Minute from a Minister


01
Jun 2014

You probably hadn’t noticed, but lately there has been a small but significant change in the ‘Minute’—it’s now A Minute from a Minister, not ‘the Minister’. For, while those who are Bible-teaching Pastors in churches are often called ‘Ministers’, or sometimes ‘the Minister’, it’s often better to call us a minister, because … In our English Bibles the word ‘minister’ usually comes from one of two Greek words which mean ‘servant’ or ‘slave’. However, the Bible tells us that all Christians are servants—servants of God and servants of each other (John 12:26;......

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25
May 2014

Ten minutes can make a big difference. When I was an apprentice electrician – yes, I know, that’s a long time ago now! – I was required to start work at 7am. And back then you would have to bundy-on and bundy-off. What that meant for those a lot younger than I am, was that you had your own personal card or timesheet which was kept near your work’s time clock and you popped it into the slot in the time clock to record the time you arrived at work and also......

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18
May 2014

One of the great ministries we have here at TGS is our youth ministry. So I thought I would tell you about it. First, our aim at TGS Youth is to introduce people to Jesus. TGS youth is not a social group or club it is a Christian group first and foremost. So we desire young people to know and accept Jesus personally so that they can be forgiven and know the perfect Father in heaven. We seek to grow the youth in their understanding of God and how best to live......

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11
May 2014

You might think Cairns has big tides, but our king tides of 3 metres or more are quite small compared to that of Derby in Western Australia, where they experience 12 metre tides. It’s quite amazing to watch the turn of the tide in a place like Derby – you can literally watch from their very tall wharfs, the fish come in on the tide and then be dragged out with the tide. The tides over there are very big and powerful indeed. Part of their tourism includes seeing the power of......

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