Minute from a Minister


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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02
Sep 2018

What are ‘Priests’ really like? … Wednesday night’s episode of the show ‘You can’t ask that’ on the ABC was about ‘Priests’ i.e. Pastors. I think there were at least two ordained Anglican Ministers interviewed. The show is about people being asked questions they wouldn’t normally be asked in ‘polite conversation’. For us Christians, meeting a Pastor is normal, but for so many people it is very rare and unusual. I met a person recently who said they had never met a Pastor before! Most Aussies do not have a conversation with......

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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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