Minister’s Blog 20 September 2020

Over the coming two weeks, we will be looking at the Season of Creation. This week we celebrate Outback Sunday while next week we celebrate River Sunday. I am especially delighted that Rev John Flaherty has been persuaded to bring us the message this week. John has significant experience of the Outback as he was…

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Minister’s Blog 13 September 2020

A dangerous question to ask someone is “What don’t you like about Christians?” as you could be there a long time! But I’m willing to bet a top answer is that Christians are very judgmental (and yes, I suppose this is me being judgmental too). I can think of many examples where Christians judge others…

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Minister’s Blog 6 September 2020

To some people, Christianity can just seem like a huge list of rules and regulations of things that you cannot do. It raises questions about how you can possibly live your life in modern times without breaking some or all of them. It brings charges of hypocrisy that Christians say one thing yet do another,…

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Minister’s Blog 30 August 2020

“Try to see things my way” as Paul McCartney once sang. It’s a common enough statement, one we often make in our lives when making a point. As is natural, we tend to see things from our own perspective first. We will judge any situation on how it affects us personally or will decide who…

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Minister’s Blog 9 August 2020

I’m sure there are many things you would like to accomplish but are struggling to do it. I for one, would love to be able to do “sweep picking” on the guitar (feel free to google it). Despite watching numerous tutorials on the internet, I am only too aware of my limitations and there just…

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Minister’s Blog 2 August 2020

It’s really not that hard to see the amount of need around us. We live in an area with higher than average unemployment and deprivation and a higher than average number of broken families. When I speak to people about our situation, most say that something needs to be done about it. Even people who…

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Minister’s Blog 26 July 2020

Most blenders have a small plastic insert in the lid. It doesn’t look very important, but it turns out, if you run the blender without making sure it is firmly in place, you find out just how important it is. It’s very important. Painful experience has taught me not to overlook the importance of something…

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Minister’s Blog 19 July 2020

“I wish God would do something about the state of the world”. I’ve heard this expressed many times to me and I’ve probably said it a few times myself. We know that things aren’t right. There’s poverty, there’s child abuse, there’s domestic abuse, there’s slavery, there’s hunger, there’s injustice. I could go on and on,…

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Minister’s Blog 12 July 2020

At least once a year, I have a consultation with my doctor where he goes over my most recent results. I’m pleased to report that at my last meeting I got a clean bill of health. In particular, he remarked I had the kidneys of a teenager. I only hope the teenager doesn’t want them…

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Minister’s Blog 5 July 2020

Sometimes, children play a game that mimics what adults do. It’s a harmless diversion that is simply their interpretation of what is going on. We smile when we see them playing “shop”, when we are served “tea” in an empty plastic cup or when we have our arm bandaged from our wrist to our armpit…

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