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Sam Reeve

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The sorrow of getting it wrong

It’s been interesting watching a bit of the World Cup (soccer, that is, in case you’re not a fan, or have been hiding under a rock for the last few weeks!). I like checking out the expressions on the player’s faces (except when it’s obviously one that they have been…
Sam Reeve
July 13, 2014
From The Heart

What is our focus?

For almost 149 years CrossCulture has been a Christ-centred Church. Recently we have been working on sharpening that focus and at our AGM adopted as our vision: Know Christ, Grow in Christ, Proclaim Christ. What we want to pursue ourselves, and what we want to happen to people the Lord…
Sam Reeve
July 6, 2014
From The Heart

The Rock from which we’re cut

Isaiah uses an unusual expression in his prophecy to God’s people in trying to encourage them. He calls on them to “look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug” (51:1). The implication is to think about your origins, your identity,…
Sam Reeve
June 29, 2014
From The Heart

Waiting for God

God’s message through Isaiah is very clear – He hasn’t forgotten his people, and He will rescue and restore them. Big promises, by a big God. But for people who were oppressed by a cruel foreign power who had gutted their country, temple, houses and farms, it was hard to…
Sam Reeve
June 22, 2014
From The Heart

God speaks

We often long to “hear the voice of God”. I think by saying that, we mean that we want God to speak a word that is particularly for me; a message in an envelope that has my name and address on it. Some people spend their whole lives in expectation…
Sam Reeve
June 15, 2014
From The Heart

Australian Idol

The people of God in Isaiah’s time got themselves in a lot of trouble when they succumbed to the temptation to put their faith in the idols of the nations around them. There were lots of reasons for it: The idols were targeted at fertility (people and crops) – a…
Sam Reeve
June 8, 2014
From The Heart

Waiting for the Lord

There is a wonderful promise in Isaiah 40 that I’m sure we’ve clung to with varying degrees of desperation at different times. It goes like this: they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be…
Sam Reeve
June 1, 2014