Sunday, 21 December 2008
Many well meaning Christians are inviting non-Christians to come to their church activites over Christmas. I am sure their heart motive is right but what we should be doing is inviting people to come to Christ not church. Church is for the saved, the gospel is for the lost. We just need to be faithful with the gospel message. Jesus said "I will build my church" so lets stop trying to do his job and just get on with ours.
Monday, 8 December 2008
On Saturday a small group of us stood beside St Stephens Church in the centre of Exeter to witness and proclaim Christ crucified. One of the team was handing out tracts and was approached from someone in authority from within the building and politely asked to stand aside as "We wouldn't want people to think you are associated with us!"
Friday, 5 December 2008
It was with sadness we learnt of the death of the separated twin Hope. Her sister Faith is recovering from the eleven hour operation which separated the conjoined twins. London's Great Ormond Street Hospital said week-old Hope Williams had died shortly after the procedure to divide her from her sister Faith.
As Christians we are admonished to "Continue in the Faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the Hope of the Gospel." Colossians 1:20. Faith and Hope must stand together because when they are separated death often occurs. Hope died at the expense of Faith. However Faith continues and where there is Faith can Hope ever truly die?