Author Archives: Trevor

About Trevor

I lived at Myponga South, in South Australia, until I was 5. I started year one at Myponga Primary School when I was 4. I loved to play rounders, hand-tennis, football, brandy, red-rover cross over, tennis, table tennis, and even softball. I had a crack at cricket for a few years. In my first match I made 4 runs. I could bowl, but the run rate didn't improve much. I attended Willinga High School. Our farm had "almost" the first bulk-milk vat in South Australia. And we even got a cement track so the truck could get up the hill to collect the milk. Enough for now.

Covenant?

Covenant is an important concept in understanding the bible. Karl Barth said it was crucial in grasping the biblical narrative. James and Thomas Torrance from Scotland, provided some excellent teaching regarding a biblical covenant of grace, not being a legal … Continue reading

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ACC- Completed Work – Uniting Church

Jesus and the Gospel For Uniting Church ACC Conference August 2016. A study paper by Trevor Faggotter. Basis of Union-Completed Work-A4-TRF “The Uniting Church acknowledges that the Church is able to live and endure through the changes of history only … Continue reading

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Prophets and Prophecy

Amos, the farmer-come-prophet, once said: Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets (Amos 3:7). Prophets spoke from God. And God revealed the plan. Pontius Pilate was a prefect of Judaea, answerable to … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes—confronting the cynic and the secularist

Ecclesiastes: The Wisdom of Koheleth “click” for free PDF download A different style of commentary, with a depth of insight, Geoff Bingham always brings. The preacher, Koheleth, so often repeats: ‘Vanity of vanities! All is vanity’. Negativity is wearisome. So, why bother with Ecclesiastes? … Continue reading

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Marriage

292_ProfoundMystery Marriage In Mark 10:5—9 Jesus taught that marriage has its origins in creation, and it is to be between one man and one woman, in a one-flesh union – to the exclusion of all others, for life (until one … Continue reading

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Grace

GreatGloriousGrace One of the key points about grace is this: ‘When man was created he had no need of grace’.  This point is made on page 16 of this book, Great and Glorious Grace. It is more helpful at this point, than … Continue reading

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The Day of the Spirit

The word ‘spirit’ receives widespread usage today.  It is often a bit of a ‘catch-all’ word. Like ‘the spirit of Anzac’ or ‘the Olympic spirit’. In the bible it is the uniqueness of the ‘Holy Spirit’ that confronts us.  Jesus said it was … Continue reading

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