What a great day in Church yesterday!
Simon finished the Old Testament series with a wonderful sermon based on Hebrews 11 and 12. Those godly characters that we've met in the Old Testament are "cheering us on from the stands" as we run the race, fixing our eyes on Jesus.
Hebrews 12 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.If you missed it, or would like to hear it again, listen here on the Kerith website.
We are taking a family holiday this week (sunshine, please Lord on the south coast!) and so looking forward to spending time relaxing together.
I won't be blogging for a while, so just wanted to signpost you to some great online resources.
As many of you know, we are thrilled that Shauna Niequist will be joining us for Real 12 next June. Take a read of her blog - read right to the end for our name check!
Thank you Penny for this great recommendation! What a rich resource"Coffee with Chris Caine" is! "The program is hosted by Christine Caine and consists of candid in-studio recordings, audio blogs from the road and spontaneous guest interviews from around the world (or around the house)". Coffee with Chris Caine
There's a great new album from Hillsong Live, and I love the title track - it's faith-building and truth-proclaiming God Is Able
Whilst we wait for more CDs to be delivered (the first 1000 have all gone hoorah!) you can download and listen to Magnanimous here.