Minute from a Minister


08
Mar 2020

Most nights of the week at dinner, we read the Bible as a family. At the moment we are working our way through Jesus’ parables. One night this week we heard the parable of “the Lost Sheep” or as I call it “the searching Shepherd” as the emphasis is on the shepherd searching for and rejoicing in finding the lost sheep. The question that one of the kids asked was, “what about people who live in countries where they don’t hear about Jesus?” Now, that is not a weird or bad question......

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01
Mar 2020

Obviously I don’t mean that this world has physically ended. Neither do I mean that Jesus has already returned (because his appearing will be obvious to all). So, what do I mean? I mean 1 Peter 4:7: “The end of all things is near”, which is better translated as: “The end of all things is at hand” (literally: ‘has come near’) (ESV; NASB). Friends, this one little sentence is profound, and can and should profoundly impact how you and I live our lives. Why? Well, here are numerous reasons why — 1.......

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23
Feb 2020

In two week’s time on Sunday 1st March at 11.30am, God willing, we’ll be having our AGM. And because we are such a mixed bunch (in a nice sense), or to put it another way: because we come from either no denominational background or various ones, as well as some of us are relatively newcomers, I thought I’d briefly explain what it is about. The AGM will basically cover three areas: ministry reports, financial accounts and leaders. God willing, ministry reports for 2019 will be accepted; audited accounts for 2019 will be......

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09
Feb 2020

Whether you’re married or single, you might love Valentine’s Day (this Friday), or not care, or hate it. However, the day probably has the potential to cause more sadness for singles. So, as a single-again person, here are some thoughts to help singles navigate Valentine’s Day — 1. Plan Ahead & Stay Busy — plan some things you will enjoy, and don’t have hours of doing nothing, for having sad thoughts. 2. Spend time with Friends — so neither of you are alone. 3. Relax — don’t simple bury yourself in work......

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