Living a gospel worthy life

Kia ora whānau,

When we are convinced of the reality and goodness of God as revealed to us in Jesus, we can be united and fearless in the face of opposition. At least that is what the Apostle Paul wrote to his friends in Philippi so many years ago. He wrote that to people who were facing real persecution because of their faith in Jesus - just like he was. He encouraged them to live in a way that was worthy of the gospel. Worthy of the gospel! Those are such challenging words

There is a reason why he told his readers to be united in this. They needed each other. So do we. There are times when we do lose heart. There are times when we are intimated or fearful. There are times when we forget God’s goodness and our faith becomes shakey. There are times when sickness or the overwhelming circumstances of life make it hard for us to even pray. All of us have those moments, I imagine. So let’s encourage each other this week to stand firm in the Spirit. May God bless you and do more in you and through you than you could ever even  imagine.

Keep your eyes on Jesus,

Mark


This weeks message:

Panui

●We have a BEAUTIFUL new website! On it you can find the messages, notices, all the latest updates, and info on our church. Check it out here.

●Soup and stories is on and we'd love to see you there! 6pm at 311 Mansfield St.

●Lifepoint is putting on a talk to equip anyone who is supporting friends/whānau through anxiety. It'll be on Saturday the 3rd of August from 2-4pm. Check out the poster below for more info.

●Beach Church's Hui (Kotahitanga) is running August 22nd-24th. Info in the brochure → Kotahitanga+Hui+2019+Brochure-4WEB+(1).pdf (1,319K)

●Richard Noble's Big Bad Bible Study starts Wed 7 August, 11am-noon at St Thomas' Chapel. All welcome! ●Fancy a visit to Te Kakano o te Aroha marae church (see image below) on Sun 11 August? The van leaves Newtown School Hall at 9:30am. Contact Richard 027 346 6548 to book a place.

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