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nzchristiannetwork
23rd of February 2018 12:00 PM
Israel's Ministry of Tourism counted 2017 as a record year for tourism. Specifically, spiritual tourism for Christian pilgrims has shown an increased interest in visiting Holy Sites. Since the Old City of Jerusalem appears to be a maze of different sites, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has built an App that highlights the Way of the Cross - The Via Dolorosa - using the 14 Stations of the Cross.

Pilgrims from all backgrounds can easily navigate through the city with this off-line App that includes an off-line map (navigating the city by GPS). Even if you never will visit Jerusalem, the App is also a wonderful tool to be used during Lent and highlights Jesus’ last journey from His condemnation to being laid in the tomb.

The 14-station video guide, available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, offers historical information, Biblical references and inputs for reflection that help deepen the understanding and experience of the way of the cross.

To download the App please visit the site: http://www.theviadolorosa.org
nzchristiannetwork
22nd of February 2018 08:17 AM
"Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ." - Billy Graham
nzchristiannetwork
20th of February 2018 02:18 PM
Remember that 'slippery slope' people refer to?

The Justice Select Committee has announced that it is extending the date for submissions until midnight Tuesday 6 March. Silence on this issue can be interpreted as support.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, make your submission to the Justice Select Committee now. And while you're at it, help or encourage someone else to make theirs.

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoice #EndOfLifeChoiceBill
nzchristiannetwork
14th of February 2018 01:37 PM
Please watch Nick's story and consider the message of hope it brings. In countries where euthanasia is legal, it could be very different.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoice #EndOfLifeChoiceBill
nzchristiannetwork
12th of February 2018 11:39 AM
It is neither rational (on grounds of equity) nor possible long-term to limit medically-assisted suicide/euthanasia to particular groups of people, or to specific conditions, or only to those aged 18 years or over. As has occurred overseas, there would be the same inevitable erosion of boundaries here in New Zealand.

Suicidal thoughts are usually associated with depression. Research shows that when depression is properly treated, most people change their minds about wanting to die.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
nzchristiannetwork
9th of February 2018 10:37 AM
Many people have strong feelings about this topic but, it becomes tangible when it affects you directly. In this short video, Baroness Ilora Finlay shares a personal story that reminds us that putting a medical timeline on someone's life can't always be accurate.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
nzchristiannetwork
8th of February 2018 07:00 AM
Allowing individuals the freedom to choose euthanasia rather than endure possible future suffering seems like an attractive option to many in our society, which places such a premium on individual freedom. Over time, however, there would be a growing tacit encouragement for people to choose to have their lives ended. As has happened in some other countries, voluntary euthanasia would inescapably lead to the increasing incidence of involuntary euthanasia, the ultimate breach of human rights.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
7th of February 2018 07:00 AM
Our whole society is predicated on a commitment to human life, and on respect and compassionate care for vulnerable people. So is our medical system, which we currently trust to care rather than to kill. This bill puts all that in grave jeopardy.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
3rd of February 2018 07:00 AM
We believe the End of Life Choice Bill is unnecessary. The vast majority of people, including those with terminal illness, do not in fact die in great pain, and New Zealand’s palliative care system is well able to prevent most extreme pain.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
2nd of February 2018 07:01 AM
Allowing individuals the freedom to choose euthanasia rather than endure possible future suffering seems like an attractive option to many in our society, which places such a premium on individual freedom. Over time, however, State-sanctioned provision for medically-assisted suicide would inevitably dangerously compromise society’s commitment to the compassionate care of those who are terminally ill, disabled, elderly, or depressed.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
1st of February 2018 08:11 AM
Allowing euthanasia/medically assisted suicide opens the door for the disabled, sick and elderly to see themselves as an excessive financial and emotional burden. The “right to die” could in time become a “duty to die”. No legislation can protect against this.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
nzchristiannetwork
31st of January 2018 07:00 AM
Our whole society is predicated on a commitment to human life, and on respect and compassionate care for vulnerable people. So is our medical system, which we currently trust to care rather than to kill. This bill puts all that in grave jeopardy.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
30th of January 2018 06:35 PM
Our whole society is predicated on a commitment to human life, and on respect and compassionate care for vulnerable people. So is our medical system, which we currently trust to care water than kill.

This bill puts that in grave jeopardy. It is currently illegal to kill our to withhold the "necessaries" of life from vulnerable people.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/…/52SCJU_…/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-… #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
nzchristiannetwork
30th of January 2018 07:00 AM
NZ Christian Network believe the End of Life Choice Bill is unnecessary. The vast majority of people, including those with terminal illness, do not in fact die in great pain, and New Zealand’s palliative care system is well able to prevent most extreme pain.

