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"DAVID MIERS is reported to be in the top 10 cage fighters in Gosford. He has some serious dish washing skills and thinks that Elizabeth Bennet is hot. Although he thinks that his wife Rowena is hotter. David works in youth ministry for a great church. Likes to: speak in third person, watch and play soccer, eat food and surf the web. He has never watched Star Wars."

Turning to God from idols

I've spent some time recently in 1 Thessalonians and been reminded of the way in which the Thessalonians turned away from their idols to serve the true and living God. It's been helpful to reflect on how this is similar to my experience.

I grew up in a Christian family and have always known about Jesus and his death and resurrection. However during my teenage years I spent most of my waking hours (+ countless dreams!) pursuing the idol of soccer. It wasn't until I started to come to Central Coast Evangelical Church in mid-1998 that I "turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead - Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath." (1Thess 1:9-10 NIV) What impressed me about CCEC was the clarity of Bible teaching week after week and the clear explanation of how the death and resurrection of Jesus ought to impact on all areas of life. Praise be to God!

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Guessing competition... a warm fuzzy for each correct answer - 4 warm fuzzies can be redeemed as a coffee:

1) How old was I when the above photo was taken?
2) In which Western NSW regional town was the championship played?
3) What position did I play?
4) What year was this photo taken?

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