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God Does Not Change

I remember when I was young, life was very different.  On Sundays people would go to church, then home for lunch and spend the rest of the day with family and friends.  All the shops were shut, and there were no sports.  Today it seems that everything has changed. But…
Lou Di Lorenzo
November 29, 2018
From The Heart

Coming ready or not!

I am so looking forward to the coming of Jesus. The bible tells us that He will bring in the new heaven and new earth. The whole creation will be renewed and perfectly and lovingly ruled by Him. There will be no more suffering or crying or pain. Nothing evil…
Sam Reeve
November 22, 2018
From The Heart

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
From The Heart

The Burden and Joy of Leadership

One of the great gifts that God gives us is the ability to influence the lives of others. Parents get to do it with kids, aunties with nephews and nieces, teachers with students, friends with friends, workers with colleagues, patients with carers and vice-versa. The opportunities are endless. And it’s…
Sam Reeve
November 8, 2018
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 you find your time with us inspiring and encouraging. Please take advantage of the many things that are on today to get to know us. We hope we can give you some idea of what…
Sam Reeve
October 29, 2018
From The Heart

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
From The Heart

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
From The Heart

You never know…

On Tuesday our family was together to give thanks for Janet’s dad, who passed away recently. After the service a man who had been in a youth group I was involved in many years ago introduced himself to me. He was from a non-Christian background and had put his trust…
Sam Reeve
September 13, 2018
From The Heart

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
From The Heart

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