Minute from a Minister


06
Jul 2014

It’s usually this time of the year when I hope to be in a position to consider something. And what is this time of the year? Well it is tax time, and so I hope to be getting a tax refund – and I stress the word ‘hope’! Well by the time I write this, I should know whether I owe the Australian Taxation Office some money, or they owe me, as I should have done my Tax Return by now – yes, I like to get in early, and that’s because......

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29
Jun 2014

You may remember that last year we did a series called ‘the 8 M’s’ or “The M series”, where we looked at ‘who we are’ and ‘what we are commanded to do in scripture’.  The first week of that series was Magnification; worshipping God. I have often reflected on this (and not just because I preached it). I often come back to asking myself, am I truly worshipping God? How do I worship God? Would God be happy with what I am doing … or is there something else I could be......

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22
Jun 2014

You’ve probably seen the street sign on Mayers Street that points towards Collins Avenue and says ‘Anglican church’. Did you know that sign’s wrong much of the time? In the first century many churches met in homes (e.g.  Romans 16:5, 23;             1 Corinthians 16:19; Colossians 4:15; Philemon 2), and the New Testament never calls a building a ‘church’. This is because God’s definition of a ‘church’ is much more dynamic—it’s people who are in Christ (e.g. 1 Cor. 1:2; 2 Cor. 1:1; Gal. 1:2 etc.). A Pastor friend of mine once said:......

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15
Jun 2014

Friends, the below are some of the statements that grabbed me at the inaugural North Queensland Christian Convention last weekend at Mission Beach. It certainly was a time of great soaking: soaking in God’s word as we looked at the life of Joseph (Genesis 37-45) and the Sovereignty of God (Romans 8-10); as well as soaking in the rain! But what a great weekend it was. There were 210 people at it (140 adults and 70 children) from Townsville and Cairns Anglican and Presbyterian churches. Next year is already locked in, so......

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