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The work of John the Baptist

Friday 8 July 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Some people think that repentance is mostly about feelings, especially feeling sorry for your sin. It is wonderful to feel sorry about your sin, but repent isn’t a feelings word. It is an action word, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Ekalesia Avarua.

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Refinement by fire – Akapakari atu ki te A’i

Saturday 2 July 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Yesterday, July 1st marked our countdown to August 1st Cook Islands General Election, another big challenge to see if all our contesting political parties can beat our one Covid death case only by setting an historic record of a zero tolerance to corruption or bribery petition claims at least for once, at this forth coming general election, writes Bishop Tutai Pere of the Apostolic Church of the Cook Islands.

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Mercy and judgement - which one is greater?

Friday 24 June 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Reflect today on being merciful and on being judgmental in your life – which one is greater? What is your primary tendency? Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church writes.

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Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer

Friday 10 June 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in Church Talk, Features

Are the trials you have been through or problems you are currently facing causing you to lose hope?

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Church Talk: Breaking the poverty spirit

Friday 3 June 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Having this opportunity every six weeks to write articles on so many important aspects that I hope will influence all our lives is such a privilege for me.

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Church Talk: What the future holds

Friday 27 May 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Man comes into the world with a cry and goes out of it with a groan, and all between is more or less intoned with helpless wailing, writes Reverend Vakaroto Ngaro of Ekalesia Avarua.

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Grace intercepts the law – Tikoti te Aroa I te Ture

Friday 20 May 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

There is no such thing as a major or minor, big or small sin. Cast a big stone and a tiny pebble into the water or sea, they both sink. Such is sin, no white nor black lie, it is sin and its penalty – death, Bishop Tutai Pere.

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Listening to one voice

Friday 13 May 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

There are many influences we receive on a regular basis. Some are good. Others not so good, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

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Does his truth still confirm your convictions and ignite your passion?

Friday 29 April 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

It’s interesting that one of our long-time family traditions is coming together as a family for whatever occasion ie. birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, funerals, or for someone who is leaving.

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What change did Easter bring?

Friday 22 April 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Given that we are seven days after the celebrations of Passover, and five days after Jesus resurrection, I was pondering the immediate aftermath of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection, writes Pastor Paul Kauri of the ArePua Church.

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Hope in the midst of chaos

Friday 8 April 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

The world of nature and creation provides and supplies humanity with all kinds of natural and physical resources to sustain life, but humanity in his own ego, ignorance and greed squanders, abuses and exploits beyond measure …, writes Bishop Tutai Pere.

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Lest we forget

Friday 1 April 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Humankind must take full responsibility for what is happening in the world and not blame God for it, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

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Church Talk: There is purpose and meaning to uor existence

Friday 11 March 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

We need to know that we have purpose in life, that we’re not just an accident, that regardless of our situation, there is still purpose and meaning to our existence, writes Pastor Paul Kauri, lead pastor at The Arepua Gateway Assembly of God Church.

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‘I will be with you always’

Friday 4 March 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

The disciples would never have come together for a philosophy or mythology after the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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Faith, trust and hope versus fear

Friday 18 February 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

It is only by working together in faith and by doing our part will it be possible to come through this Covid-19 crisis, writes Bishop Paul Donoghue of the Catholic Church.

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Faith without works is dead

Friday 11 February 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Prayer not only brings down blessings from heaven; it also brings out the best in us, writes Angaroakau Williams – Avarua Cook Islands District first counselor of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Communication Director.

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Seek to know God’s heart and you will be surprised

Friday 4 February 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Start the year by seeking to know God’s heart in 2022, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa of the Seventh-day Adventists Church.

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CHURCH TALK: Doing and becoming

Friday 19 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

Every time we do a little something to improve ourselves and to help others, we find greater peace, writes Angaroakau Williams, communication director and the first counselor of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

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Welcoming the Gospel message

Friday 12 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Opinion

I was privileged to be part of the bicentennial Gospel celebrations held in Aitutaki recently. Watching the re-enactment of the event (the arrival of the Gospel to Aitutaki 200 years ago) was indeed a humbling experience, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa of the Seventh-day Adventists Church.

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CHURCH TALK: Welcoming the Gospel message

Friday 12 November 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Church Talk, Features

I was privileged to be part of the bicentennial Gospel celebrations held in Aitutaki recently. Watching the re-enactment of the event (the arrival of the Gospel to Aitutaki 200 years ago) was indeed a humbling experience, writes Pastor Eric Toleafoa of the Seventh-day Adventists Church.

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