What do you think of the snow? It brings a beauty to the landscape which I love to see but it still doesn’t change what is underneath it.
In today’s message I’ll be looking a little at this verse from Matthew 5:20, “For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Quite a statement! It’s all about what is underneath, the stuff that we might be able to hide from others but cannot hide from God. To listen / watch today’s talk please CLICK HERE
Every week we feature a different Baptist church in the Eastern Area to pray for. The prayer focus this week is for Dagenham Baptist Church. Please CLICK HERE for the prayer points.
And, with prayer in mind, please do take a look at the prayer points for this week in the grey box below and set some time aside to pray through the subjects.
On Sunday we started a new series about how we are shaped and how we can use our ‘shape’ to effectively serve in the right places. In the box below is a quick questionnaire (or quiz, if you prefer) which we would encourage you to have a look at and fill in to help you understand where you are at this point in time in relation to these things.
For through the Spirit we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope. Galatians 5:5
In our current Sunday morningseries, we are focussing on discovering our God-given SHAPE. As we begin, it will probably be helpful to mark our start point. Where are you today, right now, at the beginning of this process? Read and answer each statement with ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ‘a little’. If your answer is ‘yes’, write the number 3, if it’s ‘a little’ write 2 and if ‘no’, 1. Then add up your total and in Thursday’s video message, Nigel will (hopefully) bring some understanding as to what it means! You can access a printable version of this by CLICKING HERE. My unique God-given purpose in life is clear
My spiritual gifts are being expressed
May passions are being utilised for God
My natural abilities are being used to serve others