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  1. Power Perfected in Weakness Dan Proud 02-Apr-2014
  2. The Pattern of Perfection Scott Ferguson 28-Nov-2013
  3. Blood and water Mark Anderson 31-Oct-2013
  4. The Scorner's Seat Mark Anderson 05-Sep-2013
  5. Exposing our children Mark Anderson 11-Jul-2013
  6. Discipline and Instruction Mark Anderson 13-Jun-2013
  7. The endurance of Job Mark Anderson 16-May-2013
  8. The faith of Christian parents Mark Anderson 18-Apr-2013
  9. Prosperity Through Forgiveness Mark Anderson 29-Nov-2012
  10. Receiving His Word Through Offering Mark Anderson 08-Nov-2012
  11. Confidence in the Gospel Mark Anderson 06-Sep-2012
  12. The Reign of Christ Mark Anderson 01-Aug-2012
  13. The Pathway of Suffering Mark Anderson 26-Jul-2012
  14. Christian Living: Spiritual or Carnal? Mark Anderson 17-Jul-2012
  15. The Words of Eternal Life Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  16. The Word comes Speaking Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  17. The Heavenly House Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  18. Religion without Zoe Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  19. Believing for Fulfilment Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  20. Anxiety to Offering Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011

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Keynote Series

By Victor Hall

The Keynote Series is part of our Easy Reading series which can be accessed on our Christian Resources site. We hope these small publications will be useful Bible study aids for Christians and seekers alike. The Keynote Series is written by Victor Hall who is a member of the full-time ministry team at Brisbane Christian Fellowship. Vic is a regular speaker at BCF. Vic Hall has authored many of the Christian books available through Vision One.

The 'Keynote' Series is built on sermons by Vic Hall, of Brisbane Christian Fellowship. The word ‘keynote’ is often used to describe a strategic address. However, the symbolism of a ‘key’ and ‘note’ are also important Biblical themes. Jesus spoke of giving us the ‘keys of the kingdom’. And Paul described the importance of making a clear and distinct sound. With ‘keys’ and a clear ‘note’, we’ll know how to prepare ourselves for the days ahead.

 

Power Perfected in Weakness

by Victor Hall | 3rd April 2014
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Power Perfected in Weakness - By Victor Hall
There is a remarkable statement in Paul’s letter to the Colossians. He refers to ‘what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions’. What does the apostle mean by this? How could there possibly be anything lacking in the sufferings of Christ? We know that Jesus Christ suffered ‘once for all’ when He offered Himself on the cross. In His body, He bore the sin and suffering of the whole world. The prophetic Scriptures bear this out. Isaiah proclaimed, ‘He has born our griefs and carried our sorrows’. And we likewise read, ‘He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him’. Isa 53:4-5. Obviously, there is nothing lacking in the personal sufferings of Christ. There is no grief or suffering that a person can experience, that Christ has not already suffered in His physical body. His sufferings were a full and complete work. And yet, the apostle wrote, ‘I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions’. Col 1:24.  ...Read More


 

The Pattern of Perfection

by Victor Hall | 28th November 2013
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We will be His people and He will be our God

There is a statement that is repeated many times in the Scripture. It reveals God’s covenant intention to dwell among His people forever! He says, ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them; and I will be their God and they shall be My people’. 2Co 6:16. Exo 29:45. 1Ki 6:13. Zec 2:10. Rev 21:3. In the Old Testament, God met with His people in the tabernacle built by Moses and in Solomon’s temple. While the plans and pattern for these structures were revealed in intricate detail, we note that they were just a shadow of the ‘true temple’ to come. ...Read More


 

Blood and water

by Victor Hall | 31st October 2013

from 'The Word of the Cross' Blood and Water - By Victor Hall

The apostle John was an elderly man when he was in exile on the isle of Patmos. It is most likely that he was around ninety-two years of age when he received the revelation of the administration of Jesus Christ. And it is generally considered that he wrote his Gospel and the three letters after the book of Revelation. The Gospel of John and his three epistles are the work of a man who was coming to the end of his life’s work and ministry. As a very young man, he had left his father and vocation as a fisherman, and obeyed the call to follow Jesus. He was one of the Lord’s closest and most trusted followers. John was called ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved’. Joh 20:2. Joh 21:7, 20. We recall the confidence that Jesus had in him, for in His dying breath, He committed the care of His own mother to John.  ...Read More


