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The following blogs have been contributed by members of the United Church of God - Australia, and aim to invoke further inspiration and thought on the Word of God.
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As it has been my custom for many years, I plan once again to obey God’s command and observe the Feast of Tabernacles with my family.
God commanded the Feast Days for His people because they keep us in touch with the knowledge of His great plan and wonderful purpose for all mankind. We are reminded of God’s great purpose for mankind through the faithful observance of the Feasts of the Lord.
Have you ever wondered why the Creator God would have any interest in you or me, or in humanity? David asked the very same question – “What is man that You are mindful of him ... the son of man that You visit him?” The answer to this question has gone generally unknown or misunderstood throughout human history. When we pause, meditate on and embrace the answer, our lives will be forever changed. Dare to read on?
Do you try to live a Christian way of life? Or at least a ‘Christian-looking’ way of life? Have you surrendered your life and will to God, or do you still hold on to ‘underground agendas’ which only serve to give an appearance of empowerment. What does real submission to God look like? Read Samantha’s personal journey on this topic.
It is not a new endeavour for humanity to be curious about the possibility of finding and making contact with intelligent life in the universe. Stephen Hawking, teaming up with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner, has renewed interest in this search. However, you may not be aware that there is a group that has already made contact with intelligent life in our universe.
In the opening chapters of the Bible it becomes apparent there are two ways of life – the "give" way and the "get" way. This powerful theme is followed through in the rest of the Bible -- in the Words of God, in the words and examples of His servants.
How do we see these two ways of life in today's world?
God is sharing a great message with the world through His Holy Day plan. Keeping the Feast of Firstfruits is one of the most encouraging and inspiring of God's Holy Days. What do you know about the Feast of Firstfruits also known as Pentecost?
by Reg Wright
From time to time, I have been asked questions from Christians who sincerely want to understand what the Bible teaches about war and therefore how should Christians think about war and the commemoration of war. They ask: Is it all right for a Christian to attend war memorial services such as those held on ANZAC Day.
by Shana Heslin
We are inclined to feel like we deserve something just because we want it. Our society is pervaded by a sense of individual entitlement. Is our contentment affected by what we think we are entitled?
by Reg Wright
A phenomenon that has grown considerably in modern times within the Christian churches is the ability to speak in tongues. The subject of "speaking in tongues" has caused considerable discussion and controversy within the Christian community.
What does the Bible tell us about this subject of "speaking in tongues?"
The Kingdom of God has always existed. God's annual Feasts described in Leviticus 23 tell of the plan He embarked on before anything was created - to bring others into his family. His family will be of His kind, the God kind, and the object of God creating everything, including the angels, was to bring "many sons to glory".
How does the Feast of Unleavened Bread provide us with a most amazing object lesson, showing our journey into the very family of our Creator and God?
by Roger Waite
God's Holy Days have rich meaning reminding us each of the major steps in God's great plan to save all of mankind and bring us into His great Family. As the Passover and Unleavened Bread festivals draw near it is good to reflect on the meaning of the wonderful Passover season.
If we observe creation, whether it be in nature, or our own pets, there is much to learn. Chontelle shares what she has learnt from some of her furry companions.
by Reg Wright
Many have used personal near death experiences or stories of near death experiences to confirm their belief that there is life after death -- that when a person dies he or she either goes to heaven or hell. But is this really what the bible teaches? How should we understand these accounts of near death experiences?
How well do you know yourself? by Bill Bradford
Is it possible that we sometimes hide from God; that we don't want God to know too much about us? How well do we really know ourselves? Do we realize that God knows us better than we know ourselves?
by Roger Waite
Do you have loved ones who have died and not become a Christian and you worry for them and their soul beyond the grave? Are they condemned to hell because they didn't "accept Christ"?