Mmmm Contemporary Aussie Food Mmmm
Australia has great contemporary food influenced by Asian flavours.
But that’s not the only delicious food on offer.
There is food in public thought and conversations.
What is truth?
Journalists seek the truth when reporting the news.
But how do we know they are telling the truth?
Recently fake news has been allegedly posted on Facebook.
Traditional news channels are competing with Social Media for our attention.
We increasingly rely on our smartphones for information and news.
Journalists need to write sensational headlines to attract more click-throughs.
How trustworthy and reliable is your source of news?
Celebrity gossip pages have infiltrated traditional news sources.
News editors have discovered that gossip attracts attention and sells newspapers.
There is a fine line between the truth, embellished facts and celebrity gossip.
The following Bible passage tells of a different truth that is more important:
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy to have some brothers come and tell about your faithfulness to the truth and how you continue to walk in the truth. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 2-4
The author of this letter wrote to a leader of congregation, possibly a small house-church.
He calls them his children and prays for good health for them.
He expresses joy that this church is continuing to walk in the truth.
He encourages hospitality to support the work of the truth.
He warns against troublemakers spreading malicious gossip.
He hoped to see them again face-to-face.
So what is this truth that is so important in the church?
This truth is a person.
This truth is Jesus.
God lovingly and mercifully gave us His son Jesus.
We deserved to die for our sins.
Jesus died in our place and took the punishment we deserved.
Through Jesus we can be at peace with God.
Jesus graciously offers us forgiveness and eternal life with him.
This is the eternal truth that shapes the lives of Jesus’ followers.
Sensational headlines on Social Media will soon be forgotten.
Ultimately celebrity gossip is meaningless.
Can you differentiate between gossip and the truth?
Do you know the truth that offers forgiveness and peace?
For followers, how does the eternal truth shape your daily lives?
mmmm Bible mmmm
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