We had a great night at the AGM on Thursday. We thank God for all the praise reports and his work so far this year. Here are some notes from my encouragement, for those of you who missed it…
I want to begin by thanking people for all their hard work across the church this year. You serve tirelessly, faithfully and with great care in all the areas of church life. This evening would not be full of so many praise reports were it not for your hard work. Thank you. God sees, and i’m sure your work will not go without reward. You make my work of leadership a joy and a privilege.
I have the joy and opportunity to say as the apostle Paul said to the Thessalonians…’do so even more’.
‘We urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more’…1 Thess 4.1
We are believing for something special, but Special things happen because we work hard, in partnership with God who is working hard on our behalf!
For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”
This is my message – it’s not anything new – not a BIG exciting announcement. Just an encouragement from Isaiah on the way God normally works. Its essentially this: Keep going. Keep doing the basics over and over again. Keep doing all the little things well. Keep working. Keep obeying. God will do his part, we will not need to worry.
Help us by absorbing the Kingdom culture and living it out, line upon line…
This culture is;
Kind in relationships
Transparent and honest
Ready to learn
This place should sound feel and taste like Kingdom culture. Lets not forget the way we live is ‘precept upon precept’ – lives built on faithfully living out God’s word and Kingdom.
Never give in!