Minute from a Minister


28
Aug 2016

As I have met with people this last week I have seen the need to set an example for others, whether it be a friend, a sibling or especially your children. By your example you can witness to your faith or help people grow in faith. So in John 13 Jesus tells his followers to love one another as he has loved us so that all people will know that we are his disciples. We live out our faith so the world can see Jesus. However, we also live out our faith......

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21
Aug 2016

Today we have the privilege of Rev. Samuel Green joining us. He is from Tassie, and he will be running a two hour session this afternoon, here at TGS from 2pm, to help us to better understand Islam. Please don’t miss it. It’s free, yet it will be most valuable. Below is what some have said about him, and the ministry our Lord has called him to be involved in: I have worked with Samuel Green in Muslim ministry over thirty years and fully support all he does teaching, debating and reaching......

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14
Aug 2016

I’m told that on Wednesday the most popular hashtag world-wide on Twitter was #censusfail. There certainly has been a lot of angst expressed over what happened! I hope that you have been able to now complete your census if you couldn’t on Tuesday. However, I want you to think of another Census, this one over 2,000 years ago — the one Mary and Joseph had to do (Luke Chapter Two). If you think you have been inconvenienced this past week, think of nine-months-pregnant Mary travelling (probably) on a donkey from Nazareth to......

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07
Aug 2016

In Townsville recently, the TGS team of Trevor, Cameron, James, and Rod joined with representatives from more than 50 other churches, from as far afield as the Torres Strait, Mount Isa and Sarina for the 2016 Synod (meeting) of the Anglican Diocese (region) of North Queensland. We met from Friday evening through to Sunday morning to discuss ministry and finances, to modify church regulations and make other decisions through debate and voting. The undoubted highlight was the tribute to the retired Bishop Arthur Malcolm, the first Aboriginal Bishop in the Anglican Church......

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