GLEANINGS August 27, 2016:

  • GEELONG, Victoria – Great new book on love, marriage, divorce and remarriage
  • AUSTRALIA – Clear and present danger
  • AMMAN, JORDAN – Soaring levels of poverty, hunger and trauma

Fresh biblical insights on a most important relationship

Jim McClureJim McClure, B.A, M.T.S, Ph.D, opens his new book, Love, Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage, with an intriguing quote by Martin Luther: ‘Let the wife make the husband glad to come home,  and let him make her sorry to see him leave.’

Dr Jim is a highly respected theologian with wide experience in researching scripture and explaining the depths of the meaning of Hebrew and Greek words. His Teaching articles such as this month’s bring revelation and understanding to those desiring deeper knowledge on aspects of God’s word. Christians concerned by certain current church trends gain peace by his insights into what the Bible really says, not what some so-called ‘Bible teachers and prophets’ claim. (more…)

THEBUZZ (July 29, 2016)

WORLD – Global craziness! A call not to be silent!

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldThe title of that old 1963 movie is so appropriate today! Again and again it’s observed that so many people – and the world itself – are dashing madly somewhere but where? (more…)

THEBUZZ (July 23, 2016)


  • FRANCE – Hundreds saved at conference
  • AUSTRALIA – Online assistance
  • ILLINOIS – Sick of church?
  • USA – YouTube touches teenagers’ hearts

Revival hits conference

Mark Ellis newMark Ellis shares a good news report from troubled France

People from throughout Europe gathered at the Grande Conference in Nantes, France, held July 1 through 3. Hundreds of people attending surrendered their lives to Jesus as their Saviour and Lord, according to a CBN report.

The stated purpose was to call an increasingly secular Europe back to a true relationship with God.

The key motto of the conference was ‘mercy triumphs over judgment,’ an axiom that points to God’s power to bring transformational spiritual change to Europe. (more…)

THEBUZZ (June 22, 2016)


  • UK – Sir Cliff cleared!
  • WEST VIRGINIA – Coal Country revival.
  • LAKE FOREST  – Divorced Christians and sexual morals.

Cliff Richard, has been cleared of sex assault claims

Dan Wooding 2015Dan Wooding reports good news…

British Christian pop singer, Sir Cliff Richard, has been cleared of sex assault allegations after the Crown Prosecution Service announced it would bring no charges following a two-year police inquiry.

A controversial investigation
According to the Telegraph (, the singer will face no further action following the controversial South Yorkshire Police investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse.

Prosecutors announced on Thursday (June 16) morning that there was ‘insufficient evidence to prosecute’ the veteran entertainer after the police investigation that cost an estimated £800,000 [about $1.5 million USD). (more…)

THEBUZZ (June 17, 2016)


  • MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Farsi-speaking service one-year celebration
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – ‘Man in White’
  • ALBANY, USA – Internet: Holy Spirit fighting ISIS


Salvation Army Farsi-speaking service church first year’s celebration

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Robert and Maureen McQuillan report good results from a Holy Spirit challenge.

Colin Elkington was astounded when he heard the Holy Spirit clearly challenge him to commence a badly needed church service for Farsi-speaking converts to Christ. Recently that church joyfully celebrated its first anniversary.

But this story has its unusual beginnings back in 2015. Colin tells it this way…

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‘How often do people come to you and say, “I want to become a Christian”?’
he asks.

Since mid-April, 2015, this Salvation Army Asylum Seekers Support Service chaplain has had Iranian asylum seekers coming to him asking to become Christians.


THE BUZZ (June 2, 2016)


  • VIRGINIA – Spring revival follows Azusa Now 2016
  • SINGAPORE – The Real Christian DNA
  • SCOTLAND – Church membership, baptisms (and more?) on line!
  • OKLAHOMA – Bold Christians dare to make ripples


‘Spring revival’ day after ‘Azusa Now 2016’ in a humble coal-mining town

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Mark Ellis reports revival good news…

The day after some 70,000 people jammed the LA Coliseum to cry out for revival, God sent the wind of the Holy Spirit many miles away to a humble town of 500 in West Virginia coal mining country. (more…)

THEBUZZ (May 15, 2016)


  • PENNSYLVANIA – spiritual boldness
  • USA – Atheists don’t have no songs!
  • HIGHTON, Vic, Australia – Different kind of Pentecost Sunday emphasis
  • UK – London’s first Muslim Mayor


Boldness for ministry


Author Hope Flinchbaugh shares how the Holy Spirit changed ministries …

In the book of Acts we read how the Holy Spirit came in wonderful power and filled his people with boldness – enabling them to minister the gospel ‘with signs following.’

  • Acts 4:31 – ‘After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled   with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
  • Acts 9:28 – ‘So Saul stayed with them and moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the name of the Lord.’
  • Acts 14:3 – ‘So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace by enabling them to perform signs and wonders.’


THEBUZZ (May 11, 2016)


  • USA – Falling plates
  • USA – Crazy church things
  • NEW ZEALAND – Revival prophecies impossible or possible today?
  • NORTH KOREA – Trusting God and surveying torture

Falling plates smash and cannot be restored!

 The reality of sin is that it smashes us into a million pieces and only Jesus can restore us, putting the broken pieces back together again.

Falling Plates

Falling Plates, the work of Howard Crutsinger and John Strong, is a brilliant short film about life, death and love of a Saviour. With an artistic approach, it uses so many images to show people what the gospel looks like rather just preaching. (more…)

THEBUZZ (Apr 26, 2016)

  • BRITAIN – ‘This Little Light’ has audience raving!
  • SYDNEY – Billy Graham May Evangelism Seminar


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Must watch Youtube’

Going for gold, this fantastic choir – 100 Gospel Choir – received standing ovations during audition.  Their superb presentation of This Little Light and their on-fire enthusiasm really blew the judges and audience away! What an immediate response of joy and applause and feel-good atmosphere.

100 Gospel Choir
God has his ways of grabbing viewers’ attention when people use their God-given talents! (more…)

THEBUZZ (Apr 9, 2016)

  • MELBOURNE – Proliferation of sexualised and objectifying images
  • MACCLESFIELD – Boots and All
  • USA – Brains recognise the reality of God
  • LA – Celebrating the Arrival of Modern Pentecost (April 9, 1906)


All this and more in 30 minutes

 Coralie AlisonCoralie Alison throws a curveball question: ‘What will 30 minutes at a major shopping centre tell us about our pornified culture?’

Recently I headed to Chadstone Shopping Centre to catch up with some colleagues. It’s a typical large suburban store and, as I was a little early, I decided to browse while waiting for my friends.

Overwhelming sexualised proliferation!
I had expected to see the odd front window or billboard using the same old tired exploitation of women, but the proliferation of sexualised and objectifying images right throughout the centre was quite overwhelming. (more…)