Pentecost Sunday was a battle for me ... everything seemed to go wrong! Perhaps that was to be expected, but it's always frustrating when that happens. Yet it was good! My agenda was overthrown by God's agenda, and there was lots of good that happened.
Observations from a 10am service attendee
Yesterday in the service we were encouraged to wait on God and listen to Him in the middle of our focused worship. Well, Jesus said to me “Draw closer.”
So this morning I’m thinking about drawing closer to Jesus.
During the service I was sitting far back in the pews and no one came forward to do the prayers. If I’d been sitting further forward, drawn closer, it would have been easier for me to volunteer to lead the prayers. Then I may have told us all what God had said to me. I may have prayed for all of us to draw closer.
Some heart-felt perceptive thoughts from Andrew
People do things resulting in one questioning one's Faith and giving rise to many questions. Brian’s recent sermon (here, 6th May) raised a few questions of my own based on a current episode in life, and from thinking back on past enduring memories too.
Our certainty is based on facts not feelings
This is a brief summary (easy to remember – 3 W’s) of the certainty we can all have that we belong to God. I would be happy to explain this further to anyone who is struggling to know that they have an assured relationship with Jesus.
(Happy Birthday Stephen!)
My Bible Study note for 1 May was from Deut 31:8: The Lord is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.
Not a bad reading for a birthday and it got me to thinking about what it means for us to go forward in our faith. How do we grow? God goes before us – but how do we follow?
You may have other suggestions but this is what I thought:
Strength to you and may you grow and move forward without fear but with joy and anticipation.