Minute from a Minister


18
Mar 2018

I recently heard an interview about a pastor in America who met with a Muslim for dinner. After their meeting, this ‘Christian’ pastor came away believing and sharing that Muslims and Christians believe in the same Jesus. While both Christians and Muslims believe that Jesus is a prophet, Muslims don’t believe Jesus is the Son of God, that he died on the cross, rose again or that he will come back to judge the world. Basically they don’t believe the gospel. This caused me to think, do we know what we believe?......

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11
Mar 2018

I mentioned in last Sunday’s sermon about a bookmark that I made up, not long after I became a Christian. I spoke about how it helped me to put into place those things, reflected in the Scriptures, that one needed to be doing, so that one’s walk with Jesus was faithful. I also commended to you, my vast experience with the available ’clipart’ way back then! Now, some of you have asked me for a copy of it, so here it is. These are the five things that I thought necessary—still do......

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04
Mar 2018

  In John Chapter 11, why was Jesus upset after Lazarus died? You probably think the answer is obvious! However, there’s more to the answer than ‘just’ Jesus grieving his dead friend. In verse 33 it says, “When Jesus therefore saw weeping, and the Jews who came with her, also weeping , He was deeply moved in spirit, and was troubled.” (New American Standard Bible). New Testament (N.T.) scholar Don Carson translates “deeply moved” as “outraged”. Why does Carson translate it as “outraged”? Well, outside the Bible the word used......

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25
Feb 2018

  For months we were told there were no consequences to same-sex marriage. The YES campaign, the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader, all wanted us to believe you could have same-sex marriage and religious freedoms. But this submission to the government has been put forward: “Religious schools should be forced to hire LGBTI teachers and all church exemptions to anti-discrimination law should be abolished; this is what the “yes” campaign has told Philip Ruddock who is doing a review of religious freedom and its laws.” While this is just a submission and......

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