Challenge Good News Paper - February 2020
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Finding hope in the flames
The recent fires in Australia that have laid waste the landscape, decimated the wildlife population, destroyed homes and killed at least eight people have been heartbreaking and unimaginably destructive.
Finding hope in the flames

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Sex Trafficker Finds forgiveness
Brandy Mamohau Mokoena had issues with alcohol, drugs, and anger management
Sex Trafficker Finds forgiveness
Mark 7:24-37 - The Gospel of Mark
Bible study
Mark 7:24-37 - The Gospel of Mark
Question: Starting to follow Jesus seems the right thing to do but I have so many ‘buts’.
Peter Meadows answers your questions about God
Question: Starting to follow Jesus seems the right thing to do but I have so many ‘buts’.
Paradise found
Happiness is surely a universal pursuit. We all want it. I cannot imagine anyone leaping out of bed in the morning and saying "I hope this is going to be a really unhappy day."
Paradise found
As silent as a flying owl
If you watch an owl flapping or gliding, it's like viewing film footage with the sound on 'mute'—they are so silent.
As silent as a flying owl
An ode to chaplains
This poem was written to convey the appreciation I feel for the work of prison chaplains
An ode to chaplains
Never too old to start again
Friends from North Sydney Ray Turner, 82, and Chris Lawes, 75, were very proud of each other when they publicly declared their faith in Jesus recently.
Never too old to start again
Lonely little girl finds eternal friend
Poppie Mathibela was separated from her mother when she was eight years old and never understood why she could not see her.
Lonely little girl finds eternal friend
Mark 7:1-23 - The Gospel of Mark
Bible study
Mark 7:1-23 - The Gospel of Mark
Question: Does the claim that God is ‘holy’ have anything to do with real life?
Peter Meadows answers your questions about God
Question: Does the claim that God is ‘holy’ have anything to do with real life?
Making positive connections
To Jonah*, walking into prison felt as though his life had ended. And it had – because his old life of drugs and crime was finally over the moment he encountered prison chaplains.
Making positive connections
Mounds of evidence for creation
Don Batten from Creation Ministries International interviews termite expert, Dr Victor Meyer
Mounds of evidence for creation
‘Damaged soul’ now helps others
Brent Bishop's life "started pretty rough."
‘Damaged soul’ now helps others
Be careful what you say
On a safari to the Pilbara region of Western Australia we saw lots of Aboriginal drawings.
Be careful what you say
Rescued from a cycle of drugs, crime, prison and despair
Valeria's story is part of an initiative by Eternity Church, based in Mirrabooka Perth, to share how Jesus changes the lives of real people in their congregation.
Rescued from a cycle of drugs, crime, prison and despair
Mark 6:30-52 - The Gospel of Mark
Bible study
Mark 6:30-52 - The Gospel of Mark
Slowing down on the steps of life
On a recent trip to Israel, Karen and I were taken to the "Southern Steps" in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Slowing down on the steps of life