The Inside Column 14/9

Posted in: The Inside Column- Sep 14, 2014 No Comments

Good Morning and a very warm welcome to all. If you are visiting with us today we pray you will feel at home here at St Barnabas. Please make yourself known and feel welcome to stay for tea or coffee after the service.

We are spending time working our way through some of the Old Testament people that have shaped Gods rescue plan for mankind. Today we are looking at the life and times of Moses.

Moses is one of the most prominent figures in the Old Testament. While Abraham is called the “Father of the Faithful” and the recipient of God’s unconditional covenant of grace to His people, Moses was the man chosen to bring redemption to His people. God specifically chose Moses to lead the Israelites from captivity in Egypt to the Promised Land. Moses is also recognized as the mediator of the Old Covenant and is commonly referred to as the giver of the Law.

Moses is believed to be the principal author of the Pentateuch, the foundational books of the Bible. Moses’ role in the Old Testament is a type and shadow of the role Jesus plays in the New Testament, setting people free.

Over the last couple of weeks we have had  envelopes available for people to donate to new chairs for the church. There are several good reasons for having Chairs over the pews, the main one being that the space becomes a lot more flexible in how we can use it, enabling us to set up according to the requirements of    various groups. And of course, there is the added benefit of increased seating comfort! If you would like to buy a chair that would be amazing but we all so know that a lot of people are on a fixed budget and coming up with one hundred might be asking for too much, so if you would like to make a smaller donation that is fine as well. We would like to get 100 chairs to start with, we have already been given enough to buy for 29 chairs, so don’t miss out!

I will be going away for a couple of weeks from Wednesday 24 September to Tuesday 7 October. My younger brother is getting marred in Hamilton, so we are taking the family up to see the family and spend some time travelling around the North Island. If there is an urgent need Jonathan will be on call and Eric will also be available.

David our Parish Administrator has new working Hours. The Church office will be open Tuesday and Wednesday 8.30am to 12.30pm, Thursday 8.30am to 5.00pm and Friday 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

 

Yours in Christ

 

Philip

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