// SIN + SALVATION

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“The essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for man.” (#JohnStott)

Great #hamburgers at #mielcontainer!!

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// INTERRUPTED BY GOD

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“We must be ready to allow ourselves to be interrupted by God. God will be constantly crossing our paths and canceling our plans by sending us people with claims and petitions.” #Bonhoeffer #LifeTogether

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// BUT GOD

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“…but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 #ESV)

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// GOD GIVES IT LIGHT

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“And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb. And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.” (Revelation 21:22-23 #ESV)

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// NEW LOCAL

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# #hash #hashcoffee #hashspecialitycoffeeandroasters #113HardwareSt #greatcoffee #friendlystaff #goodvibe #comfortablechairs #wifi #inbetweenstationandoffice #haventeatyet #butfoodlooksgood #melblyf #melbourne #melbournecafe #melbournetodo #melbournecoffee #coffee #coffeelyf

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THE THUGLIFE CHOSE ME // JOSH HAWKINS’ VIDEO GOES VIRAL

My friend and fellow Pastor, Josh Hawkins, has had a video go viral overnight on the internet! Big hits on YouTube, shared by the LADBible, on the front page of the internet (Reddit), Ninemsn, Huffington Post and more. Approx. 3million hits at the moment… and climbing.

See the video above to see what the fuss is all about.

Check out Josh’s Macklemore impersonation at Soulies a couple of years ago.

STEPHEN HAWKING ON ONE DIRECTION

Stephen Hawking answers one of the most important questions of our day: “What is the cosmic effect on the universe of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction?”

Filmed recently at ‘Ideas at the House’ at Sydney Opera House.

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL

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It has been devastating to see the destruction and loss of life through the recent earthquake in Nepal. Please pray for the rescue operations and consider making a donation toward the emergency relief.

We encourage you to support the work of World Vision, who are a great Christian organisation already on the ground and part of long-term work among the Nepalese.

Please give using this link and share it with friends and family – http://miers.co/nepalcoah

The following is an update from the CEO of World Vision Australia, Tim Costello.

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5 REASONS TO GO ON A CRUSADERS CAMP

Crusaders Holiday Camps

Crusaders are a Christian organisation working in ACT and NSW who are all about “sharing Jesus with a new generation.” They operate conference centres, holiday camps, school camps and schools ministry.

Let me be upfront: this is a sponsored blog post. But I’ve knocked back a number of advertisers that haven’t aligned with my gospel-goals on this blog. So this ain’t about the money, in fact I wouldn’t run this blog if life were about money!! I love partnering with organisations that share my passions. One of my greatest passions is sharing Jesus with a new generation.

I’ve spoken on a number of Crusaders Holiday camps, schools events and leaders training events. I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some reasons why Cru Camps are excellent!

So if you’re a Parent, Grandparent, Pastor, Youth Pastor, Teacher or Religious Studies Teacher listen up. Here are 5 reasons to send young people on a Crusaders Holiday Camp…

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BROOKE FRASER // C.S. LEWIS SONG // LIVE IN MELBOURNE 2015

C.S. Lewis Song is one of my favourite Brooke Fraser songs. Above is a live recording of it last weekend in Melbourne. Some Brooke Fraser fans might feel like the song has been murdered! But personally, I like it when a live performance is different from the original studio version. This one is significantly different with much more electro, bass and harsh contrasts.

What do you think?

Here is one of the C.S. Lewis quotes that inspired by the song:

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DONATE NOW TO HELP SURVIVORS OF CYCLONE PAM IN VANUATU

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Vanuatu is a special place. I love the people and the place. It’s devastating to see the news roll in from Cyclone Pam: a rising death toll and 70% of the population have been displaced.

World Vision have been working in Vanuatu since 1981 and they have set up a Cyclone Pam Appeal. Download Church Partners Info Doc (PDF) and Urgent Prayer Request (DOCX). World Vision are an excellent organisation – now is a critical time to give.

DONATE NOW TO WORLD VISION

UPDATE: SU Vanuatu Disaster Relief Fund

This is a picture of the damage to the Scripture Union Vanuatu Camp site that I’ve been to a few times.

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SU NSW have just launched an appeal to help with the clean up and ongoing work of Scripture Union in Vanuatu. SU are involved in awesome gospel work throughout Vanuatu and I believe this is an important work to support. More details here.

Also, here’s an interesting article from Sydney Morning Herald: Cyclone Pam and Vanuatu: don’t just give cash, give a damn.

It’s about the budget cuts that the Australian federal government (on both sides of politics) have made to foreign aid. Here’s a quote:

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FUNNIEST VIDEO I’VE SEEN ON YOUTUBE!

The Asian Cup 2015 football tournament kicks of tonight with the Socceroos playing Kuwait here in Melbourne. The tickets were a little pricey, but I’m looking forward to watching the delayed telecast on ABC.

To prepare for the cup, you need to see this video.

I have spent way too much time during the last 8 years watching YouTube videos. Top Soccer Shootout Ever With Scott Sterling made me laugh more than any other!

A soccer match between the Yale Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels comes down to Scott Sterling and the most epic penalty kick shootout you’ll ever see.

Don’t agree this is the funniest? Let me know what is!