Minute from a Minister


31
Mar 2019

I am reading a book at the moment called “Contending for our all” by John Piper. It’s about three Christians, one from the fourth century, one from the seventeenth and one from the early twentieth century. Each had to contend (fight) for standing firm on God’s truths. Connected to this is, at our AGM this year, we passed a motion to ascent to the Jerusalem Declaration, which has a number of Creeds in it. One of which is the Creed of Athanasius who lived from A.D. 298 – 373. He was a......

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24
Mar 2019

As you would expect there has been so much said and written about the Christchurch attacks, so it’s good for us to be clear about certain things. Here are a few points (there’s so much more that could be said) — The attacks were utterly evil, morally evil. The shooter may have mental illness, and he certainly has some wrong thinking, but what he did wasn’t just an act of ‘sickness’ or faulty logic, at heart it was murder, a morally evil act. God hates what he did. Some people have said......

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18
Mar 2019

Friends, I was reading an article this week all about the very small number of young adults today in the west who are following the Lord. The article said that less than 1% of young adults have a Biblical worldview. Maybe you are a young adult and resonate with this—you feel quite alone! The article was trying to suggest a helpful way forward to combat this. In this article it basically said: Is it any wonder that this is the case when one considers what most children are bombarded with in their......

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10
Mar 2019

I have these Bible trivia books in my office, “So you think you know the Bible?” and “Know your Bible quiz book”. And as I go through them, I realise I don’t know many of the answers, and I get worried. Let me share some of the questions with you and see how you go. How many judges were there in Israel? How many people did God tell Elijah there were who had never bowed the knee to Baal?  How old was Methuselah when he died?  How many rows of stones were......

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