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Sam Reeve

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Beastly world, bright future

Daniel’s frightening dream of what’s up ahead left him reeling, and with lots of unanswered questions (Daniel 7). It was full of scary unknowns. Life is often like that. But the centrepiece of what God is doing is his sovereign rule, even over the ruthless rulers who will savage God’s…
Sam Reeve
November 1, 2019
From The Heart

Open House, Open Heart, Open Heaven

Welcome to CrossCulture Open House! We’re so glad you could come today and hope that your time with us is inspiring and encouraging. We hope we can give you some idea of what goes on here and why we’ve been here for the last 154 years. We’d love you to…
Sam Reeve
October 24, 2019
From The Heart

Your days are numbered

One of the most obvious and certain facts is that our life is limited. We’re constantly reminded of this through the death of loved ones, accidents, health scares, the daily news, etc, etc. It’s everywhere, yet we often live our lives as if our time is limitless: time to really…
Sam Reeve
October 11, 2019
From The Heart

The bad news of the gospel

We often translate the word gospel as ‘good news’. But in the time of Jesus, it simply meant ‘news’. There’s a good reason for this. If you believe it and obey it, it’s incredibly good news. The exchange of our guilt and sin for Jesus’ perfect goodness and righteousness is…
Sam Reeve
September 22, 2019
From The Heart

Who do you trust?

I heard someone say the other day that they used to read the news to find out the facts of a story, so they could decide what to believe about it. They went on to say, “Now if I read the news I’m told what to believe about something, and…
Sam Reeve
July 23, 2019
From The Heart

What are you REALLY passionate about?

If you were offered an unlimited advertising budget, how would you use it? What would you communicate? If you had the chance to communicate one message, what would it be? For Paul, there’s no doubt what it would be spent on. Promoting Christ. And more specifically, the cross – the…
Sam Reeve
July 4, 2019
From The Heart

Freedom of speech, freedom of religion

One of the issues at play in the election was freedom of speech and religious freedom. It came a long way down the list from the question of “what am I going to get/lose?” which probably has the biggest influence on the outcome, but it was there nonetheless. We are…
Sam Reeve
May 23, 2019
From The Heart

Happy Mother’s Day!

What a wonderful privilege it is to have children and nurture them; and an even greater privilege to show them what it’s like to follow Jesus. It’s not as easy as it sounds, as any parent knows. To guide your children well, discipline them in good and godly ways whilst…
Sam Reeve
May 9, 2019
From The Heart

Hope Begins

Christ is Risen! When Peter writes to Christians who are being severely persecuted for their faith, he tells them that they have a living hope (1 Peter 1:3). Christianity is not a dead religion – it’s living, because its founder is alive. Those believers (who were going through fiery trials)…
Sam Reeve
April 17, 2019
From The Heart

I Am Heir to God’s Kingdom

Many people believe that identity is closely bound up with purpose. A sense of who we are closely follows having a sense of purpose. Sometimes you hear people say “I’ve found the reason why I was born” when they engage in something that gives them a deep purpose and meaning,…
Sam Reeve
April 4, 2019