Happy New Year
2018 is upon us. January is traditionally a time to make resolutions; to make changes in our lives for the better. I would prefer to think of it as a time to reflect on what has gone before, and to determine to be better in the future. I want to be a better Christian. I want to know more about God’s Word, and what he requires of me.
Paul urged the preacher Timothy to “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.” He encouraged him to, “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:11, 12 (ESV)). This is on a personal level and I need to be doing all of these things. But our elders at Hebron have also determined to guide the congregation as they make some changes to the Sunday morning service.
Most people will know by now what those changes entail. The new service times are in this bulletin. The elders have prayed and agonised long and hard before announcing their plans for us. They are to be commended and supported in what they are trying to achieve.
“So I exhort the elders among you, …shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock … Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (1 Peter 5:1–5 (ESV)).
2018 already has all the marks of being a great year at Hebron.
Colin R. Vine
Here are the speakers for this month
Colin Vine is bringing us a mini series titled Just a Closer Walk with God.
7th January – Happy New Year
14th January – Is There Anybody There?
21st January – The Good Life
28th January – Ask Yourself This!
8th January – Happy New Year
15th January – Les Tidball
22nd January – Ray Chester
29th January – Mavis Howe