Minute from a Minister


15
Mar 2015

As you are all aware the Bali 9 ring leaders are in the news every day, slowly moving closer to execution. As I am watching this and hearing what people think, it has raised the topic of “death”. And not just answering the question should they die or do they deserve to die, or should Australia get more involved, but it confronts us with the fact that we all die at some point. So some people have said that “we all have to die somehow.” While others have said “death is just a......

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08
Mar 2015

In Colossians 4:5, God, through the Apostle Paul, urges you and me  to “be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.” Easter and Christmas are great evangelistic opportunities for you and me here in Cairns, so let’s be determined to take them this year! One way you and I can do this is to invite people along to church at Easter, then later in the year, to the Carols and Christmas church services. I was very              encouraged last year (my first at TGS) by the......

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01
Mar 2015

A Minute from a Minister Well, our Parish Annual Meeting is over for another year. And I must say that the way we conducted ourselves was indeed ‘worthy of the saints’. Thank you. And thank you Lord. As I said at the meeting, it is truly amazing to think that those in Christ Jesus are called saints (Ephesians 1:1). We have been sanctified, forgiven and set free: alleluia! And it was my prayer that the way we conducted ourselves, would be worthy of such a holy position, by faith in Christ, of......

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22
Feb 2015

Well, we have a new State Government with the Labor party being sworn in this week. For some of us this might make us happy or it might make us really angry, while others won’t care at all. As I have been listening to people’s strong opinions over the last couple of weeks, it reminded me of a  national election years ago where someone asked a prominent Christian leader at a conference “who should I vote for?” His response was this, “Do your homework, look at the Bible, look at their policies,......

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