If you are concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand, send your submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
29th of January 2018 07:00 AM
“In the cause of individual freedom, and with an avoidance of all safe-guards, the Seymour Bill could readily leave New Zealand society wide open to all the most chilling effects of euthanasia. If New Zealand must have euthanasia – which we ourselves believe is neither necessary nor ethical – then this is the worst possible bill to introduce it."

NZ Christian Network is advising everyone who is concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand to make sure that they send a submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
28th of January 2018 07:00 AM
NZ Christian Network is advising everyone who is concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand to make sure that they send a submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission now: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Our whole society is predicated on a commitment to human life, and on respect and compassionate care for vulnerable people. So is our medical system, which we currently trust to care rather than to kill. This bill puts all that in grave jeopardy.

Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
27th of January 2018 07:00 AM
NZ Christian Network is advising everyone who is concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand to make sure that they send a submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

Make a submission: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill
Guidelines, links and key information: https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill
“Allowing individuals the freedom to choose euthanasia rather than endure possible future suffering seems like an attractive option to many in our society, which places such a premium on individual freedom. Over time, however, State-sanctioned provision for medically-assisted suicide would inevitably dangerously compromise society’s commitment to the compassionate care of those who are terminally ill, disabled, elderly, or depressed. Instead of society valuing and supporting the lives of vulnerable people, there would be a growing tacit encouragement for such people to choose to have their lives ended. As has happened in some other countries, voluntary euthanasia would inescapably lead to the increasing incidence of involuntary euthanasia, the ultimate breach of human rights.”
#EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
26th of January 2018 10:18 AM
NZ Christian Network is advising everyone who is concerned about euthanasia being legalised in New Zealand to make sure that they send a submission to the Justice Select Committee. This matter is now very time-sensitive: Submissions to the Justice Select Committee close on 20 February 2018.

"The Justice Select Committee needs to hear from thinking members of the public. The reality is, if people do not make a submission, silence is interpreted as assent."

Be informed (guidelines, links and key information): https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/churches-and-individuals-urged-to-organise-submissions-on-the-end-of-life-choice-bill/
Make a submission directly with the Justice Select Committee: https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/52SCJU_SCF_BILL_74307/end-of-life-choice-bill #EndOfLifeChoices #EndOfLifeChoicesBill
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nzchristiannetwork
24th of January 2018 12:17 PM
"Numbers speak to politicians" How can you show your support?

Turn up and pray! Your presence represents the importance of this issue, not only to people of faith but to the nation.

Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the House, has given permission for this event to be held immediately before Parliament reconvenes for its first day of business. Let's give him something to think about, before he opens the session in prayer.

See https://www.jesusfornz.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/JesusForNZ/ for more details.

Send a written message to Rt. Hon Trevor Mallard, outlining your position on this matter. https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/proposed-change-to-parliamentary-prayer/
Last, but not least, remember to join in prayer wherever you are. Set an alarm on your phone and enter it in your diary.
nzchristiannetwork
7th of December 2017 06:00 PM
The 2017 Unsung Heroes Award for Missional Living was presented to Pastors Lui and Ane Ponifasio at a ceremony held in the Grand Hall of Parliament on Wed 22 November.

Lui is a pastor, entrepreneur and founder of Samoa MultiMedia Group and Radio Samoa, Chairman of Pacific2Nations, and the Senior Pastor for LifeChurch in South and West Auckland and internationally West Papua. Ane is currently the Managing Director for Radio Samoa, Senior Pastor for LifeChurch South, West Auckland and West Papua.

LifeChurch is a flourishing church community, committed to seeing the gospel declared in this nation and internationally. Lui is one of the international leaders of the Pacific to the Nations Movement (P2N), which seeks to mobilise the Pacific people into missions from across New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific and beyond.

A supporter of the P2Nation movement writes “I believe ‘The Pacifc2Nations’ is a (movement of people) – whereby ‘people’ can share resources in doing Christian mission together. It is in sharing resources and networking and connection that people can be encouraged to do mission. For the purpose of evangelising and discipling people towards the great commission.”

Please visit their website to learn more about Pacific2Nations: http://pacific2nations.com/
Read Lui & Ane's full citations here: #missional" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://nzchristiannetwork.org.nz/unsung-heroes-2017 #missional
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