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Lou Di Lorenzo

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Trust

To have faith in others requires trust. Trust in another person. Trust that they will do what they say. Unfortunately these days faithfulness is not a character trait that many seek to have. Our society expects unfaithfulness, and it is organised on that basis. Yet the scripture tells us that faithfulness is a part of…
Lou Di Lorenzo
November 15, 2018
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Justice and Forgiveness

If you read through facebook and other social media platforms a common theme arises that goes beyond mere posts about what we had for breakfast. People are constantly pursuing justice through social media.  Think about it, whether it’s political posts, rants about the guy that stole your seat on the…
Lou Di Lorenzo
October 12, 2018
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Righteousness By Faith

What does righteousness mean in the bible? We often define human righteousness as acting in an upright moral way all the time, according to society’s accepted moral standards (which change over time). But the bible’s definition of righteousness is very different. It is God’s own perfection, God’s unchanging standards, carried…
Lou Di Lorenzo
June 7, 2018
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Bible Reading is for Everyone

For the majority of the past 2,000 years, ordinary Christians had little access to the bible. Bibles were copied by hand and were expensive. Most people could not read or write, so access to the Scripture was limited to Sundays when the minister would read a portion of the bible…
Lou Di Lorenzo
April 5, 2018
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Fellowship

In a big city like Melbourne, with a population of over 4 million, one of the biggest issues people face is loneliness. It’s not that we don’t see people or have contact with them, but so many people do not have a true connection, or a deep relationship with anyone.…
Lou Di Lorenzo
March 16, 2018
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Forgiving One Another

In 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28, Paul encourages the church to live harmoniously together in Christian community. One aspect of doing this is to be willing to forgive one another. Forgiveness is an important part of life together as believers, as it says in Colossians 3:13. One important reason we forgive others…
Lou Di Lorenzo
February 15, 2018
From The Heart

True Love is Honest

We know that lying to one another is wrong (Leviticus 19:11), but what about telling white lies? A white lie is a small lie—just stretching the truth a little. We don’t mean to hurt anyone, in fact we do it so that we won’t hurt the other person. Lying is…
Lou Di Lorenzo
September 27, 2017
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Till Death Do Us Part

For those of us who are married, if you used the traditional marriage vow, or if you used more modern vows, you would have used these or similar words – “till death do us part”. This is the promise we make to our spouse. These are the words we use…
Lou Di Lorenzo
September 13, 2017
From The Heart

To Respect Our Parents

What does it mean to respect another person? The dictionary tells us that respect is a feeling of deep admiration or having a sense of esteem or of great worth for another person. In his first letter to Timothy (1 Timothy 5:3-8), Paul emphasises one aspect of children and grandchildren…
Lou Di Lorenzo
August 30, 2017
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Let’s Be Honest

In Acts chapter 5 we have the story of Ananias and Sapphira. When Peter confronts the two he does not accuse them of greed or materialism, but rather of lying. Then, Peter does not accuse them of lying to the leaders of the church, but rather, lying to God (Acts…
Lou Di Lorenzo
August 17, 2017