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Dean Sandham
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Great Cycle Challenge 2017 - I am riding 200kms
Hey everyone. It's been a while since I've posted here, but I am back... for a good cause! In October I've signed up to hop on my mountain bike (and hopefully a BMX I am restoring) and ride 200kms. Not in one goe, but I'm making plans to do multiple 20km an...
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A story of the temptation
I preached the following as a third person narrative story last night at church. I thought it could be a good reflection to read through as well. From Matthew 4:1-11 ___________________________________________________________ Hunger, a hunger he had never...
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The future of this blog.
Writing has always been a way for me to process my thoughts.  It helps me filter out the things rumbling through my mind.  It's an outlet.  I pass these things through my writing and then they don't keep me up at night. This blog started as a way to keep in...
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Is our overwhelming business our own fault?
Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she wen...
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Church Family
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, b...
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The significant change of the Gospel
The essence of sin is not wanting things that are bad but rather wanting things too badly. — Timothy Keller (@timkellernyc) August 22, 2016  This just highlights the deeper root of sin doesn't it... not just how we act but who we are.  That's what makes the...
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Celebrating Every Victory
My team, the Essendon Bombers, have had just about the roughest year an AFL team can experience.  Twelve players suspended for the entire season before the season even begins - players who were let down by the club and in most common senses were treated unj...
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Who is Jesus to you?
What is the deepest root of your joy? What God gives to you? Or what God is to you? — John Piper (@JohnPiper) May 26, 2014 Another good reminder that it is Jesus, and who He is as Lord and God and Saviour that gives us the foundation for our faith. Our salv...
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Culture Change is Tough... but Worth It.
 I watched "Remember the Titans" last week - a movie I've seen many times, a movie I really enjoy (if you haven't seen it I highly recommend it - but I may just ruin a little of the story line for you as you keep reading). Coach Boon (Denzel Washington) is ...
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Going deeper - a Pastor's responsibility.
After my late night pondering on the surface level nature of our culture and even interactions in the church, today I have been starting to delve a little into some books that may help me develop some ideas on breaking that surface and going deeper. In his ...
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