The Inside Column 11/4

Posted in: The Inside Column- Mar 12, 2018 No Comments

Hi and good morning from the Vicar. If you are visiting us today we hope you feel welcomed and encouraged as you encounter God’s presence with us. Feel free to stay after the service for a coffee and to get to know some of our people.

This week work will start on the Church roof. This will mean a little bit of moving things around over the next couple of weeks. We will be running services in the church hall until the work is done. We are hoping to be back in the church for Easter but we will have to just see how the work goes. We are a little short in the funding for the roof and will need a small loan from the Diocese to cover the work. We would of course like to keep this loan as small as possible, or not need one at all. If you would like to donate to the roof you can still do so and it would be much appreciated.

Easter is nearly here and will be sending some of our youth down to Christchurch for camp. Georgia will be heading along with a group from All Saint plus others youth from around the Diocese. This has been a really important event for our young people in the past as they get to encounter thousands of other Christians that are on fire for Jesus and to be a part of something much bigger than themselves than what they might have experienced in the past. If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of getting these young people down to camp they would be very thankful, mark your donation Easter Camp.

Today we will be back to looking at the Heroes of Faith from Hebrews 11. Today it is Moses. By God’s providence, Moses – the child of a Hebrew slave – was found and adopted by an Egyptian princess, the daughter of the Pharaoh himself. He was raised in the royal court as a prince of the Egyptians:

And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and deeds.  - Acts 7:22 

At the same time the Lord determined that Moses should be taught in his earliest years by his own mother. This meant that he was founded in the faith of his fathers, although he was reared as an Egyptian (Exodus 2:1-10). When he was 40 years old, Moses became angry at an Egyptian taskmaster who was beating a Hebrew slave; he killed the Egyptian and buried him in the sand (Exodus 2:12). When this became known, however, he feared for his own life and fled from Egypt to the desert land of Midian where he married a daughter of Jethro in agreement to tend Jethro’s flocks. After about 40 more years, God spoke to Moses from a bush that was on fire but didn’t burn. God sent Moses back to Egypt to lead the Hebrews out of slavery, and into the land promised to Abraham. Moses after leading Gods people and receiving the Law, never made it to the Promised Land.

Yours in Christ



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