Minute from a Minister


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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08
Jun 2014

In April a handful of our youth went on a Christian leadership camp called Launch. Here is a testimony about Launch from one of the youth who went. I must admit before I went on Launch camp this year I was pretty nervous. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect or what it would be like at all. I had only heard that it would be a good camp to go on. Little did I know that this camp would be one of the best and most encouraging camps that I would......

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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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