Rolercoaster few weeks…

I’ve been a bit scarce on the blogging lately, so here are a few things I’ve been up to and what I’ve learnt:

  • I’ve been meeting with a great group of people prayerfully brainstorming a new Sunday evening service to reach and connect with “London’s Luke & Lilly” next year…watch this space.   Why didn’t I start like this in the first place??????
  • I’ve been testing out doing a live web cast of my teaching at Bible School on Monday evenings, and its looking great – so all going well, from January our Bible School will be on live web-cast (staying available on-line for one week) and anyone anywhere can register in 2’s or 3’s to do it. I’ve realised that the world has changed significantly since those days when we had 100+ people at Bible School on Monday evenings at Imperial College. We’re changing too…
  • I was in Dublin last weekend meeting with our church leadership there to seek Gods plan for the next season after Ray’s death (see a previous blog). Had an awesome weekend, culminating in ordaining Mike & Linda Groenewald as new senior pastors of Every Nation Church Dublin, and setting in place a strong “young eldership” team, of whom Claudine remains a part. I’ve learnt again that Jesus builds His church, and its way more than a bunch of programs that holds it all together…
  • We started meeting together with a wide group of church leaders in our Borough, and an initiative I’ve had a vision for for a long time has been enthusiastically accepted, so we have a big buy-in for a “Hammersmith & Fulham Churches Together Prayer Encounter” booked in the Hammersmith Town Hall for 11 June next year. I’ve learnt again that “though the vision tarries, it will surely come to pass…”
  • Another thing we did was move our church offices to a much more public position…its where the church and Christians should be…
  • Oh, and I had a review of my pension fund a few months into the credit crunch…and learnt yet again “not to put my trust in uncertainty of worldly riches”…
  • Among all that I had my appendix removed! I felt some pain while teaching at Bible School three Mondays ago, and by Tuesday afternoon realised it was more than a stomach cramp. I did some self-diagnosis via the NHS website, phoned a doctor friend for their opinion, and concluded that I needed help fast…the next day I was under the knife and out came the appendix. I recovered very quickly, but I learnt that the one thing I did very well in this case was to not deny that I had a serious problem which I needed help with. Instead of trying to be a hero, I looked for help…now there’s a great lesson!

1 John 1:7 -9   But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

You will call His name Jesus, for He will take away the sins of the world.

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