Monthly Archives: October 2018


28
Oct 2018

Last Tuesday Renee and I saw the movie First Man, about the Americans putting the ‘first man’ on the moon: Neil Armstrong. It’s a good movie in many ways. One of the ‘messages’ of the movie that stands out the most is the great sacrifice that was made to achieve this ‘first’: not just the money and time it took, but more importantly the number of astronauts who died before America achieved their goal. As the number of deaths increased so did the calls that the price was too high and that......

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21
Oct 2018

It is not a very enticing title I know, but I have been reading a very enticing and engaging book by John Piper, called the Roots of Endurance. The book looks at 3 Godly men in history (John Newton, Charles Simeon and William Wilberforce) and asks the question, how did they endure through so much pain, opposition and suffering? But before he gets to the men, he tries to diagnose our western culture right now, and here is one thing he said. “There is a mind-set in the prosperous West that we......

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14
Oct 2018

Last Wednesday evening our Home Group started talking about how God (Jesus) must feel at times, as people usually show little thankfulness once they get what they want. Have you found that to be true? It is one of the very reasons why we, in our home group, use a little book, or our iPads or mobile phones, to write out our prayer points each week: so that we can look back on them to see how God has answered our prayers and give thanks to him. In our home group we......

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07
Oct 2018

25 TGS people went to this year’s North Qld Christian Convention at Mission Beach. It was excellent! The Bible teaching was very good, the music and singing was praise honouring to God and encouraging to us, and it was very good to catch up with people from ‘down south’. We were also blessed with a week’s holiday before the conference and those walks on the beach and sea breezes are just lovely! It truly is an amazing part of God’s creation – and one reason he made it is so we can......

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