Tag Archives: Street Ministry

Addiction: How to Help

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” – Jeremiah 17:9 Human beings seem universally to be able to imagine the loftiest moral ideals, but just as universally seem incapable of actually living according to them. This conundrum lies deep at the heart of the human condition. Are we required to just “live […]

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If it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you – Matt 12:28

Do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven – Luke 10:20 I received a phone call from a friend of mine, asking for help. His friend was unable to go to his own home because it was haunted by a dark spiritual power. Both of them […]

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Be ye Baptized

Be Baptized Every One Of You Peter said to them, “Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ so that your sins may be forgiven; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you, for your children, and for all who are […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 22

The Word on the Street “WHEN I SEE SO MUCH SUFFERING I WONDER IF THERE REALLY IS A GOD” So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there […]

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Life is Worth Living

It is Worth Saying that Life is Worth Living Crisis: In the last month, at least four people have committed suicide in the local Indigenous community. Conundrum: There is a deliberate policy of not publicising suicides, because it is well known that such news can trigger others to commit suicide. Effect: A whole community is left […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 21

The Word on the Street SO THEN I GOT DRUNK So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. I hope this series […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 20

The Word on the Street FROM HIS FULLNESS WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED, GRACE UPON GRACE So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 19

The Word on the Street AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 18

The Word on the Street THE PARABLE OF THE ONE WAY STREET So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. I hope […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 17

The Word on the Street THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 16

The Word on the Street Freedom So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. I hope this series gives a colourful insight […]

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To God, There are no Dead Men – Luke 20:38

The Words of Life I met a mentally unstable, completely homeless, suicidal man. He had planned to commit suicide by drug overdose in just a few days’ time, on his birthday. He insisted that he had no reason to go on living. Many would probably look at his situation and agree.

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 15

The Word on the Street Angel of Ipswich So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. I hope this series gives a […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 14

 The Word on the Street Love is the Answer So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. I hope this series gives […]

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If there’s any “Church life” in twenty years’ time… what will it look like?

The Church will not be the same in 2035. What will it be like? I have great confidence that the Church will be healthy and strong in 2035, because Jesus will still be Lord. I am under no illusion, however, that it will be the same as it is today. In fact, the way church life […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 13

 The Word on the Street The Leaven in the Dough So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. I hope this series […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 12

 The Word on the Street Clothed with Christ So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. I hope this series gives a […]

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3 Words that will forever change the way you read the Gospel of John: Week 13

Chapter 13 This is part 13 of a 21-part series which traces “seeing” and “hearing”, and looks at how they relate to “believing”, through the Gospel of John. This is the Last Supper. At first glance it may seem that our “seeing” and “hearing” theme is absent here, but in fact it does play a […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 11

 The Word on the Street Princess Mary of Christchurch So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. I hope this series gives […]

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… and this just in: News from the Streets of Ipswich. Issue 10

The Word on the Street No, getting punched in the face is not your fault So many amazing and fascinating things go on in Ipswich, as I move around on the streets making friends with people. There are lots of stories I can’t share, for various reasons, but I find there are many that I can. […]

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