Monthly Archives: October 2015


25
Oct 2015

You might remember that earlier in the year, in a Minute from a Minister, I wrote about how we had sprung three bad water leaks in our home, and all around the same time. Things do seem to come in threes! I think I then went on to talk about the significance of various numbers in the Bible, including threes. Well, we’ve now fixed our water main leak and we’ve now fixed our sewerage leak, and just last week, after having an empty swimming pool for a while, we fixed the leak......

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18
Oct 2015

This week a report on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 shot-down over Ukraine last July was released. 298 people including 38 Australians were killed. Does a soldier shooting down a commercial airline make you sad? Of course. Does it make you angry? I hope so. Does the fact that no-one has been brought to justice for this crime make you feel frustrated? It ought to!   To long for justice to be done and to be seen to be done is a good, natural and right thing — it’s a God-given part......

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11
Oct 2015

The below was sent to me from someone in our church family who has been pondering (struggling) about the place of fitness in a Christian’s life. It seems to me that they are on the right track – sorry for the pun! Train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. (1 Timothy 4:7b -8)  What is godliness? Godliness is taking on the very attributes of God. It includes unconditional......

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04
Oct 2015

During my holidays I had a conversation with someone about the refugee crisis in Syria. At one point in the conversation I was asked if Australia should allow these refugees in? You may not agree, but my answer was ultimately yes. Sure we need to be wise, yes we need to think about the logistics (how many, where will they go, etc), but in the end I strongly believe we should let as many people in as we can. The person then asked if I was serious enough to have a Syrian......

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