown who works works with 48 regional ABC radio stations to improve the quality of their programs. In 2012 Phil
We often find it difficult to be grateful. But Jesus thanked God before he created enough food for more than 5000 people. Why did Jesus say thank you? And why do we say thank you? What are we really saying
At the beginning of Matthew’s gospel Jesus is described as “the son of David, the son of Abraham”. So how do we get from a Jewish Messiah, to a worldwide religion? Chapters 14, 15 and 16 of Matthew’s gospel form the
St Matthew’s has a played a small but unique role in the story of the restoration of Newcastle’s precious Birdwood Flag. It begins with the story of a a woman called Dora Sparke. Dora was a very active member of