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Keith Bates
Works at New Life Christian Fellowship Narrabri
Attended Baulkham Hills High
Lived in Wolverhampton, UK
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If only there was as much outrage about the deaths of hundreds of babies every day, or the deaths of dozens of Christians every day, or the sexual slavery of millions around the world or the premature deaths of millions due to poor water or sanitation, our world would be a very different place.
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When Jesus announced that the Kingdom of God had come, He was declaring that the rule and reign of God, the power and reality of heaven, was penetrating this present age. The ultimate reality of God’s Kingdom has come to earth. Steve Stewart 
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Went for a ride this afternoon. The Map My Ride app happily timed my ride but failed to actually record any movement. I did 0 km in 55 minutes- a bit like Sydney peak hour driving.
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We're holding a "Men's Night In" at New Life to support White Ribbon. The event will be on Friday August 28th.
Please show your support by giving through Keith's Supporter page and share this link to spread the word about White Ribbon Australia
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Reflection on John 6:24-35

Scripture
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

Observation
The people go across the lake in pursuit of Jesus. Jesus tells them they are following Him for the bread and not out of a desire to see God. He tells them not to work for physical food but for the food of eternal life.

They ask Him for another sign so that they can believe in Him, just as Moses gave their ancestors manna in the desert.

Jesus says it was the Father who gave them bread from heaven, and now Jesus Himself is the true bread of life that satisfies spiritual hunger and thirst.

Application
We can be so locked in to our unbelief that the greatest miracles no longer hold any wonder for us. The people who had experienced the feeding of the 5000 ask for a sign that Jesus is the Messiah. How many signs does it take?

Those who are spiritually hungry, the desperate ones, will reach out to Jesus and feast on Him because He really is the bread of life.

When we devote ourselves entirely to serving Him, to intimacy with Him, to following Him, then we are filled with every good thing.

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Lord Jesus you really are the bread of life. Thank you that in you I am satisfied. Amen.
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When Jesus announced that the Kingdom of God had come, He was declaring that the rule and reign of God, the power and reality of heaven, was penetrating this present age. The ultimate reality of God’s Kingdom has come to earth. Steve Stewart
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I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 22.78km, time: 53:52, pace: 2:22min/km, speed: 25.37km/h.
http://mapmyride.com/workout/1094465569
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Reflection on Ephesians 4:1-16

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As a prisoner for the Lord then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

Observation
Paul urges us to live a life in accordance with our calling as followers of Jesus Christ. We should be humble and gentle with one another, making every effort to live in unity under the one God and Father of us all.

God has given gifts to the church- apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers- to prepare God's people for service and to build up the Body of Christ in unity and maturity.

When we become truly mature we will be growing into Christ and not listening to the vain teaching and scheming of men.

Application
We must learn to live together as christians in genuine unity. For too long, the church has been mired by denominationalism, by envy, by competitiveness, and by false teaching.

If we take this chapter seriously, we will learn to love one another regardless of worship styles and the ways we express our faith.

Most of what divides christians is the superficial and irrelevant. We must learn to be people of love.

True ministers- apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers- will be working to bring the church into unity. Only the false ministers will use their positions to divide the flock of Christ,

Prayer
Holy Spirit work in my life so that I can love my brothers and sisters. Show me how I can break down barriers to people from other churches and traditions. Amen.
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Apparently a lot of people have been booing AFL player Adam Goodes whenever he grabs the ball.
 
Some people have linked it to racism because he is, you know, indigenous. But that ignores the fact that there are literally dozens of other indigenous players who are warmly loved and respected in the AFL and other sports.
 
Plus it's a fairly new phenomenon, so maybe Goodes is regarded by the crowd as a boofhead.
 
Anyway amidst all the soul searching and complaining there is one simple solution to the problem, whatever the cause. I think this kind of booing of an individual in a team sport is bad manners and childish behaviour.
 
Just announce at the beginning of all games that if people engage in this behaviour the game will stop for 10 minutes. Both teams and all the umpires just walk off. The second time the match is abandoned and competition points divided between the teams.
 
Simple. But oh so hard because people think they should do what they like without any consequences.
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This is either a completely new form of propulsion previously unknown or a load of rubbish. It's a worry when devices appear to defy conventional laws of physics. From the SMH: 'Impossible' propell...
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Education
  • Baulkham Hills High
    1970 - 1975
  • University of Sydney
    Chemical Engineering, 1976
  • United Theological College
    1988
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Passionately in love with God, my family, my church
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pastor
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  • New Life Christian Fellowship Narrabri
    Pastor, present
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Wolverhampton, UK - Sydney, NSW - Bellambi, NSW - Hay, NSW - Narrabri, NSW
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7 Big Failed Environmentalist Predictions
thefederalist.com

Why not believe the environmentalists on global warming? Because they have a long history of failed predictions and bogus prognostications o

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play.google.com

★★★Featured on Google Play in 130+ countries.★★★ As seen on by The Times, PCWorld, TheNextWeb, Gizmodo, All Things Digital, Android Central

The changing face of Australian cycling road rules | Cycle Traveller
cycletraveller.com.au

Tasmania has become the latest state to adjust its road rules affecting cyclists as the country continues to slowly progress towards making

Watch Islamic State VIDEO of Pilot Being Burnt Alive with Quran Quote, J...
pamelageller.com

Unlike President Obama, King Abdullah II of Jordan did not go out and play 18 holes of golf. The Jordanian army said on Tuesday it would ave

WATCH: Atheists Want Christian Professor to Repent for This Awesome Video
www.charismanews.com

The chancellor had the audacity to share a video that showed the connection between religion and democracy, and this was the response.

New Life Christian Fellowship Narrabri - Home
www.new-life.org.au

Pastors Keith & Margaret Bates have led New Life since it was formed in 1996. They have been married for over 30 years and are passionate ab

Running from ISIS
sojo.net

I found the courage and fortitude of these displaced Iraqi Christians inspiring. Despite the hardships they faced and the daunting challenge

New Life Narrabri
newlifenarrabri.wordpress.com

Blogging about faith and life in rural Australia

xkcd: Universal Converter Box
xkcd.com

Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for

From Centrelink queue to knowing Jesus
www.biblesociety.org.au

NEWS | Madeleine Koo Sunday 3 August 2014 A Muslim man from Afghanistan asked his Christian friend: “I’ve heard that the Bible has words abo

Sea Horse -
creation.com

The sea horse's unique characteristics and mode of life defy attempts to ascribe evolutionary origins.

Girls 'escape' Boko Haram abductors in Nigeria
www.abc.net.au

Security sources say more than 60 women and girls have escaped Islamist abductors in Nigeria.

The Revenge of the Climate Reparations
wattsupwiththat.com

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Much of the current angst at the UN regarding climate has to do with the idea of "climate reparations". Thes

“To Be Honest, I’m Really Miserable” « Persecution News
www.persecution.org

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim's Fight for Freedom against the Clenched Fists of Clan and Country. Cameron Thomas, Regional Manager for Africa. 07/03/

HardwiredGlobal.org
pamelageller.com

Her crime? She’s a Christian in a Muslim country. She was raised a Christian and lives in America with her Christian husband. They made the

Harris's legacy in ruins as police probe fresh claims
www.abc.net.au

Rolf Harris's life and legacy are in ruins as police probe further allegations against the entertainer.

Biteman
bitemangame.com

Bite through as many Chiellini’s as you can before the Mexican referee Marco Rodríguez catches you!

Comment: To remember a lecture better, take notes by hand
www.sbs.com.au

Students do worse on quizzes when they use keyboards in class.

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