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PASSIONAustralia.org is my personal ministry website I set up in 1998. It is a place where I share the resources I have written, recorded and preached over the years.

You can find our most recent posts below. I hope and pray that you enjoy your visit and that God blesses you while you are here.

God's Richest Blessings,
Dave Quinn

The PASSION Blog

Caring for your soul

July 26th, 2017


I just read a really good article titled, “Five necessities of soul care”. It was shared by a long term Pastor who I am friends with on Facebook. Because he recommended it, I had a look. It touched on five areas that are important to keeping a healthy soul.

  1. Solitude
  2. Friendship
  3. Scripture
  4. Prayer
  5. Self care

Now it would be easy to see those headings and think you know what it is about. But I would encourage you to read it as it has practical ideas of things you can do in each section.

One thing that struck a chord with me is found in the self care section. It said that many people feel guilty spending money on themselves. I struggle with this at times, but I have improved as I know it helps me to be healthier and happier

If I am playing golf regularly it helps me to have alone time to order my thoughts with God. It also helps me to walk in nice surrounding and focus on things other than work. I also just find it fun. So spending money on that is good for everyone!

It is a short article but one I recommend. I would encourage you to have a look as soul care in a busy world is just so important. You can find it here.

God Bless,

Dave

He rescued me

July 25th, 2017

Many times in life it feels like we are surrounded on all sides. The pressures of life and the world are against us.

In 2 Samuel 22 David understood what it was to have enemies and war all around him. Yet he understood God’s saving power.

David also understood that God rescued him because God delighted in him. It was God’s pleasure.

For us today it can feel like we have enemies all around. They might not be holding swords and spears, but we often have the worlds pressures on us.

It might be work problems, relational problems, financial stress or health problems. It can feel like a heavy burden that is too hard to carry.

In these times we can trust God to be with us and get us through. Like David said, “He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters.”

If you are going through something today, I would encourage you to look to God and call on Him to bring you through.

God Bless,

Dave

Access to the Father

July 24th, 2017

One of the things I love about this life of faith we live is that we have constant access to our heavenly Father through prayer.

If we need help, wisdom, comfort, peace, guidance, provision, protection or anythings else, we can come straight to the Father in prayer.

Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

It also says in Ephesians 3:12 that “in him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.”

Through our faith and trust in Christ we have access to our Father in heaven. Jesus paid the price and opened the way for us to enter in to God’s presence with freedom and confidence.

I have been a Christ follower for just over 28 years and having constant to the Father is something I both love and need. He is my God and I am His child.

God Bless,

Dave

Communion from today

July 23rd, 2017

This is my message I shared as a part of our communion service…

When I first started reading the Bible, and in particular the NT, I really started to take note of the words in red letters. I came to learn that the words written in red were the words of Jesus. The words of Jesus fascinated me. And although I didn’t understand them, I knew they were far greater than any words in any other book I had ever read before.

One of the sayings that really grabbed my attention was the red-letter words of Jesus that said, “I am the…”. As a new believer, 28 years ago last Friday, I can remember highlighting them in my very first Bible and them being very special to me.

I found that Jesus used this term at least 7 times in John. And as I reflected on these words I realised that Jesus is all I needed.

  1. Bread of Life – “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger.” John 6:35
  2. Light of the world – “I am the light of the world; he who fallows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12
  3. Gate – “I am the gate; if anyone enters through Me, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” John 10:11
  4. Good Shepherd – “I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for His sheep.” John 10:11
  5. Resurrection and Life – “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me shall live even if he dies.” John 11:25
  6. Way, Truth, Life – “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me.” John 14:6
  7. True vine – “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vine-dresser.” John 15:1

For me these I am sayings represent everything we need in this life and beyond. I need bread and water that is both physical and spiritual. I need a Good Shepherd that will light the way and lead me on the right path to truth. I need to be connected to the true vine that will give me life – both abundant life now and resurrection to eternal life. In short, I need Jesus. We all do. Jesus really is all we need.

Right now, I will give thanks and then the helpers forward.

Sermon: Be wise, ready, fruitful and concerned

July 23rd, 2017

Hello all, here is my sermon from today. It was titled, “Be wise, be ready, be fruitful and be concerned”.

It looked at four parables that Jesus told us His listeners to teach them important spiritual truths.

For this sermon I looked at the four passages separately, shared some reflections for each and then asked some reflection questions.

As I have been in my role for almost a year, I knew that most of our members could answer yes to most of the questions and they would be encouraged.

The main idea was based on the words of Jesus that said, “Well done good and faithful servant”.

If you are interested you can find the full message here.

God Bless,
Dave