While the coronavirus outbreak caused many to isolate and stay away from others, for one member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Cook Islands it was a catalyst to a greater level of service in his community and nation.
Our world needs witnesses to the love Jesus preached and exhibited from the cross. We are a Spirit-filled church and must transcend all barriers of race, gender, economic class, languages and cultures, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.
Historian and author Howard Henry has been fascinated by the birth of Christianity in the Cook Islands for many years. In a weekly series, Henry chronicles the arrival of Christianity to the Cook Islands and its role in building the nation. This is his third article in the series.
Renovations are well underway and nearly complete at the Arorangi Cook Islands Christian Church (CICC) in preparation for the 200-year commemoration of the arrival of Christianity to Arorangi on July 26. Tinomana Enuarurutini Ariki accepted the gospel to Puaikura on 26 July, 1823. Secretary of the Arorangi CICC, Okirua Teokoitu shares the church history with senior journalist Melina Etches and updates on the renovations.
In today’s world more and more people are finding themselves alone and depressed, and some are even faced with bigger-than-life situations. But here’s the Good News! By Pastor Eric Toleafoa of the Seventh-day Adventists Church.
Historian Howard Henry has been fascinated by the birth of Christianity in the Cook Islands for many years. In a new weekly series, Henry chronicles the arrival of Christianity to the Cook Islands and its role in building the nation.
THE GREAT COMMANDMENT
Jesus was once asked a genuine question from a sincere person, let’s read the account from Mark’s Gospel; One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” By Pastor Paul Kauri.
Elder Taniela B. Wakolo, General Authority Seventy and member of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, counselled members and friends of the Church in the Cook Islands recently that they must take the time to teach their children of Jesus Christ, or their children will be taught by the disparate voices of others.
Adultery is sin, fornication is sin, homosexuality too is sin. All must come to Jesus to be warranted freedom from all sins and salvation in Jesus Christ alone, writes Bishop Tutai Pere of Apostolic Church Rarotonga.
Easter is not a single Sunday in the year. Rather it has to be a way of life, a daily process of transformation assuring us of our divine destiny – a life in God, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.
The gospel is a message of hope. The word “gospel” is derived from old English to literally mean “good news”. This good news is centred around the life, ministry, teachings, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, writes Tamatoa Jonassen of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Paul says in Romans 8:31 – “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?”. This is a question that we should be asking ourselves often, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
In our reading of today, we are reminded of a man called Jonah. He was one of the minor prophets whom God had called. The word of the Lord, God came to Jonah, the son of Amittai, “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.” By Reverend Vaka Ngaro of Cook Islands Christian Church.
We can only save our world full of fear, turmoil, confusion and uncertainty when the union between the Bible and Science is strongly intact, integral and intimate, writes Apostolic Church head Bishop Tutai Pere, BA, LTh, M.B.E.
The Ukrainians and the Russians are not the only people being hurt by this war. Possibly there are two impacts of the war that we have felt in the Cook Islands, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.
Many of us today have misplaced our hope in the things that don’t last. We have not really understood let alone rediscovered God’s purpose for our lives, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.