Minute from a Minister


27
Sep 2015

No, I’m not Arnold Schwarzenegger saying those famous words from The Terminator, but I and my family are currently on holidays in Tasmania; it’s the biggest family adventure we’ve had so far! I’m amazed at the number of TGS’ers who have either lived in Tassie or at least holidayed there and — apart from Trevor (who calls it ‘Northern Antarctica’) —we heard so many good comments about holidaying in Tassie. There certainly is a time and a place for family holidays: they can make special memories that last for decades and help......

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20
Sep 2015

And he sure does. He too, one night, had to face a brewing opposition. And he too, found himself on the end of a public opinion poll not in his favour. Wow, five prime-ministerships in five years. Yes, between 2010 and 2015, we have had: Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, Tony Abbott and now Malcolm Turnbull. I was reading a news article on the worldwide web last week that listed each leaders’ successes and failings. And the one common failing was this: poor performance in the polls. We might blame the......

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13
Sep 2015

On May 17 this year we had our first TGS Family Lunch for 2015 — and it was a great success. The hall was full of us enjoying nice food and good company. It was a chance to spend more time with people and so get to know each other better. On Sunday, October 11 we have our second and last Family Lunch for this year — so please do come. We’ve just started looking at the book of Acts in our morning services, and Acts shows us that Christians regularly shared......

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06
Sep 2015

Here are excerpts from an article I read this week. It shows us that God’s word is so counter-cultural to our society, and it is only getting more so: As the Ashley Madison leak continues playing out in the media, we’re reminded so clearly about the lies of sin. The Ashley Madison Company, a cheating site that is (sadly) very successful, has the following motto: “Life is short. Have an affair.” The lies don’t come much more blatantly than this. But why are so many falling for it? Why is it that......

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