Minute from a Minister


23
Apr 2017

As we watch the news we can find ourselves looking on in horror. On Palm Sunday two suicide bombers walked into two Egyptian churches, killing 45 Christians as they celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. A 20-year-old student from England was also killed on Good Friday as thousands of Jewish and Christian pilgrims descended on the city’s holy sites for Good Friday and the Passover holiday. And it is not just, this but we all experience hardship and suffering in our lives. And if this was all there was our lives would be......

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19
Feb 2017

PAM

Next Sunday, on the 26th February at 11.30am, God willing, we’ll be having our PAM (Parish Annual Meeting). And because we are such a mixed bunch (in a nice sense), or to put it another way: because we come from either no denominational background or various ones, as well as some of us are relatively newcomers, I thought I’d briefly explain what it is about. The PAM will basically cover three areas: ministry reports, financial accounts and leaders. God willing, ministry reports for 2016 will be presented and accepted; audited accounts for......

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12
Feb 2017

I remember drinking a chocolate milk shake years ago. What I didn’t realise was that it had been left out of the fridge for some time. I took a sip through my straw and instantly spat it out. It was warm and revolting. In Revelation 3:16 Jesus says to the church at Laodicea that he will spit them out of his mouth because they are lukewarm. The daily devotions I am doing at the moment challenged me to reflect on whether Jesus might spit me out of his mouth. I was encouraged......

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05
Feb 2017

Well, it’s impossible not to be aware of the news/furore/excitement/dread about the Trump Presidency. Personally, I’m appalled by some of his character, speech and actions (both before and since the election). If I lived in the U.S.A. I would not have voted for him. Many times I have read/heard others, or said myself that I don’t understand how Christians could vote for him … but now I think I can (at least, somewhat). One of the reasons why I didn’t understand how American Christians could vote for him was, simply, that I......

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