Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.His love endures forever.(Psalm 136:1 NIV) Did you know that several of the Psalms in God’s Word are arranged as alphabetical acrostics? The alphabetical acrostic is a poetic form in which the writer goes through the alphabet and uses a word or phrase that begins with a particular letter of… More Alphabet Praise Challenge
Here is a prayer exercise I prayed at church today after a sermon on John 1. As we pray, I invite you to imagine an image of light that is meaningful to you. For some, it may be a candle burning, for others it may be the sun sparkling on the water, a torch, a… More John 1 Prayer – The Light Shines in the Darkness
Sing a new song to the Lord! Sing his praises from the ends of the earth! Sing, all you who sail the seas, all you who live in distant coastlands. (Isaiah 42:10 NLT) Dear Beloved Friends and Family, As the Bible commands, we seek to sing a new song to the Lord and pour out our… More 12 New Songs to Sing
The letter you sent has been translated and read to me. (Ezra 4:18 NLT) Happy International Translation Day! For many years, the church has celebrated September 30 as a day to honour the Bible translation work of Jerome, who translated the Bible into the Latin Vulgate, the lingua franca of the 4th Century AD, so… More Happy International Translation Day!
He will cover you with his feathers.He will shelter you with his wings.His faithful promises are your armor and protection.(Psalm 91:4 NLT) Happy Mother’s Day One of the great joys of our daily lives here is the kangaroos. Over the past eighteen months we have grown to know and understand their rhythms. We recognise individuals,… More Kangaroos and a poem for Mother’s Day 2019
We celebrate our Lord’s resurrection! Happy, joyful Easter! We proclaim the new life made possible only through Jesus Christ. We long for all the world to be filled with the knowledge of God’s love for us all through Jesus. And we work to see a plentiful harvest of new lives brought to Jesus for his… More Easter Blessings
During God Focus time today, our lovely friend Ros invited us to reflect on those things that may be cluttering our hearts right now and distracting us from the Lord. She shared a brilliant illustration that invites us all to examine, confess and declutter our hearts in order to make more room for God in… More Decluttering Our Hearts
You are not alone. Some weeks the news bears tragedy after tragedy that breaks our hearts. This past week or two have been like that for us. We are especially grieving for our brothers and sisters in Sentani, where we used to live and work in Indonesia, who are being devastated by landslides and floods.… More Is your heart breaking over recent news?
We praise God for the opportunity to share at our church this past Sunday. We hope you enjoy the message: What does your name mean to you? What about other titles you’ve been given to describe you? How has your name or title influenced your life? Names certainly can be quite meaningful and influential. They can speak to our identity. Parents often take months to think up names for their… More ‘What’s in a Name?’ Acts 4:1-22 Sermon
Graham sent out this encouragement today to our staff and students: Today is International Women’s Day, and I would like to take this occasion to particularly thank and bless the women of SILA, staff and students alike. The story of SILA is marked with the contributions of women – not only in their academic and… More Happy International Women’s Day