Minute from a Minister


23
Jun 2019

Wow, there is a lot going on in the life of God’s church here at TGS (The Good Shepherd), at the moment. And it is hard to see one’s way through it all. Perhaps your present, personal life might be similar. As most of you know, we recently had three people in one week die: Peter Kelly, Renée Wills and Derek Ball. And although they have all gone home to glory, as they had accepted the gift of faith offered to us all in Jesus, we are left here and need to......

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16
Jun 2019

I can still remember – I’m showing my age – the TV series called Sons and Daughters. It was released in the 1980’s, ran for about seven years and starred Rowena Wallace as ‘Pat the Rat’. Yes, way back then, it was one of those shows that attracted much attention. But what I want to briefly mention to you today is something that should grab your attention ‘much more’. And what is it? It is the fact that you and I can be a son or daughter of our heavenly Father. Now......

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09
Jun 2019

Faith = obedience. Now before you think that what I am saying is legalistic, let me convince you that this is biblical and is what Jesus also said. So, here goes: We are studying James, and in 2:26 he says that “faith without deeds is dead.” Not faith without deeds is small or faith without deeds isn’t as strong, half a faith, mostly a faith, but faith without deeds is dead. Why is he so strong? Part of it is that faith is not simply saying you believe something. That is no......

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02
Jun 2019

This quote came my way from a couple of sources, so I felt prompted to share it: Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe or do. Both are nonsense. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate. This is a quote from Rick Warren, Pastor of Saddleback Church, California. When I read this it made me think how powerfully influential one’s......

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