I’ve been a Christian for much of my life and a protestant church goer initially via my parents since my birth, but have continued that faith journey and decision from my teenage years. It is fairly central in my life. Currently I attend Brimbank Church of Christ ( the website is a bit dead and out of date) and have for the last 8 years or so. It is a small fellowship of around 60 or so folk and has a nice spread of people from different age ranges and stages in life. I have been involved in leadership and worship over the years.
Last Sunday the sermon centred on Luke 6 46-9 about calling Jesus Lord and then an illustration about building a house on a firm foundation versus a weak foundation. When storms come because of the firm foundation the building stands, the weak gets wreaked. The analogy to have a firm faith to get through trials. Pastor Rob weaved three quite eye popping gob smacking real life instances in his and his family’s life where there was nothing at all to rely on but faith and prayer to get him through a couple of serious medical issues and through a storm at sea on a small boat in the Philippines. By faith and prayer and a firm foundation he could testify that although these circumstances he could only give glory to God that through prayer he was delivered through these situations. Quite a challenge.