“The Lord's message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia - your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead - Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”(1 Thessalonians 1:8-10)
Imagine St Michael’s as a news agency, spreading the good news of Jesus - allow God to add details to the mental picture.
Spend some time praying for Alpha. Ask God how he wants you – and how he wants us as a church – to let the Lord’s message ring out.
Complete this sentence (it might help if you literally write it out):
“I know my neighbour would come to church if we....
I wonder if we are being called to costly change in order to be a better "news agency". The story of the lost sheep tells us that even if 99% of the sheep are in the fold - and in Galleywood it's more like 1%! - God's top priority is the lost. Is it ours? Change - even for such a good cause - is difficult, but what the caterpillar calls "the end", we see as a butterfly.
8pm: A session for all at the church on “listening to God”