Faith and Doubt

James 1:5-8

Wisdom is essential for navigating the difficulties of life, and the world’s push for self-entitlement. In adversity, we are wounded by the trials and by our expectations.

True wisdom acknowledges the reality of suffering and suggests we were made for something more, for a better world. It is essential because we don’t have all the answers, exposing us in our trials as not knowing all there is to know.

God is the one who defines wisdom. We ought to not have one foot in God’s wisdom, and the other in the world’s wisdom. This leaves us sick, tossed by the waves and wind. You can doubt your beliefs but never believe your doubts.


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25 Jun 2015

Luke Nelson

Luke is the Lead Pastor of City on a Hill Melbourne West. He joined City on a Hill in its early days, serving as the Community Pastor in Melbourne, before being asked to lead his own church plant. Having grown up in Melbourne's western suburbs, he has a deep knowledge of and passion for the area, and a great desire to see the gospel bring transformation. A gifted communicator, he loves the work of pastoring a church, opening God's word each week and seeing the Spirit work. Luke graduated with a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University, has a Grad Dip in Divinity from Ridley College, and is close to completing a Masters of Ministry. He is an ordained Anglican minister in the Diocese of Melbourne and an active member of the Acts 29.

26 Apr 2015

Dustan Bell

Dustan is one of Australia’s foremost young preachers and church leaders, possessing a unique ability to communicate with people of various ages and stages in life. He began leading a local church at age 21 while also serving as a Bible College Principal. Recently, he has served as Youth Pastor at Calvary Christian Church and as Youth Alive Regional Director on the Sunshine Coast. Common consensus is that Dustan married up, and together with his wife Sarah he is now the Campus Pastor at Calvary Townsville under the leadership of Pastor James & Sam Macpherson.

20 Apr 2015

Guy Mason

Guy is the founding and Senior Pastor of City on a Hill, a church that began in 2007 with a small team and a big vision. Today City on a Hill is a movement of many churches that gathers across multiple locations, in different cities and is united around the central mission of knowing Jesus and making Jesus known. Guy is a passionate communicator of the gospel who is committed to engaging culture with the beauty, truth, and relevance of Jesus. Guy graduated with a BA in Public Relations from RMIT University and has a Masters of Divinity from Ridley College. He is the husband to Vanessa and the father to four children. He is an ordained Anglican Minister and member of Acts 29.