Author Archive: Paul Avis

When was Daniel written?

Over the last hundred years or so, some scholars have raised doubts about the historical reliability of the Old Testament book of Daniel. For some, Daniel was not written by Daniel near the end of his life (530 B.C.) but much later: between 230 B.C. and 165 B.C. For others, Daniel may not have even […]

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Serving is in our DNA

Stromlo is a Christ-Centred Community. We’re all about Jesus. Trusting Jesus. Following Jesus. Serving Jesus. Jesus said about himself that ‘the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’ (Mark 10:45). As we follow our servant King, we serve Him and […]

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Our Mission

Recently, we explored what we believe God is calling us to be as a church meeting in Molonglo. We are convinced that, under God, we are to be a ‘Christ-Centred Community of Disciple-Making Disciples’ in the Molonglo Valley and beyond. Click below to listen to each sermon in our 4-week series called ‘His Mission: Our Mission’. […]

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An angry and vengeful God?

In Exodus 32 we see a terrible picture of Israel’s idolatry and willful rejection of God. Mere days after God rescues them from Egypt – miracles and all – they turn away and worship a statue of a golden calf. Here is how God responds: 9 “I have seen these people,” the Lord said to Moses, “and they […]

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