Minute from a Minister


23
Nov 2014

Now although some of us will be heading off over Christmas, I want to encourage the bulk of us to hang around, and at least until after the Christmas Services. And it’s not because I get lonely when people are away – although I do, haha, ask my wife – it’s simply because Christmas is such an opportune time for many reasons. For example: Christmas attracts the community. You are well aware that many people who normally never come to church will come for Christmas services or Christmas presentations, like our Carols.......

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16
Nov 2014

In most weeks at the moment I’m meeting with five people to do the Truth Explored (TE) course with them. I think that this course is and will be a great help for each of us. A great thing about the course is that everyone who does it has a different story: a different history, experiences, and personality—so in that sense each group and each time through the course is different. Of course, though, the course material is the same each time, because the truth does not change. Whilst the material can......

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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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