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Sandy Citro

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From the Heart

One time, as I vacuumed around the house, I discovered a burnt mark at the floor rug under the bean bag. I thought, "Why on earth is there a burnt mark here?" So, I asked around to see who knew what happened there. And lo and behold, my son confessed…
Sandy Citro
June 27, 2019
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The Good News Sets Us Free

Sitting in front of each other, Morpheus said this to Neo: “What you know you can’t explain. But you feel it. You felt it your entire life. Something's wrong with the world. You don't know what, but it's there. Like a splinter in your mind … driving you mad. lt…
Sandy Citro
June 14, 2019
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Good News vs Fake News

Martin Luther, the father of the Reformation, became a monk when he was 21 after he was ‘miraculously saved’ from a bolt of lightning that struck the ground near him. Luther was extraordinarily successful as a monk. He even said this: "If anyone could have earned heaven by the life…
Sandy Citro
May 30, 2019
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The Only Good News

Back in my home country, I have been to a small town that economically thrives on their leather goods, particularly they are the imitation of the luxury brands, such as Gucci, Channel, YSL...etc. So, obviously people go there to buy the ‘branded’ products, including me. I thought why should I pay…
Sandy Citro
May 16, 2019
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Happy New Year!

10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 'Tis one of the very few occasions that bring the world together, as all kinds of people in all places look forward to the new year with new hope and new expectations. There is a sense that…
Sandy Citro
December 25, 2018
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Real Love

In “Avengers: Infinity War”, there is an interesting episode between Thanos and his daughter Gamora. (If you have not watched it, go and watch it!). Long story short (spoiler alert!), Thanos has to connect all the infinity stones to be the strongest person in the whole universe. In order to…
Sandy Citro
December 20, 2018
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Striving Together For The Gospel

“Young man, sit down. When God pleases to convert the heathen, he’ll do it without consulting you or me.” Those were the words hurled at William Carey when Carey kept urging his fellow pastors to set up a missionary agency. In 1792, he wrote one of the most influential books…
Sandy Citro
September 20, 2018
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Don’t Cause One Another to Stumble

In 2004, I lived in a Southbank apartment, just a 5-minute stroll from Crown Complex. When my dad visited, he loved to go there either for food or for a casual stroll along the Southgate precinct. Occasionally, he went into the casino just for fun. Although he didn’t play at…
Sandy Citro
September 6, 2018
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Don’t Pass Judgment on One Another

Can we baptise infants? Or do we only baptise adult believers? Should we follow a certain liturgy at our church service? Or should we organise our service more fluidly and with more variety? Can we sing contemporary songs at church? Or should we only sing hymns? Should we observe communion…
Sandy Citro
August 30, 2018
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Walk Properly with One Another

On Saturday last week, I had the privilege of officiating the wedding of a couple from this church. The ceremony was in the morning, but the reception is at night somewhere else. So, we went home first. I was so tired, I decided to take a nap while Maria looked…
Sandy Citro
August 23, 2018