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Judging others on social media

November 27th, 2015

I have seen two examples of the importance of not judging others on the social media this week. One involved a speech made in parliament and the other and incident at a sporting event.

The incident at the sporting event was a man pouring some of his can of beer on an opposition player who was on the floor near him. Something that no-one should do and it caused a social media storm of outrage.

However the next day we find out that the man was 83 and “has some cognitive impairment and does not recall the incident.” His family apologised and he will not attend any more games. You can read the story here.

In another incident that caused a social media storm we see a politician did not stand at the end of an emotional speech to the Victorian Parliament. Rosie Batty, the Australian of the Year, made an emotional speech about the domestic violence.

Every member of parliament stood at the end of the speech except one. He was condemned on social media and it made news. It made such a stir that he had to release a statement.

“For very personal and private reasons I chose not to stand,” he said in a statement.

“Family violence is an issue of incredible sensitivity to me and my family and at some point I will be making a public contribution about the indiscriminate nature of family violence.

“I am very passionate about dealing with the scourge of family violence and supporting all those who are victims of it, male and female.”

In both cases it seems there was a lot more going on that what we could see on the surface. One had cognitive issues and it seems the other understood family violence personally.

This leaves me to wonder why people are so quick to judge others on social media. We need to be less offended and react less to things we see around us. None of us really know the full story straight away.

Remember it is up to God to judge because He is the only one who sees everything and knows our hearts of all people.

I will finish this post with two Bible verses.

“So don’t make judgments about anyone ahead of time—before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due.” (1 Corinthians 4:5 NLT)

““Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged.” (Matthew‬ ‭7:1-2‬ ‭NLT)‬‬

Reflect and remember

November 23rd, 2015

In the book of 1 Samuel we are reminded to remember all the good things and blessings God had given us.

In 1 Samuel 12:24 it says, “But be sure to fear the LORD and faithfully serve him. Think of all the wonderful things he has done for you.”

I think sometimes we can fall into the trap of being hyper focused on what we are doing now or planning to do, that we forget to take time to remember all the good things God has done.

We need to slow down and reflect backwards on all the blessings and help God has given us to this point. When we do, we find ourselves being thankful to God and stronger in our faith.

What good things has God done for you in the last weeks and months? Why not take some time to pause and think about that today?

God Bless,

Hand raising in church

November 20th, 2015

I like this explanation of Christians raising their hands in church. I am expert in all of these 😉

Everyone has a story

November 17th, 2015

I recently had to watch this video as a part of some training I was doing. It really brought home to me that we all have a story and many of the people around us are going through things. Today I thought I would share it.

Oswald Chambers quotes

November 15th, 2015

Oswald Chambers was an early twentieth-century Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement evangelist and teacher, best known for the devotional My Utmost for His Highest.

Recently I read some of his quotes and I thought I would share them. They are timeless and speak to me nearly 100 years after his death.

On Faith

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.”

On Prayer

“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense. We pray when there’s nothing else we can do, but God wants us to pray before we do anything at all.”

On Doubt

“Doubt is not always a sign that a man is wrong; it may be a sign that he is thinking.”

On Being Ordinary

“All of God’s people are ordinary people who have been made extraordinary by the purpose he has given them.”

On Sin

“If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is wrong, He does not ask you to put it right; He asks you to accept the light, and He will put it right.”

On Fearing God

“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”

On Suffering

“No healthy Christian ever chooses suffering; he chooses God’s will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not.”

On Holiness

“God has one destined end for mankind – holiness! His one aim is the production of saints. God is not an eternal blessing-machine for men. He did not come to save men out of pity. He came to save men because He had created them to be holy.”

Christians and Bible reading

November 12th, 2015

One thing I realised as a new Christian was that I had to read and study the Bible. I knew it was a key for my growth.

I learned early on that there is life, wisdom and hope for the future in the Bible. I needed these things and I needed to read and meditate on it daily. I am so glad I did as it has changed my life dramatically.

Many times I have met Christians over the years who are strong, stable and have a peace about them. When I ask them what their secret is, it nearly always comes down to daily prayer and Bible reading.

Over the years I have tried different reading programs. Sometimes it is a chapter a day, a Bible theme a week, or reading between the chapter headings. But is all involves taking time afterwards to think about it.

Taking the reflection time allows the Word to sink in. When we meditate on what we have read it allows the Holy Spirit to work with the Word to change us from the inside out. This is something we all need desperately.

Today I would encourage you to begin reading the Bible each day. Start with a couple of verses and work your way up to a chapter. And make sure you take time to think about what you read and ask God to help you understand and apply it.

We have a number of plans on our Bible readings page that can help. You can find them here.

God Bless,

New audio sermons

November 9th, 2015

I have added a number of new sermons today in audio format. You can listen to them below or find them on our audio page here. They range from 15-30 minutes in length.

If you would like to subscribe to our podcast, you can find it here.

God Bless,