Minute from a Minister


21
Apr 2019

Two thousand years ago a man was beaten, mocked, spat on, insulted and nailed to a cross. And each year, for 2000 years, we celebrate it. And the reason we do is because by dying on the cross Jesus saves us. One of the amazing things is that what happens to Jesus on the cross doesn’t just happen out of the blue. It is not a surprise for Jesus. It’s not like he was in this battle against the Romans or against the Jews, and he simply lost and was killed. But......

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14
Apr 2019

Today on many church calendars Palm Sunday is celebrated. Palm Sunday is a celebration remembering Jesus’ entry into the city of Jerusalem. The following verses should help to remind us of this event: The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the King of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon......

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07
Apr 2019

Do you always make the most of every opportunity? If you’re like me, your response might be: I wish! Sometimes opportunities come immediately upon us out-of-the-blue, and at other times we get prompted by our Lord, over a period of time, to do something. And what am I talking about? I am talking about saying things to people (but it can also be, doing things to help people) to get them to consider Jesus. Yes, do you, do I, make the most of every opportunity that comes our way to help people......

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31
Mar 2019

I am reading a book at the moment called “Contending for our all” by John Piper. It’s about three Christians, one from the fourth century, one from the seventeenth and one from the early twentieth century. Each had to contend (fight) for standing firm on God’s truths. Connected to this is, at our AGM this year, we passed a motion to ascent to the Jerusalem Declaration, which has a number of Creeds in it. One of which is the Creed of Athanasius who lived from A.D. 298 – 373. He was a......

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