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CHURCHTALK: The parables of Jesus Christ

Friday 17 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Those who understand the parables of Jesus are genuinely blessed. Not only do they gain the benefit of the spiritual truth illustrated, but they also display some measure of responsiveness to the Holy Spirit.

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CHURCHTALK: Patience that never quits

Friday 10 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

The real meaning of eternal life is a life that can face anything it has to face without wavering, without shortcuts and with a mind already set on the Beholder, Creator and Giver of life, Jesus Christ, writes Bishop Tutai Pere.

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CHURCH TALK: Hypocrisy – the evil within

Friday 3 September 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

When we spend time alone and quietly look at our life, what do we see? What is it that makes up our interior life? Is it love or evil? By Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

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CHURCHTALK: Prevention is far better than redemption

Friday 27 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Let it not take a lifetime before we realise that we have been there all along, that life does not offer anything sweeter than the love of dear ones and sharing of time together, writes Angaroakau Williams – Second counselor in the District Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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CHURCHTALK: Finding peace in uncertain times

Friday 20 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

God did not promise that bad things will not happen to us but what He did promise was the blessings of his presence in our lives and re-assurance of salvation through eternal life in Christ Jesus, our Lord, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa.

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CHURCHTALK: Time pause, to ponder & pray

Friday 13 August 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Pastor Paul Kauri of The Arepua Gateway Assembly of God Church is using today’s Church Talk as a ‘Devotion Time’ for our readers – a time to read through the words of Jesus and to ask questions, causing us to pause, ponder and pray.

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Thanking God for the imperfect church

Friday 6 August 2021 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Church Talk, Features

Grace is always first, peace always second. This is due to the fact that grace is the source of peace. Without grace, there is and can be no peace, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Ekalesia Avarua.

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CHURCHTALK: Unity in diversity – Rotai o te Tukeke

Friday 30 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Let us showcase all diversities of gifts, skills and talents that God has blessed each and every one of us so much with, from the different islands we come from, different cultures, customs and traditions, at this year’s Constitution celebrations, writes Bishop Tutai Pere of the Apostolic Church.

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CHURCH TALK: Not them and those but us

Friday 23 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Our first duty as Christians is to serve others, especially the poor and the marginalised, just as Jesus did. In this country in the 19th century there was an openness to encounter and welcome the stranger. Why is it then that today there is fear and alarm about being open to the stranger? By Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

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CHURCHTALK: A message of encouragement

Friday 16 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Are you willing to let God prevail in your life? Are you willing to let God be the most important influence in your life? By Angaroakau Williams – Second counselor in the District Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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CHURCHTALK: Wake up call

Friday 9 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Who would have thought we would be here? If you don’t want to be surprised about the unexpected turns in your life, keep a watch out and be prepared, writes Pastor Taiti Toroma of the Seventh Day Adventists Church.

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CHURCHTALK: My weapon is a melody

Friday 2 July 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

You may be waiting for God to do a breakthrough in your life, but it is God who is waiting for you to start the battle in praise!, writes Pastor Paul Kauri.

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CHURCHTALK: God desires mercy, not sacrifice

Friday 25 June 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

We are fortunate that God calls sinners and not just saintly people. Jesus came to benefit those who understood their inherent need for Him (those who are sick and the poor in spirit of Matthew 5:3), writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Avarua Ekalesia.

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CHURCHTALK: The ‘Pontius Pilate’ in us

Friday 18 June 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Pontius Pilate who sure had power and authority to fight for the release of an innocent Jesus, instead released him for death because he feared more for his own life and stooped down to Jewish Religious bigotry, injustices, jealousies and lies, writes Bishop Tutai Pere.

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Give to God what belongs to God

Friday 11 June 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk

No matter who we are, it is not a choice between one and the other. For the God-like person, God is the only choice. There is no second, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

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CHURCH TALK: A message of encouragement – something’s better than nothing

Friday 4 June 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Sometimes the enormity of the task in front of us is so daunting, so overwhelming, that getting started and staying with it can feel impossible, writes Angaroakau Williams – second counselor in the District Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Living the Good Samaritan’s legacy

Friday 28 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Most of the time, we are so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget about our duty of care for the less fortunate brethren, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa.

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CHURCHTALK: God and the Covid-19 vaccine

Friday 21 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk

If your hesitancy toward the vaccine is because you believe it reflects of lack of trust in God for protection, then I hope this article gives you a liberating perspective, writes Pastor Paul Kauri of the ArePua Gateway Church.

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CHURCH TALK: Helping a weaker brother

Friday 14 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

From beginning to end, our lives are to be dedicated to God. Therefore, whatever we do, we do it to the Lord – because Jesus is our Lord, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Avarua Ekalesia.

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Our future inheritance –‘claim it or lose it’

Friday 7 May 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

We have struggled much, learned much, survived through many different phases of socio-economic changes and though still confronting economic challenges and downturns throughout our traditional, religious and political history, writes Bishop Tutai Pere in this week's Church Talk column.

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