Minute from a Minister


09
Aug 2020

I have mentioned to you that ‘home’ has been talked about a lot recently. We have either been in lock–down in our homes, home–schooling, working from home, or staying at home unless it is essential. Or many have been trying to get home from another state or country and can’t. Some of you might still be trying to get home even now. I must say that I love home. I love staying in. In fact, when Lesley and I went camping before we had children, I would always pack up a day......

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02
Aug 2020

I have mentioned to you before that I used to play soccer – I sometimes like to think it was just the other day, but I know it is not. I used to be a striker and was told by our coach that I would need to average one goal per game – fortunately I did. I guess I would have been dropped if I didn’t. I was also given the inevitable task of taking penalties – it might be a ‘glory’ position to be a striker, but miss a penalty and......

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26
Jul 2020

Last Sunday morning Trevor baptised a person new to TGS and new to Christ (since Easter): Sarah Mason. The photo below (post–baptism) clearly shows her joy in the salvation God has so generously given to her. And … each of us should be the same! The church in Ephesus, decades after Paul wrote ’Ephesians’ to them, had left their “first love“. Now whether that means they stopped loving Jesus above all else, or they’d abandoned the love they had for him at first … or both, the criticism is strong! And once......

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19
Jul 2020

As many of you might remember, I said some time ago that I’ve been reading volume two of ‘For the Love of God’ by Don Carson. I have found it excellent to help me keep reading the Holy Bible each day. And if anything, the demand (discipline) of reading the whole Bible in a year plus the New Testament and Psalms twice in a year, has helped me to never get behind! Part of my daily Bible Reading, the other day, was Jeremiah 6. And I don’t know about you, but sometimes......

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