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Standing Firm in the Face of Persecution

Ministers' letters

The cultural climate in Australia is undoubtedly becoming more hostile towards the Christian worldview. Where indifference once stood, now stands an attitude of aggression and anger towards any Christian who dares to proclaim the name and teachings of Jesus. We only need to look back over the media in the last 12 months to see…

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Leadership and Gifts

Ministers' letters

In my Minister’s Letters last year, I was unpacking the “Values” in St Michael’s “Vision 2020” statement. We got up to #8. So here’s the ninth on that list of things we try to value: Initiative in leadership and use of gifts by members. This value flows from passages of Scripture that speak of the…

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Communicating Jesus

Ministers' letters, View from the pew

Do you prefer phone calls or texts? TV or radio? Email or social media? Snail mail or Facebook Messenger? Whether you’re a millennial or baby-boomer, we like to hear information delivered differently because we are fearfully and wonderfully made. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul describes the church as one body with many parts, each with…

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Bible Reading 101

Ministers' letters

Friends in Christ, in my report at the AGM, I shared something to encourage at any stage of disciple-making with the 4Es. Can you be ready to ask people: “I’m looking for someone to read the Bible with. Would you be interested?” You are asking them to do you a favour. You can do it…

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Jesus and Movember

Ministers' letters

The “Jesus is _____.” campaign reminds me of the annual Movember campaign. Now in its 16th year, Movember encourages men to grow a mo (moustache) during the month of November. The idea is to register with some mates, start the month clean-shaven, and then go through the varied stages of beauty involved in growing a…

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Up from the Grave He Arose

Ministers' letters

Can you imagine what it might have been like to see Jesus emerge from the tomb? As a matter of fact, the Gospel writers do not record that moment! Presumably it was very early on the Sunday morning, before dawn. The women had not yet arrived with their spices to anoint the corpse. The guard…

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Vale Billy Graham

Ministers' letters

Friends in Christ, Last week saw the funeral of Dr. Billy Graham. Our families owe, humanly speaking, our lives to this Evangelist and his crusades. Each family member, except me, made decisions for Christ in 1959 at the Sydney Showground or Sydney Cricket Ground. They were great times, when the daily papers would have pages…

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Jesus is … Turning Wine into Water

Community, Events, Ministers' letters

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Jesus is… turning wine into water! On 10 March 2018 at Towradgi Park. And through the weeks leading up to that date. Christians are familiar with the famous ‘first sign’ at the wedding in Cana Jesus attended with his mum! She pressed him into helping when the wine ran…

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Reasons to Evangelise

Ministers' letters

The thought of sharing the gospel message with people can be terrifying! How do we help our heads and hearts take on this task of evangelism? As we get ready for our “Jesus is _______.” month of mission in March, I thought it would be good to list as many reasons for why we are…

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Minister’s Letter – Month of Mission Prep

Announcements, Events, Ministers' letters, Missions, News & Prayer

The day I wrote this letter, I was praying with fellow church members and missionaries at the CMS Summer School in Katoomba. Some of our missionaries serve in a location where the government can make it difficult for people who are Christians. In one situation, employers now use a questionnaire, which includes a question that…

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