Minute from a Minister


09
Feb 2020

Whether you’re married or single, you might love Valentine’s Day (this Friday), or not care, or hate it. However, the day probably has the potential to cause more sadness for singles. So, as a single-again person, here are some thoughts to help singles navigate Valentine’s Day — 1. Plan Ahead & Stay Busy — plan some things you will enjoy, and don’t have hours of doing nothing, for having sad thoughts. 2. Spend time with Friends — so neither of you are alone. 3. Relax — don’t simple bury yourself in work......

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02
Feb 2020

The above is a very ‘catchy phrase’. And although I am not big on New Year’s Resolutions, I can really see merit in this one. It reminds us as to what would be good for each of us to do in 2020, let alone always be doing. In saying this, I suppose I need to ask myself the question, and perhaps you need to also, as to who I hope to reach with the saving message of Jesus Christ in 2020. Like, has the Lord placed someone in my life at the......

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28
Jan 2020

So, if you’re a worker, your holidays are probably finished. If you’re a student, your holidays will soon have concluded. If you’re a TGS member (that’s us!), then the holidays’ break for many ministries is almost over. Soon the ministry year will be in full swing, which means many opportunities to give glory to God, build up other believers, and help the Good News be heard (& we pray, believed) by not-yet-believers. So … what’s starting up again, what can you recommit to, or begin serving in? Well, here are some of......

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19
Jan 2020

We are in the middle of a teaching series on Joy and it just so happens that I came across this article on the eternal joy Christians can have. Here is an excerpt from it: “I heard that to have expectations was to set myself up for disappointment and resentment. So I determined to expect nothing and be completely surprised when something good happened. I was like the disciple, Nathanael, who said to Peter’s plea to come see Jesus (John 1:46), “Could anything good come from Nazareth?” The small town of Nazareth......

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