The MBM Blog

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

My Great Grandfather Was A Drunk

My great grandfather was a drunk. He would come home from the pub and beat up my great grandmother until she plucked up the courage to leave him. My grandmother as a little girl witnessed this and vowed she would never drink alcohol. She made my grandfather sign a...

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The Estate of Marriage

Five hundred years ago, there was a reformation that not only cleaned up the errors and corruption to do with the church but also to do with the family as well. Martin Luther noted that hardly any of the church fathers (or any of his contemporaries for that matter)...

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Resurrection Sunday

Let’s meditate on this precious verse in Hebrews 2 as we consider resurrection Sunday. Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death — that is, the devil — and free those...

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Good Friday: The Nature of Crucifixion

On this Good Friday, it is worth considering the nature of crucifixion. Some idea of the pain of crucifixion can be discerned by Seneca, a Roman contemporary of Jesus. Seneca writes, “Can anyone be found who would prefer wasting away in pain dying limb by limb or...

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Encouraging Stories from Our Children’s Ministry (Part 2)

Here are some very encouraging stories from our various ministries written with the permission of parents. I am so proud of all those involved in taking the good news of Jesus to our community. This is part 2. Playtime & ESL Kids A grandmother (not from our...

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Encouraging Stories from Our Children’s Ministry (Part 1)

Here are some very encouraging stories from our children’s ministry written with the permission of their parents. I am so proud of the kids, their parents and the teams who lead them. This is part 1. 9am Kids Church A few weeks ago, Bella, age 8, came home from Kids...

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Satan’s Lies About Singleness (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a very helpful article written by Emma Thornett on 19th August 2013 titled, Satan’s lies about singleness: Lie 7: A single person has no family To be honest, at this stage in my life I don’t feel much temptation to believe this lie. By the grace of...

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Satan’s Lies About Singleness (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a very helpful article written by Emma Thornett on 19th August 2013 titled, Satan’s lies about singleness. Lie 4: Because no-one has married you, you have no value I’ve spoken to a number of single friends who genuinely think they have nothing to...

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Congratulations MBM 26 Years

As we celebrate the 26th Anniversary of the Multicultural Bible Ministry it seems appropriate that I share a little of its early history from my point of view. In 1990 I came to a point of repentance. I repented of the attitude that went like this. “If I, a...

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Satan’s Lies About Singleness (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of an article written by Emma Thornett on 19th August 2013 titled, Satan’s lies about singleness: I’m single. I live in Sydney’s east with my two flatmates and my cat. (The crazy-cat-lady litmus test is that you know you’ve become one and you don’t...

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Further Encouragement

The feedback from people’s desire wanting to read the bible with friends is so encouraging. Here are another three stories. 1. For a few years, a close friend and I have done life with a friend who finished his HSC last year but was still seeking answers in the world....

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Encouraging Stories

Here are some very encouraging stories about the most important 9 words which are, “Would you like to read the bible with me?" 1. At the encouragement of his Growth Group leader, one man decided to message a friend called Dan with the 9 most important words for Term 1...

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What’s been happening at MBM?

Last Sunday we sent off MBM South West Sydney to start a new congregation off base. It was a day of much joy and some sorrow. Joy at the privilege of being partnered together with other great churches in South West Sydney in taking the good news of our Lord to the...

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Senior Minister’s Report (Part 2)

The year of 2017 looks like an exciting year. We have our own Archbishop Glenn Davies preaching at our Good Friday service, Simon Manchester speaking at our Men’s conference (March 4th) and Philip Jensen preaching at our 26th anniversary service which is on Sunday...

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Senior Minister’s Report (Part 1)

Our Annual General meeting will be held on Sunday February 5th at 12:15pm. Here is part 1 of my report as senior minister. 2016 was an exciting year with great steps forward and we now enter the third year of our 10 year goals (2015-2025). When we think of goals, it’s...

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