Minute from a Minister


31
Jul 2016

I am sure you have all heard of the shooting in Munich last week. An 18 year old boy killed 9 people. It was reported that he had been planning this attack for a year. When I heard this I thought, “it is so clear that there is something wrong with the world.” I emailed a friend of mine from Munich this week to see if they were effected by this shooting. I am happy to say that they were unharmed. However, while they were ok, they did say that their city......

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24
Jul 2016

Go!

‘Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations!’ This is basically what Jesus says to his disciples, after his death and resurrection and just before he ascends back to his Father. Although literally, the translation of the original Greek is ‘having gone therefore, disciple all the nations’, the whole idea of going and making disciples is what he wants his people to be on about. And why do I mention this, that is, mention the importance of ‘going’ as well as the importance of ’making disciples? Well it is because some of......

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17
Jul 2016

At the conference Cameron and I attended last week, the lead speaker shared about the reality of how things are today, when it comes to people’s attitude towards the church. As an example, he shared how RI, that is, Religious Instruction (Christian Instruction), was dropped from the curriculum in Victoria without any consultation at all with the many faithful people who have been doing it, day-in day-out, for years. Closer, back at home, those of us who receive the regular emails from the Australian Christian Lobby will know that our State Government......

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10
Jul 2016

You’ve probably heard of some of the very good Bible and Theological Colleges in Australia like Moore Theological College (where Trevor went) and Sydney Missionary & Bible College (where Chris went), but maybe you haven’t heard of the Queensland Theological College (where I went). Many people would say that QTC is a very good — and the good news is that QTC can help you, right here in Cairns. Firstly, today we welcome 3 QTC students to TGS: Michael, Megan and Melinda, & look forward to how they will encourage and urge......

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