Minute from a Minister


09
Nov 2014

Last week Trevor preached on wisdom. The sermon was based on Ecclesiastes 7. It was great listening to God’s word on this matter. And Trevor’s main points gave a good summary of how God teaches us to live a wise life. Let me remind you of them now. Firstly, a wise person sees suffering as a time of instruction (v1-6). Secondly, a wise person recognises what can damage one’s character (v7-12). Thirdly, a wise person acknowledges God’s providence over everything and therefore fears God (v13-19). Fourthly, a wise person knows one’s limitations,......

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02
Nov 2014

Well, a group of 36 blokes from TGS (The Good Shepherd) went up to Lake Tinaroo last weekend for our annual MYB Camp (Men, Youth & Boys). The whole weekend was absolutely superb. Some of us turned up on Friday and stayed the whole time until Sunday arvo. Some of us turned up for just one of the days, and the majority turned up on Saturday morning and headed home just after lunch on Sunday. The only two negatives for me were that I couldn’t find a dishwasher in the amenities –......

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26
Oct 2014

On Wednesday and Thursday Chris Forder and I attended a Prepare/Enrich marriage preparation and enrichment course. This was mostly for us to be better at doing marriage preparation with engaged couples, but it should also help us to help you in having a more enriching marriage (while not being a ‘magic quick-fix’). I am also looking forward to Renee and I putting into practice some of what the course covers, and enriching our marriage. Whilst on that subject, here’s one simple but helpful exercise you can do if you’re married. … Draw......

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19
Oct 2014

It is easy to think that Islam is the biggest enemy of Christianity right now. I mean we are confronted with it in the news, in church and in our own minds. But the reality is that Islam is not the biggest enemy of Christianity – and it never will be. In fact no one religion is the biggest enemy of Christianity. NO – the greatest enemy to Christianity and to the world, is separation from God. Separation from God is the terrible enemy that Jesus commissioned His followers to vanquish in Matthew......

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