Author Archives: George Hawke

About George Hawke

I live in Sydney, Australia

We all need forgiveness

No matter how interested you are in cricket, it’s Australia’s national game. Indeed, when he was Prime Minister, John Howard, reckoned he had the second most important job in the nation after the Australian cricket captain. If that’s true, then … Continue reading

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Obstacles in life

Some of my grandchildren do an Obstacles Course as an after-school activity. And we face many obstacles in life. Today we are looking at the most important obstacles in our lives. These are the ones that come between us and … Continue reading

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Mt Hay, Blue Mountains National Park

Saturday 6 April 2019 Walk to the old trig station at the top of basalt-capped Mt Hay. Great views of the Grose Valley and Mt Banks from Mt Hay Monolith. Side trip to Hay Wall Lookout. Transport (mini bus) available … Continue reading

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Responding to external problems

What keeps you awake at night? According to the World Economic Forum, the biggest risks facing our world in 2019 are climate change, natural disasters, large-scale conflicts and cyber attacks. And many people struggle with poverty. David wrote many psalms … Continue reading

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Responding to personal problems

My parents in-law are going through tough times with weakness because of chemotherapy and confusion because of dementia. We can all experience such internal problems, which can be physical or mental. After all, Jesus said, “In this world you will … Continue reading

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God’s good news

The news in the daily news media is usually bad news. It’s often about disasters and tragedies like accidents, fires, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis. Fortunately in a world where bad news dominates, God has given us good news. When Paul … Continue reading

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Experiencing God through Worship

Being in the presence of someone more accomplished than yourself can be very intimidating. In 2010, I was invited to speak at a conference in the Metropolitan Club in New York. Men are required to wear jackets and ties at … Continue reading

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Bread and wine

In our time of corporate worship we celebrate the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor. 11:20). This was instituted by Jesus at the Passover just before His crucifixion. The Jewish Passover was a symbolic reminder of an historical event. It was an … Continue reading

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Jesus is like royalty

When Megan Markle married Prince Harry, she was given the royal title (Her Royal Highness) the Duchess of Sussex. Did you know that Jesus Christ is given royal titles in the Bible like “Lord”, “King”, “Lord of lords” and “King … Continue reading

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Drawing Room Rocks, Berry

Saturday 16 June 2018 Walk to the top of Barren Grounds Nature Reserve. Great views of Kangaroo and Lower Shoalhaven Valleys and along the coast to the Pacific Ocean. Sandstone rocks with hard ironstone capping. Transport (mini bus) available from … Continue reading

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