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What carrying your cross really means

Friday 20 September 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Jesus’ instruction to give up those things we hold most dear has a sharp edge when we countenance climate change, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue from the Catholic Church.

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The Lord is my Light in the darkest of clouds

Friday 13 September 2019 | Published in Church Talk

The people of God can never expect an easy path through life, writes John Mateara from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Watch out! God is always on time

Friday 6 September 2019 | Published in Church Talk

You may think God’s not delivering what you want in time, but he’s the boss of time – so whatever he does is at the right time. That’s according to Pastor Eric Toleafoa from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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Dads must step up

Friday 30 August 2019 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Church Talk

Give your children a present on Father’s Day, a church leader tells the country’s dads, by taking responsibility as parents.

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Words of wisdom from God

Friday 30 August 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Pastor Paul Kauri, from Assembly of God, sat down to write this week’s ChurchTalk on finding wisdom in our relationship with God – then he was realised there was someone who could say it far better than him …

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How can we understand God's infinite love? This is how…

Friday 23 August 2019 | Published in Church Talk

In giving Jesus, God gave himself, says Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Cook Islands Christian church in Avarua.

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The Perfect Praise

Friday 16 August 2019 | Published in Church Talk

God expects more than just a half-hearted, lazy or paarua praise to his name, says Bishop Tutai Pere from the Apostolic Church.

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Church Talk: Storing up treasure in heaven

Friday 9 August 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Bishop Paul Donoghue from the Catholic Church explains why the freedoms guaranteed by the Cook Islands Constitution are worth more than earthly riches.

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'A time to dance'

Friday 2 August 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Te Maeva Nui, what a wonderful time of the year this is, when we celebrate our self-governance in a week-long festival of song and dance, in vibrant colour, a cultural extravaganza.

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We can be champions together

Friday 26 July 2019 | Published in Church Talk

During the past two weeks, we have been treated to some spectacular and nail-biting international sporting events: the ICC World Cup final between England and New Zealand, the Pacific Games Netball gold medal final between the Cook Islands and Tonga, and most recently, the Netball World Cup gold medal final between New Zealand and Australia.

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Pastor Tevai Matapo: Take the initiative, seize the moment

Friday 19 July 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Even those who don’t go to church, who don’t have social status, who are unemployable, can be blessed if only they have faith, says Assemblies of God Pastor Tevai Matapo.

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No observers' seats at Lord's table

Friday 28 June 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Bishop Paul Donoghue admitted 24 children to Holy Communion at St Joseph’s Catholic Church this week. The celebration of the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, often referred to by the word “Eucharist” took place in the Catholic Church on Sunday, June 23. This year 24 children received their First Holy Communion on this special day.

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Learning the healer's art

Friday 21 June 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Even simple acts of love – like smiling – can have a powerful influence, writes John Mateara from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Let God be your travel agent

Friday 14 June 2019 | Published in Church Talk

When she was stuck in bug, busy New York and everything seemed to be going wrong, Seventh-day Adventist Church pastor Sarah Aratai trusted in God – and he delivered.

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The greatness of God's love

Friday 31 May 2019 | Published in Church Talk

SEVERAL YEARS before his death the Swiss theologian Karl Barth came to the United States for a series of lectures.

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How to gain quality and longevity of life

Friday 24 May 2019 | Published in Church Talk

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children…no te mea kua akangaropoina koe I te Ture a to Atua, e akangaropoina katoa Au I to au tamariki” – Hosea 4:6.

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Failure and hope of resurrection

Friday 17 May 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Failure is something that none of us can avoid in life, no matter how hard we try to avoid it. Rather than thinking of failure as something bad, we can use it as an opportunity to learn, to grow including growth in holiness.

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Have hope in Jesus Christ

Friday 10 May 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Most, people are afraid of dying. Some people fear being dead, while others are afraid of actually dying. Accompanying these thoughts is the constant fear of the unknown or that when we die we cease to exist, we are no more, it is the end, we are finished.

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Keeping relationship fresh with God

Friday 3 May 2019 | Published in Church Talk

The pressures and demands of life will always lead to spiritual decline if we are not intentional about pursuing and cultivating our relationship with God.

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The pure of heart are happy from inside out

Friday 26 April 2019 | Published in Church Talk

Cook Islanders are becoming increasingly concerned with purity. We want to drink pure bottled water. We want to breathe pure air. We want to eat pure food.

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