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

Browsing Archive: October, 2017

Awareness of God

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, October 29, 2017,

Awareness of God

 

One of the things that many people comment on when they have been visiting Eastside is our God @ Work segment where people say how God is involved in their lives this week.

 

Of course, all Christians know that the presence of God is always with us, because Scripture tells us that God will never leave us nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6). 

 

And we take comfort from Jesus’ statement that he will be with us until the end of the age (Matthew 28:20), but when we see...


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Chocolate Jesus

Posted by Chris Lee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,

Chocolate Jesus

 

I want to introduce you to a song from my favourite singer Tom Waits. My wife refers to my singer choices as moaner-groaners – Tom Waits, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan.

 

I do not believe that Tom is Christian but a lot of his songs have Christian focus and perhaps he is. Only God and Tom know.

 

When this song first came out on his 1999 album, I was offended, I thought it was blasphemous but the concepts keep drawing me back.

 

Listen to it and we will think about ...


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Looking back with rose coloured glasses

Posted by Chris Lee on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,

Looking backwards with rose coloured glasses.

Karlene and I went with our youngest son Kyle and his wife Jess on the first anniversary of their marriage for a road trip through the North Island last week. Jess had not been to the North Island before other than to fly through Auckland, so Kyle wanted to show her the great places that he remembered: the town he was born in (Tokoroa), the place of his youth (Tauranga) and great places visited (the Auckland Zoo and the hot pools in Rotorua and...


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"Way Down In The Hole"

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, October 1, 2017,

"Way Down In The Hole"

When you walk through the garden
you gotta watch your back
well I beg your pardon
walk the straight and narrow track
if you walk with Jesus
he's gonna save your soul
you gotta keep the devil
way down in the hole


he's got the fire and the fury
at his command
well you don't have to worry
if you hold on to Jesus hand
we'll all be safe from Satan
when the thunder rolls
just gotta help me keep the devil
way down in the hole


All the angels sing about Jesus' mighty swor...


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The Big Picture

Posted by Chris Lee on Sunday, October 1, 2017,

The big picture

Last Sunday night there was a combined church service at the Civic Theatre headed up by Tak Bhana of Church Unlimited from Auckland.  The ground floor of the theatre was filled with Christians of all manner of denominations.

And it reminded me that so often we get so busy doing our own thing for the Kingdom of God in our own little patch that we forget the bigger picture: within our city, region and nation.

Sometimes we get so focused on the ministries and issues that we ...


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