Minute from a Minister


22
Nov 2015

Dear friends, as you will be well aware, last Friday terrorists attacked Paris killing over a hundred people. There has been a constant stream of news coverage about it since. The coverage shows the evil of such attacks, the pain and loss and the devastation left behind. It is when you see things like this happening that you can be tempted to ask, “Is God really in control? And if he is, how can he let something like this happen?” Friends, this is a good and important question. I don’t have all......

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15
Nov 2015

Have you ever heard of FOMO? Well FOMO has just been added to the latest edition of a popular English language dictionary, let alone Google dictionary and Wikipedia! It stands for: Fear Of Missing Out. Apparently, and as confirmed by recent surveys, there’s an entire generation of people who are constantly worried they’re going to miss something. With the accessibility that technology and therefore social media provide, people are feeling more and more pressured to stay connected all the time, as well as feeling more and more anxious and depressed (fearful) when......

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08
Nov 2015

This morning Cliff Truelove is preaching about the stoning of Stephen — who is commonly called the first Christian martyr. False witnesses said that Stephen “never stops speaking against this holy place and the law . For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and change the customs Moses handed down to us.” (Acts 6:13-14) However, Stephen was neither speaking against the temple or the law, and the false witnesses were probably misrepresenting what Jesus said in John 2:19 —  “Destroy......

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01
Nov 2015

Our church administration building (offices, the meeting room and kitchen) have been overrun by cockroaches. Just this week we had the building sprayed. The result was dozens of dead cockroaches. However, it reminded me of a missionary in Africa who was fixing a friend’s piano. When he opened the lid, cockroaches came running out everywhere. The man who owned the piano began to kill them with a rolled up paper. The missionary cried “Stop! Why are you doing that? They are only doing what is in their nature.” He was saying that is......

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