The Inside Column 19/8

Posted in: The Inside Column- Aug 19, 2012 No Comments

Good morning and a very warm welcome to all.

I decided that last week’s column is important enough to repeat again this week…

The Big Question

What is The Big Question? On the 16 September at 5.00pm we will be hosting a discussion at the Honest Lawyer. You are invited to bring your non-churched friends to this event. We will put  forward the question, “If you could ask God one question, what would that be?”  We will collect all the questions and over the following couple of weeks at the same time and venue we will explore the answers. We will provide some  nibbles and you can buy your friends a drink.

I spoke a couple of weeks ago about the vision of the church, and our mission as Christians to share the Good News in accordance with the Great Commission recorded in Matthew 28.

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

 

                This is our Great Commission;

                this is our core business.

 

The Big Question is our opportunity to bring some friends to a place where they feel comfortable, the ‘market place’ if you like, and talk about faith, to give a reason for the hope that we have in Christ. Please take time to consider who you know that you could invite. You could put their name on the prayer board so we can start to praying for them at the prayer meeting.

 

We are partnering with St Stephens Tahunanui  in this outreach, which will be a good chance for us to get to know our parish neighbours as well.

 

Invitation cards are available in the foyer so you can start inviting people.

 

Yours in Christ

Philip

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