An Appealing Message

By Luke Midena, Canberra Labouring Community

Is this an appealing message?

This was a question asked by a young man in our discipleship training group over dinner last week.

In an era where people crave authenticity and evidence of God’s power, Simon* — who has been battling significant undiagnosed health issues such as constant pain, (more…)

The God Who Saves

By Luke Midena, Canberra Labouring Community 

I wonder, have you shared about Jesus with someone who seemed to recognise the good news for what it is, but never embraced the message?

I’ve often wondered where the process has broken down. Was it me – did I overlook a vital element of the gospel? Was it them – was their sincerity genuine? Was it God – couldn’t he have done a little more to get them across the line? (more…)

Who is God and what is He like?

Is God the centre of your life? Would you like to know Him better? Love Him deeper? Grow to be more like His son, Jesus? (more…)

Why is Good Friday good?

By Grant Dibden

I remember as a kid laughing at Christianity for calling the day that Jesus died Good Friday. Good – the day that Jesus died! I thought that was crazy. Good Friday, the day the supposed hero died? Surely, it should be Bad Friday! I really had no clue about Christianity. I had gone to Sunday school and knew about Jesus, but I just didn’t understand the gospel.

Good Friday is good because (more…)

The Gospel at Work

By Adrian Cassar, first published in Compass, Summer 2020

Gospel in Me

I didn’t grow up going to church but after uni, pondered the big question – why am I here? Over the next year, God put several people in my path that led me to the Bible and to giving my life to Christ in February of 1998. (more…)

God-talk, the Gospel and the Pub

By Luke Midena, first published in Compass Winter edition 2020

Friday afternoons at the ANU campus are a highlight of every week – I get to meet with a group of believing and unbelieving students at a pub, to  discuss life’s big questions around meaning, suffering, belief, freedom and morality. (more…)

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