Minute from a Minister


12
Oct 2014

Those of us interested in rugby league no doubt watched the Grand Final last Sunday night. South Sydney (the Bunnies) defeated Canterbury Bankstown (the Bulldogs) 30-6. It was the opening tackle that got everyone talking, as there was a head clash that resulted in Souths’ Sam Burgess suffering a very noticeable depressed fracture to his cheekbone. As he is one of their best players, everyone was keen to see if he would try to play on or come off. Amazingly, he played the whole game, and played so well that he was......

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05
Oct 2014

You might have seen the movie Three Weddings and a Funeral (1994), starring Hugh Grant. Recently I have gone to the opposite: one wedding and three funerals — the wedding of Rod & Leanne Cole-Clarke’s son, Scott, and the funerals of three TGS people: Helen Blair Rains, Dulcie Hatton and Mavis Hogan. As you’d expect, the wedding was a joyous time, but the funerals all involved sadness. Yet King Solomon says this— “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death......

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28
Sep 2014

It has been 15 weeks (over 3 months) since ISIS seized Mosul and began severally persecuting Christians. Since then there have been many cries for help, prayer rallies and humanitarian aid (which is slowly stopping due to the increasing level of danger). I remember praying about this every day and even all throughout the day, but as time passes, I am slowly forgetting about their suffering and I am not praying much at all. I have been encouraged by God however, to keep praying. Hebrews 13:3 says 3 Remember those in prison as if......

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21
Sep 2014

At home we are gearing up to start doing some renovations next month, and we expect that the end result will be good … but that the process will be a bit painful! We won’t have a proper kitchen to use for some weeks and I’m sure there will be a lot of dust, dirt, noise, and maybe mud. However, we will be willing to put up with it (we think) because of the expected gains. It’s what lies at the end that gives the perseverance now…. In some ways the Christian......

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