Monthly Archives: March 2015


29
Mar 2015

Here are the next three pointers that follow last week’s Minute from a Minister (from a daily devotion I receive). We should have some spares of last week’s one in the foyer, if you missed it. 4. Remember: When You’re Online, You’re Also on Stage Unless we send a private message, our online words are available for others to see. Twitter followers see what we tweet. Facebook friends, and the friends of those on whose walls we post comments, also see what we say. And hundreds, if not hundreds of thousands, of......

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22
Mar 2015

I was recently sent this and thought I’d share it with you over the next two weeks: If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth! (Proverbs 30:32) Here it is, translated for social media: “If you are tempted to slam someone online or brag on Facebook or send off a nasty tweet, turn off the screen and walk away!” That’s it in a nutshell, but maybe we should spell out some rules of thumb that might keep our thumbs......

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15
Mar 2015

As you are all aware the Bali 9 ring leaders are in the news every day, slowly moving closer to execution. As I am watching this and hearing what people think, it has raised the topic of “death”. And not just answering the question should they die or do they deserve to die, or should Australia get more involved, but it confronts us with the fact that we all die at some point. So some people have said that “we all have to die somehow.” While others have said “death is just a......

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08
Mar 2015

In Colossians 4:5, God, through the Apostle Paul, urges you and me  to “be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.” Easter and Christmas are great evangelistic opportunities for you and me here in Cairns, so let’s be determined to take them this year! One way you and I can do this is to invite people along to church at Easter, then later in the year, to the Carols and Christmas church services. I was very              encouraged last year (my first at TGS) by the......

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