Minute from a Minister


26
May 2019

Now, I am not writing this, because our Prime Minister comes from The Shire, is a Christian and goes for the Sharks in the NRL – but it does make it a little easier. As we’ve just had a Federal Election, I thought I’d write this to give us some idea as to what some of the Scriptures tell us to do. The Bible contains, as one would expect, many commands to pray for our leaders: national and local, secular and religious. In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, the apostle Paul writes, I urge,......

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19
May 2019

You probably recognise the first commandment, and you probably think it is one of the easier ones to keep. “Yep, that’s pretty simple, don’t worship other gods.” But is it as simple as we think? Last year I taught on a series at TGS Youth about how social media has become an idol in the lives of millions of Australian teens. How we can worship God, that is, live the ’Christian life’ and yet still worship other things. This is what the Israelites were doing from the very beginning (Leviticus 17:7), and......

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12
May 2019

Some of you have met our lovely Border Collie dog, Willow. Well, Willow is the first dog I and our family have ever owned so it’s been a learning curve and journey of discovery for me and us. So, in this MFM that could be titled ‘Willow, mums and God’, here are a few thoughts — Dogs are often very loving to their owners. In fact they often give ‘unconditional love’ to us. And how often do mums give such deep and amazing love to us? Have you thanked your mum yet......

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05
May 2019

Sometimes one can easily forget the original driving factor behind a decision. What am I talking about? I am talking about what we’re pursuing with our building and land – maybe you’ve already noticed the signs on our fences detailing a proposed Development Approval. We had hoped to briefly talk to you about this, before the signs were placed on the fences, but sometimes things just don’t come together as you plan. And what is behind, and therefore driving, this proposed development? It is the provision of additional carparking, and especially the......

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