Pastor's Message for April 2016
Summer has passed, Autumn has begun. So, what does this mean for our gardens and the general street scape? It means that many trees will begin to undergo some significant changes. The leaves will begin to change their colour from green, to yellow, to rustic red, and to brown. The trees will then shed their leaves and go into a state of apparent dormancy. Even the bark of many trees will become less supple and even rather hard. It's all part of the trees defence system, in order to survive the harsh conditions of a cold winter.
The Bible tells us that God wants us to reflect the vibrancy of the life that He has given to us. Therefore, what we need to do is not allow the harshness of the winters in our lives to cause us to close in upon ourselves. Instead, we can do is always look to God as the source of our inspiration and the source of all that is good and right within us. Allow His words to water and nurture our every day. Allow His Spirit to encourage and inspire us. Allow His joy to refresh and renew us every day such that we will never need to go through an Autumn time.
As we read in Philippians 4:4-8: Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things.
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While we maintain our individual identities and ministries, our two congregations work and grow together in shared fellowship and ministry to our community. For more information regarding SonLife Community Church click on the image on the left to go to their website.