Church Talk

Religious leaders discuss the word of God in this weekly feature. Published on Fridays, Church Talk discusses themes from the Bible as well as looking at current events in a Christian context. 

Remember the Sabbath day

Friday August 10, 2018

The word “sabath” or “sabbat” is both a noun and a verb.

As a noun, it’s the name of a day of the week.

Last week there was a report in CINews on the Nukutere College’s cultural inter-house competition held at the Punanga Nui Market in connection with the Te Maeva Nui celebrations.

Sacrifice – one of the definitions from the Oxford Dictionary for the word “sacrifice” include an act of giving up something valued and treasured for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy.

Today I ask of you, before you continue to read this Church Talk article to firstly reflect a little on your life.

The lost and the reckless...

Saturday July 07, 2018

The headline might sound like the title from an old soap, but in fact, this story’s older.

I’ll paint the setting and then tell you the story as told by the original orator.

If we were to say that becoming more holy is unnecessary, that we will simply remain in known sin, then we are effectively saying that God is not holy, that sin does not involve a contradiction and conflict in us, and that God has not made provision for victory.

“But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost...E teianei, te arai katoaia nei ta matou Evangelia, I arai’ia ia I te aronga e ta ia ratou uaorai” – 2 Corinthians 4:3.

There is always hope for every one of God’s children - hope and knowing that we are worthy as a child of God. 

Who can we trust?

We married couples, do we trust each other?

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