Perseverance is a word most of would not choose for ourselves, but the truth is - we all must persevere; in our faith, and in our calling - to see all that God has for us come to pass.
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As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.’ As many of you know at the beginning of this month we held a mission weekend hosted by Through Faith Missions in which ten evangelists joined us in putting on various events including dads and kids in the cafe, harvest outreach, café church and a healing and wholeness service.
Compassion – what is it? The dictionary definition tells us that it is a feeling of sorrow and pity for someone in trouble, e.g. compassionate leave – a special absence from work if we are bereaved.
You will probably have seen bread in the shops that has “Seven Seeds”. The seed mix in the packet we have is supposed to contain “toasted brown linseed, toasted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, millet seeds, golden linseed and poppy seeds”. The poppy seeds are tiny, but show up because they are black, whereas pumpkin seeds are large enough to handle and dark green.
Last Wednesday three senior members of the church met at the bottom of the stairs debating whether to use the ‘Healthy Option’: the stairs..... or the lift, to get to the Oasis meeting. After a very short discussion a unanimous decision was made. We would use the lift.
In Matthew 28, ‘The Great Commission’ Jesus instructs his followers to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.’