What do you make of the Trump administration? If you listen to our news, President Trump is often portrayed as a narcissistic, domineering, dangerous world power. Yet I heard on the news today that unemployment in the US is now only 4% and the economy is healthy. This was a reminder to me of the importance of not taking what we read and hear literally but doing our own discerning investigation … [Read more...] about Investigate, discern, and don’t take things at face value.
In my study of 1 Peter 2 this week, these words stood out to me: "As you come to Him .........you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house," 1 Pe 2:4. What this means is that God will only build Connect Baptist Church into everything He created us to be..... powerful and full of the Spirit, when we come to Him. This passage also talks about God's "spiritual house" as the … [Read more...] about As you come to Him
Have you made any New Year resolutions yet? At this time of year when social pressures usually feel less in terms of work and our children's schooling etc, we often set some pretty hairy, audacious goals for ourselves; many of which we will not achieve. However, it's good to set goals. Motivated people get things done. But when you set your goals, make sure that they are achievable. Also, make … [Read more...] about Have you made any New Year resolutions yet?
Happy New Year's Eve people. Are you ready for 2018? Most of the people I've been talking to are still trying to wind down and relax after a hectic end to 2017. Thankfully "rest" is important to God. After 6 days of creating He "rested" from His work on the 7th day (Gen 2:2); not because He needed rest but because we humans need rest in order to recharge, and God wanted to set the standard. I … [Read more...] about Take time to rest