Minute from a Minister


19
Apr 2015

I came across this prayer a church once prayed together at a crucial point in the life of that church. I know anyone can say something and it’s another thing to do it, but this prayer certainly captivates so much of what following Jesus SHOULD look like. Reading this prayer both excites me and makes me a little nervous. What about you? I would probably add to this prayer the line: I will endeavour to, with God’s help. I would also add a sentence or two about what I will do when......

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12
Apr 2015

A Minute from a Minister In 1 Corinthians 15:4 the Apostle Paul says that Christ “was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures”. He died on Friday (day 1) and rose on Sunday (day 3), but what Old Testament Scriptures (O.T.) explicitly say he would rise “on the third day”? The answer is probably that none do. … So where did Paul, inspired by the Holy Spirit as he wrote, get this idea? Well, from lots of places. Firstly, there are numerous places in the O.T. where the third day......

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29
Mar 2015

Here are the next three pointers that follow last week’s Minute from a Minister (from a daily devotion I receive). We should have some spares of last week’s one in the foyer, if you missed it. 4. Remember: When You’re Online, You’re Also on Stage Unless we send a private message, our online words are available for others to see. Twitter followers see what we tweet. Facebook friends, and the friends of those on whose walls we post comments, also see what we say. And hundreds, if not hundreds of thousands, of......

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22
Mar 2015

I was recently sent this and thought I’d share it with you over the next two weeks: If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth! (Proverbs 30:32) Here it is, translated for social media: “If you are tempted to slam someone online or brag on Facebook or send off a nasty tweet, turn off the screen and walk away!” That’s it in a nutshell, but maybe we should spell out some rules of thumb that might keep our thumbs......

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