Is Christianity Irrational? - Part 1- of That's a Good Question - 3 July 2022

3 July, 2022 Ian Reid

July 3                                “Is Christianity Irrational?”

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,

1 Peter 3:15 [NIV]


20th Century Mission - Jesus the Gamechanger 2 - 26 June 2022

26 June, 2022 Guest Speakers

Click on the link to view material prepared by Ps Ian Reid.

Jesus the Gamechanger 2 session aired at Tuggeranong Baptist Church on Sunday 26 June 2022.

Season 2 tells stories of those who took the gospel message, risking danger and death, to ensure people heard to the ends of the earth?

Aired with permission - Original version of the series purchased by Tuggeranong Baptist Church at the beginning of the Coronavirus epidemic.


Grace Happens - Part 3 of Life Happens - 19 June 2022

19 June, 2022 Ian Reid

June 19               Grace Happens                                Ephesians 2:8-10

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.


Guidance Happens - Part 2 of Life Happens -- 12 June 2022

12 June, 2022 Ian Reid

June 12             Guidance Happens                        Psalm 25

In you, Lord my God, I put my trust.

I trust in you; do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause.

Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths.

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.

Do not remember the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you, Lord, are good.

Good and upright is the Lord; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way.

10 All the ways of the Lord are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

11 For the sake of your name, Lord, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.

12 Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.[b]

13 They will spend their days in prosperity, and their descendants will inherit the land.

14 The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.

15 My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.

16 Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

17 Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.

18 Look on my affliction and my distress and take away all my sins.

19 See how numerous are my enemies and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me, do not let me be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.

21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God, from all their troubles!


Life Happens - Part 1 - 5 June 2022

5 June, 2022 Ian Reid

June 5               Life Happens.  (Communion)              Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


Bridges Wineskin and Armour - 29 May 2022

29 May, 2022 Guest

Open the link to view the presentation of keynote speaker Kimberley Smith at the Gathering and Annual Assembly of the Association of Baptist Churches of NSW&ACT in May 2022.

Kimberly is currently the Generations and Emerging Leaders Pastor for the Baptist Churches of Victoria, Australia. Drawing on 15 years experience as a Generations pastor, her role is to support kids, families, youth and young adult pastors and leaders in their roles with mentoring, training and connection to the broad network of churches. She also seeks to help churches and their senior leadership think, act and grow generationally.

Kimberly is passionate about leadership and team development. She is a State Coordinator within the Arrow Leadership Emerging Leaders program – encouraging leaders in church and para church organisations to explore and develop their leadership potential. She presents the “Leading Teams” module.


The Cost of not Praying - Part 2 The Cost of not following Jesus - 22 May 2022

22 May, 2022 Ian Reid

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May 22             The Cost of not….Praying           Matthew 6:5-13

And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, 10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us today our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’


The Goodness of God - Isaiah 40 - Part 2 - 15 May 2022

15 May, 2022 Raymod Wilson

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Isaiah 40: 18- 31 New International Version


With whom, then, will you compare God?

    To what image will you liken him?


As for an idol, a metalworker casts it,

    and a goldsmith overlays it with gold

    and fashions silver chains for it.


A person too poor to present such an offering

    selects wood that will not rot;

they look for a skilled worker

    to set up an idol that will not topple.


Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?

Has it not been told you from the beginning?

    Have you not understood since the earth was founded?


He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth,

    and its people are like grasshoppers.

He stretches out the heavens like a canopy,

    and spreads them out like a tent to live in.


He brings princes to naught

    and reduces the rulers of this world to nothing.


No sooner are they planted,

    no sooner are they sown,

    no sooner do they take root in the ground,

than he blows on them and they wither,

    and a whirlwind sweeps them away like chaff.


“To whom will you compare me?

    Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One.


Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:

    Who created all these?

He who brings out the starry host one by one

    and calls forth each of them by name.

Because of his great power and mighty strength,

    not one of them is missing.


Why do you complain, Jacob?

    Why do you say, Israel,

“My way is hidden from the Lord;

    my cause is disregarded by my God”?


Do you not know?

    Have you not heard?

The Lord is the everlasting God,

    the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

    and his understanding no one can fathom.


He gives strength to the weary

    and increases the power of the weak.


Even youths grow tired and weary,

    and young men stumble and fall;


but those who hope in the Lord

    will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

    they will run and not grow weary,

    they will walk and not be faint.


The Goodness of God - Isaiah 40 - Part 1 - 8 May 2022

8 May, 2022 Raymod Wilson

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Isaiah 40: 9-17 New International Version

You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain.

You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout,

lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!”


See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm.

See, his reward is with him, and his recompense accompanies him.


He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart;

he gently leads those that have young.


Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?

Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?


Who can fathom the Spirit[b] of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counselor?


Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way?

Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?


Surely the nations are like a drop in a bucket; they are regarded as dust on the scales;

he weighs the islands as though they were fine dust.


Lebanon is not sufficient for altar fires, nor its animals enough for burnt offerings.


Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless

and less than nothing.