 

The Scorner's Seat

by Victor Hall | 5th September 2013
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Blessed is the man who has not sat in the seat of scorners

King Solomon is regarded as the wisest man who ever lived. He wrote the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, in which he examined the nature of wisdom. However, we can assume that Solomon learned much from his father, King David, particularly when we see that many of his musings are related to themes that David addressed in the Psalms. In the opening verse of his very first Psalm, David makes a crucial statement concerning wisdom. He wrote, ‘Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly, and has not stood in the way of sinners, and has not sat in the seat of scorners’. Psa 1:1. ...Read More


 

Exposing our children

by Victor Hall | 11th July 2013
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Exposing our children - By Victor Hall

Exposing the infants

In his final speech before he was martyred, Stephen made an interesting observation about the children of the Israelites. He said, ‘There arose another king over Egypt who knew nothing about Joseph. It was he who took shrewd advantage of our race and mistreated our fathers so that they would expose their infants and they would not survive.’ Act 7:18-19. ...Read More


 

Discipline and Instruction

by Victor Hall | 13th June 2013
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Discipline and Instruction - By Victor Hall
The apostle Paul addressed families in this way. He said ‘Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honour your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.’ Eph 6:1-4.  ...Read More


 

The endurance of Job

by Victor Hall | 16th May 2013
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The Endurance of Job - By Victor Hall
The apostle James wrote, ‘We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful.’ Jas 5:11. James is drawing our attention to Job as an example to follow. His experience and testimony encourage us to endure in times of suffering. But we also find instruction concerning the transition that many parents need to make in relation to the redemption of their children.  ...Read More


 

The faith of Christian parents

by Victor Hall | 18th April 2013
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The faith of Christian parents - By Victor Hall
The desire of most Christian parents is for their children to heed the call to follow Christ and become a son of God. We want our children to know salvation and to continue on the pathway of sonship that God has predestined for them. When a child rejects this call, it is great a grief to families. Some parents can become condemned at this point and blame themselves for failing to sufficiently train their children in the way of the Lord. Others can seek to bridge the gap between the rebellion of their children and their own Christian walk, in the hope that they might return to the fellowship of the body of Christ. What is important to understand in relation to our families and the salvation of our children is that the word of God comes calling to every single person. Irrespective of the context in which a child is brought up, they will be accountable for their own response to the word. This, however, does not diminish the importance of family culture in the care and training of our children. Rather, we are caused to consider the aspects of godly family culture that can support their response to the word and their participation in offering.  ...Read More


 

Prosperity Through Forgiveness

by Victor Hall | 29th November 2012
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Prosperity Through Forgiveness - By Victor Hall
Did you know that God wants you to find prosperity through forgiveness? This is an amazing statement and one that presupposes many things. It presupposes that many injustices will occur in your life. And you will do likewise to others; for no one is a special victim. My mother instructed me all my life, saying, ‘There are no victims in Christ’. It is important to understand this, particularly if you feel you are a victim. Christ alone is God’s Victim and we are all joined to His offering. As we begin to comprehend this, we understand that all things work together for good. An endless supply of life is coming to us so that we are not destroyed. Rom 8:28. And God is turning the things that befall us into discipline or training so that we are being prepared, in this life, to reign in the world to come. But nevertheless, even in this life, there are seasons that we go through where things go wrong. So how do we find prosperity? We will find it through forgiveness.  ...Read More


 

Receiving His Word Through Offering

by Victor Hall | 8th November 2012
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Receiving His Word Through Offering - By Victor Hall
Can you recall a time in your life when God spoke a word to you but it seemed not to eventuate? There are many illustrations of this in Scripture. In most cases, there is a discrepancy of time between when we hear a word from God and the fulfilment of what was said. And the psalmist tells us that the word of God tries us during that period of time. Psa 105:17-21. This is what the apostle Peter called ‘the trial of faith’. 1Pe 1:7.  ...Read More