Be Kind: Now before you roll your eyes at me for taking off Jacinda, did you know that “kindness” is a fruit of the Holy Spirit in you? Galatians 5:22-23 says: “But the fruit of the Spirit is …….kindness …….. Against such things there is no law.” During this Lockdown it’s important to “be kind” to ourselves. We are not “working from home,” we are “at home trying to work.” Many of us have … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen Sept 12
Weekly Devotional Thoughts from our Pastor (Julie) or Elders.
Stand in the Armour of God: “Therefore, put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of peace. In … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen Sept 5
Paul’s tenacity while in Lockdown: Out of all the Bible characters, I feel like I identify most with Paul, because he has a bit of “mongrel” in him. Like a dog with a bone, he holds onto the truth of the gospel, and nothing and nobody is going to take away the Truth that he now bears. In Acts 16 when Paul and Silas are severely flogged and thrown into prison for delivering people from demons, … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen Aug 29
God will hold us together This morning, on the first day of Lockdown 4, I woke with this Christian song in my head and hope it will encourage you too ….. Hold us Together, by H.E.R. and Tauren Wells Verse 1: I will trust in You I know that You are with me, forever I’ll confide in You, cos You’re the only answer, that matters. Pre-chorus: Even in the darkness, … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen 22 August
The Mordecai Movement: Today is the 3rd and final Sunday of Prayer and Self Denial where we focus on “the Mordecai Movement.” Mordecai is a very special supporting person in the Old Testament Book of Esther. Esther 2:7 states that Mordecai was a cousin of Esther, who brought Esther up as his own daughter, as she was orphaned. That’s one supportive older cousin! When Esther was taken into the … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen Aug 15
Membership of Connect: Today Albert and Chloe Lee come into membership of Connect Baptist Church (CBC). You may wonder why we do this. You may wonder if it’s biblical. So, here’s the deal. In the New Testament Book of Acts, we see Paul and other apostles travelling through today’s Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy, sharing the Gospel and planting churches. In each place elders … [Read more...] about Pastor’s Pen August 8