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November 28, 2015 0

Is this “Pasta” for real

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A few days ago this article appeared in the local press, of someone being photographed in their “Rastafarian” garb of wearing a colander on they head of the drivers licence. http://m.theage.com.au/…/pastafarian-gets-victorian-drivers… Now I appreciate, and actually find both amusing and poignant, the Flying Spaghetti Monster concept and the arguments it makes against religious beliefs, but […]

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August 13, 2014 0

How can there be a God in a world of such horrors?

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In recent weeks the most harrowing stories have come to light of incidents in the north of Iraq and Syria where death is not just commonplace, but death of the most brutal kind.  On some forums there are those who repeat the refrain “Where is God in all this?” or “How can there be a […]

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June 3, 2014 2

Covering Sins?

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  This blog post is distilled from a sermons preached at Torquay Christian Fellowship (Australia). © Chris Rowney 2014 What does God most want you to remember from the New Testament? Any ideas? OK, who knows what 1 Peter 4:8 says without looking it up?   Go on I’ll give you a moment…     […]

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May 5, 2014 0

Worship Directions Single Post

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This blog post is distilled from a series of sermons preached at Torquay Christian Fellowship (Australia) in late 2005. Part One: Being enjoyed by God! Our action as we approach God, and our reaction when we meet His presence. From the title of this blog you can see I’m planning to write for a few pages […]

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May 5, 2014 2

Worship Directions 4 – Out

Part Four: Out “Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous deeds among all peoples.”  Psalm 96:3. “The LORD reigns, let the earth be glad; let the distant shores rejoice.”  Psalm 97:1. “From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you will I fulfil my vows. The poor will […]

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May 5, 2014 2

Worship Directions 3 – In

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Click to read Part One – Worship Directions Intro Click to read Part Two – Worship Up Part Three: In Worship also involves the direction of IN! “My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To […]

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May 5, 2014 2

Worship Directions 2 – Up

Click here to read Part One – Worship Directions Part Two: Up “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.” Isaiah 6:1. Now to start, I am not saying up because God in some way lives above the clouds in […]

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May 5, 2014 1

Worship Directions 5 – Beyond

Click to read Part One – Worship Directions Intro Click to read Part Two – Worship Up Click to read Part Three – Worship In Click to read Part Four – Worship Out Part Five: Beyond Beyond Compare If you read through the Bible you’ll find there are many times where there is an attempt to compare the one we worship […]

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March 29, 2014 5

Worship Directions

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This blog post is distilled from a series of sermons preached at Torquay Christian Fellowship (Australia) in late 2005. © Chris Rowney 2014 All five posts can be downloaded as a PDF here. Part One: Being enjoyed by God! Our action as we approach God, and our reaction when we meet His presence. From the […]

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April 30, 2012 0

Welcome to Chris Rowney dot com!

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Chris Rowney is Lead Pastor for Teaching and Vision of Torquay Christian Fellowship, and regular contributor to the true2life video and audio podcasts. Chris was born in the 60s and grew up in a rural city in NSW Australia, feeling called to ministry as a teenager, he began pastoral ministry in Torquay, VIC, in 2003. […]

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