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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

Sermon: Be prepared

August 21st, 2017

Here is my sermon from yesterday. It was titled, “Be prepared: Taking the fear out of sharing your faith”.

In it I tried to share some practical points that help us to feel more prepared when we share our faith with others. The main points were…

  1. Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in people’s lives
  2. Prepare a testimony
  3. Learn key Bible verses
  4. Think about questions people ask
  5. Have some resources ready
  6. Learn the sinner’s prayer

The full text can be found here.

God Bless,
Dave

Know three things

August 17th, 2017

Sometimes one verse can change our lives if we truly understand and apply it. Psalm 100:3 is a verse like that.

Three things are contained in it…

1. Know that the Lord is God.

2. He made us.

3. We belong to Him.

If we truly know that God is real and He made the world including us, and that we belong to Him, it has the power to change the course of our lives.

My heart is that you will know these three truths today. That you will understand them and live them out.

Dear God, help me to know You and who You really are. Help me to know that You made me and I belong to you for now and all eternity. Let these three things bring positive and lasting change to my life. Amen.

God Bless,
Dave

Our plans or God’s plans

August 13th, 2017

I was reading this story recently that reminded me of my own journey with God. It talks about our plans and how they can change. It says…

“Thomas Barnado entered the London Hospital medical school in 1865, dreaming of life as a medical missionary in China. Barnado soon discovered a desperate need in his own front yard—the many homeless children living and dying on the streets of London. Barnado determined to do something about this horrendous situation. Developing homes for destitute children in London’s east end, Barnado rescued some 60,000 boys and girls from poverty and possible early death.”

Often in life we move forward with a good plan. We think it is God’s will for us, only to find as soon as we start moving forward, something else grabs our hearts.

In the story above Tomas Barnado had his goal, but it seems God interupted and gave him a heart for young people in need. And he made a huge impact.

I can relate a lot to this. When I started Bible college in the early 90s my heart was set on being a high school chaplain. But as time went on it became clear that God had other things for me to do.

From this experience I found that if we are looking to serve God in some form of ministry, we need to keep our plans before God and allow Him to adjust our course.

Like Thomas in the story above, and my own experience, God might have something different for you to do. Something even better where you can make a huge impact!

God Bless,
Dave

Sermon: Jesus, Treasures and the Kingdom

August 13th, 2017

Hello all, here is my sermon from today. It was titled, “Jesus, Treasures and the Kingdom” and looked at Matthew 6:19-34.

The three main points were…

  1. Do not store up treasures here on earth
  2. Do not let money and possessions be your Master
  3. Do not worry about daily needs

The text can be found here and the audio here.

God Bless,
Dave

A bookend sermon

August 10th, 2017

This weekend I am doing a different kind of sermon than I have done before. I am doing what I am calling a bookend sermon.

After a brief introduction, I am going to read the passage, share some points and then read the passage again. 

I am hoping the passage will speak to our church both times, even moreso the second.

I have never done this before, but I think it is important to shake up your preaching routine every now and then.

God Bless,

Dave