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Keeping the main thing, the main thing!

Christmas is approaching and over on Vision radio you'll find lots of songs and carols about the reason for the season: Jesus! Mandy Worby of Night Vision puts our policy best: 'All the Christmas music that we play has to follow our normal guidelines of 

Australia's Amazing Grace

Join us on Vision radio and be part of celebrating Christian Heritage Sunday on 1 February. Quick quiz: What do William Wilberforce (the driving force behind the abolition of the slave trade) and John Newton (the writer of the beloved hymn Amazing Grace) have to do with the founding of a British colony in Australia?
  The Good News crushed into 6 words:

God. Our. Sins. Paying. Everyone. Life.

Still not sure what this means? All it takes is four minutes to watch this epic presentation of the Good News. It's about the greatest story ever told that's hardly ever told.

JC Denim & Destiny Rescue

Need some new jeans? Consider supporting JC Epidemic and Destiny Rescue. Jim Bartle speaks about the inspiration behind JC Denim: 'JC Epidemic, the extreme sports ministry I founded with two friends, has been running 10 years this year. We’ve seen more ups and downs than one of our FMX/BMX shows.

Music, bikes and Christianity!

Sanctus Real, United Pursuit, Newworldson, JC Epidemic - yep, these are just a few of the Christian groups we've had writing exclusive feature articles for word4U2day. It's been a huge privilege to showcase them in our print edition over the last few issues and

It's really simple.

You can read through the Bible in about 60 hours! But who has time to sit down and do that? Our SoulFood reading plan will take you through the whole of Scripture in just one year. Spend just a few minutes each day in this easy-to-use systematic Bible reading plan. The daily SoulFood readings provided
   
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GONE FISHING

'I will make you fishers of men.' Matthew 4:19 NKJ

 

There were days Simon dreamt of packing it in. Catching fish wasn’t easy work. Days could be too hot for fishing; nights could be too cold. Some mornings it lashed down and he didn’t feel much like getting into a boat. Other days the waters were just freezing. And now, here was Jesus promising a lifetime of ‘fishing’ for men.

Perhaps Simon hoped it would be easier. Yet he’d soon realise there would be easy and tough days with people, too. There would be long sermons and great healing meetings, and still nobody would bite. There would be days when trouble just lashed down. Sometimes he just wouldn’t feel like fishing for men.

But if the fishing business had taught him anything, it was to get out to sea. To be a do–er. The only way to scoop up a successful catch was to get the wind in his hair, the sea–breeze in his lungs and get on with the backbreaking work of hauling up nets. Following Jesus would be pretty similar. Spending most of his life sitting down, not reaching anyone, wasn’t for him.

When it comes to walking out our faith, it’s sometimes best just get out there fishing in your school/college/workplace. Church is meant to help us in this, but not hide us from it. Sometimes, if we aren’t serving others, we start serving ourselves. If we aren’t helping the hurting, we can end up hurting the helping.

 

 



SoulFood: Job 18-20, Mt 1:1-17, Ps 47, Ecc 10:1-4

word4U2day (an adaptation of The Word for Today authored by Bob & Debby Gass) is published under licence by UCB Australia. 2014 UCB International Ltd
   
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