Minute from a Minister


21
Oct 2018

It is not a very enticing title I know, but I have been reading a very enticing and engaging book by John Piper, called the Roots of Endurance. The book looks at 3 Godly men in history (John Newton, Charles Simeon and William Wilberforce) and asks the question, how did they endure through so much pain, opposition and suffering? But before he gets to the men, he tries to diagnose our western culture right now, and here is one thing he said. “There is a mind-set in the prosperous West that we......

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14
Oct 2018

Last Wednesday evening our Home Group started talking about how God (Jesus) must feel at times, as people usually show little thankfulness once they get what they want. Have you found that to be true? It is one of the very reasons why we, in our home group, use a little book, or our iPads or mobile phones, to write out our prayer points each week: so that we can look back on them to see how God has answered our prayers and give thanks to him. In our home group we......

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07
Oct 2018

25 TGS people went to this year’s North Qld Christian Convention at Mission Beach. It was excellent! The Bible teaching was very good, the music and singing was praise honouring to God and encouraging to us, and it was very good to catch up with people from ‘down south’. We were also blessed with a week’s holiday before the conference and those walks on the beach and sea breezes are just lovely! It truly is an amazing part of God’s creation – and one reason he made it is so we can......

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30
Sep 2018

Many people fall into the trap of believing they know God, when in fact, they only know about God. For example, I can know the awesome life saving message of the gospel and not be saved. I can know about community and fellowship, the love and care, the ministries and people of church and still not really belong to it. I can know about the 10 commandments, that these are great commands for society and that if we all lived by them our world would be a better place and still not......

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