Praise, Prayer, Praise

I always looked forward to returning home from a ministry trip. My little boys would leap at me with joy the moment I opened the front door. They would yell excitedly “Daddy, daddy, daddy!”, accompanied with hugs and kisses. Then they would ask me, “Did you get a present for us?” I would rummage around in my suitcase, as my boys waited impatiently. The moment I gave them their presents, …

How To Walk into a New Gate

When I was a young Christian, I received this life changing revelation from Psalm 100. It talks about how we can confidently walk into new circumstance in our lives. Psalm 100:1-4 NIV [1] Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. [2] Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. [3] Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are …

Who is Lifehouse Church?

Who is Lifehouse Church? Lifehouse church started in 2002 from the Assemblies of God churches (AOG) Australia and by the Australian Christian Churches International. This group of churches in Australia is now called Australian Christians Churches (ACC). There are now over 1,000 churches in our movement in Australia. All our Lifehouse pastors are accredited with ACC. We are a regular Protestant church, adhering to the Nicene Creed, as well as the ACC statement of faith. This statement of faith is the same as the Assemblies …

Are You Ready for New Wine?

All of us have a desire for God to pour out new wine into our lives and Churches. We all want to see God move in a way that we have never seen before. But are we truly ready for new wine? Are we ready to embrace change? Luke 5:37-39 And no one pours new wine into old wine skins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine …

Starting the Day Well

God creates each day that we get to live. I learnt as a young Christian the importance of starting the day well, and I often talk to my young pastors and leaders about this. (Jeremiah 31:35) This is what the Lord says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves …

The Right Word At The Right Time

Discipleship is an ongoing, exciting journey that spans over years. During this time we have many opportunities to encourage, inspire, correct, and coach the people we disciple. There are days however, when the right word from God at the right time can achieve a lot in a moment. Proverbs 15:22-23 (NLT) [22] Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. [23] Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it …