Minute from a Minister


12
Jan 2020

Very sadly, the concept of ‘respect’ seems to be coming an old fashioned one. And so, I hear a lot of people say things like ‘respect is something earned, not something given’, suggesting that one doesn’t need to show respect to someone unless they’ve done the right thing according to their own set of beliefs. But that is not what God usually says in the Bible. One verse I find very challenging at times is found in 1 Peter 2:17. We are told: Show proper resect to everyone, love the family of......

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05
Jan 2020

As you will all know, our country is suffering big time with the bush fires. Hundreds of homes lost and lives have been taken by these devastating blazes. I just spoke to my best friend today (Thursday), I have known him since I was like two. His house is in Nowra and at this point he doesn’t know if it will still be there after Saturday. Many thousands of Christians and churches have been praying for relief. So, where is God in all of this? Where is our loving Father?  These are......

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29
Dec 2019

Where has the year gone?! At midnight on Tuesday, 2019 is finished! Reflecting on a year that has been can always be a good thing, so here are some reflections on the year that has been — 1. Great sadness for me and the children. But, I think they are doing well, and  I have many good times (& not good). You might also have had great sadness this year. We can be honest with God about how we are going. He’s not only our heavenly Father when we’re ‘up’; he will......

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22
Dec 2019

I have recently read a book to my kids called, ‘When Santa learned the gospel’. It’s brilliant. But it got me thinking again, what do we do with Santa and our kids? I know what I do. But I want to encourage you to be real and honest with your kids when it comes to Santa too. Here are some reasons why: Santa is a fairy-tale and while fairy tales are fun, they aren’t real. So, just like we don’t teach our kids that Jack and the Bean Stork, Goldie Locks and......

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