Monthly Archives: September 2018


30
Sep 2018

Many people fall into the trap of believing they know God, when in fact, they only know about God. For example, I can know the awesome life saving message of the gospel and not be saved. I can know about community and fellowship, the love and care, the ministries and people of church and still not really belong to it. I can know about the 10 commandments, that these are great commands for society and that if we all lived by them our world would be a better place and still not......

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23
Sep 2018

Twelve, right? Wrong. There are many more than 12 — There were the original 12 (Mark 3:17-19), later minus Judas Iscariot, plus Matthias who ‘replaced’ him (Acts 1, especially vv13, 20-26). All these knew Jesus for almost the whole time he publicly ministered, and this was a requirement to be an Apostle (Acts 1:21-22). These 12 had great authority in the Church. Then there was Paul, who also saw the resurrected Jesus and was commissioned by him (Acts 9). Paul was very conscious of this commissioning by Jesus (e.g. Romans 1:1; 1......

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16
Sep 2018

We’re back! I hope you didn’t miss Sue too much. I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle greatly with God’s timing. I know his timing is right – I have read the Scriptures enough to come to that conclusion! But there are things that occur, at a certain time, which I cannot understand why they occurred when they did. I’ll give you an example: Our dear sister in Christ Marj Dun died almost 18 months ago now, and after her funeral her family said to Sue and me that we......

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09
Sep 2018

Ok so, I just made an assumption in the title. I am assuming that many Christians today miss something amazing. I am guessing that many Christians have missed the experience of one of God’s most comforting gifts. What is the gift? It is God’s grace in our lives. I may have lost some people here so let me explain. I think here at TGS we are great at teaching about God’s grace and we are great at accepting it. But there 3 types of grace. Past, present and future. We have no......

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