Minute from a Minister


25
Sep 2016

Tom Cruise has now been in five Mission Impossible films. That’s right, five times he has completed impossible missions … which makes me wonder if the makers of the films need a dictionary — or in the words of Inigo Montoya (from the movie The Princess Bride): “I do not think that word means what you think it means”. So, it is inconceivable that Tom Cruise can literally do the impossible … but did the Apostle Paul also need a dictionary? For in Romans 15:19 he says — “from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached......

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18
Sep 2016

We were encouraged on Sunday night to find joy in sharing the Gospel. However the truth is, while it is a joy to see people come to faith in Jesus, we all find it hard. So here are some tools to talking with others about Jesus. Firstly, PRAY to God for the opportunity, for courage, and for this person’s heart to be soft to the Gospel. ASK QUESTIONS What 3 words best describe you? On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you? What drives you to get up each morning? What......

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11
Sep 2016

You’d have to admit that I’ve been quite restrained this year, when it comes to talking about the footy. I have rarely mentioned my team, but as I head off on annual leave tomorrow, and therefore by the time I get back the NRL finals will all be over, I thought I’d slip in the mention of my team and how biblical they are. If you are new here, and you’re wondering who my team is, they are the Sharkies, the Shire team, from the Cronulla-Sutherland part of southern Sydney. And this......

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04
Sep 2016

So, will it be more socks, … (you know what I mean :-) ), or handkerchiefs today? Me: I hope I’ll be happy and thankful whatever I get (I will be getting something, won’t I, kids? …), because it truly can be the thought that counts most. Do you know when Father’s Day started? Well, apparently there has been a celebration of fatherhood since at least the early 1400’s in Europe … but in Egypt this celebration may have started as early as the fifth century! But the ‘nation-wide’ celebration on Father’s......

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