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Blog update

Riding on the Clouds blog is almost 2 weeks old and I’m taking this moment to comment on the process and reflect on the goals and direction. I had a ‘family blog’ about a decade ago (8lanefreeway – ‘the freeway…

A Call for Leaders

Marcus Loane’s book about the origins and traditions of the church in Sydney is entitled “Hewn from the Rock” and he quotes Isaiah 51:1 at the start. “Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the Lord: look…

Greatest Media Launch ever

Here is the 3rd part of the Christmas 2021 sermon: 3rd Trimester: Angelic broadcasts good news of miracle birth (Luke 2:1-20) 3rd trimester…Christmas day arrives. And here we see that the living God of Israel works his creative kingdom design even through…

The Dad who learnt not to box God in

Here’s Part 2 of my Christmas 2021 sermon: 2nd Trimester: Dumb Dad bursts forth in benediction (Luke 1:57-80) Luke doesn’t have us follow Mary home…but instead has us stay with Elizabeth and Zechariah for the birth of John the Baptist. Zechariah…

Nothing is impossible for God

I preached this sermon last Christmas 2021. It is based on Luke 1-2 and divided into three parts…and I’ll post each part over the next 3 posts. Part 1   Mary visits Elizabeth – A visit to the hill country “Greetings, O…

Hunchbacks and cheese

I’m still setting up this blog site and getting used to things. So this 2nd post is a short note about the word for cheese in 2 Samuel 17:29 and the ‘rugged’ (NIV) or ‘many-peaked’ (ESV) mountains of Psalm 68:15.…