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Vessels of Life

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The human race has designed specific vessels to hold important things in safe and preserving ways. Likewise, planet earth and all that makes life possible (a vessel travelling through hostile extremes in the great vacuum of space), provides all the essentials for life to exist. The factors needed to make the earth a safe and vibrant planet are far too numerous to be an accident... rather we believe that God created the earth to be a provider and maintainer of life... a vessel of purposeful design, with a life plan than most humans fail to grasp.

The Fear of the Truth

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

In a world where science and discovery are the backbone of all our technology and living, 'truth' is perhaps the most feared of all findings. There is part of us that knows right and wrong and good and evil, but while we are ignorant of God's truth, we can feel safe, because we are measuring ourselves against flawed mortals. However, once the truth is revealed to us, there is no place to hide and no excuse to justify our wrongs. It is this fear that has led to humanities greatest failings... spiritual ignorance and spiritual death.

One For All and All For One

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

The above term became popular by its use in the three musketeers, even though it's the principle theme for Christian life. This lifestyle directive from the bible isn't just a romantic slogan, but is a revelation for remarkable, powerful living. The great joy of escaping certain death and the discovery of the personal plans God has for us, is amazing in every way. We were saved through being obedient to spiritually motivated actions. We yielded to spiritual principles before the power of God could enter us. Likewise, our day to day servitude to God should be no different. We all have a job to do, but many never give God the chance to reveal what he has actually planned for them. Much of our life can be spiritually wasted, if we don't make the effort to serve God beyond the basics of reading, prayer and fellowship... for some, even this is a struggle.

Discovering Truth

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

We're witnessing a whole generation who regard facts as more or less optional. They're being taught that it's important to have views, but they're not being taught to know what they are talking about. It's essential to hear opposing viewpoints and even more important to learn how to distinguish the differences... to establish the point with the most evidence or logic behind it. However, the majority are being taught to run with whatever feels or sounds good. No science, discipline or culture can survive when built on these flawed principles.

The Flesh Versus the Spirit

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

We all know that without the spirit our body is dead, but equally, without God's intervention our spirit also faces permanent death. Thus, there is an unseen battle raging between life and death every day. It revolves around substance and ignorance, proof and theory, humility and pride. Despite overwhelming human indifference, God still offers a life preserving covenant, that links his spirit with ours. This covenant gives us an effective solution where the limitations of our humanity are counter balanced by His spiritual input.

Faith and Works Together

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

No matter what the problem, what the need, what the requirement or what the desire is, God responds best through faith and works. The first section of the following scriptures relate to pressures within the Corinthian church... a church in potentially serious trouble, with numerous divisive issues. The second segment of the following scriptures, reveal a solid working solution to these difficulties... faith and works.

Defenders of the Faith

By Pastor Brad Smith [Brisbane]

Most people fail to gasp that the Christian battle is between life and death, not between waring religious ideologies, nor atheistic debate. Everything of value has to be fought for and protected, whether it's democratic freedom, personal values or good health... challenges are forever forthcoming. This has also been the case with God's promises and values. There is a great reward for those who make their stand and defend their assets and values. There is an even greater reward when defending the plan of God. Remember, God has given you scripturally provable signs and doctrine, not just theory, nor religious debate.

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.

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