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Welcome to The PASSION Blog. It is a place where I share my reflections on faith, life and the Bible. I also share the resources I have written, recorded and preached over the years.

I hope and pray that you enjoy your visit and that God blesses you while you are here.

God's Richest Blessings,
Dave Quinn

Latest Blog Posts

Fight the good fight of faith

December 18th, 2018

1 Timothy 6:10-12 NLT – For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows. [11] But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. [12] Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.

Today in my devotions three things jumped out at me from these verses.

1. Don’t love and crave money as it can lead you astray – Money is important to be able to live on and bless others, but it can’t be the sole focus of our existence. Don’t let money take God’s first place in your life.

2. Be a true person of faith – Stay away from things that can lead you astray and pursue the things that keep you on track with God. Verse 11 shows us six things to pursue.

3. Hold tight to the hope you have in Christ – Jesus gave us eternal life by His death on the cross for our sin. When we accepted Jesus we gained that eternal life. Hold tight, stand firm, continue on and stay focused.

Prayer

Dear God, please strengthen me and help me to fight the good fight of faith. Help me to stay away from the things that would lead me astray and pursue the things that will keep my faith strong. Help me to pursue righteousness, a godly life, faith, love, perseverance and gentleness.  Amen

Essential Jesus Bible readings

December 16th, 2018

I have added a new Bible reading plan to my main website today. It is called, “The Essential Jesus”. It contains 100 Bible readings from both the Old and New Testaments.

If you are interested you can find it on this page or the direct link here.

God Bless,
Dave

Get wise advice and instruction

December 13th, 2018

Proverbs 19:20 NLT – Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.

As committed Christians gaining wisdom by receiving advice and instruction as we go through life should be a goal for us. It is part of the process that makes us more like Christ.

I have found there are at least five ways to gain in wisdom.

  1. Read the Bible – read large chunks of the Bible. Take it in and let it sink into youur heart and mind. Our thinking gets brain washed by the world, it is better to have our brains washed by the Word!
  2. Study and meditate on the Bible – study at Bible college, study at your church, study at home in private. Really meditate on God’s Word and let it change you from the inside out.
  3. Learn from wise people – if we want to grow we have to be around wise people. Wise people can pass on their experience and give us intruction. Never stop listening and learning.
  4. Pray and ask for wisdom – James 1:5 tells us to ask God for wisdom and He will gladly give it. Ask for wisdom when you don’t know what to do and ask for general wisdom. God will give it to you.
  5. Commit your ways to God – one of the most wise things we can do is commit our ways to God. This means to follow His commands and decrees for this life. 

Growing in wisdom is about feeding yourself the right things and doing the things that make you grow. It is about listening to God and listening to the wise people in our lives. 

So today, get all the advice and instruction you can.

God Bless,
Dave

 

Security in fearing God

December 10th, 2018

Proverbs 14:26-27 NLT -Those who fear the LORD are secure; he will be a refuge for their children. [27] Fear of the LORD is a life-giving fountain; it offers escape from the snares of death.

Proverbs talks a lot about having a reverential fear of the Lord and how it is the beginning of wisdom. When we understand who God is and put Him in His rightful place in our lives, we have our foundation set right. Today’s verses talk about being secure because we fear the Lord. It says that not only will we be secure, but He will be a refuge for our children. When we fear the Lord and understand He is above all things, we can trust Him with our future and the future of our children. Fearing the Lord really is a life-giving foundation.

Dear God, today I come before You will a reverential fear of who You are. You are mighty God, the Creator and Ruler of the universe. You made all things, You own all things, and You are in control of all things. You hold life and death in Your hands. I trust You with my life and the lives of my family members. Please be a refuge and life-giving fountain for us all. Amen.

20 years of PASSION

December 8th, 2018

November 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of PASSION Australia. It some ways it seems to have flown by, and it other ways it seems forever.

I can still remember being in a period of personal revival. My prayer times had been increasing and my love for the Lord was going up and up. I just loved worshipping and serving Him.

It was during a time of prayer that I asked for a ministry that would reach people for Christ. At the time I have been helping with my church youth group and preaching in church, but I felt like God had more for me, so I asked.

One morning God answered my prayer and He started to speak to me about a ministry which would reach people for Christ and help Christians share their faith. PASSION Australia was born.

At first I just got the vision, then I asked for a name. God said,  “PASSION Australia”. Then I asked if the letters could stand for something. He said, “Preaching And Saving Souls In Our Nation”.

Over the years PASSION has been about reaching people for Christ and many people have come to Christ as a result of our outreach work. We have also helped many Christians share their faith and encourage them on their journey of faith and life in Christ through churches and through this website.

To date we have had millions of visitors to our website and our resources had been downloaded tens of thousands of times. Our discipleship booklet is biggest download and has been translated into a number of languages. Some churches use it as their primary discipleship tool for brand new Christians.

So where to from now? Well that is the topic of a lot of prayer at the moment. I am expecting it to continue. But as always, God is the one who has the first and last say on everything we do.

God Bless,
Dave

 

Saved and free

December 5th, 2018

In Colossians 1 there are two great verses that say a lot about our salvation.

Colossians 1:13-14 NLT says, “For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, [14] who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”

In these verses we see five truths…

  1. Our salvation was the Father’s idea.
  2. The Father set our salvation in process by sending His Son.
  3. We are now in the Kingdom of God.
  4. Jesus purchased our freedom from sin and death at the cross.
  5. Our sins are forgiven.

Prayer

Dear Father,  thankyou for sending Your Son Jesus to die on the cross for my sin. I thankyou that I am saved and free and that I am now part of Your eternal Kingdom. Help me to follow Jesus and live my life according to Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

How could our eating change the world?

December 3rd, 2018

I watched this interesting video on YouTube just now. Please enjoy…