Minute from a Minister


07
May 2017

The Case for Christ     There is a brand new movie out, called The Case for Christ, and it came to Cairns’ Cinemas last week. It has come hot on the trails of other ‘Christian’ movies, such as God’s not Dead 2, War Room and The GraceCard. Thank you Lord for these movies!   So what is The Case for Christ all about? Well, it is a movie based on the best-selling book (more than 10 million copies in print) by Lee Strobel. It is about his journey as an award-winning......

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30
Apr 2017

You might have heard of (or seen) the 2013 movie: The Railway Man. It’s a timely movie, with ANZAC Day having just been. The movie is about British soldier Eric Lomax who was a WW2 prisoner of the Japanese Army and worked on the Thai-Burma railway, where he was tortured (apart from the general awful treatment).   For years later he is still traumatised by what happened to him. Eventually, after many years, he makes contact with a Japanese ex-soldier who abused prisoners. When Lomax meets Takashi he is very angry and......

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23
Apr 2017

As we watch the news we can find ourselves looking on in horror. On Palm Sunday two suicide bombers walked into two Egyptian churches, killing 45 Christians as they celebrated Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. A 20-year-old student from England was also killed on Good Friday as thousands of Jewish and Christian pilgrims descended on the city’s holy sites for Good Friday and the Passover holiday. And it is not just, this but we all experience hardship and suffering in our lives. And if this was all there was our lives would be......

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19
Feb 2017

PAM

Next Sunday, on the 26th February at 11.30am, God willing, we’ll be having our PAM (Parish Annual Meeting). And because we are such a mixed bunch (in a nice sense), or to put it another way: because we come from either no denominational background or various ones, as well as some of us are relatively newcomers, I thought I’d briefly explain what it is about. The PAM will basically cover three areas: ministry reports, financial accounts and leaders. God willing, ministry reports for 2016 will be presented and accepted; audited accounts for......

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