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Lean on Him

“I have found that petty disappointments tend to accumulate over time, undermining my faith with a lava flow of doubt. I start to wonder whether God cares about everyday details — about me. I am tempted to pray less often, having concluded in advance that it won’t matter. Or will it? My emotions and…
Lou Di Lorenzo
December 5, 2019
From The Heart

The Conflict Cancer

Anybody who has ever been in a serious conflict knows only too well how all-consuming it is. It saps our time, thoughts, energy and diminishes our resilience and ability to reach out to others. It’s like a cancer of the soul. What is true at the personal level is true…
Sam Reeve
November 28, 2019
From The Heart

God’s Comfort

All of us will go through the heartache and turmoil of grief in our lives.  It is an experience none of us can avoid. As Christians we have a wonderful hope beyond death in this life. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing,…
Lou Di Lorenzo
November 21, 2019
From The Heart

The depression epidemic

According to the World Health Organisation, depression is the leading cause of disability globally. 300 million people suffer from it. It’s something that is common, so something we need to understand – for our own sake and for the sake of others so that we can be good Christ-like carers…
Sam Reeve
November 14, 2019
From The Heart

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

Saying “Sorry”

As children we learn early how to say the words “I’m sorry.” Parents rightfully get us to practice the behaviour when conflicts arise among siblings and playmates. Eventually, a true sense of remorse must catch-up to merely frowning and saying the words reluctantly so that we can go back to…
Abrahm Gunn
October 4, 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

Some things can last forever

I’m sure many of us have struggled with this thought, “Nothing lasts forever, so is there really any point to working so hard to achieve my goals? Isn’t it all a bit meaningless?”  King Solomon struggled with this issue and deals with it heavily in the book of Ecclesiastes -…
Abrahm Gunn
September 6, 2019