Minute from a Minister


17
Sep 2017

  “Stand up for me against world opinion and I’ll stand up for you before my Father in heaven” (Matthew 10:32 MSG). In a world full of ideas and beliefs that go against God’s Word, God wants you to have an uncommon courage and stand up for what you know is true and right. Everyone else is speaking up and telling you their worldview every day. Why shouldn’t you stand up for what you believe? To stand courageously, you have to know what God says is the truth and what the world......

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10
Sep 2017

It’s Finals time! The NRL (Rugby League) Grand Final is in 3 Sundays’ time … and the AFL Grand Final is the day before. A real weekend for football tragics! So numerous people will be very excited about this, and want to talk about it with you … and you will either also be excited or be indifferent (‘whatever’) or dislike football or maybe even sport as a whole! A thing for us to remember is that each of those options are ok. Different people have different interests and a love of......

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03
Sep 2017

Well, Sue and I have just arrived back, after taking Long Service Leave. Before I say anything further I just want to express my great appreciation to John & Diana Arnold, for their ministry (and life) amongst us, as Locum, in my stead. Thank you both! And thanks also to Cameron & Chris, for their willingness (and the extra work involved) to share the leading of God’s church here at TGS, in this period. Thank you! As I see you, the question usually asked to me is: How was your holiday? And......

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27
Aug 2017

Dear friends, there are ministries for every age group at TGS, but today I want to share a message for the elderly, adapting quotes from J.I. Packer’s book “Finishing Our Course with Joy.” DECLINE            ‘The common assumption is that old age is mainly a process of loss, whereby strength is drained from both mind and body and the capacity to look forward and move forward in life’s various departments is reduced to nothing. The realist teacher of Ecclesiastes urges the young to remember your Creator before … the clouds return......

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