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  1. The Life of God Dan Proud 03-Jul-2014
  2. The Call to be Restored Dan Proud 06-Jun-2014
  3. The Struggle to Survive Dan Proud 01-May-2014
  4. Power Perfected in Weakness Dan Proud 02-Apr-2014
  5. The Pattern of Perfection BC Admin 28-Nov-2013
  6. Blood and water Mark Anderson 31-Oct-2013
  7. The Scorner's Seat Mark Anderson 05-Sep-2013
  8. Exposing our children Mark Anderson 11-Jul-2013
  9. Discipline and Instruction Mark Anderson 13-Jun-2013
  10. The endurance of Job Mark Anderson 16-May-2013
  11. The faith of Christian parents Mark Anderson 18-Apr-2013
  12. Prosperity Through Forgiveness Mark Anderson 29-Nov-2012
  13. Receiving His Word Through Offering Mark Anderson 08-Nov-2012
  14. Confidence in the Gospel Mark Anderson 06-Sep-2012
  15. The Reign of Christ Mark Anderson 01-Aug-2012
  16. The Pathway of Suffering Mark Anderson 26-Jul-2012
  17. Christian Living: Spiritual or Carnal? Mark Anderson 17-Jul-2012
  18. The Words of Eternal Life Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  19. The Word comes Speaking Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  20. The Heavenly House Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  21. Religion without Zoe Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  22. Believing for Fulfilment Mark Anderson 08-Jul-2011
  23. 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.

 

The Life of God

by Victor Hall | 3rd July 2014
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The Life of God - By Victor Hall
To understand God’s purpose for mankind, we need to fully comprehend what it means to receive a ‘will’ that is not our own. We are speaking, of course, about God’s ‘will’ as opposed to our human ‘will’ with its carnal motivations and desires. The apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians concerning this matter. He said, ‘If I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel. For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me.’ 1Co 9:16-17. Paul was making an important point. When the Lord gives us a stewardship or an administration, we will find that it is contrary to our natural will and inclination.  ...Read More


 

The Call to be Restored

by Victor Hall | 6th June 2014
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The Call to be Restored - By Victor Hall

Call to restoration by the apostle John


History records that the apostle John wrote his Gospel, the book of Revelation and his three letters at the end of his life. Therefore, we can easily conclude that these documents represent the refined and considered summary of all his illumination, understanding and experience. They are the best and simplest way for us to comprehend the goal of our sonship journey. At the time of John’s writings, many churches in Asia had already turned against the pattern that the apostle Paul had established for the early church. Over a period of three years, Paul had formed a lampstand administration in Ephesus as an example for all the churches to follow. Acts 19:10. 2Ti 1:15. ...Read More


 

The Struggle to Survive

by Victor Hall | 1st May 2014
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The Struggle to Survive - By Victor Hall
After He had completed His creative work, the Bible tells us that God planted a garden. The Scriptures record that the first man, Adam, was placed in the garden of Eden to cultivate and keep it. Out of the ground, God caused trees to grow that were both pleasing to the eye and good for food. Adam was free to eat from any tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. He was warned that he would die in the day that he ate of it. Gen 2:9,15-17. This account is well known. Most people know the outcome of Adam and Eve’s disobedience when they were tempted by the serpent. There were some very dire consequences but they did not experience physical death. So what did God mean when He said, ‘In the day that you eat from it you will surely die?’  ...Read More


 

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 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