The MBM Blog

Personal stories, thoughts and articles about what Jesus is doing in our world and in our church.

Eulogy for Evelyn Lee

We don’t want to be here today. And yet, we knew this day was coming. 2 weeks ago Evie came into this church for the very first time. It was for her dedication and many of you joined us on that happy occasion. Little did we know it would also be her last time at...

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Gay son asks Christian mum to vote ‘yes’

Gay son asks Christian mum to vote ‘yes’

Someone I've known for a long time who is a Christian was asked by her son who is gay if she would vote, 'yes' in the plebiscite. Here is how the conversation went. Her son is happy for the story to be told: God has blessed me with wonderful children, one of whom is...

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Reflections on Psalm 139

Reflections on Psalm 139

Why do people feel the need to go to counsellors and therapists? I used to be one, so people often ask me this. At one level, it’s because people are in need of advice and insight—their marriage is struggling, they are deeply depressed, they don’t know how to...

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Puritan Prayer

Puritan Prayer

Dear Friends, Here is a prayer from the puritans that has warmed the hearts of many Christians: O my Savior, help me. I am slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb; I am in the foothills when I should be on the heights; I am pained by my graceless heart, my...

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A Story of a Prodigal Son

A Story of a Prodigal Son

Mike Raiter passed on this story to me a couple of years ago that touches on a key element of the story of the prodigal son. There was a man sitting on the pavement beside the bus stop – he was unshaven his shoes were old and worn his shoulders were slumped 
he looked...

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Elijah with the Lord

Elijah with the Lord

You may have heard the very sad news that baby Elijah died on Monday afternoon at the age of only 5 months 11 days. As Jess, his mum, said on Monday, “Elijah had spent more time in her womb than in her hands.” All death is bad but when it reaches the young, whether...

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A Prayer of Thanks for God’s Faithfulness in the Bible

A Prayer of Thanks for God’s Faithfulness in the Bible

Thank You Father that You are the faithful, good and righteous God. You are the Lord who always keeps Your promises. You are the God who is gracious and merciful in salvation, even as You are just and wrathful in Your judgments. We thank You for Your faithfulness...

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Equal But Different

Equal But Different

Equal But Different by Bronwyn Chin in June 2012. I thank God for the gift of Cancer! I don’t like being in pain and I don’t like having terminal pancreatic cancer. I would like to grow old with my husband and see my kids grow up. But God appears to have a better...

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17th Century Prayer

17th Century Prayer

Here is a prayer written in the 17th century by a Puritan Christian. I found it most helpful to meditate on and thought you might benefit as well. Ray Galea O my Savior, help me. I am slow to learn, so prone to forget, so weak to climb; I am in the foothills when I...

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Reflections from John and Betty Sharpe

Reflections from John and Betty Sharpe

John and Betty Sharpe who joined MBM in 2010. They served as missionaries with New Tribe Missions among the Tugutil people in Indonesia (1980-1995). Here is one story from their experience. The evangelisation of Tugutil people of Lili was a long process that first...

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Shane Viglione

Shane Viglione

Dear Friends, On Thursday, we farewelled Shane Viglione, our dear brother who is now with the Lord. Some have asked whether we should have a memorial plaque for him but if you knew Shane that is the last thing he would have wanted.
But it is right to honour those who...

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