Monthly Archives: August 2018


26
Aug 2018

When it comes to your Bible, are you a local or a tourist? After Cameron’s sermon on Sunday and Alpha in a few weeks, we will see the importance of knowing your Bible. Jesus said we are to listen to and accept his words; Mark 4. But do you? It is like your home town, you are either a local or a tourist. Let me explain. When I first came to Cairns, people were telling me the places I must go and the places I must avoid. Not being a local, I......

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19
Aug 2018

Life can be so busy, so tiring and leave us wanting more. But even more than physical or mental tiredness can be ‘spiritual tiredness’ – sin weighing us down. But God wants to give people ‘rest’ – not just physical rest but spiritual ‘shalom’ (peace, well-being). So Jesus came saying, “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest …. and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28, 29b). This idea of ‘rest’ was nothing new, though; Jesus was announcing that he is the......

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12
Aug 2018

It’s a good question to ask, and especially if you are a Christian. Like, aren’t we now God’s children and everything for us should go to plan? I wish! A little over a year ago, Sue and I headed off on our annual leave, similar to what we are about to do now – starting tomorrow actually. And the first thought that enters my mind today isn’t: Woohoo – holidays! Rather, it is a little fear and trepidation, because last year our holidays didn’t end up going to plan at all, and......

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05
Aug 2018

It seems that so many people at TGS are getting sick, gravely sick and some have even died. It has been wonderful to see the sacrificial love and genuine support shown by so many for those in these situations. But it seems, things are not slowing down. How then will we live out 1 Thessalonians 4:9-10 9 Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. 10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet......

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