The Inside Column 5/3

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Good morning and a very warm welcome to you. We invite you to join us after the service for a hot drink and fellowship.

Well what a couple of busy weeks… Church camp, followed by the banquet in the garden. David and Alison’s wedding last Saturday was a really special occasion, and we wish them all the best for their future together.

Last week we looked at King Solomon bringing the Ark, where God dwelt, into the temple.

When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord.
And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord
filled his temple. - 1 Kings 8:10,11

In the second service last week this happened to me! I was not able to finish the sermon. What was going on?

In a really simple way the Holy Spirit was moving in me. My heart for church has all ways been to see the glory of the Lord fill his Church, that is you and me, and this is what God did last Sunday in me. Where will this go and what will happen next? I don’t know, but I am excited to see what God wants to do with us and through us this year.

We will be using 1 Kings 8:11 as our underlying foundation this year.

Luke and I will be away over the next couple of days with Bishop Richard up at the lake at a Clergy conference. Please ring David in the office if you need us over this time.

This week we return to 1 Timothy, this time to Chapter 4. Here’s some background information about Timothy. Who was Timothy? He was evidently one of Paul’s own converts, as the
apostle describes him as his beloved and faithful son in the Lord. Paul on this second visit to Derbe and Lystra, was strongly attracted to Timothy. He saw his unfeigned faith, and that from a child he had known the sacred Scriptures of the Old Testament. He became a co-worker with Paul. Timothy’s father was a Greek. His mother was a Jewess, but he had not been circumcised in
infancy, probably owing to objections made by his father. Timothy’s mother was called Eunice, and his grandmother Lois. Paul mentions them by name in 2 Timothy 1:5

What a fantastic effort from Greta’s home group in raising over $2800 for Bright Hope World. With community support they are able to keep expenses to a bare minimum so please support local businesses Maxwell Electrical, 185 Main Rd Hope fruit and vege, Hirepool, Westmeat and Pestell’s butcheries. This year the money raised will all go towards a woman’s empowerment
project in Northern India.

Yours in faith

Philip

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