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Viable Proof

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Any argument that seeks to prove or disprove God's existence, needs to be established with credible evidence if it's to remain viable. Viability is the ability of a thing (a living organism, an artificial system, an idea, etc.) to maintain itself or recover its potential. God offers the human race proof of a viable method of friendship, salvation and long term survival, but it depends on simple obedience to scriptural principles to be established. Remember, criticism or unbelief donít establish truth in their own right... any evidence no matter how small, still holds more weight than the largest criticism. Letís consider Godís biblical advice for a moment or two.

Working With God

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Even though the world is full of sceptics and doubters, who all make their own demands on how God should reveal himself...the bible pattern remains consistent and effective. Even when Jesus was on the cross, there were those who wanted him to do it their way, but he refused (MAT 27:42 ...If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him). God has his own plans and purposes that are far beyond limited, human imagination. It falls upon all of us to seek God through the use of the Holy Spirit's workings revealed in the scriptures... to regularly use them in a way that edifies others and ourselves.

Every Eye

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The most stunning, yet important development in the history of the earth is about to swiftly appear. It will be unlike any other event in human history. Everything that the human race has valued and worked for will be brought to nothing in one earth shattering moment. Jesus Christ is returning to take up his rightful position as king of kings. Our leaders and educators have largely aided the corruption relating to our humanity and denigrated the real meaning and purpose of our existence. There has been a continuous effort to turn people away from God and his values. However, this foolishness of ignoring and denying God will soon be painfully revealed.

Which God Are You Searching For?

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

A prominent English judge often met people who said they didn't believe in God. As was his custom, he often asked then to describe the god that lead to their disbelief. After hearing their negative reply, he told them that he didnít believe in the god they had described either. Despite our views, God provides a solution.

Psalm 139 Nothing is Hidden

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

This Psalm reveals just how knowledgeable God is about everything that comes and goes in our life. This motivates us to make the most of every situation, because God has everything under control... even if we canít see the outcome. Our failings are not the problem, because God can fix them all... we need to believe him and stick to him no matter what. There is no place to hide nor any place to run to.

What Manner of Person?

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

It is no surprise that movies with themes of impending worldwide destruction and 'good verses evil', do very well at the box office. It almost appears that the God given sense of good needing to triumph over evil cannot be ignored. After all, centuries before the popularity of movies and books, God has consistently warned us of such dire challenges coming about. Even more specifically, He describes the very nature of the destructive causes that will finally consume the earth... unquenchable fire and geophysical catastrophe. The threat will be created and triggered by humanity itself. Resulting from their rebellion against God's creative goodness and their preferences for unsustainable, lifestyle choices. This world is on limited time, the people have limited opportunities, but the bible offers defined and workable solutions for those who care to listen.

World Realities

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Many believe that the world wide quality of life is improving everyday... letís look at some of the relevant facts and see how they measure up. Firstly we will look at what the bible has to say about these times. The following verses prophetically outline the true nature of the human race. Worse still, these failings primarily relate to Christian families; those who should know betterÖ whoís standard is usually much higher than the rest of the human race. 2TIM 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. Six thousand years since Adam, the human race is prophesied to decline irreparablyÖ it is called the last days.

Peace of Mind

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

True peace of mind is the most elusive condition on the planet. Our materialistic world has disregarded true and lasting values and headed down the one way street of natural fulfillment. The focus on accruing assets, life skills, education, travel, the body beautiful and individualism (good feelings), is proving to be a disater for everyone. World peace is impossible and so is true peace of mind. No one seems to want to address the real issues that affect all humanity. True peace of mind comes from self disciplines, not from natural experiences nor gains. The real problem: the elephant in the room, is the certainty of physical death and the inability to offer a solution which pleases the materialistic heart... there is none. How can you find peace of mind if your mind is facing certain extinction? Despite the corruptions of modern thinking, the bible offers a lot more than religion and tradition, relating to true and lasting peace.

Shortcuts to Solving Problems

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

God offers very simple solutions to what often appear to be complex problems. Problems are only our interpretation of an idea, event or action that requires a response that is not always obvious. God has made a great effort to reveal scriptural promises that offer solutions without complexity.

God's Loyalty is Amazing

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The concept of loyalty is one of the great cornerstones of families and marriages. It is also the backstop behind successful sports teams, businesses, community groups, etc. Loyalty gives us the ability and patience to support a chosen group of people through both negative and positive events. It binds people into relationships that would otherwise crumble, when the pressures or changes of life appear. The loyalty that God offers the human race goes far beyond the type of loyalty that people can offer each other... it goes beyond human reasoning, beyond fairness and beyond time itself. The following verses give us a strong appreciation of how Godís loyalty works.

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