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Master in Ministry (Otago) Bachelor in Applied Theology (Carey) Diploma in Mission (Carey) Pastoring Eastside Baptist since 2002

Browsing Archive: April, 2017


Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, April 30, 2017,

Acts 8:27


Today we are baptizing Moeroa and that is neat.


Let us go back to a baptism that occurred in the first century and some truths that come out of this incident:


Now there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of the Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, in charge of her entire treasury. He had come to Jerusalem to worship 28 and was returning home; seated in his chariot, he was reading the prophet Isaiah. 29 Then the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over to this chariot and...

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Easter Sunday

Posted by Chris Lee on Tuesday, April 18, 2017,

Today is Sunday, Easter Sunday. 

On Friday we looked at Jesus as the paschal lamb who died as a sacrifice, who died to free us from death.

Today is another picture, this time from the end of the Bible, in the Revelation by God to John.

Revelation 5:5

Then I saw in the right hand of the one seated on the throne a scroll written on the inside and on the back, sealed with seven seals; and I saw a mighty angel proclaiming with a loud voice, “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break i...

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Good Friday

Posted by Chris Lee on Tuesday, April 18, 2017,

Let us go back in time, well before the birth of Christ, to a time when the Israelites were slaves to the empire of the Egyptians, to the time known as the Exodus, to a time when God through a series of plagues and miracles set his chosen people free from the oppression and tyranny that stood over them like a dark cloud.


It was not the miracles that set the captives free but it was blood that set them free.  Let me explain:


Exodus 12:21 Then Moses called all the elders of Israel...

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Posted by Chris Lee on Monday, April 10, 2017,

We know of the sectarian violence in Northern Ireland between Roman Catholic and Protestants. Evil is not defeated by evil.

We know of the violence between Palestinians and Israel. Evil is not defeated by evil.

Not only between people groups but also between families.

Think of the long lasting feud between the two neighbouring families, the Hatfields and McCoys in West Virginia. Between 1880 and 1891, the feud claimed more than a dozen members of the two families. Truce was only agreed...

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Giving our best when it hurts

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, April 2, 2017,

Romans 12: 17 - 20

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head....

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