Bible Study Articles

Hospitality for Busy Families

One of the most countercultural things you can do as a Christian is to invite someone over for dinner. New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman encourages listeners on The Focus of the Family podcast to develop a habit of opening up your home as a way to connect to your local community. Hospitality is…

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What Happens When You Are All In

Is following God everything you thought it would be? Do you feel like you’re making a difference in the world and experiencing the Holy Spirit’s power at work in you and through you? Or are you secretly holding back? These are important questions to ask ourselves in order to stay focused and give Jesus our…

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3 Disruptive Trends Emerging From COVID-19

Change is inevitable but irrelevance isn’t. Churches are facing a perfect storm of disruption and need to understand the broader changes occurring in the culture and among Christians in how to fulfill the Great Commission in a post-pandemic world. Carey Nieuwhof interviews bestselling author Thom Rainer to discuss three emerging trends coming out of the…

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Conquering Debt

Brian and Cherie Lowe discuss their casual attitude toward finances during their first nine years of marriage and the moment they realised with terror that they were in over $127,000 in consumer debt. In this Focus on the Family podcast, they share the obstacles they faced and the strategies they followed to paying off their…

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How Do You Talk To Someone When They Are Dealing With Anxiety

It’s estimated that a quarter of Australians will face an anxiety condition in their lifetimes. The impact of anxiety can be crippling and it can be difficult as a friend or family member to know how to approach the subject with a loved one. In this Counsel Culture podcast, Nick Marks, CEO of Australian Institute…

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How Do You Talk To Someone When They Are Dealing With Depression

Beyond Blue reports that 1 in 7 Australians will experience depression in their lifetime and 9 people die in the country of suicide every day. If you have a friend or family member who is living with depression, it can be difficult to know how to help. In this Counsel Culture podcast, Nick Marks, CEO…

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Leadership Blindspots and Whitewashed Walls – A podcast by Pete Scazzero

How is it possible to become blinded by our own sin and failures as a leader? Very easily says Pete Scazzero, author of The Emotionally Healthy Leader. On the “The Emotionally Healthy Leader” podcast, Pete unpacks Ezekiel 13 and three key takeaways that will help leaders be honest with themselves and cultivate a deeply changed…

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Resistence of the Cult of the Self – With Cindy McGarvie from Youth For Christ

As CEO for Youth For Christ Australia, Cindy McGarvie is often asked by young people how they are to live out their Christian faith in a post-Christian culture. In this insightful talk, Cindy unpacks vital lessons Christians can learn from the powerful witness of the early church while living under persecution in the Roman Empire….

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Finances Under Pressure – A Counsel Culture Podcast

As Christians, we are called to be countercultural in how we approach money, even when we face challenges like the current cost of living crisis that is squeezing household budgets. Darren Laudenbach has spent more than 30 years as a licensed financial adviser, a business coach and business owner. In this Counsel Culture podcast, Darren…

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The 4 Key Shifts in Australia Influencing the Rise of Micro Churches

Micro churches are already part of the Australian landscape in our post-Christendom, post-COVID complex world. But why are we seeing the establishment of micro churches accelerate at this time in Australia? Bree Mills unpacks the biblical basis for micro churches and the four key shifts occurring in Australian culture that supports the rise of micro…

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