CHURCH NEWS - February 2018
Learning to Serve
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you... (Matthew 7:12)
This is probably, the most famous part of Jesus sermon on the mount. It is of course often called the "golden rule"; such is its categorical nature in defining human relationship in light of the coming kingdom. In it's context, it comes at an unusual place- Jesus most immediately in verses 7-11 is talking about asking and receiving and as he does so, of course he is talking of asking and receiving from God. We can do this- on the basis of our being children, of a Heavenly Father who cares for us and wants what is best for us. So in one sense it seems quite- out of place. But throughout his message he has been eager to articulate that our relationship with God is not merely about me and him- but it also concerns me and others in light of all that God has done/is doing in Christ. And the "me and others," that Jesus calls us to, as we seek to honour God in one sense can be summed up in Jesus succinct and powerful admonition, to do to others as we would have them do to us. Imagine the profound change that such be behaviour could have in or world today. It would be revolutionary and of course we can wonder saying to ourselves; "why don't we do things this way," but a better question might be- how can I enact the kingdom by living this way?
Grace and peace from Marcus
Bible study groups are starting up for 2018. If you are keen to be part of a Bible Study see Mrcus or ben.
Elders Meeting: 4th February
The Elders wll be meeting at 7pm at the Reid's home. Please pray for God's guidence and wisdom on the decisions they make for our church.
Please come along as we think through how we can live as true disciples of Jesus.
QBM: 11th February
If you are a member, please try and be there as we need a high number of votors to vote through our new church constitution.
Baptism Sunday: 11th March
If you feel God's calling you to be baptised, please see Marcus.
Daily Bible Reading
This month we are reading through the book of Acts, a chapter a day. If you you do not already have a bible reading plan, please join us in daily reading God's word. If you are on Facebook, feel free to like us and join in as we read through Acts.
Please join us before each Sunday morning service at 9:15 am near the kitchen to pray for our service and kid’s ministries, our home groups, Bridge Café, church growth and the Riverstone community.
We welcome you to join us in a small group to build long-lasting friendships and to grow together in Christ.
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Regular Ministries of our Church
Children's Ministries - Play Date, The Ark, WAVES, JAM Time
Stone Fish Youth - Years 6-12, Friday nights, 7-9pm at the church
Sermon Recordings - missed a service? download them for free from our website.