Our Message shares the Easter Message

What does Easter mean to you? 

In the book Our Message Pastor John Gallagher writes a short message to describe God’s plan for our Eternal Salvation.

“When God first created the world it was perfect. There was no sickness, hunger, worry, pain, or sadness. As long as we obeyed God we would live with God forever and there would be no death. But sadly every one of us has disobeyed God. As a result, none of us are good enough for God’s glory and we are trapped in a future that only ends in death and separation from God. The good news is that God loved us too much to leave us trapped in our own sin and so He sent His son Jesus to save us. Jesus lived a perfect life on our behalf and he suffered the death we deserved so that we could live with God forever. When we choose to love Jesus and put Him first in our life we will start to lose our love for sin and strive to live a life that pleases God. We can be free of the power of sin and death. That’s the wonderful hope that Jesus gives us. He took the pain and suffering so we could be free to enjoy a glorious eternity with God – just as He first planned it to be.”

“We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him. When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God. So you should consider yourself to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.” Romans 6: 9-11                             – Pastor John Gallagher

Our Message. He saved with an Outstretched Arm!

He saved with an outstretched arm, is this a coincidence or God’s confirmation? 

Our Message – An Inspirational book of Christian Testimonies written by eleven people sharing their Christian Faith. Self published by Greg Miller.

The first photo used in Our Message is of an afternoon storm passing out to sea from Point Arkwright, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. This photo, taken in November 2013 is used to supplement text from the Holy Bible where in the New Testament book of Revelation 1:7 the writer John says, “Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him…”

It wasn’t until I had chosen this photo for Our Message that I realised that there is an image in the clouds that resembles an outstretched arm. It’s in the right hand side of the photo.

“This photo is from the book “Our Message”. The book explains the Christian Faith through the testimony of eleven Christians from Coolum Beach Baptist Church, Coolum Beach, Queensland, Australia”.

The prologue written in the book of Revelation 1 (New International Version) says, The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw—that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.

Recently, I was reading the Book of Exodus, (Holy Bible, Old Testament), and there in chapter 6 verse 6 God says to His chosen people, the Israelite’s: I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.

I find it quite fitting that Our Message is about people sharing their Christian faith, and here In the final book of Revelation, God speaks of how Jesus Christ will judge and save His people. He will come with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see him.

Upon researching the Holy Bible, the term outstretched arm, appears no less than seventeen times in the Old Testament writings. Is this image in my photo simply a coincidence or is God sharing with us about His Message?

Our Message has been designed to give the reader a simple understanding of God’s plan for our salvation. Our Message may assist you to understand God’s love and his plan for your eternity.

November storm, 2013. Photo by Judy Miller. Photographer in the photo is Greg Miller.

Thank You card from Ellen

Yesterday, Tuesday, March 6. 2019, I received a very unexpected Thank You card from Ellen.

She wrote, “Dear Greg, Congratulations on your publication “Our Message” book on the sincerely written words and your glorious photography!

What an inspiration. It is a credit to all involved. I have shared the book

with my Faith and Life Group. Thank you and again Congratulations.

Blessings Ellen”

I also bumped into a friend yesterday at the shopping centre who shared with me how she was able to give a copy of Our Message to her neighbour of many years. Her neighbour was so delighted that she insisted that my friend write in the front of the book for her.

Please help to spread the word about Our Message.

 

 

 

Book Launch of Our Message

We had just over 70 people attend the Interview Style Book Launch for Our Message on Saturday afternoon February 23 at Coolum Beach Baptist Church, Coolum Beach with myself and some of the others sharing and being questioned by Pastor John Gallagher as to why we shared our testimony of Christian Faith.  Photos are Courtesy of Stewart Gould Photography.

A big Thank You to everyone who attended from Greg Miller.

Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019. The book launch at Coolum Beach Baptist Church was an interview style launch where Pastor John Gallagher interviewed Sefl Published author Greg Miller about his latest book, Our Message.
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019. The book launch at Coolum Beach Baptist Church was an interview style launch where Pastor John Gallagher interviewed Sefl Published author Greg Miller about his latest book, Our Message.
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019. The book launch at Coolum Beach Baptist Church was an interview style launch where Pastor John Gallagher interviewed Sefl Published author Greg Miller about his latest book, Our Message.
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019. Second from left is Self Published book author Greg Miller with book launch guests looking through his book Our Message.
Book launch photos from Our Message (www.ourmessage.com.au) at Coolum Beach Baptist Church on Saturday, 23/02/2019. Greg Miller signs books for the Member for Maroochydore, Ms Fiona Simpson at the book launch.