Minute from a Minister


14
Dec 2014

Last week one of the main news’ headlines on News.com.au was about how a $700 gift for those living in Australia is becoming the norm for Christmas. I initially thought to myself: surely not, but it got my attention and so I read the whole article. The article goes on to say how long gone are the days that Australians want a CD or a board game for Christmas, or even a $139 bike from Toys R Us. And instead, when people are asked as to, ‘what they would like for Christmas?’,......

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07
Dec 2014

  A Minute from a Minister Last Sunday in Psalm 119 we were reminded that being one of Christ’s people— those who obey his word— makes you “a stranger on earth” (verse 19), and makes us “strangers and aliens in the world” (1 Peter 2:11). This year for us as the Wills family there have been many new things — New city/place to live New home New job New church New school New people Can you identify with any of these? I know that numerous of you can! When things are new......

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30
Nov 2014

  On my recent holidays, I went to Sydney. One thing I was really looking forward to was seeing my brother, who had a few weeks earlier become a Christian. When he first told me, I was sceptical. Was he really a Christian? Was he really serious about following Jesus? Or was he simply one of the first 3 soils in the parable of the sower (Mark 4:1-20)? I am overjoyed to say that he has such a strong conviction in Christ and as evidence, his life is very different. He lives......

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23
Nov 2014

Now although some of us will be heading off over Christmas, I want to encourage the bulk of us to hang around, and at least until after the Christmas Services. And it’s not because I get lonely when people are away – although I do, haha, ask my wife – it’s simply because Christmas is such an opportune time for many reasons. For example: Christmas attracts the community. You are well aware that many people who normally never come to church will come for Christmas services or Christmas presentations, like our Carols.......

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