Pastor's Blog

by Pastor Robert Griffith

Pastor's Blog

by Pastor Robert Griffith

Finding God in Tough Times

Jeremiah 29:11-14  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when...

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The Decline of Christianity

The statistics are in from the 2021 census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Only 43.9% of Australians now identify with its most common religion – Christianity. This is down from 50% in 2016, 60% percent in 2011, and 71% not long before that. Most of us would...

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America’s Moral Civil War

The whole world knew this day was coming, thanks to a leaked document from the U.S. Supreme Court a month or so ago, but nobody really knew for sure. On Friday 24th June 2022 the highest court in America overturned a decision which was made in 1973 in the now famous...

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The Church’s Greatest Threat

I read something online this morning which made me cry. This doesn't happen very often. It takes a lot to move me like that. Sometimes the tears come from a wonderful place of appreciation for a truly touching story or a really deep insight into God's love and grace....

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Working with God

It's a wonderful day indeed when we stop working for God and start working with God. - For years I viewed God as a compassionate CEO and my role as a loyal sales representative. He has his office and I had my territory. I could contact him as much as I wanted. He was...

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The Invitation

To receive an invitation is to be honoured - to be held in high esteem. For that reason all invitations deserve a kind and thoughtful response. - The most incredible invitations are not found in envelopes or fortune cookies, they are found in the Bible. You can't read...

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Wounded by words …

Someone you love or respect slams you to the floor with a slur or slip of the tongue. And there you lie, wounded and bleeding. Perhaps the words were intended to hurt you, perhaps not; but that doesn't matter. The wound is deep. The injuries are internal. Broken...

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Basking in God’s love …

We fear rejection, so we follow the crowd. We fear not fitting in, so we take the drugs. For fear of standing out, we wear what everyone else wears. For fear of blending in, we wear what nobody else wears. For fear of sleeping alone, we sleep with anyone. For fear of...

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He knows how you feel …

Jesus was angry enough to purge the temple; hungry enough to eat raw grain; distraught enough to weep in public; fun-loving enough to be called a drunkard; winsome enough to attract little children; weary enough to sleep in a storm-ravaged boat; poor enough to borrow...

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Same-sex Marriage: More than a legal Issue

Over four years ago the Australian people voted in favour of same-sex marriage via a voluntary postal survey. The survey results were published on 15th November 2017. Those in favour of this change reported that an “overwhelming majority” of Australians voted to...

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