Church Talk

Religious leaders discuss the word of God in this weekly feature. Published on Fridays, Church Talk discusses themes from the Bible as well as looking at current events in a Christian context. 

IT WAS the afternoon of September 11, 2011 when I first disembarked from an Air New Zealand plane at Rarotonga International Airport, and saw a beautiful rainbow appear in the sky.

BEHOLD, I am sending you like sheep among wolves, so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves” (Matt 10:16).

ONE SUNDAY afternoon recently when members of Sacred Heart Parish, Matavera walked in pilgrimage to St Joseph Cathedral, they carried a cross.

JESUS in his addresses, used many proverbs and sayings, which would have been well known in the rich and oral culture of his time.

LOVING people can be difficult.

Youth aged 14 to 17 years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Cook Islands are preparing to attend the ‘For the Strength of Youth Conference’ being held at Kings College in Auckland, New Zealand in January 2017.

Testimony-bearing among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a person’s verbal or written expression of what he or she knows to be true concerning the divinity of Jesus Christ, the restoration of the fulness of his gospel in our time, and the blessings that come from living the gospel and its principles.

THE announcement by the Minister Teariki Heather of the collaboration of the Cook Islands Ministry of Culture and the Polynesian Cultural Centre is truly a blessing for all Cook Islanders.

ELDER Neil L Andersen of the Quorum of The Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints thoroughly enjoyed his visit with the saints and friends here in the Cook Islands. This visit was an historical occasion for the church in that it was the first official visit of its kind to the Cook Islands.

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