Minute from a Minister


24
Aug 2014

Luke 14:33 records Jesus saying: “any of you who does not give up everything he has, cannot be my disciple.” Wow! What a big call! So does that mean that every single one of us (if we are really followers, not fans) must sell our homes, cars, clothes … in fact, every possession we have? Well, ‘no’. So then, what does Jesus mean? He means that to be truly following him means that he is Number One in your life … if you are a spouse, it means that you want Him......

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17
Aug 2014

It was encouraging to see a group of nine from TGS attend this recent conference in Sydney. It is the second one that has been run by KCC (Katoomba Christian Convention), the first being in 2011. To put you in the picture as to what it’s about, I have copied below, part of what the Chairman of KCC, Al Stewart, said, in his welcome: “Like ploughing concrete” – that’s how I’ve heard Christian ministry described by a few people lately. I’m sure some of us will have felt that way. But we......

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10
Aug 2014

Are you like me and cringe when you hear the word evangelism or feel guilty knowing you are not sharing your faith as you should? I know that evangelism is such an important area in the life of the church and in the life of the Christian. Yet it is an area I struggle with a lot. As I write this I am at the Oxygen conference and have enrolled in the evangelism elective because I know it is an area I need to be encouraged in and work on personally more......

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03
Aug 2014

No, it’s not a real headline, but I wouldn’t be totally surprised if this happens. After the two disasters, resulting in the deaths of 537 people, how many people will want to fly Malaysia Airlines now? Even though these two disasters don’t appear to be the airline’s fault at all, the company and its employees might pay a very big price for what has happened. Events like this can make us want to cry out, ‘But that’s not fair’ … and it is good when we are upset and angry that there......

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