Minute from a Minister


28
Apr 2019

I read an article in the Southern Cross (Feb 2016 issue) that I would like to share with you. It looks at what people in society think and believe about religion. I found this encouraging because as I look at the media I feel that I am in the minority. But listen to this: “Out of every hundred people, about how many do you think do not affiliate themselves with any religion—that is, atheists, agnostics and those who say they do not identify with any religion? It is one of the questions......

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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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