Editorial. 14.10.2017. To love and be loved.





We all need to feel loved and feel that we belong.  There are many lonely people. quote

What a blessing we have, to be part of God’s family. Here in the family which Christ established as his church, we have friendship and love. There is no need for prestige or wealth; we are all different - from many backgrounds and cultures. And yet we are one.

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28 NIV)

We love and are loved. We love and are loved by the Father and His Son. We love and are loved by each other.

We belong.




Meditation. 14.10.2017. Keeping in the ship


Paul was a prisoner in a ship sailing to Rome. It had been a voyage 

of disaster. They had only just started out on the 2nd stage of their

journey when a storm hit. The storm was so bad that they had to

tie the ship together to keep it from falling apart, they threw the

cargo overboard, then the ships tackle overboard. No one ate any-

thing and the storm lasted 14 days.


Finally they figured they were near land and threw out the

anchors. The sailors tried to escape by lowering the lifeboat into

the sea but Paul said, "Unless these men stay with the ship you cannot

be saved." (Acts 27 v 31) The soldiers then cut the ropes and the

lifeboat was washed away. After that Paul made everyone eat and

said that God had reassured him that all 276 of them aboard

would be safe, although the boat would be lost.


It all happened as Paul said.

Editorial. 17.9.2017. Weighed in the balance?

Some people think that life is a matter of being ‘weighed in the balance’. Good versus bad. If good comes out on top then we will be rewarded after we die.scales

But this is not what the Bible teaches. So what is it all about?

Our meditation for this week, “For you – a free gift” might give you some thoughts on which to ponder.


BFG (Bible & Friendship Group) 

If you live in the Taree/Forster area please feel welcome to share in our BFG.

Join with others for a cup of coffee, friendship and Bible based discussion.

For our current studies we are using ‘Old Testament Characters” (Peter Scazzero) as our study guide.

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