Welcome to PASSIONAustralia.org

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

Yes I am old fashioned

September 24th, 2017

I have been accussed of being old fashioned and behind the times because of some of the beliefs I hold. I have also been accussed being backward and out of touch with modern society.

But that is ok, because I am.

I hold tightly to the Book above all books – the Bible. I hold tightly to doctrines and beliefs that were birthed in eternity.

Yes many of these beliefs were recorded thousands of years ago, but they are still as up to date as ever. That is because they are eternal and backed up by the Creator of the universe.

I am not worried about being called backward or behind the times. I am too busy just putting my hand to the plow and serving God.

I want to be a man of the Book and live my life accordingly. Do I always get it right? No. But I try my best to live out God’s prinicples everyday.

I am convinced that this is the way to go. I am convince it is the path that leads to life. I am concinved this is what Jesus wants for me. So I press on towards the goal.

If you have been called backward, out of touch or behind the times. Consider it pure joy, becuase if you are following Jesus and the teachings of the Bible, then you are on track.

God Bless,
Dave

Sermon: The role of church members

September 24th, 2017

Here is my sermon from today. It was the final message in my “Our church, our roles” series. It was titled, “The Congregation: The role of church members.

The text used was Hebrews 10:19-25 and included four points…

  1. We need draw near to God.
  2. We need to hold tightly to our faith and hope in Christ.
  3. We need to think of ways to encourage each other to love and good deeds.
  4. We need to not forsake meeting together.

You can read the full text here, or listen above.

God Bless,
Dave

Is the world ending soon?

September 20th, 2017

This Saturday has been reportedly been the day when the world comes to an end in many newspapers and online.

The question is will it end this Saturday? It may, but probably not.

Over the years many people have said the world would end on this or that date. Most of the dates chosen have by a combination of Bible prophecy, other ancient writings or calendars and signs from above. So far all have been shown to be wrong in the dates chosen.

The reality is this world will end one day. The Bible says, “But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment” (2 Peter 3:10).

This world will end. But it will happen at the time of God’s choosing. When Jesus was asked when this will be, He said no-one knows the date or time, only His Father in heaven knows (Matthew 24:36).

Two important truths for Christians is we must not let anyone deceive us or make us worried about these things. In Matthew 24:6-8 Jesus said these words…

Jesus answered: “You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.”

As Christians we need to remember three things:

  1. The world will end at a time of God’s choosing.
  2. Wars and rumours of wars, earthquakes and famines are all part of the end time events.
  3. God is in control and we can trust in Him.

For non Christians it is important to find peace with God. The end of this world is coming and when it does we need to be trusting Jesus Christ for our salvation.

If you would like to do this now, you can visit my salvation page here.

God Bless,
Dave

 

A reminder to be thankful

September 17th, 2017

I saw this image online today. It is a powerful reminder to be thankful and appreciate all we have.

Of course we all have our struggles, some of them seen and some of them unseen, but we all need to be thankful.

I remember years ago struggling to walk the last 500 metres to work. My legs were so sore with Rheumatoid Arthritis and I was feeling very sorry for myself.

As I mentally complained about my lot, a man wheeled passed me in a wheelchair with no legs. Suddenly my heart was reminded of the need to be thankful.

My whole day and attitude turned around in that one moment.

As the picture says, “When life gets hard, try to remember. The life you complain about is only a dream to some people”.

God Bless,
Dave

Sermon: The biblical role of Elders

September 17th, 2017

Today I continued our series on “Our church, our roles”. In this message I looked at the biblical role of Elders. After a quick look at the role of Elders in the Old Testament I looked at the role of Elders in the early church. Here are my main points…

a. The Elders were overseers of the church – Titus 1:6-7
b. The Elders were appointed by the Apostles – Acts 14:23 & Titus 1:5
c. The Elders directed church affairs – 1 Timothy 5:17
d. The Elders preached and taught the truth – 1 Timothy 3:2
e. The Elders guarded against false teaching – Acts 20:29-31 & Titus 1:9
f. The Elders served as Pastors/Shepherds – Acts 20:28 & 1 Peter 5:1-3
g. The Elders held a position of authority – 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 & Hebrews 13:17

If you want to read the full sermon you can find it here.

This sermon also has a Bible study that looks at the passages and asks some questions to help us engage with them afresh. You can find it here.

God Bless,
Dave